Preterm Birth Research

Our investigators are at the forefront of clinical and translational research to understand, predict and prevent preterm birth using cutting edge tools ranging from microbiome analysis to novel cervical imaging and studies of electrical activity of the uterus.

Prematurity Research

Since 2014, the team at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital has maintained a focus on Prematurity Research finding novel ways to predict and prevent preterm birth. We have many exciting projects in the works we look forward to sharing! In the meantime, please click the link below for some of the amazing work of our investigators

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Clinical research:
Clinical trials in premature birth

Basic science labs and studies:

Investigators

Researchers investigating premature birth include a collaborative group of faculty members in the Department of Ob/Gyn’s Division of Maternal-Fetal Health and Ultrasound, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Division of Clinical Research and Center for Reproductive Health Sciences, as well as the School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Microbiology.

Ob/Gyn faculty

Vice Chair, Research
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine, Ob/Gyn
Associate Program Director, Prematurity Research Center

Division: Basic & Translational Research

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn

James P. Crane Professor, Ob/Gyn
Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Director, Center for Reproductive Health Sciences

Division: Basic & Translational Research

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Primary), Electrical & Systems Engineering (Secondary), Radiology (Jointed), and Biomedical Engineering (Affiliated)

Division: Clinical Research

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