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Salisbury Post

KANNAPOLIS — Balchem Corp. has awarded $110,000 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis to further choline discovery.

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute is located at the

The gift creates the Balchem Scholarship, a three-year award that supports a doctoral student working in the area of choline metabolism. Choline is a nutrient in milk and eggs that plays a critical role in brain and liver function.

"Partners like Balchem are critical to our research and to our success in generating ground-breaking discoveries," NRI Director Dr. Steven Zeisel said in a statement. "Future advances in public health and nutrition are dependent upon strong partnerships like this one."

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