BNORC Calendar

Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Seminar Series/Study Group Listings

Obesity & Metabolism: An Emerging Frontier in Lung Health and Disease

October 5-7, 2015

Location: University of Vermont, Davis Center, Silver Maple Ballroom, Burlington, VT

Please visit website for a meeting brochure.

Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminar:

Tuesday, Oct 6 , 2015 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

“Shades of White: insights into sex- and depot-dependent mechanisms regulating fat distribution”

Susan K. Fried, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine/Section Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Boston University of Medicine

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

Longwood Nutrition Lecture

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 12:00 Noon

“Culinary Medicine, Innovation in Nutritional Education”
Rani Polak, MD, Chef, MBA, Research Fellow, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at the Joslin Diabetes Center

Location: Cannon Room (Building C1), Medical Education Center, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA

Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutic's Fall 2015 Sterling Drug Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series, Boston University School of Medicine

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 from 2:00-3:20 PM

"The Adipose Tissue Immune System"

Carey Lumeng, MD/PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School

Location: Keefer Auditorium, Room E111
Contact: Nadiyah Shaheed/Academic

Upcoming Workshop

Qualitative Data Analysis (4 hours)

sponsored by the BNORC Clinical and Community Research Core

Friday, October 9, 2015 from 1-5 PM

Software packages like NVivo are tremendously helpful in analyzing qualitative data, but they are only tools. What do you need to do before you sit down to code? What are the different philosophies and techniques around coding? Once you have the data that the programs spit out, what are you supposed to actually do with it? How do you best interpret the data? What “best practices” in qualitative data analysis do you need to consider? This workshop is designed to answer all of these questions. NOTE however that the purpose of the workshop is not to teach you to use the software – most come with excellent training and support. You will, however, learn everything else that you need to know to successfully analyze your qualitative data.

Date and time: Friday 9 October 2015, 1-5 PM

Limited to 10 participants


BNORC Member Retreat


Friday, October 23, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 PM

Location: Boston University, Charles River Campus (Metcalf Trustee Center, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor), Boston, MA

1:00-1:15pm: Check-in

1:15-1:45pm: BNORC Overview and Themes, Current Core Services and Plans, Retreat Goals

1:45-2:00pm: Discussion Groups

2:00-2:30pm: Reports and Synthesis

2:30-3:15pm: P&F Lightning Talks

3:15-4:00pm: Networking/Refreshments

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Fall Obesity Working Group Meeting

Sponsored by the Epidemiology and Genetics Core of BNORC

Monday, November 9, 2015 from 2:00-4:30 PM
Agenda to follow

Location: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 651 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, Room 1208, Boston, MA

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 ( if you would like to be added to this list.

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