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): Qualitative Data Analysis (4 hours)
Wednesday 12 February 2020 from 12:30-4:30 PM

Software packages like NVivo are tremendously helpful in analyzing qualitative data, but they are only tools.  What do you need to do before you sit down to code?  What are the different philosophies and techniques around coding?  Once you have the data that the programs spit out, what are you supposed to actually do with it?  How do you best interpret the data?  What “best practices” in qualitative data analysis do you need to consider?  This workshop is designed to answer all of these questions.   NOTE, however, that the purpose of the workshop is not to teach you to use the software – most come with excellent training and support.  You will, however, learn everything else that you need to know to successfully analyze your qualitative data.

Limited to 10 participants.
Click here to register.

Other Enrichment Offerings

Monday Nutrition Seminar SeriesDepartment of Nutrition, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Monday, February 3, 2020 from 1:00-1:50PM Light beverages provided.
“Environmental Enteric Dysfunction and Poor Growth Outcomes” Dr. Jacqueline Lauer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, HMS
Location: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue Kresge 502

Tufts – HNRCA Monday Seminar Series

The 21st Annual Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) Symposium on “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutics”
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 7:15AM-5:30PM
An educational, all-day event. This event will feature internationally recognized speakers addressing interesting topics such as the genetics behind the disease, the global and clinical burden, and mechanisms and novel therapeutics for NAFLD. Registration will be free of charge, but space is limited. Join thought leaders in the field for this signature event! Fill out this form of interest if you would like us to contact you when registration opens!
Please contact Pamela Yurrita with questions or concerns at
Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston