Dr. Bernadine Healy, a former National Institutes of Health director and the leader of the American Red Cross during the 9/11 terrorist attacks nearly 10 years ago, has died at the age of 67. A Harvard-trained cardiologist, Healy was president and CEO of the American Red Cross from 1999 until 2001, after serving for four years as dean of the Ohio State University College of Medicine. In 1991, she became the first woman to direct the National Institutes of Health; she held that role until 1993. While at the NIH, Healy began the NIH Women’s Health Initiative, a $500 million endeavor to study the causes, prevention and cures of diseases that affect women. The Associated Press reported that Healy had suffered from brain cancer, although no formal cause of death has been announced.