February 20, 2015

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute director to speak Feb. 25

Gary Gibbons, M.D.

Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), will deliver a special cardiology grand rounds on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

His lecture, entitled “Charting Our Future Together: Setting an Agenda for the NHLBI,” begins at noon in 208 Light Hall. Boxed lunches will be served. 

The third largest institute at the National Institutes of Health, the NHLBI provides global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

Before joining the NHLBI, 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. He has also been on faculty at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School.

The event is sponsored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Office for Diversity Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.