I am honored and pleased to officially join the NHLBI today as director. It is truly humbling to lead an institute with such a respected legacy of excellence in public service. I look forward to both the challenges and the opportunities ahead of us as I take on this new leadership role within the NHLBI community.
The NHLBI Office of Research Training and Minority Health (ORTMH) celebrated its tenth anniversary in July. To mark the occasion, ORTMH held a seminar on July 24 featuring keynote speaker Dr. Fatimah Jackson, director of the Institute of African American Research and professor of biological anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.