Biography

Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., is Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he oversees the third largest institute at the NIH, with an annual budget of more than $3 billion and a staff of 917 federal employees.

The NHLBI provides global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

Prior to being named director of the NHLBI, Gibbons served as a member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) from 2009-2012. He was also a member of the NHLBI Board of Extramural Experts (BEE), a working group of the NHLBAC.

Selected Publications

Differences in systemic oxidative stress based on race and the metabolic syndrome: the Morehouse and Emory Team up to Eliminate Health Disparities (META-Health) study.

Authors: Morris AA, Zhao L, Patel RS, Jones DP, Ahmed Y, Stoyanova N, Gibbons GH, Vaccarino V, Din-Dzietham R, Quyyumi AA.
Metab Syndr Relat Disord 2012 Aug 01;Epub ahead of print

A genetic risk variant for myocardial infarction on chromosome 6p24 is associated with impaired central hemodynamic indexes.

Authors: Patel RS, Morris AA, Ahmed Y, Kavtaradze N, Sher S, Su S, Zafari AM, Din-Dzietham R, Waddy SP, Vaccarino V, Alexander RW, Gibbons GH, Quyyumi AA.
Am J Hypertens 2012 Jul 25;25(7):797-803

The association between depression and leptin is mediated by adiposity.

Authors: Morris AA, Ahmed Y, Stoyanova N, Hooper WC, De Staerke C, Gibbons GH, Quyyumi A, Vaccarino V.
Psychosom Med 2012 Jun 01;74(5):483-8

Elevated circulating angiogenic progenitors and white blood cells are associated with hypoxia-inducible angiogenic growth factors in children with sickle cell disease.

Authors: Ofori-Acquah SF, Buchanan ID, Osunkwo I, Manlove-Simmons J, Lawal F, Quarshie A, Quyyumi AA, Gibbons GH, Gee BE.
Anemia 2012 Jan 01;2012(156598)

Differences in weight perception among blacks and whites.

Authors: Hendley Y, Zhao L, Coverson DL, Din-Dzietham R, Morris A, Quyyumi AA, Gibbons GH, Vaccarino V.
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2011 Dec 01;20(12):1805-11

Awards

Convocation speaker
Morehouse School of Medicine
"Fruits of Excellence" Award
Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Meharry-Vanderbilt Shockley Lectureship
Named one of America’s Leading Doctors
Black Enterprise Magazine
Santiago Ramón y Cajal Award for Outstanding Research
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Health Braintrust
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences elected member
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences
Daniel Savage Scientific Award
Association of Black Cardiologists
Morehouse School of Medicine Outstanding Mentor Award
Morehouse School of Medicine
Ernest E. Just Symposium Award
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society Distinguished Scientist Award
International Society on Hypertension in Blacks Outstanding Scientist Award
Established Investigator Award
American Heart Association
Pew Biomedical Scholar
Pew Charitable Trusts
Baxter Foundation awardee
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Minority Faculty Development Fellowship awardee
Magna Cum Laude graduate
Harvard Medical School
Kaiser Foundation/National Medical Fellowship Merit Award
Harvard Medical School
Henry Asbury Christian Award for Notable Scholarship
Harvard Medical School

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