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The NICHD, established by congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations.  Some of these topics include:

  • Reducing infant deaths;
  • Improving the health of women, men, and families;
  • Understanding reproductive health and fertility/infertility;
  • Learning about growth and development;
  • Examining, preventing and treating problems of birth defects, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities; and
  • Enhancing well-being of persons through the lifespan with optimal rehabilitation research.

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