Enrichment & Events

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BNORC Sponsored/Co-Sponsored Enrichment Offerings

Upcoming BNORC Offerings

Adipose Seminar Series sponsored by the Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core (ABM)

Meets select Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Obesity Journal Club co-sponsored by Enrichment Program of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00PM
Location: M&V 240, Tufts (Health Sciences Campus, 136 Harrison Ave)
The Obesity Journal Club meets twice a month during the academic year to review papers published in biomedical journals that relate to obesity in population settings.

Please contact Katherine M. Rancaño, MS to be added to the club distribution list.

OJC Spring 2021 Presenters
Date Presenter
Jan 19th Misha Eliasziw, PhD
Feb 16th Jennifer Oslund
Mar 16th Thanit (Pao) Vinitchagoon
Apr 20th Violeta Chacon
May 6th Bianca Braga
Jun 15th Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH

Other BNORC Programs

Annual Symposia

The Center sponsors an annual half-day symposia that includes a plenary session and poster session (contingent on venue).  The plenary session is organized around a current topic that is of interest to the research community and includes talks in each of the following areas: (1) basic science, (2) epidemiological studies (including genetic epidemiology), and (3) clinical or translational investigation.

Webinars sponsored by Enrichment Program of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

One-hour webinar designed to provide tools to create an effective discussion guide for interviews.
One-hour webinar on conducting focus groups and key informant groups with children, and covers the major issues to consider, including different strategies to use for different ages.

Click here to view the recording of the Webinar held on April 27, 2020.

Workshops (held at TUSM) sponsored by Enrichment Program of the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Full-day workshop on moderating focus groups
Half-day workshop on qualitative data analysis
Two-hour workshop on conducting key informant interviews.

Other Enrichment Offerings

Monday Nutrition Seminar Series, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

May 10, 2021 – Dr Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Kraft Center for Community Health, Division Chief, General Academic Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; AND Dr Ronald E. Kleinman, MD,
Physician in Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital; Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School  Recommendations for infants and children from the DGAC 2020-2025 report.

Location: Remote via Zoom

Tufts – HNRCA Monday Seminar Series

Click here for more details.

Registration is now open. Abstracts are being accepted until May 14th. Click here for more information and here to submit abstracts.

NORC Sponsored

The 22nd Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 8:00AM-5:30PM EST
“Global Food systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century”
Location: Virtual
Registration is required. Click here to register.

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 recommendations to improve equity and inclusion for the NORCs, NORC-associated institutional leadership, and scientific societies such as the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and The Obesity Society (TOS). The initiative was delivered virtually with an agenda consisting of presentations by leading experts, followed by small group discussions. Speakers identified challenges, solutions, opportunities, and future needs for successful recruitment, retention, and advancement for researchers from groups underrepresented in academia. All sessions were recorded and widely distributed through NORCs, NIDDK, the American Society of Nutrition, The Obesity Society, and other interested groups.  Please see the link below for the schedule of sessions and the recording of each session.