The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development at the Wayne State University School of Medicine has teamed with the Institute of Reproductive Health of Tongji Medical College at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, to establish the International Women Health Research Program.
The goal of the new collaboration is to improve women’s treatment and care, particularly in the areas of cancer and reproductive health.
“Maternal mortality, pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and recurrent abortions, gynecologic cancers and infertility are still major global problems that can only be improved by international collaborations,” said Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Mott Center and the John M. Malone Jr., M.D., Endowed Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “A woman’s reproductive aspects have a major impact not only on her health, but on the health of her children. The International Women Health Research Program will achieve its objectives by enhancing the education of health providers, investigators, students and general public.”
Because the program’s success depends on improving the education of physicians and researchers involved in multiple aspects of women’s health, training investigators to develop novel approaches
for diagnosis and treatment, and educating the general population on the complex aspects related to reproduction and women’s health, a key component of the