BNORC Annual Symposium and Poster Session
July 10, 2017, BUSM
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NEWS: BNORC's Frank Hu succeeds Walter Willett as Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Opportunity: Funding to attend meeting at the National Academy of Sciences:

Congratulations to BNORC Postdoc Huicui Meng

BNORC 2016-2017 Travel Scholarship Awards Announced

BNORC Small Grants Program

W.C.V.I. Seminar, Boston University School of Medicine

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 12:00-1:00PM

“The Adipocyte—Impact on Systemic Energy Homeostasis”

Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and Randolph G. Touchstone; Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research and Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Location: E.B.R.C. Building, 650 Albany Street, Room X715

LMA Diabetes and Metabolism Research Lecture Series

Thursday, May 25, 2017

“Immunometabolic Regulation of Healthspan”

Vishwa D. Dixit, DVM, PhD
Yale School of Medicine

Joslin Diabetes Center
12:00 PM (Doors open at 11:50)
3rd Floor Lecture Hall - Room 306

CME Credit (Physicians only): If you would like to receive CME credit for this seminar, please sign the sign-in sheet at the table outside of the lecture hall and inquire about additional details.


Advances, Applications and Translations in Nutrition and Epidemiology

Date: May 30th, 2017, 9am-5pm

Location: Kresge G2, HSPH, 667 Huntington Ave, Boston

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Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminar:

Paul A. Watkins, MD, PhD
Research Scientist, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

“Glioblastoma malignancy requires the fatty acid-activating enzyme ACSVL3 – but why???”

Date: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017, 10am
Location: 650 Albany St., 7th Floor, Room 714, Boston University Medical Campus

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Parking is available in the garage located at 710 Albany Street.
Please contact Donna Gibson at for additional information.

Annual Symposium and Poster Session, Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Monday, July 10, 2017 from 9:00AM-1:30PM

Location: Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord Street, Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor

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Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition, 18th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Physiological Mechanisms and Clinical Effects
at The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:15 PM (EDT)

Location: The Joseph B. Martin Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 USA

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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC), funded by the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK, is a consortium of institutions -- Boston University School of Medicine, Tufts University, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Our Cores, Pilot and Feasibility Program and annual programs, retreat, seminars and workshops promote inter- and multi-disciplinary research in nutrition and obesity.

Our Center is organized to address cross-cutting themes that represent key gaps in understanding the relationship between nutrition and health, and the pathogenesis of obesity and its associated metabolic diseases.

Key areas of nutrition and obesity research across these themes are facilitated and fostered by BNORC Cores:


The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center is administratively based at Boston Medical Center and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK) grant P30DK046200. All publications resulting from the utilization of BNORC resources are required to credit the Center by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement and must comply with NIH Public Access Policy.

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January 2017

P&F Awards - Winter 2017

The current cycle and review process for competitive pilot and feasibility funding is complete. The Center is pleased to announce that the three projects listed below have been selected for funding. Thank you to all who applied for funding as well as those individuals who participated in the review process.

John N. Campbell, Ph.D., Research Fellow
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Novel arcuate neuron types that relay leptin signaling to the melanocortin satiety circuit

Sylvia Ley, PhD, RD, Instructor
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Anti-inflammatory diet and gene expression on type 2 diabetes progression in overweight/obese adult

Xuehong Zhang, M.D, Sc.D, Assistant Professor in Medicine
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.

Characterizing the Role of Obesity in Bladder Cancer Progression in Two Large Prospective Cohorts

BNORC Transgenic Core offers gene targeting with CRISPR

FVB/N or C57BL/6 CRISPR injections: Pronuclear stage zygotes are injected with CRISPR reagents for the purpose of creating knockouts or knockins.

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