Enrichment & 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: Virtual via Zoom

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 Annual Symposium 2020: COVID-19, Nutrition and Obesity
Friday, December 4, 2020 from 8:45AM-12:00PM EST
This symposium will be held virtually via zoom.
Click here to register for the symposium.

Other Enrichment Offerings

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

Tufts – HNRCA Monday Seminar Series


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.

Healthy Aging at Tufts Seminars

Click here to register.

NORC Sponsored

Nutrition Obesity Research Centers Initiative to Advance the Careers of Researchers from Groups Underrepresented in Academia (URiA)

The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs), supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), launched an initiative to identify the barriers and challenges to success of scientists from URiA groups and to identify actionable strategies to overcome these challenges. The goal was to provide specific recommendations to improve equity and inclusion for the NORCs, NORC-associated institutional leadership, and scientific societies such as the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and The Obesity Society (TOS). The initiative was delivered virtually with an agenda consisting of presentations by leading experts, followed by small group discussions. Speakers identified challenges, solutions, opportunities, and future needs for successful recruitment, retention, and advancement for researchers from groups underrepresented in academia. All sessions were recorded and widely distributed through NORCs, NIDDK, the American Society of Nutrition, The Obesity Society, and other interested groups.  Please see the link below for the schedule of sessions and the recording of each session.