Friday Forums: 2018-2019


Date: Sept 14, 2018

Speaker: Caroline Fox, MD

Title: Vice President and Head, Genetics and Pharmacogenomics, Merck Research Lab, Boston, MA               Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Topic: “Career Transitions and Industry Positions: What Mentors and Trainees Should Know”


Date: Nov 16, 2018

Speaker: Michelle Odden, PhD

Title: Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Topic: “Understanding the Optimal Preventive Strategies for Healthy Aging”


Date: Jan 25, 2019

Speaker: Paul Ridker, MD

Title: Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital                                                                                               Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Topic: “Reducing Inflammation to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk: Understanding the CANTOS and CIRT Trials”


Date: Feb 15, 2019

Speaker: Samia Mora, MD

Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Topic: “Plasma Lipids and Other Metabolites and Risk of Chronic Disease”


Date: April 26, 2019

Speaker: JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH

Title: Chief of Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital                                                          Professor of Medicine and the Micheal and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School

Topic: “VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL): Results for Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer”

Wines: (1) 2016 Joseph Carr Reserve Cabernet (2) 2015 Segal Fusion Red


Date: May 17, 2019, Fellows and Trainees Forum

Speakers: Andrew Synn, MD, “Pulmonary Vascular Pruning on CT Imaging and Risk of Death in the Framingham Heart Study”

Jun Li, MD, PhD, “Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet, Plasma Metabolome, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk”

Laila Al-Shaar, MS, MPH, “Physical Activity and Mortality among Male Survivors of Myocardial Infarction”

Jie Hu, MD, PhD, “Differences in Metabolomic Profiles between Black and White Postmenopausal Women and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in the Women’s Health Initiative”