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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NICHD
50 YEARS
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RESEARCH FOR A LIFETIME:
A SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIUM TO COMMEMORATE THE NICHD'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

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On December 5, 2012 on the campus of
The National Institutes of Health,
the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute
of Child Health & Human Development
held a colloquium to celebrate their
50th anniversary.

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Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
National Institutes of Health

Francis Collins: Science at NIH has never been more exciting, more full of promise, whether we're talking about the basic science of human development, whether we're talking about much more applied research in translation. And that includes, of course, not only children's health but women's health and rehabilitation. The opportunities now are breathtaking.

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Scientists from around the country
shared their stories and spoke to
several areas of research
that NICHD emphasizes.

 

 

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Fundamental to NICHD Research:

Events that happen prior to and throughout pregnancy, as well as during childhood, have a great impact on the health and well-being of children and adults.

 

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James Heckman, Ph.D.
Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
University of Chicago

James Heckman: Health, as a major economic and social issue, is also something that can be shaped by parents, by environments, by things that we didn't think even were important fifty years ago. NICHD has created this enormous knowledge base, which is really giving us a deeper understanding of human development, human disease, and human flourishing.

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Fundamental to NICHD Research:

Human growth and development is a
life-long process that has many phases and functions.

 

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Neal Halfon, M.D., M.P.H
Director, Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities
University of California, Los Angeles

Neal Halfon: The next fifty years of NICHD's research, we'll be looking at how we optimize children's health and developmental trajectories over their lifetime and what can be done to make sure at the beginning of life we can really guarantee a life of long health and prosperity.

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Joan Y. Reede, M.D., M.P.H.
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership
Harvard Medical School

Joan Reede: It starts from in utero. It starts from the mother's health and how... the health of the mother and how that mother interacts with that child is very much going to impact that child's ability to contribute in the long run. So, when I think about this workforce development and I think about the future of our science workforce, very much related to the kinds of things that NICHD does.

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Fundamental to NICHD Research:

Learning about the reproductive health of
women and men and educating people about
reproductive practices is important
to both individuals and societies.

 

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Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

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Teresa K. Woodruff: My work has really been to try and ensure that we communicate all the fundamentals of basic reproductive science to the entire community. It's really incumbent on each of us as scientists to make sure we are providing those corridors of communication in ways that the public can understand.

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Fundamental to NICHD Research:

Developing medical rehabilitation interventions can improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities.

 

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Michael E. Selzer, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center
Temple University School of Medicine

Micheal E. Selzer: With the encouragement of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research in the NICHD, we have established a much stronger scientific basis for rehabilitation and a way forward in restoring function to persons who have become disabled due to injury and disease.

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Research for a Lifetime

Through the last 50 years,
NICHD research has made significant
contributions to advancing human
development knowledge and to
improving the health of children,
adults, families, and communities.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NICHD
50 YEARS

Research for a Lifetime logo

RESEARCH FOR A LIFETIME:
A SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIUM TO COMMEMORATE THE NICHD'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

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