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Framingham Heart Study celebrates 70 years of heart discovery

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 nhlbi_news@nhlbi.nih.gov.

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.


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