Welcome

Nutrition-related disease states such as diabetes and obesity may be treatable eventually by the use of therapies at the cellular and molecular levels. The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard seeks to establish a research environment which encourages the approach to defining common clinical nutrition research problems using the most sophisticated technology and scientific knowledge available.

Register Now: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century

We are pleased to announce that our 22nd Annual Harvard Nutrition and Obesity Symposium, “Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century,” will be taking place on June 15, 2021. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers who are experts in the fields of public health, global food systems, food inequity, and sustainable nutrition. Registration is free. 

Research Supplements for Students/Researchers from Underrepresented Backgrounds

We are currently accepting applications from undergrads, post-baccs, grad students, and faculty from backgrounds underrepresented in academia (URiA) to be matched with Harvard investigators to apply for NIH-funded Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.

total members in our research base

12

institutions represented in our research base

publications citing our grant P30 DK040561 in 2019

1400+

attendees at our 2020 Nutrition Obesity Research Symposium

Our Goals:

  • Promote top researchers in the field and the translation of their research findings into clinically useful strategies for human advancement

  • Enable scientific discovery in nutrition and obesity by making sophisticated Core services available and by fostering collaboration within and beyond our research base

  • Share the knowledge of these advancements through a robust enrichment, education and outreach program

Our Cores:

The NORCH aims to equip nutrition and obesity researchers with the tools and technology they need in order to conduct cutting-edge research. Our Core teams provide consultations and technical support in Genomics and Cell Biology, Metabolic Imaging, Metabolic Phenotyping, and Statistics.

Genomics and Cell Biology

Metabolic Imaging

Metabolic Phenotyping

Statistical Consultation

$215,000

Pilot & Feasibility funding awarded to 9 highly promising junior investigators in 2020

Pilot & Feasibility Awards

The NORCH has maintained an outstanding Pilot & Feasibility Program for over 20 years, with the goal of supporting, retaining and promoting successful young faculty to nutrition and obesity research. We have a highly selective pool of applicants each year, some of whom are chosen to present their research at our annual Pilot and Feasibility Symposium. 

News and Events

Our bi-monthly Newsletter keeps our community up to date on our latest programs, publications, events, and opportunities. 

 

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Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, 5LON207, Boston, MA 02114

HarvardNORC@mgh.harvard.edu(617) 724-9109 | @HarvardNORC on Twitter