Message from Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director, NHLBI:The Institute is seeking a dynamic physician-scientist to provide strategic leadership for its newly organized Division of Cardiovascular Diseases (DCVD). Applications should be received by May 12, 2007.
The most exciting current research on nuclear receptors and metabolism takes a systems approach, utilizing functional genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatics to understand the role of nuclear receptors in physiology and in the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
Dear Colleagues: I am delighted to announce that Dr. Michael S. Lauer has been tentatively selected for the position of Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) extramural Division of Prevention and Population Sciences to provide leadership for the Institute's national program for population- and clinic-based research on the causes, prevention, and clinical care of cardiovascular, lung, and blood diseases. We anticipate that Dr. Lauer will be joining us on July 1 pending the appropriate approvals.
"Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart" presents comprehensive and easy-to-understand information on the impact of physical activity on your heart, as well as the power of physical activity to keep you healthy overall. Since physical inactivity is one of several major heart disease risk factors that you can do something about, the 44-page guide is full of practical tips, including sample walking and jogging programs, instructions for finding your target heart rate zone, ideas for making fitness a family affair, and an overview of the best physical activities for a healthy heart.
I am pleased to announce that the NHLBI is seeking exceptional candidates with an M.D., Ph. D., or M.D./Ph.D. to provide strategic leadership in two senior positions and would appreciate your help in informing your friends and colleagues:
At the AAMC's fifth Fulfilling the Promise briefing, speakers Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and Marcia L. Stefanick, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, addressed research into women's cardiovascular health.
New results from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Framingham Heart Study demonstrate that having a parent who has had heart failure confers a 70 percent greater risk of developing the disease, even when accounting for common heart failure risk factors.
"NHLBI studies have shown that the DASH eating plan can significantly lower high blood pressure, even within the first few weeks," said NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. "They demonstrate that by making healthy choices in diet and physical activity, you can get on track to a healthier life."