James R. Gavin IiiMD, PhD
James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C., in 1966 with a degree in chemistry. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Emory University in 1970 and his M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1975.
Dr. Gavin is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine. He was president of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA from 2002-2004. He served as senior scientific officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) from 1991-2002 and director of the HHMI-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program from 2000-2002.
Before joining the senior staff of HHMI, he was on faculty at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as a professor of medicine and chief of the Diabetes Section, acting chief of the Section on Endocrinology, Metabolism and Hypertension, and William K. Warren Professor for Diabetes Studies. He previously served as Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service from 1971-73 and continues to serve as a reserve officer in the USPHS.