C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development

The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development advances research and promotes research training relating to the health of women, men and children, with a focus on reproductive biology, immunology, oncology, toxicology and prenatal medicine.

Our vision

To be recognized as a world class reproductive sciences and family health research center that transforms translational reproductive health and care through research, education, community engagement, and a dedication to diversity and inclusion. We seek to be the destination of choice for students, faculty, staff, and partners who share this commitment to improve reproductive health in Detroit and beyond.

Our mission

RESEARCH

We conduct cutting-edge research focused on changing the landscape of couples’ reproductive health to ultimately improve the success of pregnancy outcomes thereby ensuring the health of Detroit’s future generations and those around the world. We accomplish this through the integration of reproductive biology, immunology, oncology, toxicology, aging, and prenatal medicine.

ENGAGEMENT

We share our expertise and knowledge to serve our unique urban community of Detroit and beyond. We emphasize a collaborative approach that encourages partnerships among faculty, trainees, alumni and external organizations to improve reproductive health that extends research from bench to bedside and into the community and globally.

EDUCATION

We offer a transformative, research-driven curriculum to produce highly trained and competent trainees who are the next generation of leaders in reproductive sciences.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We create a welcoming culture that values and respects differences in demographics, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives so every member of our community can thrive.

Clinical Trials

We promote a personalized approach to medical treatment and care that improves health outcomes for women, men and children in Detroit and around the world.

People

We embrace a diverse group of faculty, trainees, students and staff to accomplish our cutting-edge research to improve the reproductive health of families.

Join our team

We seek to be the destination of choice for students, faculty, staff, and partners who share this commitment to improve reproductive health in Detroit and beyond.

Maternal-Fetal Health:

Bridging Science & Practice

November 16, 2023 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The C.S. Mott Center at Wayne State University was established in June 14,1973 to promote research relating to pregnancy and children’s health with focus on obstetric medicine, reproductive immunology, preterm birth and perinatal biology. As we celebrate our 50th year, we are holding one day symposium in the area Prenatal Medicine on November 16. The program in collaboration with Wayne State University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University, will showcase a combination of basic science, translational and clinical talks as well as a session in the area of pregnancy, infectious diseases and preterm birth. We will close the symposium with a live-stream Q&A geared for the general public to interact with a panel of experts that will include the speakers.