Director's Corner

Reflecting on our Science Advances of 2020

Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.Posted on 01/15/2021

2020 was a year filled with many challenges. NICHD remained focused on our core mission, advancing key research in women’s health, reproductive science, rare childhood diseases and many more. Watch the video below and review our research highlights of 2020.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Medical Rehabilitation Research

Man drinking from a cup with left hand prosthetic.Posted on 11/05/2020

Our National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research has advanced the field with significant achievements over the past 30 years that have improved the health, independence and quality of life of people with disabilities.

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It’s a Family Matter: The NIH INCLUDE Project

Mother smiling while playing with her son, who has Down syndrome.Posted on 10/01/2020

The pandemic reinforces why the NIH INCLUDE (INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE) Project matters to families and communities.

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Push to IMPROVE Health Outcomes for Pregnant Women

African American pregnant mother and her daughter.Posted on 09/29/2020

NIH has launched a new initiative that will combat the growing problem of maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States.

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Why Testing is the Key to Getting Back to Normal

Medical professionals wearing masks.Posted on 09/04/2020

We can all help control the COVID-19 pandemic by taking personal precautions, wearing masks and keeping a safe distance. Another way is to test as many people as possible. NIH is rising to the challenge.

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