National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council


Future Meeting Dates (2019-2020)


  • February 5 (Tuesday)
  • June 4 (Tuesday)
  • August 27 (Tuesday)(grant review only)
  • September 10 (Tuesday)
  • October 29 (Tuesday)


  • February 11 (Tuesday)
  • June 9 (Tuesday)
  • August TBD (grant review only)
  • September 15 (Tuesday)
  • October 27 (Tuesday)

Past Meeting Minutes


NHLBAC Agenda 02/05/2019 (127 KB)

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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

    DEVOE, Jennifer E., D. Phil., M.D. (2022)
    Sherrie & John W. Saultz MD Endowed
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Family Medicine
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, Oregon 97239

    DORNEY KOPPEL, Grace Anne, J.D. (2021)
    Dorney-Koppel Foundation
    Potomac, Maryland 20854

    GILLETTE, Martha U., Ph.D. (2022)
    Director and Professor
    Neuroscience Program
    Department of Cell and Development Biology
    University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
    Urbana, Illinois 61801

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

    GRAHAM, Garth, M.D., M.P.H. (2021)
    Aetna Foundation
    Hartford, Connecticut 06510

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

    KRAFT, Monica, M.D. (2021)
    Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Professor and Chair
    Department of Medicine
    University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
    Tucson, Arizona 85724

    NARLA, Mohandas, D.Sc. (2022)
    Vice President for Research
    New York Blood Center
    New York, New York 10021

    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

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

    SHEPPARD, Dean, M.D. (2021)
    Department of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, California 94143

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

    THOMAS, Kevin L., M.D. (2022)
    Director and Associate Professor
    Duke Clinical Research Institute
    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Division
    Duke University
    Durham, North Carolina 27710

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

    WEYRICH, Andrew S., Ph.D. (2021)
    Vice President for Research
    H.A. & Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair
    School of Medicine
    The University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

    Ex Officio Members

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

    AZAR II, Alex M.
    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