Please join us for our fourth lecture, “Clinical Cardiovascular Research Inspired by the NHLBI: A Personal Odyssey” with Dr. Eugene Braunwald of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University. Dr. Braunwald will discuss his pioneering work in cardiology and share some predictions for the future of cardiovascular research.
Dr. Braunwald has been a major force in cardiology for decades and is the most frequently cited author in the field. He has worked closely with NHLBI throughout his career including as the chief of cardiology and as clinical director of NHLBI’s predecessor, the National Heart Institute, from 1959-1968. After leaving NIH, he founded the NHLBI Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction Group – which has revolutionized treatment for heart attack.
The talks will be available to the public in-person and online via videocast.
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.