Welcoming a New Deputy Director
Posted on 9/3/2019
After a national search, we have selected Alison Cernich, Ph.D., as our new Deputy Director. Dr. Cernich has served as director of NICHD’s National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research since 2015.
Strategic Plan Nears the Finish Line
Posted on 7/31/2019
After more than a year of discussion, substantial public feedback, and more discussion, I am happy to say that we have a final draft of the NICHD Strategic Plan. It has been a long journey, and I sincerely appreciate all the efforts of our staff and external stakeholders who worked hard to get us to this point. We now go to the layout and proofing phase of the document, where we put the finishing touches on the look and feel of the plan. Then, off we go to the printers. We hope to have print and PDF versions of the document in September.
A Sneak Peak at the New NICHD Mission and Vision Statements
Posted on 7/1/2019
With great excitement (and some anxious anticipation), we revealed NICHD’s new mission and vision statements during our June Council meeting and at meetings of the Division of Intramural Research and Division of Intramural and Population Health. We’re happy to report that the reception was positive.
Addressing Maternal Mortality, Updating Our Mission and Vision, and more
Posted on 5/30/2019
May 2019 began with an NICHD workshop on maternal mortality, focusing on the research needed to reverse the increasing rates of both maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
Setting a national research agenda to prevent maternal deaths
Posted on 4/4/2019
A young mother in our communications office recently shared a story about her grandmother, who lived in a rural area of Vietnam. The community had no running water, and most homes had dirt floors. With little or no access to healthcare, pregnant women gave birth at home.