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Inside the NICHD
What Dr. Maddox will miss most about the NICHD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
|Video fades to camera view on Dr. Yvonne Maddox.
Banner Text: Yvonne Maddox, Ph.D.
|Dr. Yvonne Maddox: The people. By all means, the people. You know, when you think about NIH you immediately think about the brilliant scientists and the extraordinary discoveries and accomplishments, and you feel so pleased that you are a part of it or that you were a part of it. But then again when you’ve been here for a period of time—and I don’t know if I’d put a number on how long it would take for anyone to feel the way I feel about this—but that is when you’re here a period of time, you get the real sense that this is a family, but a family of ideas. The reason I call it a family is because here in government we often talk about special interest groups and that if you have a special interest group, the people who are part of that group are going to rally around a mission in some way that oftentimes it may even look like a revolution because you’ve got so many people who are moving towards one goal. But here at NIH, we’re all galvanized around one special activity, and that is to improve health through research—biomedical research.|