James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. He is also Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Healing Our Village, Inc. Prior to this, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MicroIslet, Inc. in San Diego, CA; President of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta; Senior Scientific Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI); and as Director of the HHMI–National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program.
Dr. Gavin belongs to a number of organizations, including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Association of Black Cardiologists, American Society of Clinical Investigation, and American Association of Physicians. He is a Past President of the ADA and was voted Clinician of the Year in Diabetes by the ADA in 1991.
He has served on many advisory boards and on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology and the American Journal of Medical Sciences. He is on the board of trustees for Emory University, Livingstone College, and is a Trustee Emeritus for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Gavin is also Chairman Emeritus of the National Diabetes Education Program and a past member of the Board of Scientific Councilors for the Intramural Research Program of NIDDK at the NIH. He serves as chairman of the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the VA Cooperative Diabetes Study (VADT).
Dr. Gavin has published more than 225 articles and abstracts in such publications as Science, Journal of Applied Physiology, Diabetes, and the American Journal of Physiology. He graduated from Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, with a degree in chemistry. He earned his PhD in biochemistry from Emory University and his medical doctorate from Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.