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Betsy Nabel, M.D.

2013 Speaker

Betsy Nabel, M.D. has served as president of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) since 2010.  A cardiologist and distinguished biomedical researcher, Nabel is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. At Brigham and Women’s, she has led development of a comprehensive strategic plan that defines a new model of medicine characterized by greater cross-disciplinary collaboration, patient-inclusive care, and innovation in personalized therapies and translational medicine. Nabel is also a champion for patient safety and affordability.  Prior to joining Brigham and Women’s, Nabel served as director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute from 2005-2009. One of Nabel’s signature advocacy efforts was the Red Dress Heart Truth campaign, which raises heart awareness in women through innovative partnerships between government and private industry, including Diet Coke and New York Fashion Week. An accomplished physician-scientist, Nabel’s work on the molecular genetics of cardiovascular diseases has produced17 patents and more than 250 scientific publications. Nabel’s honors and awards include the Willem Einthoven award from Leiden University in the Netherlands, the Amgen-Scientific Achievement award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, two Distinguished Achievement awards from the American Heart Association and six honorary doctorates. Washingtonian Magazine named Nabel one of the “100 Most Powerful Women.” Nabel attended Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and did her internal medicine and cardiovascular training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

11:30AM – 12:30PM Debate: Management vs. Leadership – MR 253