It’s official, Alan Guttmacher appointed NICHD Director
Guttmacher has been serving as acting director since December 2009
On July 22, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins appointed Alan Guttmacher to lead the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). He has been serving as acting director since December 2009. A pediatrician and geneticist by training, he began his career as a middle school teacher where he developed an interest in the origins and treatment of pediatric learning disorders. Guttmacher began his NIH career at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) as a special assistant to the director, where he initially worked with Francis Collins. He became deputy director in 2002 and acting director in 2008.