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The success of the NICHD relies on the contributions of all its employees-from the laboratory researcher to the grants administrator to the Director. This section provides a look inside the NICHD at the people who comprise the Institute and their many talents. Without the creativity and skill of its dedicated staff, the Institute could not be a leader in research on the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Select a link below to learn more.

Kerri Childress
Kerri Childress: Making a Daily Impact on Lifelong Health (2/27/2014)
What's the best way to convey the power of research to improve people's lives? NICHD Communications Director Kerri Childress explains how she rises to this challenge every day.
 
Dr. Anna Z. Pollack
Dr. Anna Z. Pollack: Launching a Research Career (10/17/2013)
Does exposure to mercury, lead, and other heavy metals affect women's reproductive health? Intramural Research Training Award Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Anna Z. Pollack gained vital research skills during her time at the NICHD working to answer that question.
 
Dr. Paul Albert
Dr. Paul Albert: Taming the Data Tide (7/3/2013)
Paul Albert, Ph.D., uses statistics to tease meaning from seemingly overwhelming amounts of data. His work helps NICHD investigators find the patterns on a range of topics from premature birth and exposure to toxins, to teenage driver accidents.
 
Dr. Valerie Maholmes
Dr. Valerie Maholmes: Exploring the power of the parent–child bond (3/4/2013)
When Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., was young, she observed the power of a girl's bond to her abusive mother. Dr. Maholmes didn't know it at the time, but it was her first step to a career focusing on childhood abuse and neglect.
 
Dr. Tonse Raju: A 'fantastic specialty' (11/30/2012)
Dr. Tonse Raju reflects on his career in neonatal medicine, the advances sparked by NICHD, and on how a surprise package sent from NIH to his dorm room in India changed his life.
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014
Last Reviewed Date: 02/27/2014
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