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
Meets select Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
Location: BUMC
NOTE: ALL SEMINARS ARE POSTPONED AS OF MARCH 11 in response to COVID-19 precautions.

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.

Obesity Working Group Meeting – co-sponsored by the Epidemiology and Genetics Core of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Monday, September 28, 2020 from 2:30-5:00PM
Location: TBD
An agenda will be sent closer to the date.

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
Next program TBD

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.

Recent Offering:

WEBINAR: Conducting On-Line Interviews and Focus Groups (1 hour)
Monday, April 27, 2020 from 12:00-1:00PM
Qualitative work will need to be conducted remotely for the foreseeable future.  Participants will learn practical considerations for conducting interviews and focus groups in the on-line format.  Qualitative best practices that are even more critical in an on-line format will be reviewed.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and gain input on current projects.  The session will be led by Sara C. Folta, PhD, who has conducted multiple on-line qualitative studies.
Click here for the slide deck from this webinar.  Click here for the link to the recorded webinar.

Other Enrichment Offerings

Monday Nutrition Seminar SeriesDepartment of Nutrition, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Tufts – HNRCA Monday Seminar Series

The 21st Annual Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) Virtual Symposium on “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutics”
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 7:15AM-5:30PM

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard’s Annual Symposium on “Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutics,” to be held on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020, will be changed to virtual/livestream, considering the high likelihood for residual travel and meeting restrictions due to COVID-19. The symposium promises to be highly informative and will feature international leaders in NAFLD and its treatment.  The agenda is available here.  We look forward to your participation!

Please register for the Symposium on Eventbrite to ensure that the link to the virtual livestream will be emailed to you in the days leading up to the Symposium! Click here for the final program.

Please contact Pamela Yurrita with questions or concerns at