Member Heather Baer Receives Funding from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Dr. Heather Baer, member and Pilot and Feasibility investigator (2011-2013) has received notice that her project “Implementation of an Online Weight Management Program in Clinical and Community Settings” will be funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  Please see the announcement.   https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2021/implementation-online-weight-management-program-clinical-and-community

Dr. Susana Rovira-Llopis Awarded BNORC Small Grant

Dr. Susana Rovira-Llopis, Postdoctoral Fellow at Joslin Diabetes Center has received a BNORC small grant award for her project “Study of the mechanisms involved in exercise-induced adipokine secretion by generation of a CRISPR transgenic mouse”, which will use the Center’s Transgenic Core.  Dr. Rovira-Llopis is an early career investigator in the lab of Dr. Laurie Goodyear. This […]

Dr. Melanie Schorr Haines Awarded NIH/NIDDK Supplement

Dr. Melanie Schorr Haines, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and BNORC Pilot Investigator received an NIH/NIDDK Supplement (5 K23 DK115903-04S1) for her project entitled “Relative Sarcopenia and Cardiometabolic Risk in Young Adults with Obesity”.

Pilot & Feasibility Awarded to Dr. Andrew Lutas

Andrew Lutas, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received pilot and feasibility funding for his project “Peptidergic control of the motivation to eat via presynaptic modulation”. This study will determine the feasibility of recording neuropeptide-evoked intracellular signals in mice actively seeking food and whether manipulating specific intracellular signals can suppress cue-triggered […]

Pilot & Feasibility Funding Awarded to Dr. Hassan Dashti

Hassan Dashti, PhD, RD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital has received pilot and feasibility funding for his project “Phenome-wide interactions between obesity genetic risk and lifestyle traits in an electronic health record biobank”. This study will test the hypothesis that phenomewide interaction scans of electronic health record biobanks […]

Year 2 Funding Awarded to Dr. Dong Wang

BNORC has awarded continued (Year 2) funding to Dong Wang, ScD, Associate Scientist, Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, for his pilot project “Mediterranean Diet, Gut Microbiome and Cardiac Structure and Function”.  Click here to read more about funded investigators.