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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Director Celebrates Anniversary of Framingham Study

Antman, Rep. Clark and Dr. Bertagnolli pose together, smiling, in front of Boston University backdrop.

Celebrating Framingham’s milestone are (from l) Boston University School of Medicine Dean Dr. Karen Antman, U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark and NIH Director Dr. Monica Bertagnolli.

NIH Director Dr. Monica M. Bertagnolli joined Massachusetts State Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Boston University School of Medicine Dean Dr. Karen Antman at BU on Apr. 8 for an event celebrating more than 75 years of groundbreaking research from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS). 

The long-term study began in 1948 with more than 5,200 adult residents in Framingham, Mass., and has resulted in over 3,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers and numerous breakthroughs in heart science, including insights into the cardiovascular effects of diet, exercise and smoking. Framingham is the U.S.’s longest running cohort study. 

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