Research for a Lifetime: A Scientific Colloquium to Commemorate the NICHD's 50th Anniversary

December 5, 2012 NICHD 50 Years


8:00 am Registration
8:30 am  Welcome
Alan Guttmacher, Director, NICHD
Francis Collins, Director, NIH
8:50 am Reflections: 50 Years of Scientific Accomplishments (PDF - 826 KB)
Video presentation featuring Robert Cooke: A Conversation with Dr. Robert Cooke External Web Site Policy (Text alternative)
Duane Alexander, former NICHD Director
Timothy Shriver, Special Olympics
9:30 am   Setting the Stage: The Role of Scientists in Society
Freeman Hrabowski, III, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Healthy Beginnings
Moderated by Yvonne Maddox, Deputy Director, NICHD


9:50 am The Mammalian Germline and the Program of Life (PDF - 1.83 MB)
Ralph Brinster, University of Pennsylvania
10:10 am Gene Activity during Embryonic Development (PDF - 1.95 MB)
Eric Wieschaus, Princeton University & Howard Hughes Medical Institute
10:30 am Break
10:50 am Preventing Chronic Disease by Improving Human Development
David Barker, Oregon Health and Science University and the University of Southampton, United Kingdom
11:10 am Health Over the Life Course: The Integration of Research, Health Care, and Policy (PDF - 2 MB)
Neal Halfon, University of California, Los Angeles
11:30 am Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: The Challenge of Prematurity (PDF - 1.7 MB)
Geeta Swamy, Duke University
11:50 am Early Childhood Development: Learning, Behavior, and Health (PDF - 2.2 MB)
James Heckman, University of Chicago
12:10 pm Lunch Break
12:55 pm Video Premiere: Research for a Lifetime

Beyond Childhood: Promoting the Health of Women, Families, and Individuals with Disabilities
Moderated by Constantine Stratakis, Director, Division of Intramural Research, NICHD


1:10 pm The Beginning of Translational Research in NICHD's Intramural
Program: Effects on Women’s and Children’s Health
 (PDF - 1.4 MB)
Lynn Loriaux, Oregon Health and Science University
1:30 pm Perspectives from 36 Years of NICHD-Funded Bedside to Bench
 (PDF - 2.7 MB)
William Crowley, Harvard Medical School
1:50 pm New Frontiers in Contraceptive Discovery (PDF - 1.1 MB)
Carolyn Westhoff, Columbia University
2:10 pm Neural Repair and Rehabilitation (PDF - 2.56 MB)
Michael Selzer, Temple University
2:30 pm Break

The Next 50 Years: Advancing Science, Improving Lives
Moderated by Catherine Spong, Director, Division of Extramural Research, NICHD


3:00 pm Cultivating Leaders for the Next Generation of Biomedical Research
Teresa Woodruff, Northwestern University
3:20 pm Transforming the Culture of Science: Panel Discussion (PDF - 1.11 MB)
Chair: Linda Giudice, University of California, San Francisco
Wendy Baldwin, Population Reference Bureau
Joan Reede, Harvard Medical School
Arthur Levine, University of Pittsburgh
4:20 pm Closing remarks
Alan Guttmacher, NICHD
4:30 PM Reception – Clinical Center Atrium
Remarks by:
John Gallin, NIH Clinical Center
Alan Guttmacher, NICHD
Rosemarie Truglio, Sesame Workshop
Francis Collins, NIH


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