BNORC 2016-2017 Travel Scholarship Awards Announced

BNORC Small Grants Program

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

James C. Melby, M.D. Memorial Endocrinology Grand Rounds, Boston Medical Center

Lunch: 11:45 AM-12:15 PM - Lecture: From 12:15-1:15 PM

  • Monday, September 26, 2016 - "The Neurohormone Oxytocin in Humans Across the Weight Spectrum” - Elizabeth A. Lawson, M.D., M.M. Sc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Interdisciplinary Oxytocin Research Program, Neuroendocrine Unit, MGH, Boston, MA

Location: Boston University Medical Campus, 72 East Concord Street, Evans Building, 1st Floor, Evans Seminar Room (E112A)

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from 10:00–11:00 AM


Markus Bachshmid, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

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

12th Annual Stare-Hegsted Lecture - Nutrition Department, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Reception at 4:30 PM


Kelly D. Brownell, PhD
Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy, and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

Location: Lecture-Kresge Cafeteria, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Reception-FXB Atrium, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Fall Obesity Working Group Meeting
Sponsored by the Epidemiology and Genetics Core of BNORC

Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2:30-5:00 PM

Agenda to follow

Location: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 651 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, Room 1302, Boston, MA

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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.

Upcoming Workshop:

Qualitative Data Analysis

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 however 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.

Thursday October 13th, 2016, 1-5 PM

Limited to 10 participants

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