The NHLBI-supported ASCERT study (ACCF-STS Database Collaboration on the Comparative Effectiveness of Revascularization Strategies) published in the New England Journal of Medicine (abstract) and Circulation (two abstracts) was highlighted in our press release.
In this video, Neal Young, M.D., chief of the Division of Intramural Research's Hematology Branch at the NHLBI, shares insight about the importance of conducting clinical trials, some of the benefits of participating in a trial, and a discovery his team made in 2011 about treating the rare blood disease aplastic anemia.
The Clinical Research Forum has established a competition to recognize 10 outstanding clinical research accomplishments in the United States each year. In the competition's inaugural round, 2010-2011, five of the 10 recipients are NHLBI grantees.
In consultation with the NIH and other major health and research organizations, HBO Documentary Films has produced a series of films and an associated education campaign about America's struggle with obesity.
Congratulations to Keith A. Horvath, M.D., for being named one of Washingtonian Magazine's "Top Doctors" in March 2012. Horvath is director of cardiothoracic surgery research at the NHLBI and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Suburban Hospital, where he leads the NIH Heart Center.
I was thrilled recently to hear from a former patient of mine who sent photos of his two young sons. John was born with thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder that causes ineffective production of red blood cells and severe hemolytic anemia.
Today, NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced the selection of Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., as the new director of the NHLBI. Dr. Gibbons expects to join the Institute as director in the summer of 2012
The NHLBI was pleased to co-present the Mar. 8 installment of the NIH's Medicine: Mind the Gap seminar series. NHLBI Board of Extramural Experts (BEE) member Robert M. Califf, M.D., vice chancellor for clinical research and director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute, professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and editor-in-chief of the American Heart Journal, delivered a lecture entitled "Innovative Approaches to Clinical Trials."
In an effort to open an active discussion with the larger epidemiology research community about the future of epidemiology as it relates to cardiovascular disease, staff from the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS), with support from the NHLBI Office of Communications (OC), have launched a digital forum: Challenges in Cardiovascular Epidemiology.