Seminars & Events

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BNORC Sponsored/Co-Sponsored Enrichment Offerings

Adipose Seminar Series sponsored by the Adipose Tissue Biolo/bnorc/files/2020/05/NUTRITION-AND-OBESITY-RELATED-SEMINARS-05042020-05102020.pdfgy and Nutrient Metabolism Core (ABM) 
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.

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
Monday, May 11, 2020 from 1:00-1:50PM

“Food is Medicine: Nutrition Intervention in Cancer Survivors” Dr. Fang Fang Zhang, Neely Family Professor, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University

Obesity & COVID-19 Virtual Symposium, Comprehensive Program on Obesity, New York University
Friday, May 29, 2020 from 1:00-3:00PM
The NYU Langone Comprehensive Program on Obesity invites you to participate in a 2-hour Virtual Symposium on the topic of Obesity & COVID-19. Given the connection of obesity with COVID-19 and the urgency of the topic, this virtual symposium – comprised of a series of short presentations and discussion – will offer the opportunity to share and learn about recent findings and current studies (including early stage projects) nation-wide on the connection between COVID-19 and Obesity/ obesity-related conditions.

If you are interested in attending please register by May 28th using the following link:

If you would like to share your findings or your project (and possibly also engage others in your study) please send the information below to by May 13th.

Authors/Team members:
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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! Register here.

Please contact Pamela Yurrita with questions or concerns at