News and Events

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Research Feature
Wemi Found, a mother of two who has sickle cell disease (SCD), barely survived her first pregnancy. The Toronto resident was elated to be pregnant; it had taken nearly a year to conceive during which she also experienced a devastating miscarriage. The first trimester of her pregnancy was a breeze, Found recalled during a recent NHLBI-funded...
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Research Feature
Rapidly emerging field might help fight heart disease, other conditions Most people have engaged in late-night eating at some point — whether it’s with ice cream before bedtime or pizza while studying for an exam. But if you think those late-night indulgences are just an innocent way to curb your pesky, post-dinner hunger pangs, think again. For...
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Research Feature
Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of adults worldwide, including more than 24 million in the United States. However, most cases, 90%, remain undiagnosed. The condition results from the upper airways becoming blocked while a person sleeps, which can reduce or stop airflow. As a result, people with obstructed airways can wake up multiple times...
Upcoming Events
Sickle Cell in Focus Conference (SCiF)
The 16th annual Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) conference will be held in-person at the NIH Bethesda, Maryland campus October 10th- October 11th, 2023 and will be cohosted by NHLBI and University of West Indies (UWI). This year’s conference will address the multifactorial aspects of sickle cell disease and foster the exchange of the latest scientific and clinical information related to sickle cell disease through innovative seminars and interactive panel debates. Registration is free for all those interested in attending.
October 10 - 11 , 2023
Natcher Conference Center
NIH Building 45
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting a virtual workshop titled “Enhancing Implementation of Guidelines and Evidence-based Care in Clinical and Community Settings (ENGAGE)” on Monday, October 16, 2023: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET and
Tuesday, October 17, 2023: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET
October 16 - 17 , 2023
Virtual Zoom Workshop
Monday, October 16, 2023: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET
Tuesday, October 17, 2023: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET
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Join the Learn More Breathe Better® program and special guest presenters as we discuss chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its impact on rural communities. We will also highlight resources available to use during National COPD Awareness Month in November & beyond.
Virtual (webinar)
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Featured Past Events
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Join the NHLBI August 14-16, 2023, at the NIH Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, MD, or virtually to hear about the progress of research in sickle cell disease. The meeting will provide a forum for investigators, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders to engage in discussions and hear presentations about ongoing research, as well as new developments in the scientific and clinical aspects of sickle cell disease. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to interact with other investigators and NHLBI program staff.
August 14 - 16 , 2023
Hybrid Workshop
9 am - 5 pm EDT daily
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Dr. Seema Yasmin will discuss information equity, the role of infodemics, and waning trust in public health institutions on June 21 at 3pm ET in this joint event of the NHLBI Biomedical Lecture Series and Health Equity Research Outreach Series.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
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This NHLBI HIV/AIDS Program webinar features Chris Longenecker, M.D., Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology and Department of Global Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In this talk, Dr. Longenecker will discuss concepts in reciprocal innovation research and give concrete examples of ongoing projects that aim to improve the cardiovascular health of people living with HIV around the world.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT