Recent News

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.

Year 2 Funding Awarded to Dr. Sarah Lessard

BNORC has awarded continued (Year 2) funding to Sarah Lessard, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center for her pilot project “Impact of Western Diet on the molecular and physiological response to exercise”.  Click here to read more about funded investigators.

Year 2 Funding Awarded to Dr. Melanie Schorr Haines

BNORC has awarded continued (Year 2) funding to Melanie Schorr Haines, M.D., Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Assistant Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital for her pilot project “Effects of exercise on circulating myokine levels in insulin-resistant vs insulin-sensitive adults with overweight/obesity”. Click here to read more about funded investigators.

The Obesity Journal Club

Tuesday, November 17th from 12-1pm (zoom info. below) Presenter: Danielle M. Krobath; Doctoral Candidate, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Article Title:  Association of Chain Restaurant Advertising Spending with Obesity in US Adults. Author/Journal: Sara N. Bleich, PhD et al. (2020) JAMA Network Open. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.19519  Reminders: Reserve your spot... More

Dr. Caroline Apovian selected as 2020 Distinguished Leader in Obesity Medicine

The American Board of Obesity Medicine has selected Dr. Caroline Apovian, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine as the 2020 Distinguished Leader in Obesity Medicine. Dr. Apovian currently serves as Co-Director and Co-PI of BNORC, as well as the Director of the Nutrition and Weight... More

New Co-Director for ABM Core: Dr. Dafne Cardamone

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dafne Cardamone has been appointed as the Co-Director of the Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Tissue (ABM) Core. Dr. Cardamone is a Research Assistant Professor in the lab of Dr. Valentina Perissi in the Biochemistry Department at Boston University School of Medicine. More

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... More

Small Grant Awarded to Rucha Patel

Rucha Patel, Ph.D., Research Fellow in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center received a BNORC small grant award for her project “Biosynthetic regulation of a novel class of lipids with anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory effects”, which will use the Center’s Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core (ABM). Dr. Barbara... More

Small Grant Award Recipient

Dr. Jennifer Lee, Instructor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received a small grant award to support the project entitled “Molecular Basis for Enteroendocrine Cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes”.  Dr. Lee will work with the Center’s Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Core using RNA sequencing to characterize novel transcriptional signatures... More