BNORC Calendar

Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Seminar Series/Study Group Listings

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Endocrinology Grand Rounds, The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Friday, November 20, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

“The Evolving Story of Lipid Sensing in the Brain”

Robert Eckel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, and Cardiology, Charles A. Boettcher II Chair in Atherosclerosis, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Location: Shapiro Clinical Center, Leventhal Conference Room, 2nd Floor Website for more info

Obesity Journal Club

The Obesity Journal Club is sponsored by the Clinical and Community Research Core of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC). The Journal Club is open to faculty, staff and trainees from all institutions including Tufts, BU and Harvard. Please email for additional information and/or to be added to the distribution list.

The Obesity Journal Club will meet on Tuesday, November 24th from 12-1pm in the M&V Room 240 at Tufts (Health Sciences Campus, 136 Harrison Ave)..

Micaela Karlsen, MSPH, Doctoral Candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts, will present and facilitate a discussion of 'Dietary adherence and acceptability of five different diets, including vegan and vegetarian diets, for weight loss: The New DIETs study', by Moore et al., recently published in Eating Behaviors, 2015 Dec;19:33-8.

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

Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminar:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Caveolae vs. nucleus? A “new” role of PTRF/Cavin-1 on metabolically regulated ribosomal DNA transcription

Libin Liu, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

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

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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