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New 2012-2016 NIDCD Strategic Plan Now Available

The NIDCD recently released a new five-year Strategic Plan. The NIDCD Strategic Plan is designed to help the institute, including NIDCD staff and the National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council (NDCD), to prioritize its research funding by identifying areas of outstanding promise and areas where there are gaps in knowledge. To develop the 2012-2016 Plan, the NIDCD convened a series of working groups in our mission areas of hearing and balance; taste and smell; and voice, speech, and language. Input was also solicited from scientific experts, the NDCD Advisory Council, NIDCD staff, and the public. View or download the 2012-2016 NIDCD Strategic Plan or the Executive Summary here.