Overview

In June of 2015, the March of Dimes joined with the University of Chicago, Northwestern and Duke to launch the fifth prematurity research center aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of premature birth. This 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 premature birth. This team will collaborate with the other four centers as they pursue the challenging questions of what causes premature birth, and specifically address five interrelated transdisciplinary research themes around gene regulation.

Carter Maclin was born 11 weeks too early.  He weighed just three pounds, and measured only 15 inches long.  more

Taking their 13-month-old son, Theo, sledding during the first snowfall of the season topped off a year of many milestones for the McVay family. more

We are proud to introduce March of Dimes 2015 National Ambassador Elijah Jackson. more