BNORC Calendar

Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Seminar Series/Study Group Listings

Obesity Journal Club

(Sponsored by the Clinical and Community Research Core)

Tuesday,May 26th, 2015
12 Noon-1pm

Christina Economos, PhD, Director, Childhood Obesity 180 & Associate Professor, New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School at Tufts, will present and facilitate a discussion of 'Association between competitive food and beverage policies in elementary schools and childhood overweight/obesity trends: differences by neighborhood socioeconomic resources ', by Sanchez-Vaznaugh et al., recently published in JAMA Pediatr 2015, 169(5):e150781.

Jaharis 272 Conference Room at Tufts (Health Sciences Campus, 150 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 The Journal Club is open to faculty, staff and trainees from all institutions including Tufts, BU and Harvard.

Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminar:

Jennifer Schlezinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

“Environmental PPARg Ligands: What are they doing to our metabolic and bone health?”

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10am
Location: BUMC, EBRC Building, 650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 714

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Parking is available in the garage located at 710 Albany Street.
Please contact Donna Gibson at for additional information.

Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute Seminars, BUSM

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

“Insulin Resistance in Control of Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Failure”

Shaodong Guo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Molecular Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Location: BUMC, 650 Albany Street, Room W715

Special Seminar

Sponsored by Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (ECIBR) Affinity Research Collaborative (ARC) “SEX DIFFERENCES IN ADIPOSE TISSUE BIOLOGY AND RELATED METABOLIC DISEASE”

Friday, June 5, 2015, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

David Wright, Ph.D.Associate Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

“More than just muscle: Beneficial effects of exercise on adipose tissue”

650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 715 Boston University Medical Campus

Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the garage located at 710 Albany Street. Please contact Donna Gibson at for additional information.

Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition, The 16th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

Diet and Microbiota in Health and Disease

July 8-9, 2015

Location: Daniel Tosteson Medical Education Center, Carl Walter Amphitheater (2nd Floor), Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA


July 24, 2015 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM

BNORC Annual Symposium and Poster Session

Chronobiology and Obesity

Preliminary Agenda

Link to RSVP

Location: Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord Street, Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor, Boston, MA

Ongoing Enrichment Activities

  • BNORC hosts an Annual Program or Retreat that provides an opportunity for Center members and other Boston area investigators and clinicians to participate in scientific exchange. This program includes participation of all currently-funded Pilot and Feasibility investigators and is attended by the Center’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
  • Obesity Medicine Interhospital Rounds is a conference series, which is a collaborative effort among the obesity treatment programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm approximately 6 times per year, rotating to a different hospital for each session.
  • Annual symposium or workshop organized by one of the four core laboratories. These programs are intended to provide an educational forum for new and established investigators in the area(s) of expertise of the responsible core laboratory.
  • Participation in the ongoing Continuing Medical Education course co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, and the NAASO: The Obesity Society to transfer the latest information on the causes, consequences and treatment of obesity to the practicing physician. Participation of Center members in the course provides expertise not readily available elsewhere. In addition, BNORC’s inclusion in the CME course helps to promote the identity of the Center and establishes the Center as a resource for expertise in obesity related activities.
  • BNORC Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminars (ABM Core): The Study Group meeting includes research seminars and presentations of research in progress and grant proposals for critical review. These bi-monthly meetings are held at BUSM.
  • Obesity Journal Club (Clinical and Community Research Core): The Obesity Journal Club meets semi-weekly at TUSM to review papers published in biomedical journal that relate to obesity in population settings. Occasionally, the hour is used for doctoral students to present and get feedback on work in progress.
  • Epidemiology Working Group Sponsored Seminars (Epidemiology and Genetics Core): This seminar series is held at Harvard School of Public Health and highlights a guest lecturer in a related field. Please click here for a link to upcoming seminars in the Department of Nutrition, HSPH.

Description of Educational Opportunities

Please note that the Center’s Administrative Core distributes a weekly list of local enrichment activities related to nutrition and obesity via email to BNORC members and others who have expressed an interest. This list includes seminars and programs that are sponsored and/or co-sponsored by the Center as well as other offerings that are not related to the Center. Please email the Center Administrator ( if you would like to be added to this list.

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