Belief in What’s Possible, Action for What’s Right

Honoring Dr. Bernard Lown

This event occurred on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. A recording of the event will be posted on this webpage once available.

“Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible.”  
—Dr. Bernard Lown, Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 1985

Visionary cardiologist, activist, inventor, teacher, and humanitarian—Dr. Bernard Lown saved lives on a global scale for nearly a century. With a prescient and unwavering belief in what’s possible and the courage to act for what’s right, his legacy is amplified by the community of Harvard Chan School Lown Scholars working throughout the developing world to promote cardiovascular health.

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Lown’s life and honoring his lasting impact on public health and humankind.

You are also invited to share your memories of Dr. Lown in the virtual guest book to be shared with his family.


SPEAKERS

Joseph Brain, SM, SD
Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Devaki Nambiar, PhD
Program Head, Health Systems and Equity, George Institute for Global Health
Lown Scholar, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ramfis Nieto-Martinez, MD, MSc
Director of Cardiometabolic Health and Lifestyle Unit, LifeDoc Health
Lown Scholar, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jon Rohde, MD
Senior Lown Scholar and Bernard Lown Visiting Professor Emeritus, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michelle A. Williams, ScD
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Angelopolous Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Musical performance by Lisa M. Wong, MD, and Mr. Lynn Chang.


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