NHLBI Director


National Sickle Cell Awareness Month with NHLBI
Gary H. Gibbons, M.D. - September 20, 2016
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, prompting all of us to take a moment to reflect on this devastating genetic disorder and why it is so important to advance research that may lead to better symptom management and potentially, a cure. Sickle cell disease (SCD) today has almost 100,000 people in its grip in the United States, and millions more worldwide. Many suffer terribly and die young.
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Announcing the NHLBI Strategic Vision
Gary H. Gibbons, M.D. - August 11, 2016
More than a year ago, I asked the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) community to pause and imagine a world where we are able to prevent or cure heart, lung, and blood diseases and the enormous burdens associated with them; a world where we are able to capture the promise of predictive health, preventive care, and precision medicine.
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