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The Center for Perinatal Discovery



Vision Statement

To improve maternal and child health through high-quality, high-impact, collaborative science.

Mission Statement 

The Center for Perinatal Discovery at UC San Diego is a focal point for clinical, translational, and basic research projects related to maternal and child health. We aim to understand both the effects of maternal health on fertility and pregnancy, and the effects of pregnancy exposures and outcomes on maternal and offspring health throughout the lifespan.

Projects & Initiatives

Our Center brings together scientists from many different departments at UC San Diego in order to tackle important areas in perinatal biology and health, ranging from modeling of the human placenta, to detection of biomarkers for adverse pregnancy outcomes, to exploration of developmental origins of health and disease. Learn about our projects and initiatives.