Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity at the Boston University School of Medicine

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Obesity Working Group Meeting, Department of Nutrition, HSPH

Monday, September 22, 2014 from 3:30-5:00pm

“Fat Tails: Why the obesity epidemic is worse than we thought” by Zachary Ward MPH, Programmer/Analyst, Center for Health Decision Science, HSPH

“Uncharted Territory: Development and validation of the first bias-corrected state-specific childhood obesity prevalence estimates” by Michael Long, ScD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, HSPH

“An Unwatched Epidemic: The inadequacy of State Childhood Obesity Surveillance” by Kelly Blondin. SM Research Assistant, Harvard Prevention Research Center, HSPH

Location: FXB G11 at the Harvard School of Public Health, 651 Huntington Avenue, Boston

September 22-23, 2014, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Symposium: Gut Microbiota, Probiotics and Their Impact Throughout the Lifespan

Symposium website for more info and registration

Obesity Journal Club:

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

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
12 Noon-1pm

Presenter: Aviva Must, Ph.D.

Turner & Chaloupka's "Perceived Reactions of Elementary School Students to Changes in School Lunches after Implementation of the USDA's New Meals Standards: Minimal Backlash, but Rural and Socioeconomic Disparities Exist" from Pediatrics (2014 Aug 25, Epub ahead of print) .

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

To attend via webinar or obtain a PDF, please email Sarah Phillips:

ICFSR 2015

International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research

Thursday - Saturday, April 23-25, 2015 Boston, MA

Call for abstracts: Symposium, oral communication, poster submission deadline: November 18, 2014

More info and Registration at:

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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 -- 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 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 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:

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 2P30DK046200. 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.

From the Clinical and Community Research Core:

Upcoming WEBINAR: Conducting Focus Groups with Children

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.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 12 noon

Workshop facilitator: Sara C. Folta, PhD

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