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Division of Lung Diseases Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Apr. 9 at NLM

The NHLBI's Division of Lung Diseases celebrates 50 years logo
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Division of Lung Diseases 50th anniversary logo

For 50 years, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) has advanced research on the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of lung diseases and sleep disorders, as well as supported the researchers of the future. 

This research will take center stage at an NIH symposium: “50 Years of Progress in Pulmonary Science Innovation in Lung Imaging for Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Lung Diseases” on Tuesday, Apr. 9. All staff are welcome to attend the event, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

Experts in pulmonary science will discuss the progress and promise of lung disease research, including lung imaging and clinical applications. Among the event’s speakers are NHLBI intramural researchers Dr. Marcus Chen and Dr. Adrienne Campbell-Washburn. Campbell-Washburn received an Orloff Award this year for her leadership in developing cutting-edge, low-field MRI technologies that are more accessible to underserved communities.

NHLBI-funded extramural researchers will also join to discuss the progress and promise of lung imaging in epidemiological, technological and clinical applications. DLD director Dr. Jim Kiley and NHLBI director Dr. Gary Gibbons will moderate the symposium and lead the audience in a Q&A session following presentations.

Those who cannot attend in person can join online through the live NIH videocast. Watch for upcoming DLD 50th anniversary events in Outlook or follow along on social media using #Lung50. 

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