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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Seminar Series/Study Group Listings

Saturated or Not: Does Type of Fat Matter?

The Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, will be hosting a teach-in on the relation between dietary fat & coronary heart disease.

Friday, April 25, 2014, from 2:30-4:30 PM in Snyder Auditorium (G-1), HSPH.

This teach-in will be moderated by Corby Kummer, Senior Editor of The Atlantic; and presenters will be Drs. Frank Hu, Dariush Mozaffarian, Frank Sacks and Walter Willett, all of HSPH, and Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, of Tufts University.

This event will be webcast live: (webcast link). Please see flyer for further details.

Harvard Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Center - 2014 Annual Conference


Dr. Pamela Goodwin, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Senior Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital; Marvelle Koffler Chair in Breast Research; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, TREC Program Director/Lead -PI, Washington University in St. Louis; Niess-Gain Professor, Washington University School of Medicine; Associate Director Prevention and Control, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

DATE: Monday May 12, 2014
TIME: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
LOCATION: The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Rotunda Room, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

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Harvard Medical School Department of Nutrition
The 15th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium
Advances and Novel Targets in Energy Balance and Obesity July 9-10, 2014
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BNORC Annual Meeting 
Friday, July 25, 2014

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Monday, September 22 at 2:30pm in FXB G11

Obesity Medicine Interhospital Rounds (OMIR)

OMIR is a clinical conference series now in its 5th year, which is focused on the field on Obesity Medicine. It has allowed us to share experiences about the diagnosis and treatment of patients with obesity as well as foster a greater sense of community among groups in the Boston area interested in the field of Obesity Medicine. There are six participating institutions, including UMass, BIDMC, BUMC, CHOB, Tufts and MGH, however we invite all who are interested to attend.

We look forward to working with all of you to continue to make this interhospital conference a success and hope that it will help raise the awareness and profile of all the innovative clinical work being done in this area.

There will be two conference dates this year.

OMIR #1: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Joslin Diabetes Center from 6:30-8:00PM CANCELLED

OMIR#2: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge(in conjunction with the Blackburn Course in obesity medicine) 6:30-8:00PM

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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