Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, will be on campus Monday, May 5 to deliver a lecture entitled, “Charting our Future Together: Setting an Agenda for the NHBLI.” His talk will take place at 1 p.m. in the OHSU Auditorium.
Dr. Gibbons oversees the third largest institute at the NIH, with an annual budget of more than $3 billion and a staff of 917 federal employees. Before joining the NHLBI, Dr. Gibbons served as the founding director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, chairperson of the Department of Physiology, and professor of physiology and medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta. During his tenure, the Cardiovascular Research Institute emerged as a center of excellence, leading the way in discoveries related to the cardiovascular health of minority populations. Throughout his career, Dr. Gibbons has received numerous honors, including election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences; selection as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Minority Faculty Development Awardee; selection as a Pew Foundation Biomedical Scholar; and recognition as an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association.
This talk is sponsored by the OHSU Office of the Senior Vice President for Research. Dr. Gibbons is one of four keynote speakers for OHSU Research Week, taking place May 5-9. View the full Research Week schedule.