Please join NHLBI for the next lecture in our 70th Anniversary Lecture Series featuring Jonathan M. Samet, M.D., pulmonary physician, epidemiologist, and Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Samet is a leader in global health, focusing on prevention of respiratory diseases and cancer through control of risk factors such as tobacco and air pollution. The presentation will cover the advances made in understanding and controlling the consequences of smoking and will chart progress made over the last 70 years, highlighting most pivotal contributions of NHLBI-funded research against the backdrop of changing patterns in tobacco use.
This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
NHLBI began as the National Heart Institute on June 16, 1948, when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Heart Act. In 1969, the Institute expanded its mission (and name) to cover research on lung diseases, and in 1976, the Institute grew further to include blood disorders.
To commemorate the Institute's 70th anniversary and showcase important investments in scientific research, NHLBI will feature lectures throughout the year from prominent thought leaders representing areas of high scientific priority in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.
For more details and information about the NHLBI 70th anniversary lectures series and upcoming speakers, please visit: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/2018/nhlbi-70th-anniversary-lecture-series.