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Dr. Alan GuttmacherAlan E. Guttmacher, M.D. has served as Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development since August 2010, following a term as Acting Director beginning in December 2009.

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Dr. Karel Pacak: Disarming Rare Tumors, One Step at a Time

Dr. PacakTwo rare tumors diagnosed in about 1,000 people every year are missed in many other people. In those people, symptoms are often mistaken for stress

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 NICHD Divisions and Center

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Dr. Catherine Y. Spong: New Role for Longtime NICHD Champion

Dr. Catherine Y. SpongFollowing decades of pioneering contributions to the work and mission of the Institute, Dr. Spong takes on the job of Deputy Director.

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NICHD Funds Research on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (November 17, 2014)

NICHD Funds Research on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (November 17, 2014)

TBIs can lead to years of health problems. Read this Q&A with NICHD’s Dr. Mary Ellen Michel to find out how research aims to help people recover from these injuries.
20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep (November 13, 2014)

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep (November 13, 2014)

​​Dr. Alan Guttmacher writes in the Huffington Post about the NICHD-led Safe to Sleep® campaign and how SIDS has affected his own family.
A Look Inside the Brain (November 03, 2014)

A Look Inside the Brain (November 03, 2014)

The NICHD supports and conducts research on concussions and other traumatic brain injuries as part of its research portfolio on brain development and rehabilitation.

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