Mackman appointed Director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute

The School of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, as the new Director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute (MHI).

Dr. Mackman, the John C. Parker Distinguished Professor of Hematology in the Department of Medicine, has served as Associate Director of the UNC MHI  since 2009.  Dr. Mackman came to UNC in 2007 from The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla , CA where he worked for 20 years.

Dr. Mackman’s research focuses on hemostasis, thrombosis and crosstalk between coagulation and inflammation. In particular, he studies tissue factor, which is the primary cellular initiator of blood coagulation. His research has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis. He won the AHA Louis N. Katz Basic Science prize in 1991, presented the prodigious AHA Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis in 2009 and received the AHA Jeffery M. Hoeg Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Basic Science Award in 2011. Currently, he is Chair of the ATVB Council of the American Heart Association.

The school is confident that Dr. Mackman will provide the vision and leadership that will establish the UNC MHI as a leading cardiovascular center with excellence in research.  The UNC MHI will continue to strengthen and develop its cross-disciplinary collaborations and interactions with other departments and centers on campus.

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