National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., as the new director of the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Dr. Gibbons is the founder and current 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 expects to start his new position in the summer of 2012.