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2013-2014

Obesity Journal Club

(A program of the Clinical and Community Research Core, which is joint between Tufts and Harvard/MGH)


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
12:00 Noon-1pm

Presenter: Lindsay Peterson, MS, M.Ed., Doctoral student in the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition Program at the Friedman School at Tufts

Cohen et al. "Impact of the New U.S. Department of Agriculture School Meal Standards on Food Selection, Consumption, and Waste" from Am J Prev Med 2014;46(4):388–394. .

Jaharis 272 Conference Room at Tufts (Health Sciences Campus, 150 Harrison Ave)

Those interested in participating may come to Tufts or join the discussion in a webinar style format by dialing in via Adobe Connect. If you would like to receive a PDF of the article that will be discussed and/or the Adobe Connect link and audio information, please email Sarah Phillips: sarah.phillips@tufts.edu.


At Tufts, Aviva Must leads the program. At MGH, Nicolas Oreskovic is the lead. Journal Club will meet at both locations during the academic year, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, with most meetings at Tufts. Announcements for each meeting will specify the topic and location. The Obesity Journal Club is sponsored by the Clinical and Community Research Core of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC). The Journal Club is open to faculty, staff and trainees from all institutions including Tufts, BU and Harvard. Please email Sarah Phillips: sarah.phillips@tufts.edu for additional information and/or to be added to the distribution list.


Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Clinical and Community Research Core

Director:

Aviva Must, PhD Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine (School of Medicine), and Nutrition (Friedman School of Nutrition, Science, and Policy) Tufts University
E-mail: aviva.must@tufts.edu

Co-Director:

Elizabeth Goodman, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
E-mail: egoodman3@partners.org

Assistant Directors:

Roger Fielding, PhD Senior Scientist, (Human Nutrition Research Center), Tufts University
E-mail: roger.fielding@tufts.edu

Sara Folta, Ph.D. Assistant Professor (Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy), Tufts University

Nicolas Oreskovic, MD Instructor in Pediatrics and Medicine (Harvard Medical School), Harvard University


The purpose of the Clinical and Community Research Core is:
  • To provide services that support the development and implementation of clinical and community- based research studies that address prevention and treatment of obesity and nutrition-related diseases and risk factors operating across multiple sectors (family, school, worksite, community, policy).


SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CCR CORE
  1. Provide training and access to NDS-R for assessment of diet using food records and 24-hour recalls
  2. Provide training and access to tools for survey development: pencil-and-paper, web-based, and audio computer assisted self-interviewing design (fee-for-service)
  3. Provide webinar and in-person training in the collection and analysis of qualitative, “unstructured” data, including: focus groups, in-depth and key informant interviews, open-ended survey responses, literature reviews, audio recordings, and other content analysis (including access to nVivo software)
  4. Provide access for BNORC members to equipment used to objectively measure the built environment (accelerometers and GPS receivers) on a limited basis for small pilot studies or exploratory/hypothesis generating work.
  5. Provide consultation on study design, item and questionnaire design, and database design for clinical and community-based research
  6. Foster interdisciplinary research and serve as a liaison for contact with regional non-medical academic built environment specialists in the fields of architecture, urban planning, and Geographic Information Systems
  7. Stimulate interest in population based obesity research through hosting of a bi-weekly Obesity Journal Club

After consulting with the Core Director, please use the link below to request Core services.

Click here to access the BNORC CCR Core User Request Form
Please note - the CCR core uses a different form from the other BNORC cores.

Upcoming Workshop
WEBINAR: Conducting Focus Groups with Children
Sponsored by the Clinical and Community Research Core of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

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: Friday September 26th 2014, 12 noon

Workshop facilitator: Sara C. Folta, PhD


Registration Form



Recent Events Sponsored by the BNORC Clinical and Community Research Core:
WORKSHOP: Qualitative Data Analysis
Sponsored by the Clinical and Community Research Core of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

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 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: Monday March 24th, 2014, 9am-12pm

Jaharis Building Room 272, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston (Tufts Medical Campus)


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