Friends of NICHD Reception

On July 12, 2012, the Friends of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (FNICHD) hosted a "Congressional Reception and Science Exhibition" to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the institute. The event drew more than 200 attendees, including Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher, nearly 100 congressional staff, and representatives from FNICHD's member societies. Given the breadth of the NICHD portfolio, scientists represented a diverse range of research topics from child development, population research and economics, to learning disabilities, autism, Down syndrome and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Congressional Champion Awards were presented to Rep. DeLauro and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., for their leadership in improving the lives of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and for supporting federal investments in the National Institutes of Health.

Science Exhibits
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    The Impact of Pre-pregnancy BMI on the Risk of Gestational Diabetes (PDF, 450K) 
    Research Leads to Better Health Outcomes for Moms and Babies (PDF, 368K) 
    Jasbir Singh, MD, FACOG, Washington Hospital Center

  • American Economic Association / Consortium of Social Science Associations
    The Economics of Child Health: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (PDF, 53KB)
    Janet Currie, PhD, Princeton University

  • American Educational Research Association
    Developing Interest in Math and Sports: Family Influences
    Jacquelynne Eccles, PhD, University of Michigan

  • American Psychological Association
    Understanding Language Impairment in Down Syndrome (PDF, 265KB) 
    Frances A. Conners, PhD, University of Alabama
    Improving Functional Outcomes Following Traumatic Brain Injury (PDF, 280KB) 
    Janet P. Niemeier, PhD, ABPP (RP), Virginia Commonwealth University

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    Clinical Trials in Reproductive Medicine: Improving Outcomes for Infertile Couples
    Richard S. Legro, MD, The Pennsylvania State University

  • American Urogynecologic Society
    Advances in Pelvic Floor Research
    Matthew Barber, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Vivian Sung, PhD, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers Association / Association of University Centers on Disabilities
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs)
    IDDRC Research is Creating Hope for Families

    Michael B. Robinson, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
    NICHD Learning Disabilities Research Centers
    Jack M. Fletcher, PhD, University of Houston

  • Population Association of America / Association of Population Centers
    The NLSY79 Child and Young Adult Surveys
    Elizabeth Cooksey, PhD, Ohio State University

  • Preeclampsia Foundation
    Using Biomarkers to Diagnose and Predict Preeclampsia in Pregnant Women
    Sharon Maynard, MD, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess

  • Medical Center Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network: From Research to Practice
    George R. Saade, MD, The University of Texas Medical Branch

  • Society for Research in Child Development
    Enhancing Communications Skills in Young Children with Autism
    Connie Kasari, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

  • The Endocrine Society
    Basic Studies in Ovarian Biology and Applications to Women’s Health
    Kelly E. Mayo, PhD, Northwestern University

Reception Photos

 
Friends of NICHD Chair Karen Studwell, NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, NICHD Deputy Director Yvonne Maddox

(Above) Friends of NICHD Chair Karen Studwell, NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, NICHD Deputy Director Yvonne Maddox

Friends of NICHD Chair Karen Studwell and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Dr. Richard Legro from the Society for Reproductive Medicine and NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher

(Above left) Friends of NICHD Chair Karen Studwell and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)
(Above right) Dr. Richard Legro from the Society for Reproductive Medicine and NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher

Dr. Jan Neimeier explains her TBI research to congressional staff Dr. Jacquelynne Eccles speaking with Dr. Guttmacher about her math and science research

(Above left) Dr. Jan Neimeier explains her TBI research to congressional staff
(Above right) Dr. Jacquelynne Eccles speaking with Dr. Guttmacher about her math and science research
SRCD’s Connie Kasari discusses her autism research with Dr. GuttmacherNICHD Director Alan Guttmacher addresses the audience
(Above left) SRCD’s Connie Kasari discusses her autism research with Dr. Guttmacher
(Above right) NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher addresses the audience
Dr. Karen Summar accepts Congressional Champion Award on behalf of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)Dr. Kate Menard from SMFM presents Rosa DeLauro with the Congressional Champion Award
(Above left) Dr. Karen Summar accepts Congressional Champion Award on behalf of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)
(Above right) Dr. Kate Menard from SMFM presents Rep. Rosa DeLauro with the Congressional Champion Award