Michael Lauer MD, the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), will speak on: “Supporting Biomedical Research in Tough Fiscal Times…Thoughts from NHLBI”.
Dr Lauer leads the NHLBI’s national program for research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular (basic, clinical, population, and health sciences) diseases. He has provided innovative analyses and insight into the effectiveness of NIH funding and has proposed novel approaches to medical research funding (some recent articles are listed below).
His primary research interests include cardiovascular clinical epidemiology and comparative effectiveness research. Prior to joining the NHLBI in July 2007, Dr. Lauer served as the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Exercise Laboratory and Vice Chair of the Clinic’s Institutional Review Board. He also served as co-Director of the Coronary Intensive Care Unit and Director of Clinical Research in the Clinic’s Department of Cardiology.
Dr. Lauer earned his Doctor of Medicine, magna cum laude, from Albany Medical College in 1985. Following internal medical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he completed a Clinical Fellowship in Cardiology at the Boston Beth Israel Hospital. Additional training included an Epidemiology Research Fellowship at the NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study, Boston University; the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health; and the Program for Physician Educators at Harvard’s Macy Institute.