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The Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is one of only 12 NIH-funded, university-wide interdisciplinary research centers established to foster a multidisciplinary approach to basic, clinical, and translational research and research training with an emphasis on understanding the causal factors underlying nutrition and obesity-related health problems and the generation and evaluation of evidence on their consequences, prevention, and alleviation.

To learn more about how the UAB NORC is seeking to change our world, please watch this short video.


Gifts help the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) accomplish a level of excellence that is not possible with state and research funding alone. Gifts to the UAB NORC are used to support our educational mission and research, technology, and other important campaigns.

Contact the UAB NORC today to discuss how you can help “change our world”. Pledges may be paid in equal or varying amounts, according to the donor’s wishes or convenience. Please contact our School of Health Professions development office, or 205-996-5469, and we will set up billing at intervals of your choosing.

Alternatively, you may make a gift at “The Campaign for UAB”.

Methods of Giving

Annual Gifts
Annual giving provides UAB NORC a strong foundation and vital operating funds for priority initiatives while generating much-needed assistance to improve and enhance educational programs, research, technology and other important campaigns.

Endowed Gifts
Endowed gifts are intended to permanently support students, faculty, and/or programs as designated by the donor. Endowment funds are invested and managed by UAB, and the income from the gifts is directed toward a purpose selected by the donor. Learn more about How an Endowment Gift Works and Minimum Endowment Levels

Gifts-in-Kind are donated equipment or supplies that the NORC can use in its research and teaching programs. Tax benefits may be available.

Major Gifts
We appreciate the support of all of our generous donors. Donors who support the UAB NORC through major gifts can designate their support toward a specific purpose or program that matches their personal interests within the University’s priorities.

Memorial Gifts/Tribute Gifts
Gifts to the UAB NORC can be given in honor or in memory of a loved one, colleague, or friend. This gift will be acknowledged to the person of your choice.

Matching Gifts
The UAB NORC participates in a matching gift program to increase your gift’s impact. If your company matches the gifts of its employees, your gift may be made significantly higher, based upon your employer’s contribution. Contact your company’s human resources department to find out if they will match your gift.

Planned Gifts
A planned gift can benefit the UAB NORC now and in the future. Planned gifts also have unique tax benefits for the donor offering the maximum personal benefits for charitable giving. The Office of Planned Giving would be happy to discuss giving options with you or your legal or tax advisor. Visit the Planned Giving website for more information.

Please consult your tax and/or estate planning professional to determine which gift methods are best for you. UAB is a non-profit organization under IRS tax code 501(c)(3).