Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health delivers 2007 Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lectureship

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, Director of the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of
Health, will deliver this year's Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lectureship for
2007 at St. Paul's Hospital, part of Providence Health Care.
    Dr. Nabel is a renowned physician-scientist who has made numerous
contributions to our understanding of vascular biology while at the University
of Michigan, including processes important to the development of
atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.
    Two years ago, she became Director of National Heart, Lung & Blood
Institute at National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland. In
this capacity she is leading the world's largest funding agency with a focus
on heart, lung, blood, vascular, critical care and sleep disorders. Since
taking the post she has led the life sciences community in the United States
through extensive strategic planning and has repositioned the programmatic
offerings in order to foster continued excellence in cardiopulmonary research
across the US and internationally.
    Dr. Nabel's presentation, entitled Genomic Medicine and Cardiovascular
Disease, will be held on November 26, 2007, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the New
Lecture Theatre at St. Paul's Hospital.
    The Lectureship, which is sponsored by the UBC-affiliated iCAPTURE Centre
at St. Paul's Hospital, provides the opportunity for the BC scientific
community to learn from recognized international research leaders.
    Research at Providence Health Care is conducted under the auspices of the
Providence Health Care Research Institute. The PHCRI's vision is to
dramatically improve the treatment and overall health of patients and
residents at Providence Health Care and beyond through relevant, ethical and
inspired health research. Research expertise at the PHCRI includes laboratory,
clinical, health services and epidemiological research in the fields of
HIV/AIDS, heart disease, renal disease, addiction, geriatrics and more.

    Note: Media attending the Bernstein Lecture on November 26 are requested
to meet at the St. Paul's Hospital Information Desk by 8:30 am.

For further information:

For further information: Ms. Melanie Hanson, Operation Leader, The
iCAPTURE Centre, Phone: (604) 806-9266,; Mr. Gavin Wilson,
Communications, Providence Health Care, Phone: (604) 806-8583, Pager: (604)

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