Overview

In May of 2013, the March of Dimes joined with Ohio’s leading universities and hospitals to launch the second prematurity research center aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of preterm birth. This video announcing the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative demonstrates the commitment and enthusiasm of accomplished directors, investigators and faculty as they come together in this transdisciplinary and cross-institutional effort to solve the mysteries of preterm birth.

Why prematurity research?

As the leading cause of newborn death in the U.S., preterm birth is far more serious than most people realize, and we need to know much more about its causes before we can do a better job of prevention.

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A unique
transdisciplinary
approach

The Ohio Collaborative will bring together an unprecedented array of disciplines, specialties and research themes to examine biological, social and environmental factors that might contribute to prematurity.

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A groundbreaking
partnership

In 2013, the March of Dimes teamed with leading medical and teaching institutions throughout the state of Ohio to establish the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative, the nation’s second transdisciplinary research center dedicated solely to examining, identifying and preventing the causes of premature birth.

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Meet our
researchers

The Ohio Collaborative research team includes over 100 faculty-level investigators, trainees, and staff and is led by its program directors, Louis J. Muglia, M.D., Ph.D., Irina A. Buhimschi, M.D. and Sam Mesiano, Ph.D. Five key research themes are being pursued via transdisciplinary interactions that will generate new research hypotheses and techniques to prevent preterm birth.

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Many ways to give

One in nine babies is born prematurely in the United States each year, and more than 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide every year. Find out how you can help give every baby a healthy start. There are many ways to contribute to the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center, Ohio Collaborative including making a one-time gift, a monthly donation, or a planned gift.

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Overview

In May of 2013, the March of Dimes joined with Ohio’s leading universities and hospitals to launch the second prematurity research center aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of preterm birth. This video announcing the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative demonstrates the commitment and enthusiasm of accomplished directors, investigators and faculty as they come together in this transdisciplinary and cross-institutional effort to solve the mysteries of preterm birth.
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News

  • October 23, 2013

    Louis J. Muglia, M.D., Ph.D., Elected to Institute of Medicine
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Meet our Families and Donors

“We have to move forward together to support this organization and its mission and commitment to have every baby born healthy and as close to term as possible. It’s so important.” more