Director's Corner

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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Ring Out the Old and Ring in the New

Posted on 1/10/2019

2019 graphicNICHD Director, Dr. Diana Bianchi, looks forward to 2019 while reflecting on progress from 2018.

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Reflecting on 2018

Posted on 12/19/2018

mother, father, and sonThe Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) sets the foundation for a healthy life by conducting and supporting research on fertility, pregnancy, childhood diseases, and physical and intellectual developmental disabilities.

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