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James R. Gavin III

Born: c. 1945

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Doctor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Morehouse School of Medicine

Military service: US Public Health Service (lt. cmdr. 1971-73)

Wife: Annie Gavin (doctor, m. 33 years, three sons)

    University: BS Chemistry, Livingstone College (1966)
    Medical School: PhD Biochemistry, Emory University (1970)
    Medical School: MD, Duke University Medical Center (1975)
    Professor: Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis (1978-87)
    Professor: Diabetes Studies, Health Sciences Center, University of Oklahoma (as Chief 1987-91)
    Administrator: President, Morehouse School of Medicine (2002-05)
    Professor: Medicine, Emory University (2005-)
    Administrator: Senior Advisor of Health Affairs, Emory University (2005-)
    Administrator: Trustee, Duke University (2003-)

    Healing Our Village, Inc. CEO and Chief Medical Officer (2007-)
    Healing Our Village, Inc. EVP Clinical Affairs (2005-07)
    MicroIslet, Inc. President and CEO (2006-07)
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Senior Science Officer (1991-2002)
    Member of the Board of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Member of the Board of Baxter International (2003-)
    Member of the Board of Equidyne Corporation (as Chairman)
    Member of the Board of Nuvelo Inc.
    American Diabetes Association Past President
    American Journal of Physiology Editorial Board
    American Journal of Medical Sciences Editorial Board
    American Society for Clinical Investigation
    Association of American Physicians
    Association of Black Cardiologists
    The Endocrine Society
    Institute of Medicine
    National Diabetes Education Program Chairman
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders Past Advisor
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Past Trustee
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
    Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity

Author of books:
Healing Our Village: A Self-Care Guide for Diabetes Control (2004, with L. Coleman)
Dr. Gavin's Health Guide for African Americans (2004, with S. Landrum)


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