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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

Natcher Auditorium A&B, NIH Main Campus

Thursday, June 28, 2018


Dr. Jonathan Samet, Colorado School of Public Health

Natcher Auditorium A&B, NIH Main Campus

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Dr. Lisa Schwartz and Dr. Steven Woloshin, Dartmouth Institute

Lister Auditorium, NIH Main Campus

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Dr. George Daley, Harvard Medical School

Lister Auditorium, NIH Main Campus

Thursday, November 1, 2018


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 Tab Morgan with the NHLBI Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education, and Communications at 301-827-4199 or Tab.Morgan@nih.gov.