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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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The NICHD Connection March 2015 Issue is Online!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Below is the link to our March issue of the newsletter (spring is near!), featuring:

  • Bio Careers Webinar Recap: "How to Be Competitive for the Industry Job Market"
  • NICHD Exchange Recap: The Many Faces of Mitochondria in Health and Disease, by Dr. Anthony Hickey
  • Interesting Opportunity Column: OITE Management Boot Camp, by Dr. Payal Ray
  • A new column this month: Meet Our New NICHD Fellows
  • Congratulations to Award Winners, Caitlin Fox and Dr. Julian Lui
  • And this month's announcements:
    • 2015 TmT Competition, two slots left, deadline extended to March 20th
    • 2015 Mentor of the Year Awards, accepting nominations
    • 2016 FARE competition, accepting applications
    • 11th Annual Fellows Meeting, May 1st, registration open until March 27th

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Eleven research programs comprised of roughly 79 units and sections constitute the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and include a total of 79 tenured and tenure-track investigators, with a total administrative and staff complement of approximately 1220.

To ensure the birth of healthy babies, to ensure the health of infants who develop into adulthood, and to optimize the health of women, the DIR focuses its research effort on the acquisition of information that will enhance our understanding of the biology of development and reproduction. The research program emphasizes the importance of fundamental investigations into the physics, chemistry, and biology of cells, their component parts, and the processes that govern and regulate their function. As part of their investigative focus, the scientific researchers of the DIR accord primary importance to the transmission of new information to future generations of scientists.


The majority of the DIR laboratories are located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, and nearby in Rockville, Maryland. An additional research facility is located in Poolesville, Maryland. The research program in Perinatal Research and Obstetrics is based in Detroit, Michigan.