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Medical News and Perspectives
June 15, 2005

NHLBI’s New Head: “Unprecedented” Chance to Advance Science to Clinic

JAMA. 2005;293(23):2849. doi:10.1001/jama.293.23.2849

As the new director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, hopes to continue what she considers the important work already supported by the institute, while adding new approaches to keep the NHLBI on the cutting edge of scientific discovery.

“I’m very passionate about promoting biomedical research as well as new interventions and therapeutics that can benefit patients and public health,” said Nabel, a cardiologist who served as the institute’s scientific director of Clinical Research before her appointment on February 1. She was also chief of the institute’s Vascular Biology Section, directing research on the molecular, cellular, and genetic mechanisms that cause vascular disorders.

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