BNORC Calendar


Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center


Seminar Series/Study Group Listings




Endocrinology Grand Rounds, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Friday, October 17, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


“Impaired Adipogenesis: A Novel Link With Type 2 Diabetes"

Ulf Smith, University of Gothenburg/ Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Location: 330 Brookline Avenue, Shapiro Clinical Center, Leventhal Conference Room

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BNORC Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminar:

10am, Tuesday, October 21, 2014

“Nuclear control of lipid metabolism”

Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UCLA

Boston University Medical Campus
Evans Biomedical Research Center
650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 714



Built Environment/Obesity Journal Club

(A program of the Clinical and Community Research Core, which is joint between Tufts and Harvard/MGH)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
12 Noon-1pm

Presenter: Lauren Fiechtner, MD, Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow at Harvard and GI Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital

Jason Block, MD, MPH et al., "Proximity to Food Establishments and Body Mass Index in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort Over 30 Years?" from Am J Epidemiol. 2011;174(10):1108–1114 .

Location: 100 Cambridge Street, 15th floor, Room 1511B at Massachusetts General Hospital

The Obesity Journal Club is sponsored by the Clinical and Community Research Core of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC). The Journal Club is open to faculty, staff and trainees from all institutions including Tufts, BU and Harvard. Please email sarah.phillips@tufts.edu for additional information and/or to be added to the distribution list.





ICFSR 2015


International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research

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

Call for abstracts: Symposium, oral communication, poster submission deadline: November 18, 2014

More info and Registration at: www.icfsr.com



Ongoing Enrichment Activities

  • BNORC hosts an Annual Program or Retreat that provides an opportunity for Center members and other Boston area investigators and clinicians to participate in scientific exchange. This program includes participation of all currently-funded Pilot and Feasibility investigators and is attended by the Center’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
  • Obesity Medicine Interhospital Rounds is a conference series, which is a collaborative effort among the obesity treatment programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm approximately 6 times per year, rotating to a different hospital for each session.
  • Annual symposium or workshop organized by one of the four core laboratories. These programs are intended to provide an educational forum for new and established investigators in the area(s) of expertise of the responsible core laboratory.
  • Participation in the ongoing Continuing Medical Education course co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, and the NAASO: The Obesity Society to transfer the latest information on the causes, consequences and treatment of obesity to the practicing physician. Participation of Center members in the course provides expertise not readily available elsewhere. In addition, BNORC’s inclusion in the CME course helps to promote the identity of the Center and establishes the Center as a resource for expertise in obesity related activities.
  • BNORC Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminars (ABM Core): The Study Group meeting includes research seminars and presentations of research in progress and grant proposals for critical review. These bi-monthly meetings are held at BUSM.
  • Obesity Journal Club (Clinical and Community Research Core): The Obesity Journal Club meets semi-weekly at TUSM to review papers published in biomedical journal that relate to obesity in population settings. Occasionally, the hour is used for doctoral students to present and get feedback on work in progress.
  • Epidemiology Working Group Sponsored Seminars (Epidemiology and Genetics Core): This seminar series is held at Harvard School of Public Health and highlights a guest lecturer in a related field. Please click here for a link to upcoming seminars in the Department of Nutrition, HSPH.

Description of Educational Opportunities

Please note that the Center’s Administrative Core distributes a weekly list of local enrichment activities related to nutrition and obesity via email to BNORC members and others who have expressed an interest. This list includes seminars and programs that are sponsored and/or co-sponsored by the Center as well as other offerings that are not related to the Center. Please email the Center Administrator (dgibson@bu.edu) if you would like to be added to this list.


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