Office of the Director - February 1, 2010
On Jan. 19, 2010, former NHLBI director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. participated in the Olympic Torch Relay in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Dr. Nabel was nominated by The Heart Truth® campaign partner Diet Coke and served as one of 20 U.S. torchbearers with Olympics sponsor Coca-Cola. Her nomination recognized the NHLBI and The Heart Truth® campaign for their dedication to promoting healthy lifestyles, empowering civic engagement, raising awareness of women's heart disease, and equipping women with tools and information to lead heart-healthy lifestyles.