Established in 2003, the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program emerged from the vision and passion of a concerned mother who vowed that no other parent should have to endure the hardship that her family endured in finding appropriate treatment. READ MORE Since 2003, the UNC program has developed into a model evidence-informed, comprehensive, university-based program providing the highest standard of care for individuals with eating disorders and their families. In 2012, the program received the designation of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our program is our people. The UNC faculty and staff work with you to understand the unique needs of each patient and family and to develop a treatment plan accordingly. The UNC treatment program is enriched by being on the leading edge of clinical and basic research. From bench to bedside, basic researchers associated with the program are working to understand the causes of eating disorders and clinical researchers are developing novel methods to enhance and tailor treatment.