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As Jeremiah Stamler turns 100, ‘he continues to do brilliant science’

Jeremiah Stamler's 100th birthday
Jeremiah Stamler celebrates his 100th birthday at Northwestern. Photo by Teresa Crawford

Dr. Jeremiah Stamler, who celebrated his 100th birthday Oct. 27, says he is considering retirement but isn’t quite ready. There is still so much to do.

Though he is technically professor emeritus, Stamler continues to do pioneering National Institutes of Health-funded research, advises colleagues and reviews his peers’ writing.

“He continues to do brilliant science,” said Dr. Don Lloyd-Jones, the chair of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The founding chair of the preventive medicine department at Northwestern in 1972, Stamler has had tremendous influence on our understanding of diet and cardiovascular health. He’s considered the founding father of preventive cardiology.