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Obesity Journal Club

The first meeting of the Obesity Journal Club for the 2016-2017 academic year will be on Tuesday, September 20th from 12-1pm in M&V 240. Aviva Must, PhD., will present and facilitate a discussion of Bedtime in Preschool-Aged Children and Risk for Adolescent Obesity by SE Anderson et al.(2016), which was recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics: link to pub.

The Obesity Journal Club is a program of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC). Aviva Must serves as faculty facilitator. The general format includes the presentation, critique, and (we hope) thoughtful discussion of a current article from the peer-reviewed obesity literature. Faculty and students in the greater Boston area are welcome to attend and present. It is also possible to connect by teleconference. Announcements for each meeting will come ~1 week in advance and specify the paper we will review and critique. The general format includes the presentation, critique, and (we hope) thoughtful discussion of a current article from the peer-reviewed obesity literature. For those at Tufts, light snacks are served (please bring your own beverage). Journal Club will meet from 12-1 on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from September to May.

Obesity Journal Club is participatory. We will ask for volunteers to sign up and present an article of their choice at future meetings. Assistance in selecting an article for presentation is available. This is a great opportunity for students to develop presentation skills in a friendly low-risk environment. Sign-up for the Fall meetings will take place at our first meeting on the 20th.

Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Administration

The Administrative Core provides administrative support and direction to all of the participating institutions and Center members. These services include financial management, payment requests, policy development and data management.

Activities

  • Management of financial activity of the various components of the Center, including budget development and financial reporting.
  • Coordination of the Pilot & Feasibility program.
  • Maintenance of mailing list including email distribution lists.
  • Distribution of correspondence related to Center activities.
  • Coordination of educational enrichment activities.
  • Liaison with NIH/NIDDK regarding Center policies including preparation and submission of annual progress reports.



Whole Body iDXA scans - fees:

BNORC Members - within Boston Med. Ctr.: $50BNORC Members - external: $65
Non-Members - within Boston Med. Ctr.: $80Non-Members - external: $95

(Note: Fees may vary for customized scans.)

Director:

Barbara E. Corkey, PhD
E-mail: bcorkey@bu.edu

Associate Directors:

Andrew S. Greenberg, MD
E-mail: andrew.greenberg@tufts.edu

George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD
E-mail: gblackbu@bidmc.harvard.edu

Administrator:

Donna Gibson
E-mail: dgibson@bu.edu

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