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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 and 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.  Click on the Projects link above to learn about all projects and initiatives.

***Center for Perinatal Discovery launch video***