In 2013, the March of Dimes teamed with the leading medical and teaching institutions throughout the state of Ohio to establish the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative, the nation’s second transdisciplinary research center dedicated solely to examining, identifying and preventing the causes of premature birth. 

The institutions within the Ohio Collaborative represent the major metropolitan cities of Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati and play a leading role in driving the extraordinary scientific and technologic innovation that exists across the state of Ohio.

This unique research enterprise of leading medical and teaching institutions includes program directors, co-investigators and collaborating faculty across Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Mount Carmel Health System, Case Western Reserve University, University MacDonald Women’s Hospital and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and the MetroHealth System. 

Also participating in the program are key investigators from Vanderbilt University, University of South Florida, University of Iowa, and Wright State University.