Overview

In November of 2014, the March of Dimes joined with the University of Pennsylvania and other leading hospitals to launch the fourth transdisciplinary research center aimed exclusively at finding what causes preterm birth. The March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates the commitment and enthusiasm of a team of accomplished investigators and faculty as they come together in this transdisciplinary and cross-institutional effort to solve the mysteries of preterm birth.

Theme 2:  Cervical Remodeling

Theme Leader

Michal Elovitz, M.D. Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director of the Maternal Child Health Research Program, Director of the Prematurity Prevention Program, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Co-Investigators and Collaborating Faculty

Charlene Compher, Ph.D. Professor of Nutrition Science, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Senior Fellow at the Center for Public Health Initiatives, Professor of Nutrition Sciences in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
George Gallos, M.D. Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
John Hogenesch, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology, Interim Director of the Penn Center for Bioinformatics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Kristin Myers, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
Hy Simhan, M.D. Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of Obstetrical Services, Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC
Louis Soslowsky, Ph.D. Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Bioengineering, Vice Chair for Research of Orthopaedic Surgery, Founding Director of the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Director of McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Perelman School of Medicine,, University of Pennsylvania
Joy-Sarah Vink, M.D. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Ronald Wapner, M.D. Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vice Chair of Research and Director of Reproductive Genetics, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons