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7-27-2021 The CDC just updated their COVID-19 recommendations for those who have received their vaccinations. For instance, the CDC now recommends:

“fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.”

7-26-2021 Dr. Natarajan’s lab continues to grow. Megan Wong a clinical research coordinator from Idaho joined us at the beginning of July.

7-6-2021 Please help us welcome our new clinical research coordinator, Kim Lannery, our new research nurse Janet Boyle-Kelly, and our new high school student Akshaya Ravi

6-28-21 What an honor! The MGH Cardiology Division just announced that Dr. Pradeep Natarajan has been named as the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Endowed Chair in Vascular Medicine.

6-25-21 Recently, we published in JAMA Cardiologour lab’s research on the “Association of Diet Quality With Prevalence of Clonal Hematopoiesis and Adverse Cardiovascular Events

6-11-21 For our lab’s spring step challenge, over 46 days, 20 lab members completed 9.2M steps (4.6K miles) in total! Amazing!

6-8-21 Just in! Yesterday, Nature Medicine published Maryam Zekavat’s work on why age is “a risk factor for infectious disease?” “Hematopoietic mosaic chromosomal alterations increase the risk for diverse types of infection”

6-7-21 Please join me in a round of applause for Dr. Romit Bhattacharya. Harvard Medical School awarded him the prestigious John S. LaDue Memorial Fellowship to support his cardiovascular disease-related research. 

5-14-21 The journal Genetics Medicine just published Dr. Natarajan’s most recent work. “Randomized prospective evaluation of genome sequencing versus standard-of-care as a first molecular diagnostic test“.

5-13-21 The most recent guidelines from the CDC. “Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance”

5-3-21 The CDC recently updated their COVID-19 guidelines to include the following:

“You can gather or conduct activities outdoors without wearing a mask except in certain crowded settings and venues.”

4-19-21 Let’s get vaccinated! People age 16 + who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can be vaccinated.

4-12-21 Congratulations to Amy Sarma who received the MGH Medicine Innovation Pilot Grant Award for her research on “Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Following Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy”!

4-12-21 Congratulations! MGH awarded Romit Bhattacharya with the Primary Care Innovation Fund Pilot Grant Award for his research on “Validation of a novel toilet seat-based cuffless blood pressure measurement technology and association with left ventricular mass index.”

4-12-21 The most recent paper published by the Natarajan Lab in Nature Communications “Chromosome Xq23 is associated with lower atherogenic lipid concentrations and favorable cardiometabolic indices“.

4-8-21 Congratulations to Maryam Zekavat for winning a SAC 2021 Poster of Distinction Award from MGH!

3-29-2021 Dr. Natarajan would like to announce the launch of his latest trial “Disease Management Platform for Heart Failure” in collaboration with AstraZeneca.

3-19-2021 Congratulations! The editorial board for the MGH Cardiology Board Review Book (2nd edition) awarded Romit Bhattacharya and Pradeep Natarajan for the best chapter.

03-17-2021 Massachusetts released the latest vaccine schedule. Beginning April 19th, all groups are eligible to receive the vaccine.

03-11-2021 Our latest preprint! “A large-scale multi-ethnic genome-wide association study of coronary artery disease”

03-10-2021 Our latest paper from the lab! “Association of Premature Menopause With Incident Pulmonary Hypertension: a cohort study”

03-10-2021 Welcome to our latest lab members! So Mi Jemma Cho comes from the Republic of Korea and Abraham Cheloff a medical student at Harvard Medical School.

03-08-2021 New guidelines from @CDCgov for vaccinated adults.

03-05-2021  The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine awarded Dr. Natarajan the 2021 Bromberg Memorial Visiting Professorship. During Grand Rounds, he presented his work on “Cardiovascular Precision Medicine and Dynamic Genomes”.

Pradeep Natarajan

Pradeep Natarajan, MD MMSc (PI  

Pradeep Natarajan is Director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Endowed Chair in Vascular Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

He received his BA in molecular biology with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa in 2004 from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his MD with Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008 from the University of California, San Francisco. He received his MMSc in biomedical informatics in 2015 from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Natarajan completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2011. He completed his clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2015.

Dr. Natarajan researches the germline and somatic genetic bases of human atherosclerosis using genetic epidemiology, large-scale sequencing studies, genotype-driven human investigation, and genetic testing implementation. In addition to his research efforts, Dr. Natarajan is a clinical cardiologist focusing on heart attack prevention, cardiovascular risk reduction, premature heart attack, lipid disorders, and cardiovascular genetics based at the MGH Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center.

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