Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health

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Maternal and Child Health Research Center

Michal A. Elovitz, MD, Director
Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania1353 Biomedical Research Bldg. II/III
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6142

Phone: (215)573-0859
Fax: (215)573-5408

The overall purpose is to advance research in maternal and child health.


  • To unravel complex disease states that adversely affect maternal and child health

  • To investigate and validate biomarkers of disease states

  • To unravel pathways and pathogenesis that will produce feasible and biological targets for future interventions to reduce maternal, fetal and neonatal moridity and mortality

  • To test therapies to decrease adverse maternal and child outcomes

Clinical Studies

For a complete listing of all active clinical studies, please visit:

If you have any questions, additional information can be obtained by contacting:

Valerie Riis, M.S. Epi
Director of Operations
Phone (215)615-4888

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