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Heart Health Lecture Series

NYU Langone’s Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease hosts free educational events throughout the year through our Heart Health Lecture Series. Launched in 2015 under the direction of Dr. Dennis A. Goodman, this patient education initiative focuses on helping you take control of your heart health and work toward a healthier future.

Our lectures cover topics such as sleep, nutrition, exercise, obesity, and stress. The series also highlights the latest information related to the conditions that increase cardiovascular disease risk such as diabetes, certain autoimmune conditions, thrombotic disorders, and high blood pressure. A question and answer session follows each lecture.

Upcoming Heart Health Lectures

For more information about these and other upcoming programs, or to RSVP, please call 646-501-2190 or email

Heart Disease Screening and Prevention

Despite the many clinical and scientific advances in our understanding of heart disease, it remains the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States. Join cardiologist Dr. Jeffrey S. Berger as he shares important prevention strategies that can help lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Dr. Berger reviews current and emerging screening options, including lipoprotein (a) testing, that help determine heart disease risk. He also explains why knowing your numbers, including blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and body mass index, is an important element of understanding your risk of having a heart attack.

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B

The Impact of Exercise on Your Immune Health

Join cardiologist Dr. Sean P. Heffron and physiatrist Dr. Jonas M. Sokolof to learn about the impact of exercise on your immune health. Our experts share the latest research on the impact of physical activity on cardiovascular disease, inflammation, cancer, and viral and bacterial illnesses. Discover how being active can delay the aging of your immune system and lead to a healthier life.

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B

The Environment and Cardiovascular Disease

The environment we live in can affect heart health in many ways. Join Dr. Jonathan Newman, cardiologist and cardiovascular researcher, to learn how the earth’s changing environment can impact your health and potential ways to manage your personal risk. Dr. Newman talks about his research on air pollution and stroke risk, how personal home air filtration systems affect blood pressure, and the link between arsenic exposure and cardiac function.
Date: Monday, April 20
Time: 6:30PM—7:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B

Watch Our Previous Lectures

Select Heart Health Lectures can be viewed on NYU Langone’s YouTube channel. Visit our Heart Health Lecture Series playlist to view our lecture video library and to check for new content.

Examples of our lectures include the following:

Register for Information and Updates

Prevention Pulse, the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease newsletter, provides information on important topics in heart health as well as recipes, event information, program updates, and the latest clinical and scientific research news. To subscribe to our quarterly digital newsletter and receive Heart Health Lecture Series announcements, please send your name and email address to