UNC Nutrition Research Institute adds two members to board of advisors

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Dec. 20, 2018 - PRLog -- The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) has expanded its advisory board to include Craig Richardville and Patrick Burgess. The NRI conducts innovative basic and translational science to lead research in precision nutrition by studying how individual differences in requirements and responses to diet affect our individual nutritional needs. Established in 2008, the NRI is now celebrating ten years of nutrition research discoveries.

The NRI advisory board is a select group of individuals with vision and experience in a broad range of areas who are committed to the NRI mission. Leaders in their respective fields, board members help position the NRI for continued growth and achievement.

Craig Richardville is former CIO of one of the country's largest healthcare systems and president of his consulting firm. "It is an honor to be asked to join this prestigious group of board members," he said. "This is exciting research that will lead to our optimal health through individualized nutrition."

Patrick Burgess, PhD, MD, is the 2003 founder and inventor of EndoTool. Burgess remains an active contributor to the development and advancement of this technology. Beginning his healthcare career at Carolinas Medical Center, Burgess introduced EndoTool with the goal to perfect glucose management for all patients in hospitalized care. Burgess said, "I'm flattered to join this advisory board and welcome the opportunity to assist and advise the NRI in their exploration of the understanding of nutritional influences on human life, a field of research that has much potential for improving human health."

"At this important time in our evolution as an institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it is imperative that we have a strong, vibrant board of advisors," said NRI director Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD. "The NRI is poised for great advancement in the field of precision nutrition as it enters its second decade. These board members, together with existing members, will provide much-needed guidance."

Added advisory board chair Tom E. Smith, "We are grateful that Craig and Patrick were both available at this crucial time in the board's development."

Other NRI board members include:
  • Tom E. Smith, NRI board of advisors chairman, president and CEO of Food Lion (retired), Salisbury, NC
  • Fred T. Brown, Jr., group VP, Carolinas HealthCare System (retired), Charlotte, NC
  • Byron Bullard, president, Presbyterian Hospital (retired), Charlotte, NC
  • John Fennebresque, Jr., managing director, Fennebresque & Co., Charlotte, NC
  • Steve Fisher, chairman and CEO, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Salisbury, NC
  • Erika Gantt, MD, surgeon, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC
  • Brien Lewis, JD, president, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC
  • James G. Martin, PhD, governor of NC (1983-1995); senior advisor, McGuire Woods, LLP, Charlotte, NC
  • Jeff Petry, managing director, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Charlotte, NC
  • Rina K. Shah, vice president, Clinical Programs, Beacon Laboratory Benefit Solutions, Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Richard Vinroot, attorney at law, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, PA; mayor, city of Charlotte, NC (1991-1995)
  • Phyllis A. Wingate, president, Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast, Concord, NC
  • James H. Woodward, PhD, Chancellor Emeritus, UNC Charlotte
To learn more about Craig Richardville Consulting, go to https://www.RichardvilleConsulting.com

To learn more about EndoTool and Patrick Burgess, go to https://monarchmedtech.com/about/leadership-team/

About the UNC Nutrition Research Institute

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute's mission is to advance the field of precision nutrition by investigating how genetics, gut microbiota, and environment affect an individual's requirements for and responses to nutrients. Every person is metabolically unique. The NRI is dedicated to finding out how these differences affect an individual's health so that current one-size-fits-all dietary guidelines can be replaced with customized nutritional recommendations and actions to improve a person's health and quality of life.

For more information on the Nutrition Research Institute or to schedule an interview, contact Suzanne Dane, Director of Community Outreach and Development, UNC Nutrition Research Institute at 704-250-5008 or suzanne_dane@unc.edu.

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