Are you a pregnant female aged 18-45 who is receiving care at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? By joining the MOMI biobank and providing some of the biological samples collected during your prenatal care and at delivery, you may be able to create a healthier future for other mothers and their infants.
When you participate in the MOMI Biobank research study, your samples such as blood, urine, and placenta help researchers who are studying topics like the causes and prevention of premature birth, the impact of pregnancy on the mother’s heart health, and what information the placenta tells us about the mother’s and infant’s health.
The MOMI Biobank partners with thousands of women who provide medical information and specimens during their pregnancies and births. Researchers hope their findings lead to better ways to identify, prevent, and treat health conditions affecting women and children in the future.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Pregnant females aged 18-45
- Planning to deliver at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA) or Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot (Erie, PA)
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Most of the specimens collected for the MOMI Biobank are already being collected during your clinical care or would otherwise be discarded. Specimens collected may include blood, urine, placental tissue, and baby’s first diaper. MOMI staff will coordinate collection with your care providers so that there are no additional steps for you.
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MEET THE RESEARCHER
Arun Jeyabalan , MD
Arun Jeyabalan, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Dr. Jeyabalan’s research interests include immunology of pregnancy, preeclampsia, and vascular biology of pregnancy.