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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 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

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 S-W, Ghosh S, Myckatyn TM, Klein S.  Adipose tissue immunology, … 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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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. Fill out the interest form to be notified when registration opens. Registration for this event is free.

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UNC NORC P&F Symposium: “From Pilot Data to Federal Funding: Lessons from P&F Program Award Winners”

November 10, 2020

The UNC NORC Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Program presents a virtual symposium, “From Pilot Data to Federal Funding: Lessons from Pilot and Feasibility Program Award Winners,” on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET. Registration is required for Zoom details. The symposium will feature keynote speaker and P&F awardee Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen and presentations from P&F award winners Dr. Kyle S. Burger, Dr. Rachel W. Goode, Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan, and Dr. Maya Styner. Speakers will discuss their current research, their experiences as a P&F awardee, and their transition from gathering pilot data to securing federal funding. The … Read More »

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Boston NORC Annual Symposium: COVID-19, Nutrition, and Obesity

October 14, 2020

Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center Annual Symposium COVID-19, Nutrition, and Obesity Friday, December 4, 2020 8:45AM-12:00PM “The changing face of epidemiology during COVID-19. Lessons learned and opportunities for BNORC investigators” Jorge E. Chavarro, MD, ScD Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health “Does Vitamin D Reduce the Risk of COVID-19?” JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard … Read More »

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1st Virtual Mid-Atlantic NORC Symposium

October 14, 2020

We are pleased to announce the 1st Virtual Mid-Atlantic NORC Symposium! Featuring: Sadaf Farooqi Sadaf Farooqi, FMedSci, is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research fellow in Clinical Science, Professor of Metabolism and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a consultant physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK Date:          Monday, November 9, 2020 Time:          9:00AM – 1:00PM EST Location:   The program will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Please join the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Obesity Research Center to share a day of learning and discussion with some of the brightest minds at UMB and JHU. The Symposium will begin with a Keynote presentation by … Read More »

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NORC Initiative to Advance the Careers of Researchers from Groups Underrepresented in Academia

August 24, 2020

The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs), supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), host 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 is 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). Each event is from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Central). And all sessions will be recorded and widely distributed through NORCs, NIDDK, … Read More »

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