martes, 17 de abril de 2018

NHLBI 70th Anniversary: Upcoming Lectures Focus on Heart Disease Genetics, Women’s Health

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NHLBI 70th Anniversary: Upcoming Lectures Focus on Heart Disease Genetics, Women’s Health

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is celebrating its 70th year with an Anniversary Lecture Series that will feature prominent thought leaders and showcase progresses, promising research investments, and priorities in preventing and treating heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.
On April 25, Dr. Christine Seidman of Harvard Medical School will discuss her research on the genetic causes and mechanisms for human heart disease. On May 3, Dr. Nanette Wenger of Emory University will discuss evolving efforts to understand and treat heart disease in women. These lectures are open to all participants including those wishing to participate via the NIH videocast.  Please see below for more details. 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018—Masur Auditorium—10:00to 11:30 a.m. EDT
Live webcast at
"Hearts, Spiders, and Relaxation: Voyages in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy"
Christine Seidman, M.D.
Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Dr. Seidman is the founding Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research aims to discover genes, mutations, and mechanisms for human heart muscle disorders. She has identified genetic causes for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy, defined the consequences of mutations on biophysical properties of cardiac muscle, and described cell and molecular responses to these abnormalities.
Thursday, May 3, 2018—Natcher Auditorium A&B—1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Live webcast at
“Understanding the Journey: The Past, Present, and Future of Cardiovascular Disease in Women”
Nanette Wenger, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
Over a career that spans more than 50 years, Dr. Wenger’s dedication to reducing women’s disability and death from cardiovascular disease has made her one of the country’s most-respected experts on women’s health and women’s inclusion in medical research. Dr. Wenger has become an icon in the field of cardiology as author and co-author of more than 1,300 scientific and review articles and book chapters.
For more details and information about upcoming speakers, please visit the NHLBI 70th Anniversary Lecture Series page.  Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event may contact Tab Morgan at, 301-827-4199 and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). The lecture will also be broadcast live online at

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