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The Sustaining Behavior Change Conference

September 10, 2021

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) in collaboration with the University of Alabama NORC and the University of Colorado NORC are sponsoring a 2-day multidisciplinary symposium addressing the critical issue of how to help people sustain behavior change on October 15th and 22nd. The symposium will be virtual and free but requires registration. To register, view schedule and speakers, please visit: https://anschutzwellness.com/sbc/  

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Boston NORC Virtual Symposium on Precision Nutrition

August 10, 2021

VIRTUAL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM • SAVE THE DATE • PRECISION NUTRITION FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 FROM 9:00AM-12:15PM EST Plenary Session Moderators: Andy Greenberg, M.D., Co- PI and Director Valentina Perissi, Ph.D., Co- PI and Director 9:00-9:10AM Welcome 9:15-10:10AM “A diet personalised to your metabolism” Dr. Sarah Berry, Ph.D., Reader in Nutritional Sciences, King’s CollegeLondon 10:15-11:10AM “Personalized nutrition based on gut microbiome and clinical data” Professor Eran Segal, Principal Investigator, Weizmann Institute, Israel 11:15AM-12:10PM José M. Ordovás, Ph.D., Lead Scientist and Senior Scientist, Nutritionand Genomics Team, JM USDA HNRCA, Professor, Nutrition andGenetics, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of NutritionScience and … Read More »

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NY NORC: 23rd Annual Frontiers in Diabetes Research Conference

August 5, 2021

23rd Annual Frontiers in Diabetes Research Conference: Neural Control of Metabolic Homeostatis Saturday, November 20, 2021 via Zoom 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM EST Register here Click here to download the Conference Program

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INSS 2021 – Symposium on Heterogeneity of Obesity and Implications for Cancer

June 3, 2021

The 2nd annual Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium will be held virtually June 21-22, 2021. Information about the full program, registration, and abstracts can be found at www.interdisciplinarynutrition.org. All sessions will be recorded and can be viewed by attendees after the conference as well. With support from the National Cancer Institute, INSS is offering sponsored registration for selected applicants from populations underrepresented in science or early career scientists. Apply for registration sponsorship here. Submit abstracts here

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New Publications from the NORC at Washington University, St. Louis

May 25, 2021

New Publications from the NORC at Washington University, St. Louis Beals JW, Smith GI, Shankaran M, Fuchs A, Schweitzer GG, Yoshino J, Field T, Matthews M, Nyangau E, Morozov D, Mittendorfer B, Hellerstein MK, Klein S.  Increased adipose tissue fibrogenesis, not impaired expandability, is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Hepatology (in press). Yoshino M, Yoshino J, Kayser BD, Patti G, Franczyk MP, Mills KF, Sindelar M, Patterson BW, Imai S-I, Klein S.  Nicotinamide mononucleotide increases muscle insulin sensitivity in prediabetic women.  Science (in press). Fuchs A, Samovski D, Smith GI, Cifarelli V, Farabi S, Yoshino J, Pietka T, Chang … Read More »

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Boston NORC Virtual Symposium on Precision Nutrition

May 25, 2021

Date: Friday, December 10, 2021

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Dr. Susana Rovira-Llopis Awarded Boston NORC Small Grant

May 25, 2021

Dr. Susana Rovira-Llopis, Postdoctoral Fellow at Joslin Diabetes Center has received a small grant award for her project “Study of the mechanisms involved in exercise-induced adipokine secretion by generation of a CRISPR transgenic mouse”, which will use the Center’s Transgenic Core. Dr. Rovira-Llopis is an early career investigator in the lab of Dr. Laurie Goodyear. This project will generate an HA-tagged G protein-coupled receptor 81 (GPR81) floxed mouse model using the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology. GPR81 is a specific lactate receptor highly expressed in adipose tissue and involved in the regulation of lipolysis. The mouse model will determine the role … Read More »

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Supplemental Funding for Eligible Students, Postdoctorates, and Investigators from Backgrounds Underrepresented in Academia

November 20, 2020

Supplemental Funding for Eligible Students, Postdoctorates, and Investigators from Backgrounds Underrepresented in Academia The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) is seeking to match eligible scholars from backgrounds underrepresented in academia (URiA) to research mentors at Harvard and our affiliate organizations to apply for NIH-funded Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. We encourage all applications from eligible undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, graduate students, and faculty seeking a career in health-related research. To find out more about this program and to indicate your interest in being matched with a Harvard principal investigator, please click here. Questions can be directed to … Read More »

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UNC NORC Partners with NCCU to Enhance Diversity in Nutrition and Obesity Research

November 20, 2020

The UNC NORC Pilot & Feasibility (P&F) Program recently received funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to establish a process designed to increase the number of new investigators from underrepresented minority (URM) groups who become established investigators in nutrition and obesity research. To achieve this critical goal, the P&F Program is working with K. Sean Kimbro, PhD, professor of biology and biomedical sciences at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), to develop a mentoring and research collaboration to promote the career development of URM investigators. Located in Durham, North Carolina, NCCU is one of the region’s … Read More »

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The 22nd Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium: “Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century”

November 20, 2020

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Time: 8:00am to 5:30pm EST This event will be held virtually. All are welcome! The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) is pleased to announce our 22nd Annual Symposium, entitled “Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century.” We have an outstanding lineup of speakers who are experts in the fields of public health, global food systems, food inequity, and sustainable nutrition. Additional event info and speaker information can be found here. Fill out the interest form linked here to be notified when registration opens. Registration for this event is free.

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