Announcements


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 for NORC Postdocs to attend meeting at the National Academy of Sciences


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 Seminar Series

JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:00 NOON

“Dietary Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: Recent Debates and New Insights from Metabolomics Studies”

Frank Hu, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Nutrition; Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Location: HNRCA Mezzanine Auditorium, 711 Washington Street
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Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry

KROC Sponsored SEMINAR

Monday, February 27th, 2017 12:00pm in K-103

Bruce Spiegelman, PhD.
Professor of Cancer Biology, Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA

“Control of Thermogenesis and Energy Expenditure: Basic Biology and Therapeutic Opportunities”

Host: Paul Pilch


Adipose Seminar Series

Sponsored by the Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core (ABM) of BNORC

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 10:00–11:00 AM

“TBA” Jean Lin, PhD, Postdoc, Farmer lab, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

“TBA” Nabil Rabhi, PhD, Postdoc. Farmer lab, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

Location: BUMC, EBRC Building, 650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 714


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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Monday Seminar Series

JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 12:00 NOON

“Relationships Between Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Metabolic Diseases”

Caroline Apovian, M.D.
FACP, FACN, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Director, Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center

Location: HNRCA Mezzanine Auditorium, 711 Washington Street
Website


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


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:






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.

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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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