Organization Changes and Enhancements

We are pleased to announce that we have received approval for our requested organization changes and enhancements.  While the changes are primarily name clarifications, we hope that you will find these enhancements helpful as you help us communicate about the work of our Center.  Thank you so much for your dedication to our joint missions in this important public health work to save babies, help children, protect people, and improve health.  We look forward to our continued collaborations as we begin the new year.

Highlights are provided below.  We are working now to make all the needed edits to our website and other communications materials.

  • Sunsets the Prevention Research Branch within the Division of Blood Disorders.  Aligns the division to maintain two (2) branches. The proposed branches are established along functional lines based on the technical expertise of staff and activities performed within that respective branch. It also realigns employees from DBD/PRB to DBD/OD and DBD/ESB.
  • Changes the name of the Laboratory Research Branch within the Division of Blood Disorders. The name of the Laboratory Branch is changed to reflect the true nature of the work that is done in the Lab.  The new name for the branch is “Hemostasis Laboratory Branch”.
  • Changes the name of the Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Division to eliminate confusion with the Center name and more accurately reflect the work of the Division.  The new name for the division is “Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders”.
  • Changes the name of the Prevention Research Branch within Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Division. The new name of the branch is “Prevention Research and Translation Branch” to reflect more of the work of the branch.
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