NICHD takes part in social media activities, which are archived here.
NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) Return to School Q&A – September 22, 2021
NICHD Deputy Director, Dr. Alison Cernich, spoke with researchers and educators on in-school COVID-19 testing programs funded through NIH’s RADx-UP Return to School Diagnostic Testing Initiative in a Facebook event on September 22, 2021. The initiative is a national effort to help ensure the safe return to in-person school in areas with vulnerable and underserved populations.
The #ScienceOfSleep Across the Lifespan Q&A Series: The #ScienceofSleep and Teens Facebook Live Event – August 24, 2021
In August 2021, NICHD partnered with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute on Aging to host a three-part Facebook Live Q&A series on the science of sleep. During the NICHD-hosted Facebook Live event on August 10, 2021, NHLBI’s Dr. Marishka Brown and NICHD grantee Dr. Lauren Hale shared tips for promoting healthy sleep patterns in teens, discussed how sleep inequalities lead to health disparities, and more.
On July 29, 2021, NICHD hosted a Facebook Live event with the Fibroid Foundation and The White Dress Project for Fibroid Awareness Month. Dr. Candace Tingen, program officer for uterine fibroids research at NICHD, moderated a discussion between experts about fibroid symptoms and treatment, trustworthy resources, and promising scientific research.
Consejos para los padres de familia y cuidadores: cómo crear un lugar de sueño seguro para el bebé – April 2, 2021
In this Facebook Live event, NICHD and CDC en Español (@CDCespanol ) discussed safe sleep environments for babies in Spanish. Safe to Sleep® campaign lead Lorena Kaplan and Branch Chief of the CDC Division of Reproductive Health Dr. Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza shared tips on creating safe sleep environments and answered frequently asked questions from caregivers and healthcare providers.
Doctor’s Tips for Breastfeeding Mamas: Let's Talk Facebook Live Party – October 26, 2020 – October 26, 2020
NICHD kicked off its weeklong Safe Infant Sleep Block Party with this Facebook Live party celebrating breastfeeding and safe infant sleep. Children’s National Hospital pediatrician and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Dr. Sahira Long joined NICHD Safe to Sleep® campaign lead Lorena Kaplan to share tips and answer questions about how families can balance safe infant sleep and breastfeeding.
NICHD joined NIH (@NIH ) for #PuppyCam, a livestream where experts shared tips on mindfulness, stress reduction, and demonstrations from service dogs, pet therapy, and more.
As part of this event, NCMRR's Dr. Joe Bonner spoke about the recently launched Limb Loss Preservation Registry, which he oversees and aims to improve care for those living with limb loss. Dr. Bonner's portion of the video begins at 9:59.
NIH (@nihgov) hosted a demo on Instagram of a prosthetic arm that offers greater mobility, flexibility, and control. Led by NICHD (@nichd_nih) Deputy Director Dr. Alison Cernich, NCMRR grantee Dr. Rahul Kaliki showed how the technology developed by his company Infinite Biomedical Technologies (@infinite_biomed) makes life easier and more accessible for upper-arm prosthetic users.
Reddit “Ask Me Anything”: Air Pollution and Its Effects on Reproductive Health, Pregnancy, and Child Development – August 15, 2019
NICHD’s Drs. Pauline Mendola and Carrie Nobles joined experts at NIEHS for a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” at r/AskScience on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 12-2pm ET. The hosts fielded questions on air pollution and its effects on child health, pregnancy, and reproductive health and on how exposures during pregnancy can influence children’s later health.
NICHD (@NICHD_NIH ) hosted a Twitter chat on pregnancy and cardiovascular health with the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (@MySMFM ), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (@acog ), and the Preeclampsia Foundation (@preeclampsia ). More than 300 participants shared important information and resources about cardiovascular issues during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia and eclampsia, with Twitter users.
Take Your Child to Work Day Livestream with NIH – April 25, 2019
On Take Your Child to Work Day, NICHD (@NICHD_NIH ) and NIH (@NIH ) co-hosted a Periscope livestream demonstrating a robotic device designed for infants and toddlers. The demonstration was led by Dr. Alison Cernich of NICHD and her grantee, Dr. Peter Pidcoe, from Virginia Commonwealth University, who helped design the device for babies at risk for cerebral palsy.
NICHD (@NICHD_NIH ) hosted a Facebook live from their Community Engagement Forum on Improving Maternal Health. During the livestream, panelists took questions on intersecting roles of patient advocates and healthcare providers in improving maternal health.
In recognition of Pi Day and Brain Awareness Week, NICHD (@NICHD_NIH ) hosted a Periscope livestream from the Burgess Lab in NICHD’s Division of Intramural Research. During the livestream, Dr. Harry Burgess answered viewer questions and explained how his research on zebrafish can help us understand human disorders like autism.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) 2020 Livestream – February 13, 2019
NICHD (@NICHD_NIH ) hosted a Periscope livestream from NIH’s (@NIH ) SCI2020 conference to highlight cutting-edge research in spinal cord injury. Dr. Alison Cernich of NICHD and NICHD grantee Dr. Michael Boninger, from the University of Pittsburgh, demonstrated how technology can help people with motor impairments and answered questions from viewers.