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Published in This Week on September 03, 2013

Choice lecturer discusses atherosclerosis

Dr. Peter Libby, professor of cardiovascular medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, accepts a plaque from Dr. Joy Intapad, left, instructor in physiology and biophysics, and Dr. Paula Warrington, instructor in physiology and biophysics, for giving the Students and Postdoctoral Fellows' Choice Distinguished Lecture Aug. 22.

Libby discussed how basic science research findings on inflammatory factors were translated over decades into phase-three clinical trials of pharmaceuticals in thousands of people.

Libby researches the role of inflammation in atherosclerosis. He said understanding the factors that create it is very important.  

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