Nutrition Obesity Research Club

Inaugural Meeting: Saturday, October 27, 2017

9:00AM-4:30PM followed by reception. Refreshments provided

Boston University Charles River Campus, Photonics Colloquium Room

6 – 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston, MA 

Join us for mentoring, networking, competition, prizes, and good food

We are looking for early stage investigators (students, fellows, postdocs, Instructors, Assistant Professors) of NIDDK funded Nutrition Obesity Research Centers and Diabetes Centers to present their studies on nutrition or metabolic disease at the inaugural meeting of the Nutrition Obesity Research Club featuring the BONDatathon.

Promoting closer interactions and collaborations among nutrition and obesity researchers in Boston and throughout New England.


Boston Obesity Nutrition Datathon

Over the course of 1 week, October 19-26, teams will have access to a pool of datasets contributed by local researchers from the fields of Obesity and Nutrition Research as well as national datasets. Teams will work together to come up with novel data analyses, inferences, and visualizations that could inform future research in those fields. $3000 will be awarded to teams who come up with the best ideas, results, and most novel data visualizations at the inaugural Nutrition Obesity Research Club Meeting


Who: early career members (students, fellows, postdocs, Instructors, Assistant Professors) of NIDDK funded Nutrition Obesity Research Centers and Diabetes Centers

What: original studies on nutrition or metabolic disease

Why: mentoring, networking, competition, prizes, good food and wine

When: abstract submission deadline October 1
Accepted presenters will have 10 minutes to present their work at the meeting on October 27th

Registration is open!

Register today!


Boston Nutrition Obesity
Research Center

At Boston Medical Center 
and Boston University School of Medicine

BNORC aims to facilitate and support the conduct of cutting edge basic and translational research in the fields of nutrition and obesity science in the Boston area with the long term goal of promoting optimal health throughout the lifespan and aims to contribute to and help coordinate utilization of resources that enrich the education and training of investigators, be they new to the field or established investigators from other fields, in order to promote the conduct of trans-disciplinary nutrition and obesity research.​


The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center is administratively based at Boston Medical Center and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK) grant P30DK046200. All publications resulting from the utilization of BNORC resources are required to credit the Center by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement and must comply with NIH Public Access Policy.


We thank our sponsors for their generous support!