National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council


Future Meeting Dates (2018-2019)


  • February 6 (Tuesday)
  • June 12 (Tuesday)
  • August TBD (grant review only)
  • September 5 (Wednesday)
  • October 30 (Tuesday)


  • February 5 (Tuesday)
  • June 4 (Tuesday)
  • August TBD (grant review only)
  • September 10 (Tuesday)
  • October 29 (Tuesday)

Past Meeting Minutes


NHLBAC Agenda 02/06/2018 (84KB)


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council advises the Secretary of DHHS, the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director of National Institutes of Health, and the Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on matters relating to the cause, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; the use of blood and blood products and the management of blood resources; and on sleep disorders. The Council considers applications for research and research training grants and cooperative agreements and recommends funding for those applications that show promise of making valuable contributions to human knowledge. The Council may also make recommendations to the Director, NHLBI, respecting research conducted at the Institute. The Council meets four times a year--winter, spring, and two meetings in the fall. The minutes of the most recent meetings are available for reading or downloading. For additional information you may contact:

Dr. Laura K. Moen, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Extramural Research Activities
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive/Room 7100
Bethesda, MD 20892-7212
(301) 435-0260



    GIBBONS, Gary, H., M.D.         
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland  20892


    ABEL, Dale E., M.D., Ph.D. (2020)
    Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
    Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242

    ARNETT, Donna K., Ph.D., M.S.P.H. (2020)
    Dean and Professor
    College of Public Health
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, Kentucky 40536

    BERK, Bradford C., M.D., Ph.D. (2017)
    Distinguished University of Rochester
    Professor in Medicine, Pathology, and Pharmacology
    Rochester Neurorestorative Institute
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    Rochester, New York 14642

    BROWN, Nancy J., M.D. (2018)
    Chair and Hugh J. Morgan Professor of Medicine
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, Tennessee 37232

    CRAPO, James D., M.D. (2017)
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
    National Jewish Health
    Denver, Colorado 80206

    DALEY, George Q., M.D., Ph.D. (2017)
    Harvard Medical School
    Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Boston Children's Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts 02115

    DEBAUN, Michael R., M.D., M.P.H. (2018)
    Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
    Vice Chair, Clinical and Translational Research
    J.C. Peterson Chair in Pediatric Pulmonology
    Director, Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
    Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, TN 37232

    ERZURUM, Serpil C., M.D. (2018)
    Alfred Lerner Memorial Chair In Innovative Biomedical Research
    Cleveland Clinic 
    Cleveland, Ohio 44195

    GLANZ, Karen, Ph.D., M.P.H. (2020)
    George A. Weiss University Professor
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    IRUELA-ARISPE, Luisa M., Ph.D. (2020)
    Director, Molecular Biology Institute
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, California 90095

    MARTINEZ, Fernando D., M.D. (2017)
    Swift-McNear Professor of Pediatrics and Director
    Arizona Respiratory Center
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, Arizona 85721

    NUGENT, Diane J., M.D. (2019)
    Director and Chief of Hematology
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County and
    UC Irvine Department of Pediatrics
    Orange, California 92868

    OSSORIO, Pilar N., Ph.D., JD (2018)
    Professor of Law and Bioethics
    University of Wisconsin Law School
    Madison, Wisconsin 53706

    ROBBINS, Robert C., M.D. (2019)
    University of Arizona
    Tuscon, Arizona 85721

    SMITH-WHITLEY, Kim M., M.D. (2019)
    Division of Hematology
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    WENZEL, Sally E., M.D. (2020)
    Professor of Medicine and Director
    Asthma Institute
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

    ZEE, Phyllis C., M.D. PHD (2018)
    Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor in Neurology
    Medical Director, Northwestern Medicine Sleep Disorders Center
    Director, Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine
    Northwestern University
    Feinberg School of Medicine
    Chicago, Illinois 60611

    Ex Officio Members

    COLLINS, Francis S., M.D., Ph.D.
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland 20892

    HARGAN, Eric D., J.D.
    Acting Secretary
    Department of Health and Human Services
    200 Independence Avenue
    Washington, District of Columbia 20201

    SCHOFIELD, Richard S, M.D.
    Acting National Director of Cardiology
    Veterans Health Administration
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Gainesville, FL 32610

    Executive Secretary

    MOEN, Laura K. Ph.D.
    Division of Extramural Research Activities
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland 20892