Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics, has been elected to membership in the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences.
New IOM members are elected by current active members through a highly selective process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions in the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health. Muglia takes his place alongside 70 other newly elected members this year.
Muglia serves as director of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth and co-director of the Perinatal Institute. He has pioneered the in vivo analyses of regulation of the endocrine stress response and the molecular pathways leading to birth.
In May 2013, he was announced as the coordinating principal investigator for the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center – Ohio Collaborative, a new research program aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of premature birth. The March of Dimes is investing $10 million in the program over five years. Three major Ohio universities and four Ohio hospitals are involved in the effort.
Partners include: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus; Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and MetroHealth System, Cleveland.