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SET Center

Our Mission

To foster multidisciplinary scholarship and team science focused on early development, in order to improve outcomes and optimize health across the life course for our most vulnerable patients in the community we serve.

"We are at the dawn of a new age of translational medicine where the emergence and evolution of many novel technologies and tools can help us understand the basis of human health and disease.  Making a difference in changing the course of clinical events starts at the very beginning of life."

Erika C. Claud, MD

Erika C. Claud, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Medicine, Committee on Molecular Medicine, Director, Neonatology Research, Inaugural Director, Center for the Science of Early Trajectories

Early-life events critically influence health over the entire life course. SET exists to ensure that healthy infants become healthy children who grow into healthy adults.