Director's Corner

A Sneak Peak at the New NICHD Mission and Vision Statements

Posted on 7/1/2019

Dr. Bianchi standing before a screen depicting a slide of gazelles 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.

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Addressing Maternal Mortality, Updating Our Mission and Vision, and more

Posted on 5/30/2019

Cynthia Giamfi-Bannerman, M.D., of Columbia University, and Diana Bianchi, M.D., NICHD Director, standing near a poster for NICHD’s Maternal Mortality workshopMay 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.

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Setting a national research agenda to prevent maternal deaths

Posted on 4/4/2019

Four pregnant women are sitting and smiling inside a home or office. The group is ethnically diverse. 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.

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Director’s Update: Promoting NICHD’s Role in Biomedical Research

Posted on 3/27/2019

Esther Eisenberg, Lisa Halvorson, David Weinberg, Alan DeCherney, Diana Bianchi, Zhaoxia RenMarch 2019 was busy with meetings aimed at informing researchers and stakeholders about NICHD’s important role in supporting and conducting biomedical research.

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Update on the NICHD Strategic Plan and Outreach Activities

Posted on 2/27/2019

Rohan Hazra, Diana Bianchi, and Denise RussoNICHD Director Dr. Diana Bianchi describes a trip to follow the progress of NIH-AIDS prevention efforts in Africa, updates on the NICHD strategic plan, and outreach efforts to develop future collaborations between the institute and outside groups.

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