Seminars & Events

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BNORC Sponsored/Co-Sponsored Enrichment Offerings

Adipose Seminar Series sponsored by the Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core (ABM)
Meets select Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
Location: BUMC

WEBINAR: Conducting Focus Groups with Children (1 hour) sponsored by the Enrichment Program
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12-1 PM

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 will ll come away with knowledge of the major considerations when working with children.  Click here to register for this webinar.

BNORC Cores: Services, Emerging Technologies and the Implications on Biomedical Research
Friday, October 18, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 PM (includes networking reception)
Location: Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston

Working Group Meeting co-sponsored by the Epidemiology and Genetics Core
Next Meeting – Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 2:30-5:00 PM
Location: TBD

BNORC Annual Program – Adipose Tissue Role in Obesity
Friday, December 13, 2019 ● Plenary Session from 9:00 AM-12:15 PM; Judged Poster Session from 12:15-1:30 PM
Location: BUSM, 72 East Concord Street, Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Other Enrichment Offerings

Monday Nutrition Seminars at the Harvard School of Public Health
Mondays from 1:00-2:00 PM beginning September 9, 2019
Location: Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Kresge 502

Tufts – HNRCA Monday Seminar Series

50th Anniversary of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health
Thursday, October 3, 2019: Welcome Session and Reception from 4:00-7:30 PM
Location: Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Kresge Cafe, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Friday, October 4, 2019: Full-Day Conference from 8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Location: Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Healthy Aging at Tufts University: Retreat and Research Day
Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 8:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston
Click here to view the agenda,  and click here to register.

Joslin Diabetes Center International Symposium: Bioenergetics and its Dysregulation in Diabetes
October 24-26, 2019
Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA
Click Here to register

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Nutrition’s 15th Annual Stare-Hegsted Lecture
Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 4:00-5:30P M
“Dietary Guidelines and Sustainability: Politics, Policies and Practice” Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Location: TBD