BNORC Calendar

Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Seminar Series/Study Group Listings

Obesity Journal Club

The Obesity Journal Club will meet on Tuesday, March 28th from 12-1pm in M&V 240 at Tufts (Health Sciences Campus, 136 Harrison Ave).

Lindsay Tanskey, MS, M.Ed, Friedman School Bacow Scholar, Doctoral Candidate in the Food Policy & Applied Nutrition Program at Tufts, will present and facilitate a discussion of'What do Children Eat in the Summer? A Direct Observation of Summer Day Camps that Serve Meals', by Kenney et al., in J Acad Nutr Diet 2017, article in press.

Faculty and students in the greater Boston area are welcome to attend and present. Those interested in participating may come to Tufts or join the discussion in a webinar style format by dialing in via WebEx. If you would like to receive a PDF of the article that will be discussed and/or a WebEx invitation, please email

Longwood Nutrition Seminar 2016-2017 – Division of Nutrition at Harvard

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 12:00-1:00PM – Light lunch will be served at 11:30AM

“Nutritional Metabolomics”

Kris Mogensen, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC and Kenneth Christopher, MD, Brigham & Woman’s Hospital

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

For further information: contact Barbara Ainsley @ 617-667-2604

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

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


Location: Epidemiology Library, Kresge 907, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

6th Annual Obesity Research Incubator Session

The Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders (CVDM) Research Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will be hosting its 6th Annual Obesity Research Incubator Session on Friday, April 28th from 1-4pm.

Participation is limited to BWH clinicians and researchers.

Abstract submission and cash prizes are open to junior investigators from all surrounding institutions.

Flyer and Call for Abstracts


Advances, Applications and Translations in Nutrition and Epidemiology

Date: May 30th, 2017, 9am-5pm

Location: Kresge G2, HSPH, 667 Huntington Ave, Boston

Event Flyer


Annual Meeting, Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Monday, July 10, 2017 from 9:00AM-1:30PM

9:00AM-12:00PM: Plenary Session

12:00-1:30PM: Poster Session

Location: TBA

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

Event Details and Registration

13th Annual Stare-Hegsted Lecture, Nutrition Department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

“TBA” Dr. Lawrence J Appel, Johns Hopkins University

Location: TBA

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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