Gene Brody, OIBR Fellow, appointed to NICHD Director’s Strategic Planning Committee

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Gene Brody, OIBR Fellow, appointed to NICHD Director’s Strategic Planning Committee

Congratulations to Dr. Gene Brody, an OIBR Fellow, who has recently been appointed to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Director’s Strategic Planning Committee. In this role, one of his responsibilities will be to assist in formulating research priorities for the next five to ten years.

NICHD was founded in 1962 to investigate human development throughout the entire life process, with a focus on understanding disabilities and important events that occur during pregnancy.

Since then, research conducted and funded by NICHD has helped save lives, improve wellbeing, and reduce societal costs associated with illness and disability.

NICHD’s mission is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives. The institute also aims to ensure the health, productivity, independence, and well-being of people through optimal rehabilitation.

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