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Bianchi Noted Among Forbes ‘Impact’ Makers

Headshot, Dr. Diana Bianchi

NICHD director Dr. Diana Bianchi

NICHD director Dr. Diana Bianchi was recently named in the Forbes 2022 “50 Over 50” Impact list for her leadership of NICHD and advocacy for the inclusion of underrepresented populations in Covid-19 research. Bianchi was selected among thousands of nominees. 

The Forbes site noted, “Throughout the Covid pandemic, Dr. Bianchi championed the inclusion of women, pregnant people, infants, children and people with disabilities in research to improve their care. This includes funding research on the effects of Covid-19 on pregnancy and fetal development and infants and children, particularly how to improve the safety of in-person schooling.”

Fellow honorees include Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson and tennis champion Billie Jean King. 

To read Bianchi’s full citation, go to To read about the other honorees, see

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