The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s CS Mott Center for Human Growth and Development will hold an open house on June 9, kicking off an annual celebration of 50 years of research and training in personalized approaches to medical treatment and care that improve health outcomes for women improve. , men and children in Detroit and around the world.
Visitors will have the chance to learn about the center’s basic and gynecological cancer research, as well as participate in tours of the facility’s labs to discover the groundbreaking research taking place, during the open house from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM .
The event, which includes a walking dinner and gift bags, will feature comments from Dean Wael Sakr, MD; Stephen Lanier, Ph.D., WSU vice president for research; Stanley Berry, MD, Interim Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Gil Mor, MD, Ph.D., the John M. Malone Jr., MD, endowed chair and scientific director of the CS Mott Center.
Those wishing to attend can comment at https://rsvp.wayne.edu/save-the-date-for-a-special-evening-at-the-cs-mott-center
Opened in 1973, the center is an internationally renowned research center established to promote research training related to women’s and children’s health, with a focus on reproductive biology, immunology, oncology, toxicology and prenatal medicine. The scientists integrate basic, translational and clinical research with the aim of improving women’s health.
Located at 275 E. Hancock in Detroit, the center advocates a life-course perspective on reproductive health and an ecological approach to growth, development and well-being. The faculty is concerned with a personal approach to medical treatment and care. The primary mission of the Mott Center is to advance basic and clinical biomedical research in reproduction and development. It offers an integrated doctoral program with the teaching, research and physical resources of the Department of Physiology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The program offers interdisciplinary doctoral programs in the reproductive sciences.
The center was renovated during a five-phase reconstruction from 2001 to 2008. In addition to the individual labs and offices of obstetrics and gynecology researchers, the center houses the research labs of the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Implantation Laboratory of the Division of Reproductive Biology and Medicine, the Division of Intramural Research of the NICHD, the Genomics Facility of Wayne State University, a Center for Bioinformatics, and a Section of Systems Biology. It also includes one of the clinical research areas of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The center has also established the Ovarian Cancer Research Interest Group in partnership with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The group aims to bring together scientists and physicians working in the field to pool each researcher’s individual expertise to quickly find solutions to cope with the disease.
dr. Mor said the center’s researchers “believe that parenting begins in the womb, as there are clear developmental implications for stress experienced during pregnancy…. The impact of health inequalities, genetics, and environmental factors such as pollution and socioeconomic tensions have a disproportionate effect.” affect fetal developmental programming, which not only affects the health and well-being of the baby, but may also perpetuate transgenerational disease states in future generations.Our pregnancy and preterm birth research program examines the pregnancy-specific triggers that affect the developmental programming of disease in adults and is developing therapies to address and prevent abnormal outcomes with the goal of halting the self-perpetuating cycle of transgenerational disease progression that begins in utero.”
Recent discoveries by Mott Center researchers include:
A new technique to measure the age of male sperm has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to conceive, according to a newly published study by researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Zinc supplements for men and women trying to conceive, either naturally or through assisted reproduction during the COVID-19 pandemic, may prevent mitochondrial damage in young eggs and sperm and improve immunity against the virus that causes COVID-19 .
A new joint study, published by a research team from Wayne State University School of Medicine, the CReATe Fertility Center and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, provides the first in-depth look at the human sperm microbiome using RNA sequencing with enough sensitivity to identify contamination and pathogenic bacterial colonization.