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Why has NICHD launched a strategic planning process?
|(Camera cut) A mother touches the nose of her newborn baby.||Dr. Diana Bianchi: Medical research…|
|(Camera cut) A man’s head is scanned by a medical machine.||Dr. Bianchi: …is constantly changing.|
|(Camera cut) A researcher is pipetting into a colorful 96-well plate.||Dr. Bianchi: We have DNA sequencing, we have personalized medicine…|
|Camera view of Dr. Diana W. Bianchi
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Dr. Diana W. Bianchi NICHD Director
|Dr. Bianchi: …we have mobile technologies that are profoundly changing the way we think about research.|
|(Zoom effect) Photograph of an Anopheles mosquito on skin.||Dr. Bianchi: In addition, there are public health crises, such as Zika…|
|(Camera cut) A woman sitting cross-legged on a floor shakes pills out of a bottle into her hand.||Dr. Bianchi: …such as the opioid crisis.|
|(Camera cut) Dr. Bianchi||Dr. Bianchi: We need to be able to address those crises in a timely way.|
How will you seek input to develop the plan?
|(Camera cut) Dr. Bianchi||Dr. Bianchi: We will engage the public. We will also have both an internal and an external group of experts who will advise us on this process.|
|(Camera cut) Animation of early placenta formation.||Dr. Bianchi: These are the people who truly know the science…|
|(Camera cut) Fetus moving on sonogram.||Dr. Bianchi: …who know the technology…|
|(Camera cut) Man uses a rehabilitation device that incorporates a glove and tablet game to exercise his hands.||Dr. Bianchi: …and who are directly affected by what we’re doing.|
|(Camera cut) The screen of his tablet displays how well he is playing the game.||Dr. Bianchi: In addition, we have a very…|
|(Camera cut) Two female researchers working at a lab bench. The camera zooms in on their heads and on their hands.||Dr. Bianchi: …strong commitment to the next generation of investigators, and we need to consider our training programs, and how they relate…|
|(Zoom effect) Photograph of male researcher pipetting into tube.||Dr. Bianchi: …to these scientific focus areas to make sure…|
|(Camera cut) Dr. Bianchi||Dr. Bianchi: …that we have a young group of investigators ready to rise to these challenges.|
How can outside groups participate in this process?
|(Camera cut) Dr. Bianchi||Dr. Bianchi: Members of the public, our advocacy groups, and our community of…|
|(Camera cut) Glove hands pipetting at the bench. Zooms out to a female and male researcher working.||Dr. Bianchi: …scientific experts have multiple opportunities to participate in this process.|
|(Camera cut) Dr. Bianchi
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|Dr. Bianchi: We’ve established an email address, through which you can make comments.|
|(Camera cut) Compose new Tweet box with “#NICHDStrategicPlan” text actively typed out.||Dr. Bianchi: We’ve also established a hashtag for you to follow on Twitter and Facebook and also to make comments.|
|(Effect) NICHD Strategic Plan website scrolls down the screen.||Dr. Bianchi: And we will provide frequent updates on our institute webpage.|
|(Camera cut) Dr. Bianchi||Dr. Bianchi: We see you all as partners, and we encourage your involvement and your communication.|
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