Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, director of the NHLBI, and Dr. George Mensah, director of NHLBI’s Center for Translational Research and Implementation Science, co-authoed a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study examined the factors existing at the state level that may influence cardiovascular health outcomes.
NHLBI Director Dr. Gary H. Gibbons recently spoke to medical reporters about the future of individualized medicine and highlighted the role the National Institutes of Health is poised to play in moving this field forward.
Gibbons, a leader in work related to cardiovascular health of minority populations, has earned 15 NHLBI-supported grants in the last 15 years and has served on the institute's advisory council since 2009. In an interview with Science Insider, Gibbons said he aims to ensure "that NHLBI continues its legacy of doing discovery science that advances public health."
"The globally recognized research and training supported by the NHLBI continues to advance biomedical knowledge in fields related to heart, lung, and blood diseases," Gibbons said. "I look forward to working with the institute staff and with the many researchers supported by the Institute to foster multi-disciplinary approaches to improve disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment that will advance the health of all Americans."
NHLBI Director Dr. Gary H. Gibbons talks about women and heart disease on the red carpet at the 2013 Red Dress Collection Fashion Show in New York City.
Dr. Gary H. Gibbons discusses his new role as NHLBI director and his experience as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholar.
Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, the next director of the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, hopes to diversify the biomedical workforce.
"It provides a superlative opportunity to provide leadership in conjunction with the stakeholders to really make an impact," said Gibbons in an interview with heartwire. "These are exciting times in discovery science, whether it's in laboratories, clinical studies, clinical trials, or in public health, and the NHLBI has this legacy of a balanced portfolio."
Gary Gibbons, a cardiologist and scientist at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, today was named director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Offered the top job at the NHLBI last year, Gary Gibbons '78 was attracted by the chance to steer an agency with a $3 billion budget for research on heart, lung, and blood disorders. But that wasn’t all. Gibbons, a cardiologist and scientist, also saw the position as an opportunity to address what he calls an "egregious" problem: a dearth of African-American scientists in biomedical research.