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Events in NICHD History

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​For more than 50 years, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has supported and conducted research on the processes of human development and how they affect health, from preconception through adulthood.

The history of the NICHD is not a series of solitary endeavors; instead, the NICHD is, and has always been, a family—a whole that is truly the sum of its unique and extraordinary parts.

Even as the NICHD continues to advance the health of children, adults, families, and populations well into the future, it is important to recognize and reflect on the events of the past: our accomplishments, our struggles, our insights, and our family members.


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