Recent News

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.

Carbo Light Plan Cookbook

Dr. Barbara E. Corkey, previous Director and emeritus member of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center has released a cookbook, which is focused on quick and simple meals with decreased processed food.  The free cookbook is available online at:

Obesity Working Group – Fall Meeting

The Fall Obesity Working Group meeting will be on Monday, September 27 from 3:00-5:00pm via Zoom. Registration is required. Click here to register. "Nutrition Polices and School-Based Interventions to Improve Children’s Diets and Address Health Disparities" Juliana F. W. Cohen , Associate Professor, Merrimack College and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of... More

Enrichment Offering – Conducting Focus Groups with Children Webinar

The vast majority of texts and literature on conducting focus groups are geared toward adults as participants.  Yet, there is an imperative to conduct qualitative research with children to inform all phases of interventions and programs that include them.  This webinar will cover the major issues to consider when conducting... More

Adipose Seminar – Alexander Bartelt

Dr. Alexander Bartelt, Principal Investigator at the Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and Professor Christian Weber Chair at the Ludwig-Maximlians University in Munich, Germany, will present at the next virtual Adipose Seminar. His talk, entitled “Adipocyte proteostasis in cold acclimatization and obesity” will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 14, at... More

Dr. Matthew Layne Named Assistant Dean for Research, Boston University

Source: Boston University School of Medicine, Office of the Dean Matthew Layne, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, was named Assistant Dean for Research for the Boston University School of Medicine. Dedicated to facilitating, monitoring and evaluating research experiences for medical students with the goal of expanding and enhancing student research opportunities at... More

Next Obesity Journal Club Tuesday, September 21

The first Obesity Journal Club of this academic year will be held on Tuesday, September 21st from 12:00-1:00pm in-person in M&V 105 and remotely on Zoom (details below).  Presenter: Anna Grossman, MS; Doctoral Candidate, Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Article Title: Food addiction comorbid to mental disorders: A... More

2021 Diabetes Virtual Summer Camp

The 2021 Diabetes Virtual Summer Camp is a virtual research internship program that invites high school, college, graduate, and professional students worldwide interested in learning about biomedical research and academic medicine with a focus on diabetes research, education, and care. The program consists of 12 Zoom sessions that highlight current topics... More

BNORC Annual Symposium December 10, 2021

The BNORC Annual Symposium will take place on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 9:00AM-12:15PM. Please see below for more information and click here to register.