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Obesity Journal Club



The Obesity Journal Club will meet on Tuesday, February 21st from 12-1pm in M&V 240 at Tufts (Health Sciences Campus, 136 Harrison Ave).

Kim Dong, MS, RD, LDN, DrPH candidate in the Dept. of Public Health and Community Medicine, Nutrition/Infection Unit at Tufts, will present and facilitate a discussion of 'Food Security and Weight Status in Children: Interactions With Food Assistance Programs', by Nguyen et al., recently published in Am J Prev Med 2017, Feb;52(2S2):S138-S144.



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 sarah.phillips@tufts.edu.


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.

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

WEBINAR: Conducting Focus Groups with Children (1 hr)

The vast majority of texts and literature on conducting focus groups are geared toward adults as participants. Yet, there is an imperative to conduct qualitative research with children to inform all phases of interventions and programs that include them. This webinar will cover the major issues to consider when conducting focus groups with children ages 6-12, including different strategies to use for different ages and unique challenges to consider. Whether you have experience in conducting groups with adults and would like to adapt your skills, or are completely new to conducting focus groups, you’ll come away with knowledge of the major considerations when working with children.

Date and time: Monday, February 13th, 2017, 12-1 PM Register to Attend




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