BNORC Pilot & Feasibility RFA

Letters of Intent due 4/27/2015

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity at the Boston University School of Medicine

Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute Seminars, BUSM

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:00 Noon

“Regulation of Energy Metabolism by NF-kB in Obesity”

Jianping Ye, M.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology, Chief of Antioxidant and Gene Regulation Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University Medical Center – Baton Rouge

Location: BUMC, EBRC Building, 650 Albany Street, 7th Floor Room X715

Dunham Lecture Series, Harvard Medical School

Monday, April 6, 2015, 4pm

“Human Obesity as a Neurobehavioral Disorder: Lessons from Human Genetics”

Stephen O’Rahilly, M.D., F.R.S.
Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge

Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Amphitheater

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Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminar:

Robert Farese, M.D.
Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health


Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 10am
Location: BUMC, EBRC Building, 650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 714

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.

9th annual "Future of Food and Nutrition" Graduate Student Research Conference

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA

Website for more info

1st International Symposium On Lipedema

April 17-18, 2015

Location: New York, NY

ICFSR 2015

International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research

Thursday - Saturday, April 23-25, 2015 Boston, MA

More info and Registration at:

BNORC Annual Program

July 24, 2015 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Location: TBD

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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 -- BMC, Tufts Medical Center and the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the Harvard School of Public Health, and three Harvard Hospitals, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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 four cross-cutting themes that respresent 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 2P30DK046200. All publications resulting from the utilization of BNORC resources are required to cite this grant in their NIH Funding Acknowledgement and must comply with NIH Public Access Policy.

From the Clinical and Community Research Core:

Upcoming WORKSHOP: Conducting Key Informant Interviews

In this workshop, you will receive training on how to conduct effective key informant interviews. You’ll learn how to obtain the data you need from the interviews, the tasks and traits of a good interviewer, and how to handle challenging interviewees. We’ll also discuss conducting interviews by phone, and conducting interviews with children. There will be ample time for practice conducting interviews with feedback.

Date and time: Friday, April 17th, 2015, 10 AM – 12 PM

Limited to 8 participants

Register to attend

Featured Interview

BNORC Researcher

Miguel Alonso-Alonso
MD, MPhil

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