MPIDB supports domestic and international research, as well as research training and career development programs related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of HIV infection and its complications in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant and nonpregnant women. As the HIV epidemic has evolved and other infectious diseases have emerged in the United States and globally, the branch has ensured that its funded research reflects these changes and addresses important opportunities and gaps as they arise, including HIV-associated co-infections such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, and malaria.
To meet the needs and ongoing challenges of other significant infectious diseases, MPIDB coordinates research on the epidemiology, natural history, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of congenital infections, such as Zika virus and cytomegalovirus; emerging infectious diseases, such as COVID-19; and vaccine-preventable disease in infants, children, adolescents, and women.
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- Decoding Maternal Morbidity Data Challenge (on Challenge.gov). NICHD invites innovative approaches to analyzing the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be (nuMoM2b) dataset for up to $400,000 in prizes. Winning submissions will identify new research avenues on adverse outcomes, such as hypertensive disorders, diabetes, and infection, and address disparities in these outcomes. Solutions can use computational analysis, data mining, artificial intelligence, and other methods to advance research in maternal health. Submissions are due by 10/15/21.
- Technical Assistance Webinar: Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) RFA-HD-20-002 (PDF 270 KB)
- MPIDB launches inaugural newsletter: Read the newsletter and subscribe .
- NIH Funds Study Focused on Slowing Growth of HIV in Eight Countries (Podcast) : MPIDB medical officer Bill Kapogiannis spoke with Federal Drive about the PATC3H program. PATC3H is funded in part by NICHD.
- NIH launches prospective study of Zika and HIV co-infection during pregnancy: MPIDB staff and investigators collaborate to determine the potential risks that infection with the Zika virus might pose for pregnancies.
- Collaborative HIV program improves long-term care for youths in the United States: MPIDB staff and investigators of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) collaborated with the CDC and HRSA.
- NIH funds research network devoted to the health of adolescents with HIV or at risk for HIV infection: MPIDB leads the ATN to support research for youth in the United States.
- Global estimates on pediatric and adolescent HIV survival and death: NICHD supports IeDEA in low- and middle-income countries to provide age-disaggregated data for modeling efforts.