New NHLBI Director Speaking on BU Medical Campus, May 14

Gary H. Gibbons
Gary H. Gibbons

Join Gary H. Gibbons, MD, the newly named director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during his inaugural visit to the BU Medical Campus. Dr. Gibbons will be speaking on “Setting a New Agenda for the NHLBI: Imagining Our Future” on Tuesday, May 14, 1-2 p.m. in Keefer Auditorium.

Prior to being named director of the NHLBI, which is the third largest institute of the NIH, he 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.

Before joining the NHLBI, Dr. Gibbons served as chair of the Department of Physiology, and professor of physiology and medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He also served as founding director of Morehouse’s Cardiovascular Research Institute, which during his tenure emerged as a center of excellence, leading the way in discoveries related to the cardiovascular health of minority populations. Dr. Gibbons received patents for innovations derived from his research in the fields of vascular biology and the pathogenesis of vascular diseases.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  Dr. Gibbons is the recipient of numerous honors, including election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences and selection as a Pew Foundation Biomedical Scholar.

Setting a New Agenda for the NHLBI: Imagining Our Future

  • Gary H. Gibbons, MD, New Director National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Tuesday, May 14, 1-2 p.m.
  • Keefer Auditorium