Tonight, here in Washington, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the Larry King Cardiac Foundation will celebrate another one of its dinners with gala entertainment in which the funds go to help people who can't afford it to get various types of heart treatment. And in that connection, we have invited, and she has accepted, the then First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush, to kick off the show tonight, which later will deal in depth with heart disease with a panel to talk about. What got you interested in it?
"Virtually all diseases, except maybe trauma, have a genetic component," Dr. Nabel said." "The discovery of hereditary factors in cardiovascular diseases will allow a future in which medicine is predictive, preemptive and personalized."
The Duke University Distinguished Lecturer Series was instituted to bring inspiring, accomplished, distinguished lecturers to campus to illuminate progress and future areas of excitement in genetic and genomics. Dr. Nabel shares her insight with students.
Conclusions from 15 year $735 million Womens Health Initiative sponsored by the National Institute of Health challenge conventional thinking on how older women can reduce risks for heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis
Many of the nation's leading scientists and experts on women's health will join Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study participants February 28 -- March 1, 2006 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD to celebrate the legacy and probe the findings and future directions of the WHI
A comprehensive genetic research study to identify genes underlying cardiovascular and other chronic diseases will be launched by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with the Boston University (BU) School of Medicine
On December 30, the President signed into law the FY 2006 appropriation for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Although the bill sent forward by Congress provided the NHLBI with a 0.3 percent increase over the FY 2005 amount, a rescission within the Department of Defense bill reduced the NHLBI budget by 1 percent, giving us a total allocation of $2,921,757,000 for FY 2006. That figure was reduced further by $26,109,000 – the NHLBI allocation toward the NIH Roadmap Initiative.
As mentioned in my inaugural column, I am strongly committed to ensuring the continuing vigor of the research enterprise through training and career development of new investigators. The nurturing of young talent was a high priority during my tenure in academic medicine, in particular because it coincided with a time of constrained budgets that resulted in the virtual loss of a generation of promising young investigators.