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Dr. Alan GuttmacherAlan E. Guttmacher, M.D.: NICHD Director, Pediatrician, Medical Geneticist, Grandfather

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Dr. Esther Eisenberg: Taking Aim at Endometriosis

Dr. Esther EisenbergThe NICHD’s Dr. Esther Eisenberg discusses what we know of this often painful condition and highlights promising areas of research.

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The Human Placenta Project

The Human Placenta Project

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Dr. Joan C. Han: Finding the Genetic Roots of Obesity

Dr. Joan C. HanIn 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.

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NICHD Funds Research on Child Maltreatment (April 14, 2015)

NICHD Funds Research on Child Maltreatment (April 14, 2015)

​​Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., the head of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch at the NICHD, has dedicated her career to thinking about how to take care of children in difficult circumstances. Learn more about NICHD-funded research on child maltreatment.​
Research Round-up: Endometriosis (March 23, 2015)

Research Round-up: Endometriosis (March 23, 2015)

​​NICHD supports research on this common gynecologic disease to find effective methods for diagnosis and treatment.
Q&A with Human Placenta Project Coordinator David Weinberg (March 09, 2015)

Q&A with Human Placenta Project Coordinator David Weinberg (March 09, 2015)

Dr. Weinberg answers questions about a new initiative that aims to revolutionize our understanding of the placenta.

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