James R. Gavin III 70PhD
CEO and Chief Medical Officer
Healing Our Village
James R. Gavin III graduated from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, in 1966 with a degree in chemistry. He earned his PhD in biochemistry from Emory University in 1970 and his MD from Duke University School of Medicine in 1975.
He is a former president of the Morehouse School of Medicine, beginning that position in 2002.
Dr. Gavin serves on the board of trustees for Baxter Healthcare International, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and Duke University. He is trustee emeritus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and past chair of the board of the Equidyne Corporation. Dr. Gavin has published more than 200 articles and abstracts in such publications as Science, Journal of Applied Physiology, Diabetes, and the American Journal of Physiology. He is national program director of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.
Dr. Gavin has received the Daniel Hale Williams Award, the E. E. Just Award, the Herbert Nickens Award, the Daniel Savage Memorial Award, the Emory University Medal (the university's highest alumni award), the Banting Medal for Distinguished Service from the American Diabetes Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Duke University School of Medicine, and the Internist of the Year from the National Medical Association.
He was elected a term trustee in 2003.