Announcements


BNORC 2016-2017 Travel Scholarship Awards Announced


BNORC Small Grants Program


Ongoing: Pre & Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity at the Boston University School of Medicine



Monday Nutrition Seminar Series

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition

Monday, January 23, 2017 from 12:30-1:20PM

“Olfaction and Taste”
Richard L. Doty, PhD
Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Location: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue Kresge 502


BU School of Public Health Event


Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 4:30-6:00PM

“A Global Perspective on Obesity-Related Health Disparities in the United States”
Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Research Professor, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

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

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Science Day 2017

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 9:00AM-4:00PM
Keynote Address 1:00-2:00PM


“Curbing the Global Epidemic of Obesity: From Science to Policy”

Frank Hu, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Director, Harvard Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer Center

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

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Obesity Working Group Meeting

sponsored by the Epidemiology and Genetics Core of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Monday, April 10, 2017 from 2:00-4:30 PM

“TBN”

Location: Epidemiology Library, Kresge 907, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health












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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:






P30DK046200

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.

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.




Featured Interview


BNORC Researcher

Miguel Alonso-Alonso
MD, MPhil






Featured BNORC Research


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