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2013 | 2012

September 25, 2012: ScienceInsider , Jocelyn Kaiser, “Fostering diversity, heading off heart disease”

"I think this organization has an inspiring and very noble mission," said Dr. Gibbons. "It's one that resonates with me as a clinical scientist. I've always been motivated to address scientific questions that have implications for patients and patient care and public health. And that's what this institute's all about."

September 5, 2012: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation , “Grantee new head of NHLBI: will explore new frontiers in research”

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.

September 4, 2012: Wall Street Journal , Ron Winslow, “Trying a new line of attack in heart disease”

Dr. Gary H. Gibbons and NHLBI grantee Dr. Paul Ridker, director of the center for cardiovascular-disease prevention at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, discuss the launch of the NHLBI-supported Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT) that will test if treating inflammation can cut the risk of a heart attack or stroke in high-risk individuals.

August 30, 2012: The Pew Charitable Trusts , “Pew Biomedical Scholars share their stories of scientific discovery”

In this video, 1994 Pew Biomedical Scholar Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., director of the NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and 2012 Pew Biomedical Scholar Kathryn E. Wellen, Ph.D., a specialist in cancer metabolism and epigenetics from the University of Pennsylvania, discuss the impact that being a Pew Biomedical Scholar has had on their lives and careers.

August 7, 2012: Nature News , Amy Maxmen, “A mindful mentor”

Addressing the diversity of the biomedical workforce has long been a priority for clinician and physiologist Gary Gibbons, and he will soon be in a position with hefty influence. On 13 August, Gibbons will become the first black director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, which has a US$3-billion annual budget for research into heart disease, asthma, blood and sleep disorders, and more. 

He talks to Nature about his hopes for his new post.

April 27, 2012: The NIH Record , “Gibbons named director of NHLBI”

On Apr. 5, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins announced the selection of Dr. Gary H. Gibbons as new director of NHLBI. Gibbons is founder and current director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, chairperson of the department of physiology and professor of physiology and medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He expects to start his new position in the summer.

April 11, 2012: Princeton Alumni Weekly , Brett Tomlinson, “Tiger of the week: Gary Gibbons '78”

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."

April 5, 2012: Boston Globe , Chelsea Conaboy, “Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, who trained at Harvard, to lead National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute”

"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."

April 5, 2012: CardioBrief , Larry Husten, “NIH appoints Gary Gibbons as next director of the NHLBI”

Gary Gibbons will be the next Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The selection of Gibbons was announced today by the National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins. Gibbons is the founder and current director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, chairperson of the Department of Physiology, and professor of physiology and medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. 

April 5, 2012: Cardiovascular Business , “Cardiologist Gary H. Gibbons to take reins at NHLBI”

Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., founder and current director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute in Atlanta, will assume the duties of director the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the summer of 2012.

April 5, 2012: Science Insider , Jocelyn Kaiser, “Morehouse cardiologist tapped to head National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute”

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).

April 5, 2012: , Michael O'Riordan, “Dr. Gary Gibbons named director of the NHLBI”

"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."

Last Updated: July 15, 2013