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Membership Information

The category of 'member' of the Mid-Atlantic NORC is reserved for researchers with a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and NIH or other federal funding for obesity and/or nutrition research. 

The Mid-Atlantic NORC has three categories of membership: 

1. Regular Members: PI on peer-reviewed grant supporting nutrition and/or obesity research AND User of research services provided by one or more NORC Cores OR declares a plan to use such Core services

2. New Investigators: PI on Career Development Award (including K-awards) focused on nutrition and/or obesity research OR Recipient of P&F grant from NORC

3. Ad-Hoc Member: Nutrition Obesity researcher with institutional funds and core user.

In addition, we identified a small number of researchers at other institutions who collabrate with NORC members and use the Mid-Atlantic NORC Core services.  Because they are not on the faculty of the two parent institutions (UMB and JHU), they are not included in our Research Base. However, we call them Affiliate Members.

We also have a category of NORC Associates – researchers (e.g., students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty) who wish to receive notices of NORC sponsored seminars and symposia. Although NORC Associates are not designated as Members, their participation enhances and enriches the NORC’s academic environment.

All members, NORC affiliates and associates, and users of Core services must submit a progress report once per year that includes all funding received and papers published that used the data generated by our Cores, and must cite the Core in the acknowledgement of their published papers.

Membership will be reviewed on a regular basis (approximately every 3 years), and inactive members will be asked to resign.

We encourage new investigators in different fields of biomedicine who may fruitfully apply their knowledge and technical expertise to the nutrition and obesity fields to join.

For more information about becoming a member of the Mid-Atlantic NORC, please contact Simeon Taylor, Director at