BNORC 2016-2017 Travel Scholarship Awards Announced

BNORC Small Grants Program

P&F Full Application:
Due Dec 1st, 2016

2016: Pre & Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity at the Boston University School of Medicine

Cutter Lecture: Creating a Path to Understanding Diet and Health

Time and Date: Friday, December 9, 2016, 4:30 – 5:30pm

Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr. P.H.
Professor of Epidemiology & Nutrition, Chairman of the Dept of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Location: Harvard School of Public Health
Kresge G1 (Snyder Auditorium)
677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
260 Longwood Avenue, Cannon Room (Building C1) Boston, MA

Adipose Seminar Series

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

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016, from 10:00–11:00 AM


Cole Haynes, PhD Associate Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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

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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC), funded by the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK, is a consortium of institutions -- Boston University School of Medicine, Tufts University, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Our Cores, Pilot and Feasibility Program and annual programs, retreat, seminars and workshops promote inter- and multi-disciplinary research in nutrition and obesity.

Our Center is organized to address cross-cutting themes that represent key gaps in understanding the relationship between nutrition and health, and the pathogenesis of obesity and its associated metabolic diseases.

Key areas of nutrition and obesity research across these themes are facilitated and fostered by BNORC Cores:

The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center is administratively based at Boston Medical Center and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK) grant P30DK046200. All publications resulting from the utilization of BNORC resources are required to cite this grant in their NIH Funding Acknowledgement and must comply with NIH Public Access Policy.
WEBINAR: Creating a Discussion Guide for Qualitative Research
Sponsored by the BNORC Enrichment Program

This webinar will give you the tools you need to create an effective discussion guide for focus groups and key informant interviews. You'll gain an understanding of how to start from a general research question and develop it into a practical and organized questioning route so that you'll get the answers you need. We'll cover all phases of development from brainstorming, to phrasing and sequencing questions, to pilot testing. You'll learn best practices so that your groups and interviews will be maximally informative. This will be an interactive webinar with multiple opportunities to ask questions of the presenter.

Presenter: Sara C. Folta, PhD

Date and time: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 12-1 PM

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BNORC Transgenic Core offers gene targeting with CRISPR

FVB/N or C57BL/6 CRISPR injections: Pronuclear stage zygotes are injected with CRISPR reagents for the purpose of creating knockouts or knockins.

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Miguel Alonso-Alonso
MD, MPhil

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