Congrats to HELI Alumna Dr. Bertha Hidalgo!

Congratulations to HELI 2018 alumna Bertha Hidalgo, PhD, MPH, on her appointment to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Board of External Experts!

The Board of External Experts provides input on the NHLBI’s strategic research priorities and guidance on scientific opportunities. The board meets twice every year in Bethesda, Maryland; its next meeting is this fall.

Dr. Hidalgo is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also an associate scientist in UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Her research, which focuses on health disparities and genomics related to cardiometabolic diseases, will enable her to lend her expertise in her new position.

“I look forward to contributing insights into health disparities, genomics and implementation science,” Hidalgo said.

“We are all very proud of Dr. Hidalgo,” said Cora Lewis, MD, chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. “This is indeed an important honor, and an impressive accomplishment.”

Read the news on the UAB website here.

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