Highlights in NICHD History

For more than 50 years, NICHD has supported and conducted research on the processes of human development and how they affect health, from preconception through adulthood. The history of NICHD is not a series of solitary endeavors; instead, NICHD is, and has always been, a family—a whole that is truly the sum of its unique and extraordinary parts.

Even as NICHD continues to advance the health of children, adults, families, and communities well into the future, it is important to recognize and reflect on the events of the past.

A list of NICHD Directors is available at the NIH Almanac.

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