NHLBI Director


Optimizing the NHLBI Clinical Trials Enterprise
Gary H. Gibbons, M.D. - November 19, 2015
Clinical trials are a vital part of the research continuum that takes basic research findings at the bench and ultimately translates them into innovations in clinical practice. NHLBI has an important legacy of conducting and funding clinical trials that have indeed provided critical insights into the mechanisms of human disease as well as shaped how physicians address heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.
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It is with bittersweet emotion that I announce the departure of Dr. Michael S. Lauer, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS), from the NHLBI. We are proud and excited that NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins has selected Dr. Lauer to join his NIH leadership team as the next Deputy Director for Extramural Research and Director of the NIH Office of Extramural Research Activities.
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