The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network was created in 1986 to conduct clinical research studies in obstetrics and perinatal medicine. The Network consists of a number of major academic clinical centers, a data coordinating center, and the Institute itself. The research) studies, principally randomized trials but also observational studies, are aimed at reducing maternal, fetal and infant morbidity related to preterm birth, fetal growth abnormalities and maternal complications and to provide the rationale for evidence-based, cost- effective, obstetric practice. The data coordinating center is a criticaly important part of this collaborative effort. The overall purpose of the coordinating center is to mal

Public Health Relevance

of the proposed research to public health is clear and direct. The results of the MFMU Network's studies can benefit potentially pregnant women and their children worldwide, by finding methods to screen for problems in pregnancy, treatments that for pregnant women that improve their and their children's health, and especially finding treatments that can help lessen the problem of babies being born too early.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Cooperative Clinical Research--Cooperative Agreements (U10)
Project #
2U10HD036801-16
Application #
8528874
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1-DSR-Z (54))
Program Officer
Ilekis, John V
Project Start
1998-04-15
Project End
2018-11-30
Budget Start
2014-01-01
Budget End
2014-11-30
Support Year
16
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$12,128,227
Indirect Cost
$863,205
Name
George Washington University
Department
Biostatistics & Other Math Sci
Type
Schools of Public Health
DUNS #
043990498
City
Washington
State
DC
Country
United States
Zip Code
20052
Bloom, Steven L; Belfort, Michael; Saade, George et al. (2016) What we have learned about intrapartum fetal monitoring trials in the MFMU Network. Semin Perinatol 40:307-17
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Salazar, Ashley; Tolivaisa, Susan; Allard, Donna et al. (2016) What we have learned about best practices for recruitment and retention in multicenter pregnancy studies. Semin Perinatol 40:321-7
Rice, Madeline Murguia; Landon, Mark B; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal–Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network (2016) What we have learned about treating mild gestational diabetes mellitus. Semin Perinatol 40:298-302
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Harper, Lorie M; Mele, Lisa; Landon, Mark B et al. (2016) Carpenter-Coustan Compared With National Diabetes Data Group Criteria for Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes. Obstet Gynecol 127:893-8
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Bailit, Jennifer L; Grobman, William A; Rice, Madeline Murguia et al. (2016) Evaluation of delivery options for second-stage events. Am J Obstet Gynecol 214:638.e1-638.e10
Rice, Madeline Murguia; Landon, Mark B; Varner, Michael W et al. (2016) Pregnancy-Associated Hypertension in Glucose-Intolerant Pregnancy and Subsequent Metabolic Syndrome. Obstet Gynecol 127:771-9

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