Friday Forums: 2017-2018


Date: Nov 1, 2017

Speaker: Lawrence J. Appel, MD

Title: Professor, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Topic: A History of Diet and Hypertension


Date: Dec 15, 2017

Speaker: Christina L. Wassel, PhD, MS, FAHA

Title: Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Colchester, VT

Topic: “Femoral Artery Atherosclerosis: A more sensitive
marker than the ankle brachial index to detect early
declines in physical function, and risk of all-cause

Wines: (1) 2013 Margenrum M5 (2) 2015 Owen Roe “Abbots Table”


Date: May 18, 2018

Speaker: Lindsay Jaacks, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Topic: “Environmental Pollutants in the Food System:
Overlooked Cardio-Metabolic Disease Risk Factors”

Wines: (1) 2014 Bodega Norton “Privada” (2) 2014 Georgian Valleys “Napareuli”


Date: June 8, 2018, Fellows and Trainees Forum


Kerry Ivey, PhD

Research Fellow, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“Sugar Sweetened Beverages and the Microbiome: Implementation of an Intelligent
Decision Support for Precision in Statistical Modelling”

Jennifer Stuart, ScD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Maternal Cardiovascular Disease”

Sara Seidelmann, MD, PhD, MPhil, MS, MA

Clinical Research Fellow in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

“Dietary Carbohydrate Intake and Mortality”

David Rainey, MD, MPH, M.Ed

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“Feeding America’s Bravest: a Mediterranean Diet-based Intervention to Reduce
Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Volunteer Firefighters”

Wines: (1) 2015 Penley Estate Coonawarra Cabernet (2) 2015 Educated Guess Cabernet