Who we are ― in brief 
The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity-related Diseases through Dietary Molecules (NPOD). The NPOD was launched in August of 2014 as a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) with support from the nation’s premier health research agency, the National Institutes of Health. Scientists in the NPOD combat the most eminent threat to the health of U.S. citizens ― obesity and related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Two out of three Americans are overweight or obese and cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have joined forces to devise consumer friendly strategies for decreasing the risk of obesity and related diseases through manipulating nutrient-dependent cell signals. The NPOD is guided to success by the following scholars and units.

In addition to combating the obesity problem, the NPOD provides first class educational and research opportunities for students, thereby contributing to the workforce development in the United States. Strategic alliances have been formed with the following initiatives.