In 2014, the March of Dimes teamed with the leading medical institutions in Philadelphia to establish the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the nation's fourth transdisciplinary research center dedicated solely to examining, identifying and preventing the causes of premature birth.

This unique research enterprise of leading medical and teaching institutions includes project leaders, investigators and collaborating faculty from the University of Pennsylvania, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Magee Women’s Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University and Medical Center.