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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)


Child Development and Behavior Branch

A. Development and evaluation of serious games for bullying, with a particular interest in games that address cyberbullying are encouraged. Examples include but are not limited to games that address issues such as raising awareness of bullying, preventing engagement in bullying, and helping youth who are being bullied cope, problem solve and identifying support or resources to help address the situation.

Contraceptive Discovery and Development Branch

A. Contraception.

Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch

A. Innovative technologies for imaging developmental processes and gene expression; technologies for gene manipulations and perturbations.

Fertility and Infertility Branch

A. Development of novel techniques for assessment of gamete quality.

Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch

A. Development of innovative technologies for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch

A. Technology development to improve screening, diagnosis and treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch

A. New technologies relevant to resource-limited countries for point of care diagnosis of HIV and other infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, other congenital infections such as cytomegalovirus, respiratory infections, etc., in infants, children and pregnant/breastfeeding women.

Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics Branch

A. Development of nanosized formulations to optimize efficacy and minimize toxicity of pediatric drugs

Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch

A. Isolation, purification and synthesis of human milk oligosaccharides with antimicrobial activity.

Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch

A. Research and development of devices and innovative therapeutic technologies for management of physical disabilities and related problems stemming from and acute injuries.

Population Dynamics Branch

A. Technological innovations or inventions to improve collection of biomarker data in large population-representative surveys.

Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch

A. Devices, instruments, and tools to minimize bacterial colonization, reduce proclivity for thrombous formation; reduce health-care associated infection risks.

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

A. Development of medical rehabilitation interventions and biomedical technologies to improve rehabilitation treatment for restoration of function.

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