NICHD: REINVENTING THE WHEEL

James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT

George Santayana The Life of Reason (1905) 

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

ON 30 MARCH 2015, the NICHD provided a public press release that described an intervention to teach mothers of preterm infants how to interact with their babies more effectively, which resulted in better weight gain and growth for the infants, a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.

Maternal interaction improves growth, weight gain in preemies

Themes: 
sensory deprivation
culture

Congressional Inquiry on primate maternal-infant separation research

NICHD PRIMATE RESEARCH ON MATERNAL-INFANT SEPARATION: A CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY.

A letter from the Congress to Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, dated December 22, 2014, stated:

 “We are writing to express our concern about public reports of what has been described as an ongoing taxpayer-funded project involving psychological experiments on monkeys being conducted at an NIH laboratory in Poolsville, Maryland….

Themes: 
sensory deprivation
violence

Motherless Mothers, Violence & Brain disorders

After fifty years Attachment Theory is no longer a theory. Decades of research confirm; the nature and quality of a human being’s earliest relationships shape the body and the brain for a lifetime.

Themes: 
abuse-neglect
bonding
brain
violence

BETRAYAL OF ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN & MOTHERS



By the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NICHD / NIH):

Letter to Vice-President Biden; Senators Carper and Coon

We are a Violent Nation. Congress created the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) on October 17,1962 with enactment of PL 87-838 to conduct and support of research and training relating to maternal health, child health, and human development, including research and training in the special health problems and requirements of mothers and children..."(Sec 441).

Themes: 
abuse-neglect
brain
sensory deprivation

Understanding the Difference - Social and Sensory Deprivation

Themes: 
bonding
brain
sensory deprivation

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