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 -- BMC, Tufts Medical Center and the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the Harvard School of Public Health, and three Harvard Hospitals, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Our Center is organized to address four cross-cutting themes that respresent 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:
- 1) Adipose Biology and Nutrient Metabolism (at BMC and Tufts)
- 2) Transgenic (at BIDMC)
- 3) Epidemiology and Genetics (at HSPH)
- 4) Clinical and Community Research (at Tufts and MGH)
- 5) Administrative (BNORC)