September 23, 2003
The scientists were honored yesterday in a ceremony on the NIH campus that commemorated the Institute's 40th anniversary. In the near future, the scientists' portraits and brief descriptions of their research contributions will be hung in the halls of the Institute.
"The NICHD Hall of Honor scientists exemplify the scientific achievement for which they are honored, as well as the common humanity that motivates us all to serve others," said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director, NICHD. "We honor them for who they are, as much as for what they have done."
Listed below are the 15 Hall of Honor scientists and their award citations:
Since its creation by Congress in 1962, NICHD's mission has encompassed research across the life span. This includes development before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. NICHD research over the past forty years has led to advances enabling millions of people in this country and around the world to lead healthier lives. For example:
The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biomedical research arm of the federal government. NIH is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. NICHD publications, as well as information about the Institute, are available from the NICHD Web site, http://www.nichd.nih.gov, or from the NICHD Information Resource Center, 1-800-370-2943; e-mail NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov.