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

Obesity Journal Club co-sponsored by Enrichment Program of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00PM
Location: M&V 240, Tufts (Health Sciences Campus, 136 Harrison Ave)
The Obesity Journal Club meets twice a month during the academic year to review papers published in biomedical journals that relate to obesity in population settings.

Please contact Katherine M. Rancaño, MS to be added to the club distribution list.

BNORC Cores: Services, Emerging Technologies and the Implications on Biomedical Research
Click here for information about this program held on October 18, 2019.

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

One-hour webinar designed to provide tools to create an effective discussion guide for interviews.
One-hour webinar on conducting focus groups and key informant groups with children, and covers the major issues to consider, including different strategies to use for different ages.

Workshops (held at TUSM)
Full-day workshop on moderating focus groups
Half-day workshop on qualitative data analysis
Two-hour workshop on conducting key informant interviews.

Next Offering(s): Creating a Discussion Guide for Qualitative Research
Monday, November 25, 2019 from 1:00-3:00PM
In this workshop, participants will learn best practices for creating an effective discussion guide for focus groups and key informant interviews.  Participants will gain an understanding of how to start from a general research question and develop it into a practical and organized questioning route to get the answers needed.  The workshop will cover all phases of development from brainstorming, to phrasing and sequencing questions, to pilot testing.  This workshop includes hands-on experience with feedback, so participants are invited to bring a draft guide to work on (if available).
Exact location TBA.
Click here to register.

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

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

Annual Nutrition and Global Health Symposium: Food Systems as Drivers of Optimal Health
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 9:00AM-1:00PM
Keynote Speaker: Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development
This symposium will explore opportunities and challenges in building a food system that delivers a healthy diet to meet the double burden of malnutrition, with emphasis on animal and plant source foods as sources for adequate protein and micronutrients. Livestreaming is available here.
Registration required.
Location: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue Kresge G3