WHO WE ARE
The Perinatology Research Branch (PRB) is the only Clinical Branch in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to focus its research on human pregnancy and unborn children. It is currently housed at the Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan through a service contract. The Branch has thrived in this environment, earning a national and international reputation for its pioneering work and scientific achievements. In 2017, the PRB celebrated 25 years of such accomplishments. Using a multidisciplinary approach to study pregnancy complications, the Branch has assisted in providing care to over 25,000 pregnant mothers and their unborn children.
MISSION OF THE PRB
- To conduct clinical and basic research in perinatal medicine and related disciplines with the goal of developing novel diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive strategies to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes and infant morbidity / mortality
- To train healthcare professionals in perinatal medicine and related disciplines (e.g. Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine)