I am proud to announce the newest members of the NHLBI Advisory Council. Dr. Jonathan R. Alger, Coletta Barrett, Dr. Ivor Benjamin, Dr. Naomi Luban, Dr. Polly Parsons, and Dr. Gilbert White will join the 12 existing council members for the first time during next week’s council session. Their terms will run through Oct. 31, 2014.
NHLBI Advisory Council members meet at least four times during each fiscal year and are tasked with advising, assisting, consulting, and making recommendations to the NHLBI and Secretary Sebelius on various activities. These include reviewing applications for grants and cooperative agreements; making recommendations on grant proposals, acquisition and maintenance of NHLBI facilities; and preparing comments and recommendations for the Biennial Report.
Please join me in giving a warm welcome to our newest members.
Jonathan R. Alger, J.D.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Naomi Luban, M.D.
Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Director of Transfusion Medicine/Donor Center
Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Coletta Barrett, R.N.
Mission for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Polly Parsons, M.D.
E.L. Amidon Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine
Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Unit, Vermont Lung Center
University of Vermont, Burlington
Ivor Benjamin, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Christi T. Smith Endowed Chair of Cardiology
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City
Gilbert White, M.D.
Executive Vice President for Research
Director of the Blood Research Institute
Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee