physician and senior health and science policy adviser,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio

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Bernadine Healy's career has encompassed public policy, academic medicine, and medical research and practice. As the first woman director of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., she accomplished several major advances at the premier source of government funding for basic biomedical research. With unprecedented coordination among the 24 NIH institutes, centers, and divisions, Healy developed the 100-year-old organization's first strategic plan and mission statement. Under her leadership, both the $625 million Women's Health Initiative research program and the intramural laboratory for NIH's Human Genome Project were developed.

A cardiologist trained at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University, Healy...

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