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Michael Lauer

Michael Lauer has been appointed deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health. From 2009 to the present, he has been the director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Lauer joined the NIH in 2007 as director of the Division of Prevention and Population Science at the NHLBI. 

He received his M.D. from Albany Medical College in 1985. From 1993 to 2007, Lauer held leadership positions at the Cleveland Clinic, including as a professor of medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics at the clinic's Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

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