Friday Forums: 2009-2010


Date: September 25, 2009

Speaker: Matthew W. Gillman, M.D., S.M.Gillman140x180

Topic: “Blood Pressure Screening in Children – Who Knew it Wasn’t Cost-Effective?” 

Wines: (1) 2006 Marquis Philips Cabernet Sauvignon (2) 2003 Gibson Shiraz

Chocolates: (1) Pariguan Chocolat, Paris, 69% cocoa (2) Stoneground Organic, Dominican Republic, 70% cocoa


Date: October 23, 2009

Speaker: Nancy Cook, Sc.D.Nancy_Cook140x180

Topic: “Dietary sodium, potassium, and cardiovascular events: Is it time to shake up the guidelines?”

Wines: (1) 2006 Pozzan Annabella Caberet Sauvignon (2) 2006 St Innocent Winery Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard

Chocolates: (1) Valrhona, Le Noir Extra Amer, 85% cacao, France (2) Trader Joe’s, Confection Perfection, 70 % cacao, USA


Date: November 20, 2009

Speaker: Christopher O’Donnell, MD, MPH ODonnell140x180

Topic: “Genomic Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease and Its Risk Factors: Current Progress and Next Steps”

Wines: (1) Bodegas Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (2) Antonelli Baiocco Rosso 2007

Chocolates: (1) Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate One-Pound Bar, 72% cocoa (2) Trader Joe’s The Dark Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Bar, 85% cocoa, Tumaco region, Columbia


Date: December 11, 2009

Speaker: Christine Albert, MD, MPHchristinealbert140x180

Topic: “Genetic and Biomarker Predictors of SCD: The Latest Evidence”

Wines: (1) 2007 Crios — 50% Syrah, 50% Bonarda (2) 2006 Crozes Hermitage J Vidal Fleury

Chocolates: (1) Dark chocolate and hazelnuts, 70% cacao (2) Dark chocolate and almond bark, 70% cacao


Date: January 8, 2010

Speaker: Janet Rich-Edwards, ScDrich-edwards140x180

Topic: “Breathing Life into the Lifecourse Approach: Using Pregnancy History to Target Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women”

Wines: (1) 2007 90 Cellars – Shiraz-Viognier (2) 2007 J Lohr “Seven Oaks” – Cabernet Sauvignon


Date: February 19, 2010

Speaker: Paul Franksfranks140x180

Topic: “Childhood Obesity, Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Premature Death: New Results From Long Term Follow-up of Children”

Wines: (1) 2006 Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls Rimage (2) Dow’s Trademark Finest Reserve Porto

Chocolates: (1) Laderach Swiss Chocolate, 70% dark chocolate (2) Laderach Swiss Chocolate, 50% dark chocolate with chili and spices


Date: March 12, 2010

Speaker: Aase Handberg, M.D., D.M.Sc.asae140x180

Topic: “Soluble CD36 – A New Marker of Lipid Accumulation in the Arterial Wall? Lessons Learned from Studies of sCD36 in the Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance and Atherosclerosis”

Wines: (1) Layer Cake Primitivo 2007 (2) Cascina Morassino Nebbiolo Langhe Rosso 2004

Chocolates:  (1) Lindt Swiss Chocolate, 50% cocoa with almonds and orange


Date: April 16, 2010 — Fellows Forum

Speakers and Topics:

  • Stephanie Chiuve — “Diet Quality, US Dietary Guidelines, and Risk of Major Chronic Disease”
  • Jennifer Ho“Discovery and Replication of Novel Blood Pressure Genetic Loci in the Women’s Genome Study”
  • Fumiaki Imamura“Novel Patterns of Circulating Fatty Acids and Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease: Results from Principal Components Analysis”
  • Nisha Parikh“Cardiovascular Outcomes Related to Reproductive History in Women”

Chocolates: (1) Dark chocolate roasted pistachio toffee, Trader Joe’s (2) Belgian dark chocolate almonds, Trader Joe’s


Date: May 21, 2010

Speaker: Steven L. Gortmaker, Ph.D.gortmaker140x180

Topic: “Pediatric Obesity: Population Trends, Dynamics, Prevention Strategies and Disparities”

Wines: (1) 2006 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley (2) 2007 Causino-Macul Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reserve

Chocolates: (1) Belgium dark chocolate, 72% cocoa, distributed by Trader Joe’s (2) Swiss dark chocolate, 72% cocoa, distributed by Trader Joe’s


Date: June 18, 2010hlatky140x180

Speaker: Mark Hlatky, M.D.

Topic: “Evaluation of Novel Risk Markers”

Wines: (1) 2006 Wente Reliz Creek, Pinot Noir, California USA (2) 2008 Ponzi Tavola, Pinot Noir, Oregon USA