ERIC Number: ED335842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council.
National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Research for Mothers and Children.
This report summarizes research and training activities between 1984 and 1987 of the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Activities are reported for the following six maternal-infant emphasis areas: (1) high risk pregnancies; (2) fetal pathophysiology; (3) premature birth and labor; (4) disorders of the newborn; (5) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; and (6) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The Branch supported research in these areas including awarding approximately 32.4 million dollars in 236 grants and contracts during Fiscal Year 1986. Highlights of research supported is summarized for each of these areas. Also reported is research training, provided through Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships and Institutional Research Training Grants. Recent research supported by the Branch through the Perinatal Emphasis Research Centers is noted. Briefly reviewed are the Branch's Cooperative Agreements, the Contract Program, and the Small Business Innovative Research Program. Finally, planned future research emphases in the six areas are reported. Various figures detail funding distribution and several tables present specific funding data by category. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Birth Weight, Doctoral Programs, Federal Aid, Fellowships, Infant Mortality, Neonates, Perinatal Influences, Pregnancy, Premature Infants, Prenatal Influences, Prevention, Public Health, Resource Allocation, Special Health Problems, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Research for Mothers and Children.