Become a Member


We are pleased to invite you to membership in the new Pennington/Louisiana Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC).  In accordance with NIH’s interest in diversity within the biomedical research workforce (see ), the Pennington/Louisiana Nutrition Obesity Research Center welcomes scientists from diverse backgrounds.

Benefits of membership:

  • Access to "insider information"

    The NORC focus is not only obesity. We have a special interest in “nutrition and metabolic health through the lifespan”  and intend to foster discussion and research in this novel and exciting area towards “Nutrition for Precision Health”.

  • Funding for your research

    NORC members can apply in response to our annual RFA for pilot/feasibility funds to support novel research in obesity/nutrition. Total yearly funds of >$100,000 are split among awardees.

  • Networking/Collaboration opportunities

    As a NORC member, you will have ample opportunities to network at multiple occasions during the year and at seminars with other scientists who share your interests.

  • Discounted rates on NORC Core services

    You will receive special subsidized rates on research services provided by our three Cores.

  • Access to Enrichment Activities

    NORC members receive notice of and first chance at attending our symposia, workshops and annual retreat. The NORC invites outside speakers in obesity and in nutrition at our weekly seminars.

Who is eligible? Anyone with a doctoral degree and an interest in obesity and nutrition.

How much does it cost? Its free!

What do I have to do to join? Email the following documents to the Center Administrator . (1) your NIH Biographical sketch, (2) CV with publication list, and (3) your other support.