Our mission

Our Mission
An internationally known research center based within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, 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
The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development promotes a personalized approach to medical treatment and care that improves health outcomes for women, men and children in Detroit and around the world.


Our Objectives
We utilize the established research and clinical infrastructure to integrate knowledge, bring together all aspects of the health of women and families, and develop translational modalities that improve wellbeing for women, men and children throughout their lifetimes.

We champion a lifespan perspective to reproductive health and an ecological approach to growth, development and wellbeing.

We engage our unique urban environment to address reproductive life sciences from bench to bedside and into the community.