Friday Forums: 2010-2011


Date: September 24, 2010

Speaker: Ramon Estruch, MD, PhDRamon_Estruch140x180

Topic: “New Evidences on the Effects of the Mediterranean Diet on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. The PREDIMED Study.” 

Wines: (1) 2008 Bodegas La Cartuja Priorat, Spain (2) 2008 Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos Camp De Borja, Aragon, Spain

Chocolates: (1) Taza stone ground dark chocolate, organic, 70% cocoa (2) Taza chocolate covered nibs, organic, 67% cocoa


Date: December 10, 2010

Speaker: John Michael Gaziano, MDGaziano140x180

Topic: “A New Paradigm for Cardiometabolic Disorder. Results from a Large-Scale Trial.”

Wines: (1) 2008 Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec Mendoza, Argentina (2) 2008 Clos de Los Siete Mendoza, Argentina

Chocolates: (1) California dark chocolate almond bark (2) Portugal Arcadia dark chocolate bon bons


Date: January 14, 2011

Speaker: Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScMlloyd-jones140x180

Topic: “Cardiovascular Health Across the Life Course: Origins, Mechanisms, Outcomes and Implications”

Wines: (1) 2006 Trefethen Double T Proprietary Red, Oak Knoll, Napa, North Coast, California, USA (2) 2009 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

Chocolates: (1) Soma Chocolatemaker, Peruvian dark chocolate, “starry night” cacao with salt (2) Aohnai, Greek dark chocolate

_________________________________________Professor Thomas Lumley, for Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday 6 July 2011. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography. ©The University of Auckland

Date: February 11, 2011

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Lumley

Topic: “Time to Incident Hypertension or Diabetes: Measurement Error causes Bias that even Randomization doesn’t Fix”


Date: March 18, 2011

Speaker: Simon Capewell, DSc, MDInterior block 3

Topic: “CVD patterns and prevention policies: where next?”

Wines: (1) 2008 Fume Blanc, Napa Valley, California, USA (2) 2007 Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Chocolates: (1) Free trade 71% dark chocolate, Swiss, Trader Joe’s (2) Free trade 72% dark chocolate with almonds, US, Trader Joe’s


Date: April 15, 2011 – Fellows Forum

Speakers and Topics:

  • Caroline Boeke — “Dietary intake of methyl donors during pregnancy and global LINE-1 DNA methylation in maternal and cord blood”
  • Leah Cahill“Haptoglobin phenotype and risk of myocardial infarction”
  • Benjamin Capistrant“Does spousal caregiving increase risk of incident hypertension?: Evidence from a nationally representative sample”
  • Qibin Qi“Insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS1) gene variation modifies insulin resistance response to weight-loss diets in a two-year randomized trial”

Wines: (1) 2007 Massaya ‘Classic’, Bakaa Valley, Lebanon (2) 2008 Erik Banti Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy

Chocolates: (1) Taza 70% dark stone ground organic chocolate (2) Taza 67% dark organic chocolate covered nibs


Date: May 20, 2011

Psaty_Bruce140x180Speaker:  Bruce M. Psaty, MD, PhD

Topic: “Large Scale Collaborations in Epidemiology”

Wines: (1) 2003 Rollan de By Medoc, Bordeaux France Cru Bourgeois (2) 2009 Chateau Ste Michelle
“Indian Wells” Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State, USA