NICHD is pleased to share some selected highlights from our research, outreach, and collaborative efforts of 2019. These activities illustrate NICHD’s continued commitment to its recently updated mission: to lead research and training to understand human development, improve reproductive health, enhance the lives of children and adolescents, and optimize abilities for all. Dr. Diana Bianchi, NICHD Director, also reviewed the year in her Reflecting on 2019 blog.
Adolescence is a challenging time not only for teens themselves but also for their providers. NICHD research aims to protect the health and welfare of adolescents during this important and understudied transition to adulthood.