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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Seminar Series/Study Group Listings

Adipose Seminar Series

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 2016 from 10:00–11:00 AM

“Redox control of hepatic lipid metabolism”

Markus Bachschmid, Ph.D.
Assist. Prof. of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

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

BNORC Workshop: Qualitative Data Analysis

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.
Thursday October 13th, 2016, 1-5 PM

Limited to 10 participants

Register Online

12th Annual Stare-Hegsted Lecture - Nutrition Department, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Reception at 4:30 PM


Kelly D. Brownell, PhD
Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy, and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

Location: Lecture-Kresge Cafeteria, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Reception-FXB Atrium, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Adipose Seminar Series

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 2016 from 10:00–11:00 AM


Alla Grishok, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

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

Fall Obesity Working Group Meeting
Sponsored by the Epidemiology and Genetics Core of BNORC

Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2:30-5:00 PM

Agenda to follow

Location: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 651 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, Room 1302, Boston, MA

18th Annual Frontiers in Diabetes Research Conference

Biology of the Adipocyte: Causes and Effects in Diabetes and Obesity

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

This one-day program is designed for scientists/investigators, students and clinicians with an interest in diabetes and/or obesity. As in the past, emphasis will be on the presentation of new and unpublished data, and on vigorous interactions between the audience and speakers.

Location: Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, Columbia University Medical Center, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue at 168th Street, New York, New York, 1st Floor Conference Room

Pre-registration is required. You can register online or obtain additional information at: or

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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