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Voices in Leadership Series: Leadership in Academic Medicine: A Conversation With Elizabeth Nabel

February 15, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Watch the Live Stream 12:30-1:00 pm EST TODAY

Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Nabel has served as president of Brigham Health—comprised of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization—since 2010. A distinguished biomedical researcher and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Nabel brings a unique perspective to health care based on her experience as a physician, research scientist, academic medicine leader, and wellness advocate. In 2015, she was appointed chief health and medical advisor to the National Football League.

Nabel was the 10th director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the NIH, from 2005-2009, where she leveraged the $3 billion research portfolio to establish pioneering scientific programs in genomics, stem cells, and translational research. She established Centers of Excellence in developing countries to combat cardiovascular and lung diseases. One of her signature advocacy efforts was the Red Dress Heart Truth campaign, which raises heart awareness in women through unprecedented industry partnerships.

Prior to joining the NHLBI, Nabel was Chief of the Division of Cardiology, director of the Cardiovascular Research Center, and Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology at the University of Michigan. She has produced 17 patents and more than 250 scientific publications related to molecular genetics of cardiovascular diseases, helped create a national teaching hospital in Haiti, and is advancing training for clinicians in under-resourced countries.

Her colleagues have elected her to the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and she is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Nabel is currently on the TEDMED Editorial Advisory Board, and previously served on the editorial boards for the New England Journal of Medicine and Science Translational Medicine as well as editor-in-chief of Scientific American Medicine. Nabel has been named one of the nation’s top leaders in medicine by Modern Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review, and one of Boston’s 50 most powerful people by Boston Magazine.

Do you have a leadership question for Elizabeth Nabel?
Send to @VoicesHSPH using #VoicesHSPH
or by email to voices@hsph.harvard.edu
for consideration to be asked during the webcast.

On demand video will be posted following the event at hsph.me/Nabel

ABOUT Voices in Leadership
The Voices in Leadership webcast series at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites leaders to speak about their career experiences in global health. Participants share solutions that were effective, choices that failed, and which decisions, if any, could have been made differently.

All sessions are available online via video with interactive downloadable transcripts, and via podcast.


February 15, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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