Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support one of these projects today and make a difference in the cutting edge research in human health and development. All gifts of every size make a difference and may even be doubled through day-of matches and challenges! In fact, donor Dr. John Levy has generously donated $5,000 this Giving Day to challenge others to make a gift to advance and support WSU’s Mott Center areas of research.
Mott Center Annual Fund
The C.S. Mott Center Annual Fund supports our vision to promote a personalized approach in basic, translational and clinical research that will improve health outcomes for women and children in our unique urban environment. Your donation provides the flexibility to fund our areas of greatest need, to embrace opportunities as they arise and support our mission to actively contribute to the community as the leading translational center for reproductive health.
Discovery to Cure High School Internship Program
The Discovery to Cure program provides high-quality life science research experience at Wayne State University to high school students and exposes them to the excitement of biomedical research careers. Your support of this program is critical to enhancing education opportunities throughout the community and sets the foundation for the next generation of talented faculty scientists. Learn more about this exciting program here.
At the C. S. Mott Center, we believe that education begins in the womb, as there are distinct developmental consequences to stresses experienced during pregnancy. Detroit, which has the highest preterm birth rate in the country, represents the perfect storm where the impact of race, genetics and environmental factors disproportionately affects fetal developmental programming, which not only impacts the health and well-being of the baby but can also perpetuate transgenerational disease conditions in future generations. Your support to our Pregnancy and Preterm Birth Research Program will assist us to continue examining the pregnancy specific triggers that impact the developmental programming of adult disease, devise therapies to target and prevent abnormal outcomes and achieve our ultimate goal of halting the self-perpetuating cycle of transgenerational disease progression that initiates in utero.
Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the US, and the leading cause of mortality from gynecologic cancer. More than 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Our approach is to enhance our understanding of the origins of ovarian cancer, to the mechanisms that cause progression and recurrence, and the treatments that can improve patient outcomes. Your support to the Ovarian Cancer Research Group will help improve the outcomes of women with ovarian cancer and possibly save thousands of lives. There is also a signature naming opportunity available for the Ovarian Cancer Research Program at the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development. We would be pleased to share more about how you can join the fight against ovarian cancer through leadership philanthropy at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Wayne State faculty and staff can give via payroll deduction here. Consider a WSU legacy gift in your estate plan.