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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Names Dr. David C. Goff Director of the NHLBI Division of Cardiovascular Sciences

WHAT:  The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announces selection of Director of its Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS).

WHO:  David C. Goff, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

WHEN: Dr. Goff will start his new position at NHLBI on November 28, 2016.

WHERE: NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Goff was highly endorsed by the NHLBI DCVS Director Search Committee for his nationally-recognized scientific credentials.  As a distinguished cardiovascular epidemiologist, clinical trialist, and physician, he will bring exceptional experience to the executive leadership team of the Institute. Since 2012, he has served as the Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, where he led a complex portfolio - setting strategic priorities, leading change, and managing fiscal and human resources. Prior to his role as Dean, Dr. Goff served as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Over his career, Dr. Goff has served as the Principal Investigator for research projects valued at over $50 million and published over 280 peer-reviewed manuscripts. As a Principal Investigator of NHLBI-supported clinical networks within the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial and the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), he has intimate knowledge of clinical trial design, operation, and execution. During his term as Chair of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study (CARDIA) Steering Committee, Dr. Goff collaboratively engaged leading cardiovascular scientists from multiple academic health centers in the conduct of one of NHLBI’s important and productive cohort studies.

In addition to his illustrious career as an investigator, Dr. Goff has provided scientific direction for critical efforts across the agency, as well as for NHLBI specifically. Most recently, he served as a member of the NHLBI Guideline Executive Group and Co-Chair of the NHLBI Risk Assessment Working Group. Dr. Goff’s legacy of service with professional organizations, such as his advocacy for cardiovascular health through his role as Chair of the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and Chair of the Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research for the American Heart Association, demonstrates his ability to convene groups, achieve consensus, and produce results.

Dr. Goff received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology from the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals.

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