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Office of the Director (OD)

The Office of the Director (OD) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides overall planning, direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Institute's programs, and coordinates all related Federal health programs. The OD collects, develops, and disseminates information on the diseases of the heart, lung, and blood, on sleep disorders, and on transfusion medicine, with an emphasis on disease prevention; and conducts and fosters educational programs for scientists and clinicians. It provides leadership in the transfer and assessment of information for the scientific community and the lay public, and establishes internal Institute policy for program and administrative operations, maintaining surveillance over their implementation.

Please visit the Director's Corner for more information about the Director, Announcements, and Legislative Information.

Phone numbers are available in the Abbreviated Staff Directory.

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