in 2009 and 2010, the NICHD’s DSP hosted a series of Lunch and Learn meetings, bringing together NICHD scientists and community partners to discuss the research agenda regarding maternal and child health issues that significantly impact medically underserved populations. A short description of these meetings is provided below.
June 30, 2010
6100 Executive Boulevard, 5th Floor Conference Room (5A01)
This meeting focused on immigration and health status as they relate to health disparities in the United States. The meeting included a short film, Becoming American, as well as talks from Dr. Rebecca Clark and Dr. Michael Spittel, from the NICHD’s Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch; Dr. James Griffin, from NICHD’s Child Development and Behavior Branch; and Mr. Guadalupe Pacheco, from Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.
Dr. Regina Smith James, DSP, NICHDPhone: (301) 435-2692E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 2, 2009
This meeting focused on Public Law 103-43, which details how women and minorities are included in Phase III clinical trials. The meeting included talks from Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith, from NICHD’s Reproductive Biology and Medicine Branch within the Division of Intramural Research (DIR); Ms. Abena Akomenah and Ms. Babette Stern, from the Unit on Growth and Obesity in the DIR Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics; and Ms. Sharon Anderson from the NICHD Community Ambassador Program. These scientists and community representatives discussed successful recruitment strategies utilized in NICHD intramural research.
October 2, 2009
This meeting highlighted the social and economic impact of preterm births as well as the role that NICHD-supported research is playing in understanding and addressing this issue. An episode of the documentary series, Unnatural Causes, entitled "When the Bough Breaks" was featured, as well as talks from Ms. Stacey Cunningham, from the National Healthy Start Association and Dr. Tonse Raju and Dr. Cathy Spong, from NICHD’s Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch.
Dr. Regina Smith James, DSP Branch, NICHDPhone: (301) 435-2692E-mail: email@example.com