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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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The NICHD Connection April 2014 Issue is Online!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Here is your link to the April issue of The NICHD Connection, featuring:

  • Alumni interview: Dr. Fiona Mitchell, sharing her experiences as an senior editor
  • Postdoc feature on “Impostor Syndrome: No You Are Not a Fraud “ by Dr. Marie Reine Haddad
  • Thoughts of a Postbac on the recent Dalai Lama Visit by Uma Srivastava
  • Tips for presenting your science, workshop recap by Dr. Parmit Singh
  • NICHD Exchange "Healthy Lifestyles" recap by Erin Fincher
  • And upcoming events and announcements: 
    • 10th Annual Fellows Retreat, April 21st
    • Mentor of the Year Awards, submit your nominations by April 28th
    • Postbac Poster Day, May 1st
    • lunchtime session, interviewing for academic jobs, May 16th

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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.