The Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth is committed to making progress in understanding and preventing prematurity – in our community and across the nation. Our faculty serves in leadership roles for:
The March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative
The March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative was announced in May, 2013, with its goal to provide a transdisciplinary and cross-institutional approach to studying the causes of preterm birth.
The collaborative supports five interrelated hypothesis-driven research themes incorporating evolutionary biology, genetics, reproductive biology, cell biology and sociology.
The Ohio Collaborative brings together leading investigators from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (the coordinating site for the collaborative), the Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, and Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland (McDonald Women’s Hospital and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital) and MetroHealth System in Cleveland.
Also participating in the program are investigators from Vanderbilt University, University of South Florida, University of Iowa and Wright State University.