BNORC 2016-2017 Travel Scholarships: Applications due 6/1/2016

BNORC Small Grants Program

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


Monday, June 20, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 PM - Discussion with students and post-docs to follow: 3:00-3:30 PM

“Saturated Fat —To Eat or Not to Eat, Why Is There So Much Controversy?”

Alice Lichtenstein, D.Sc., Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy, Director and Senior Scientist at the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at Tufts University

Location: Room X-714, EBRC Building, 650 Albany Street, Boston

Contact: Adam Long, M.S. Candidate for additional information.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 12:00 NOON

“The Theory of Planned Behavior and Implementation Intentions to Describe and Improve Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Women of Low Socioeconomic Status”

Michele DeBiasse

Mentor: Lisa Quintiliani, PhD

Location: Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St, Room L-311, Boston

Obesity Journal Club, Sponsored by BNORC Administrative Core

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 12:00-1:00 PM

Facilitator: TBA

'Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after "The Biggest Loser" competition', by Fothergill et al, recently published in Obesity

Location: M&V 240 at Tufts (Health Sciences Campus, 136 Harrison Ave)

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

HNRCA Scientific Core Unit Seminar Series
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University

Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 AM

“Important Considerations in Design and Utilization of SIL Internal Standards for LC and GC-MS and MS/MS Assays”

Stephen Jones, PhD, Chief Sciences officer, Isosciences and Rich Tyburski, Vice President, Isosciences

Location: The HNRCA Mezzanine Conference Room, 711 Washington Street, Boston

AAAS Symposium

Obesity: From Biology to Policy

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
9:00 am - 5:30 pm, reception to follow

Location: 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, 20005

This meeting is free and open to the public with registration.
Registration Website
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Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition, The 17th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

“The Adipocyte in Energy Regulation”

July 13-14, 2016

Location: The Joseph B. Martin Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

Registration is required – Email or call 703-841-1600 for more information or questions.

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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 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:

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.

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