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Gary Gibbons, MD
Charting Our Future Together: Envisioning a Diverse, Adaptive, and Networked Biomedical Science Ecosystem
Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; Member, Institute of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
As director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health, Gary Gibbons, MD, oversees the third largest Institute with an annual budget of approximately $3 billion and 1,000 employees. The NHLBI provides global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and to enhance the health of all individuals so they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.
In light of a changing political, fiscal, scientific, and technological landscape, the NHLBI initiated a strategic priority setting and resource management process that harnesses the collective intelligence of NHLBI staff, researchers, and stakeholders. Dr. Gibbons will discuss these processes, which are guided by enduring principles to seize unprecedented opportunities to support transformative research that advances public health.
A public reception will precede the event in the VTC Cafe at 5 p.m.
About the Speaker:
Gary Gibbons, MD, received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Prior to being named director of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins in 2012, Dr. Gibbons served as the founding director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, chairperson of the Department of Physiology, and professor of physiology and of medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.