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NHLBI 70th Anniversary Lecture Series

WHAT: This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). 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 is featuring lectures throughout the year from prominent thought leaders representing areas of high scientific priority in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.


Dr. Daniel Levy, NHLBI and Boston University

“Unraveling the Mysteries of Cardiovascular Disease: Lessons from NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study”

Natcher Auditorium A&B, NIH Main Campus

Thursday, February 1, 2018

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Christine “Kricket” Seidman, Harvard Medical School

"Hearts, Spiders, and Relaxation: Voyages in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy"

Masur Auditorium, NIH Main Campus

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. EST

Dr. Nanette Wenger, Emory University

“Understanding the Journey: The Past, Present, and Future of Cardiovascular Disease in Women”

Natcher Auditorium A&B, NIH Main Campus

Thursday, May 3, 2018

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Eugene Braunwald, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

"Clinical Cardiovascular Research Inspired by the NHLBI: A Personal Odyssey"

Natcher Auditorium A&B, NIH Main Campus

Thursday, June 28, 2018

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Jonathan Samet, Colorado School of Public Health

"The NHLBI, Tobacco, and Health: 70 Years of Progress"

"Natcher Auditorium A&B, NIH Main Campus

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

Dr. George Daley, Harvard Medical School

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Derivation from Pluripotent Stem Cells

Lister Auditorium, NIH Main Campus

Thursday, November 1, 2018

12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. EST

WHERE: NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland. The lectures will also be livestreamed and archived at https://videocast.nih.gov/.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Dan Stimson with the NHLBI Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education, and Communications at 301-827-4218 or daniel.stimson@nih.gov.