Recent News

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”.

New Center Member – Dr. Joseph Majzoub

Joseph A. Majzoub, M.D., Thomas Morgan Rotch Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Chief Emeritus, Division of Endocrinology, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital has joined BNORC as a member.  The ultimate goals of Dr. Majzoub's work are to understand how various stresses affect... More

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... More

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... More

Diabetes Virtual Camp

Following a successful Diabetes Virtual Summer Camp and Fall Camp, gathering 537 students from 111 colleges, 44 states, 10 countries, and including 213 students of underrepresented minorities, we are continuing with the Diabetes Virtual Winter Camp, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, starting on Jan. 23rd.   Diabetes Virtual Winter Camp is... More

New Center Member – Dr. Wade Regehr

Dr. Wade Regehr, Professor of Neurobiology at HMS has joined BNORC as a full member. The research in his lab mainly focuses on synapses, specifically how presynaptic neurons influence the firing of their targets and to understand how physiologically significant computations are performed by synapses. Other areas of research include... More