Cooperative Multicenter Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Principal Investigator

Dr. John Thorp, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Project Run Dates

4/18/2001 to 3/31/2021



The University of North Carolina Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit (MFMU) network site has been a significant contributor to the network for the past nine years, completing eight randomized clinical trials, having two observational studies and two randomized trials in progress, and starting two more trials in June. Network studies investigate problems in clinical obstetrics, particularly those related to low birth weight, prematurity, and medical problems of pregnancy, and contribute to the development of evidence-based practices in the field of maternal-fetal medicine. This is particularly important in North Carolina as the state ranks in the bottom third of the nation with regard to perinatal/maternal health and infant mortality.


Associated Publications and other materials


All associated publications and associated studies are listed on the National MFMU website

UNC MFMU Website