Friday Forums: 2014-2015


Date: September 26, 2014


  • Scott Solomon, MD — Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Amil Shah, MD — Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Susan Cheng MD, MPH — Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Topic: “Cardiac Structure and Function in the Community: Insights from the ARIC Echocardiographic Study”

Wines: 2010 Mas Doix Salanques Priorat, Spain; 2009 Inama–Bradisismo-Veneto RossoVeneto, Italy

Chocolates: Icelandic Chocolates 60%, 72% Cocoa

Date: November 7, 2014

Speaker: Goodarz Danaei, MD, ScD — Assistant Professor of Global Health and Danaei140x180Population, Harvard School of Public Health

Topic: Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in Global Populations:  A Novel Risk Score”

Wines: (1) 2011 Halter Ranch Cabernet Sauvigon (2) 2012 Raats-Red Jasper

Chocolates: Danish Chocolates 60%, 70% Cocoa


Date: December 12, 2014

economos140x180Speaker: Christina Economos, PhD — Associate Professor, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition.

Topic: “Obesity 180”

Wines: (1) 2011 Roche Bellene Savigny Les Beaune, France (2) 2012 J. Christopher Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon


Date: January 16, 2015

leening140x180Speaker: Maarten J.G. Leening, MD, MSc — Departments of Epidemiology and Cardiology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Topic: “Sex Differences in Lifetime Risk and First Manifestations of Cardiovascular Disease”

Wines: (1) 2011 De Morgenzon Maestro Red, South Africa (2) 2012 Susana Balbo—Signature Malbec, Argentina


Manson140x180Date:  February 13, 2015


  • JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH — Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School
  • Howard Sesso, ScD — Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Sesso140x180Topic:  The COcoa Supplement and Multivitamins Outcomes Study (COSMOS): A Randomized Trial of Cocoa Flavanols and Multivitamins in the Prevention of CVD and Cancer”

Wines: (1) 2011 Halter Ranch Cotes de Paso Rouge, Paso Robles, California (2) 2012 Newton Red Label Claret, Napa Valley, California


howard140x180Date: March 13, 2015

Speaker: George Howard, DrPH — Professor of Biostatistics, University of Alabama

Topic: The Regards Study”

Wines: (1) 2009 Zaca Mesa Syrah, Santa Barbara, California (2) 2011 Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone, France