Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research - (NICHD Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) - #93.865
To conduct and support laboratory research, clinical trials, and studies with people that explore health processes. NICHD researchers examine growth and development, biologic and reproductive functions, behavior patterns, and population dynamics to protect and maintain the health of all people. To examine the impact of disabilities, diseases, and defects on the lives of individuals. With this information, the NICHD hopes to restore, increase, and maximize the capabilities of people affected by disease and injury. To sponsor training programs for scientists, doctors, and researchers to ensure that NICHD research can continue. By training these professionals in the latest research methods and technologies, the NICHD will be able to conduct its research and make health research progress until all children, adults, families, and populations enjoy good health. The mission of the NICHD 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, free from disease or disability, and to ensure the health, productivity, independence, and well-being of all people through optimal rehabilitation.
(Project Grants) FY 09 $915,060,000; FY 10 $936,728,000; FY 11 $966,711,000 - (Total Grants): FY 09 $885,339,000; FY 10 est $906,190,000; FY 11 est $935,183,000. SBIR/STTR: FY 09 $29,721,000; FY 10 est $30,538,000; FY 11 est $31,528,000.
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