WHAT: The Framingham Heart Study, a joint project of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and Boston University, marks its 70th anniversary this year. Daniel Levy, M.D., director of the project, will deliver a special lecture to acknowledge the landmark, multigenerational study, which began in 1948. The topic of Dr. Levy’s talk will be “Unraveling the Mysteries of Cardiovascular Disease: Lessons from NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study.” He will discuss the historical contributions Framingham has made to our understanding of cardiovascular disease and to advances in public health. The lecture is the first in a series of talks that also mark the 70th anniversary of NHLBI, part of the National Institutes of Health. The lecture series will take place throughout the year to showcase some of the important outcomes of NHLBI’s seven decades of investment in scientific research.
WHO: Daniel Levy, M.D., Director, Framingham Heart Study, and Chief of the Population Sciences Branch, NHLBI, is available to comment.
WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2018 from noon to 2 pm, Eastern Time.
WHERE: NIH main campus, Natcher Building (Balcony A&B), 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20894. The lecture is also viewable through videocasting: https://videocast.nih.gov/.
CONTACT: For more detailed information or to schedule an interview, please contact the NHLBI Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education, and Communications at 301-496-5449 or email@example.com.
FUTURE SPEAKERS: For full schedule of speakers for the lecture series, please use the following link: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/events/2018/70th-Anniversary-Lecture-Series-1.
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) plans, conducts, and supports research related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; and sleep disorders. The Institute also administers national health education campaigns on women and heart disease, healthy weight for children, and other topics. NHLBI press releases and other materials are available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
This year, 2018, marks the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. ...