The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute received a $294,056 grant from the Saigh Foundation to further innovative research to diagnose and treat problems in babies still in the womb.
The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is a collaboration among SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and Saint Louis University School of Medicine. The Fetal Care Institute is one of the most comprehensive fetal care program in the midwest, with the ability to provide fetoscopic and open surgery to treat babies while still in the womb. “We are so grateful for the support of the Saigh Foundation,” said Dr. Mike Vlastos, director of the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute and assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
“Their generosity enables us to increase our education and outreach efforts, to help families facing scary diagnoses know there is hope for their baby.” Funds from the grant will support research efforts to advance fetal medicine internationally, professional development and outreach to increase awareness of ground-breaking treatments used for the most complex pregnancies.