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NHLBI’s Gibbons Wins Wenger Award

Cook and Gibbons

Dr. Nakela Cook, executive director of PCORI and former NHLBI chief of staff, presents the award to NHLBI Director Dr. Gary Gibbons.


Gibbons accepts his award at the podium

Gibbons accepts.


A group photo featuring Gibbons and other honorees

Gibbons (c) with award namesake Dr. Nanette Wenger (third from l) and other honorees (from l) Dr. Stacey Rosen, Dr. Emelia Benjamin; Dr. Malissa Wood; Roxanne Watson, a heart transplant recipient; and Dr. Sharonne Hayes of the Mayo Clinic.


The 2023 Wenger Award for Excellence in Public Service was awarded to NHLBI Director Dr. Gary Gibbons at a reception in Washington in May.

Named after Dr. Nanette Kass Wenger, a pioneer in women’s cardiology, the award recognizes individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contributions to women’s heart health.

Gibbons has been a driving force behind improving women’s heart health and addressing heart health disparities in communities most affected by heart disease. 

Throughout his tenure at NHLBI, he has led critical research on preventing and managing risk factors for heart disease throughout a woman’s lifespan, as well as on maternal health, pregnancy outcomes and heart disease. His leadership has been instrumental in advancing the understanding and treatment of heart disease, and his commitment to public service unwavering. 

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