AICR’s Research Institute at UNC

Hungry minds and cutting edge nutrition research – a priceless partnership

The American Institute for Cancer Research-World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF) established the Institute for the Advanced Study of Diet, Nutrition and Cancer at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Housed within the Michael Hooker Research Center, this Institute is an important catalyst for research into the effects of diet on cancer prevention. In order to continue to attract the world’s brightest researchers in this field, AICR/WCRF and UNC have collaborated to offer the Marilyn Gentry Fellowship Program.

This program is designed to support emerging leaders, for up to two years, to study the impact of nutrition on cancer. Alumni of the program have gone on to make significant contributions to our understanding of the role of nutrition in cancer and attracted substantial government funding to continue work that was started during their Fellowship.

AICR/WCRF funding enables each Fellow to conduct their own research at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Diet, Nutrition and Cancer, along with their participation in the AICR grant review panels and attend scientific meetings.

To find out more about the fellowship and to apply, click here.