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Dr. Katya Ravid Named Inaugural Incumbent, Barbara E. Corkey Professor of Medicine

Source: Boston University School of Medicine Communications Center member Dr. Katya Ravid, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine has been selected as the inaugural incumbent of the Barbara E. Corkey Professor of Medicine. Dr. Ravid’s research focuses on megakaryocyte and platelet biology. With the establishment of this... More

Next Adipose Seminar – Dr. Barbara Nikolajcyzk

Dr. Barbara Nikolajcyzk, Associate Director for Translational Research in Diabetes at the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center and Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, will present at the next virtual Adipose Seminar. Her talk, entitled “Mechanisms of Inflammation in human obesity and type... More

Program to Advance the Career Development of Scientists from Diverse Backgrounds Conducting Nutrition, Obesity, Diabetes, and Related Research

This RFA invites applications to participate in a consortium of three independent but collaborative programs providing cohort-based career development programs for early career scientists from diverse backgrounds including underrepresented groups. Appropriate applicants would include institutions with a substantial established base of funded researchers and mentors in these research topic areas. More

Obesity Working Group Meeting

Monday, March 29, 2021 from 3:00-5:00PM “Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Insulin-Resistant Dyslipoproteinemia – A Randomized Controlled Feeding Trial” Cara Ebbeling, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, Boston Children’s Hospital “Sodium intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: evidence from cohort studies with multiple... More

Pilot & Feasibility

Call for P&F Proposals (March 16): BNORC has released a call for new pilot and feasibility proposals.  Letters of Intent are due March 26. Click here for more information.  

Next Adipose Seminar – Dr. Shingo Kajimura

Dr. Shingo Kajimura, Member of the Faculty of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will present at the next virtual Adipose Seminar. His talk, entitled “The Color of Fat: the multifaceted role of thermogenic fat in metabolism and diabetes” will take place on Tuesday, More

Next Obesity Journal Club Tuesday, March 16

The next Obesity Journal Club is Tuesday, March 16 from 12:00-1:00PM. Please see below for more information. Presenter: Thanit (Pao) Vinitchagoon, MS, RD, CDT; PhD Candidate, Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change; Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Article Title:  Effects of Time-Restricted Eating on Weight Loss and... More

Next Adipose Seminar – Dr. Alyssa Hasty

Dr. Alyssa Hasty, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty of the Basic Sciences, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will present at the next Adipose Seminar. Her talk, entitled “Macrophages as Adipose Tissue Ferrostats” will take place on Tuesday, March 9. Registration for this seminar is required. Please... More

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”.