FHS Researcher, Dr. Emelia J. Benjamin received two prestigious awards from the AHA this month: the 2019 Laennec Clinician/Educator Lecture, sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology, which recognizes her contributions and achievements in the field of clinical cardiology and the 2019 Distinguished Achievement award from the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM) for her substantial professional contributions to the field represented by the… read more
(American Heart Association News) — The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, finds new FHS research, led by Dr. Rebecca Angoff, clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Read More.
Michelle Long, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of medicine, has been awarded a three-year, $495,000 Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to early-career physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. Dr. Long, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a gastroenterologist… read more
The next phase of the Framingham Heart Study will focus on aging — why, and when, diseases of all kinds strike and what we can do to cut the risk. The answers may be within the study’s vast medical archives and the descendants of the volunteers. Read More.
We are excited to announce the Boston University School of Medicine has received a $38 million award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to continue the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) for another six years.
“The Framingham Heart Study (FHS) is an excellent example of a database to initiate investigations and generate questions that could be followed later by experimental studies,” explains Hugo J. Aparicio, MD, MPH, assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, in a perspective article in the journal Stroke.
Three Boston University Cardiovascular Epidemiology T32 post-doctoral trainees (Cecilia Castro-Diehl, Laura Corlin, and Joowon Lee) will receive awards at the upcoming American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions meeting in March. Their research is based on Framingham Heart Study data. Congratulations to these investigators!!
The oldest participant of the Framingham Heart Study and the oldest resident of the city of Framingham, Gina Galvani, will turn 111 years old later this month. Read more about Mrs. Galvani and see how the City of Framingham honored her on December 4th.
Congratulations to FHS investigator Nicole Spartano, PhD (right) for her recent Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant (AARG) award for “Physical Inactivity, Epigenetic Aging, and Preclinical Dementia”. Dr. Spartano plans to study the role of physical activity in healthy brain aging by exploring the biological basis for early brain aging in Framingham Heart Study participants. This study will evaluate a younger population than previously assessed and… read more
The manuscript abstract titled “Lifetime History of Smoking, Cessation and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Prospective Results From the Framingham Heart Study” won the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award. This award recognizes the authors with the highest ranked abstract from the Unites States at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018.
Congratulations to the authors: Meredith S Duncan, Matthew S Freiberg, Robert Greevy,… read more
“It’s very important that every individual in the United States knows the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease so they can get prompt, immediate care.” – Dr. Emelia Benjamin. For the past 30 years, Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Heart Study. In this article she highlights three forms of prevention: secondary, primary and primordial. read more
Friends of the FHS awarded the FHS Dawber Scholarship to two high school seniors planning to attend college.
All children, stepchildren, and grandchildren of FHS participants were welcomed to apply for the scholarships.
Applicants wrote essays focused on “How has the Framingham Heart Study research scope expanded over its 70 years?” to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the study. Applicants were welcome to tell a… read more
The Framingham Heart Study started the celebration of its 70th year with a poster contest for middle school students in Framingham. The theme of this contest was “What Does a Healthy Lifestyle Mean to You?”
Prizes were awarded to the first and second place winners at each of the four middle schools. Schools that have students participating in this contest also received a donation.
On June 10, 2018, FHS joined in on the festivities for Flag Day in Framingham, MA. FHS staff, family members and the Friends of the Framingham Heart Study marched in the Flag Day Parade alongside Framingham community members to share in the joy of the day and celebrate our upcoming 70th year anniversary!