Alan 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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When James Mills, M.D., was a boy, he imagined having an impact on people's lives as a doctor in the developing world. Instead, he found his unique place as an NICHD researcher, where he has affected the lives of an untold number of people he has never met.
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In her clinical research studies, pediatric endocrinologist Joan C. Han, M.D., meets with patients whose bodies never feel "full" no matter what or how much they eat. Learn what studying people with these rare disorders can tell us about common forms of childhood obesity.
1 in every 33 infants born in the United States has a birth defect. But many are treatable.
Learn about common types, risk factors, and treatments.
Taking at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily before pregnancy and in early pregnancy can reduce the risk of neural tube defects.
Learn other ways to reduce the risk of birth defects.
Research analyzes the human walk, step by step.
Watch how OpenSim software helps improve walking for some children with cerebral palsy.
Health Care Providers: Your advice matters! Especially when it comes to safe infant sleep.
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