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The NICHD Office of the Director (OD) provides overall leadership, planning, direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Institute's research programs and activities. The OD also develops internal policies and procedures and monitors their implementation and maintenance. In addition, the NICHD OD leads the Institute's efforts in the assessment and dissemination of information for the scientific community, for clinical practitioners, and for the public.

The current NICHD Director is Alan Guttmacher, M.D. To learn more about Dr. Guttmacher, his background, and his scientific interests, visit the NICHD Director's Corner.

To view a list of all of the NICHD's Directors, visit ​​​​​​​​​

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012

Contact Information

Name: Dr Alan E Guttmacher
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Telephone: 301-496-3454

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