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"A lot of people in my community don't know what premature birth is or that we are more likely to experience it. That is why I participate. I want to change that."
- Research Participant

 

HOPE COVID-19

The first-of-its-kind study focused on finding out how the virus and its social impact is affecting pregnant women, birthing persons, and infants.

The Study

The HOPE COVID-19 Study is looking at how the virus that causes COVID-19 and factors associated with the pandemic like stress and social distancing might affect a woman or birthing person's risk for certain kinds of adverse pregnancy outcomes, like preterm birth and preeclampsia, as well as newborn and infant health.

We are especially interested in how the pandemic is affecting low-income and Black and Brown women and birthing persons who often suffer the impacts of systematic racism and are already at increased risk for adverse outcomes.

Who Can Participate and How

  • Survey only cohort:
    Pregnant women and birthing persons who are 18 years of age or older can participate by filling out surveys during pregnancy until their baby is 18 months old. Currently enrolling!!
  • The survey + testing cohort:
    Pregnant women and birthing persons who are 18 years of age or older can participate by filling out surveys and having laboratory testing done during pregnancy until their baby is 18-months old. Participants can receive up to $550 in gift cards! Enrolling late summer 2020.

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Training Opportunities

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Postdoctoral Transdisciplinary Research Fellowship

Deadline: October 15, 2020 

PTBi offers a two-year transdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship focused on reducing disparities in preterm birth and improving maternal and neonatal outcomes. This fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity to work with world-class researchers and mentors, develop ideas and partnerships within a collaborative network, and formally build additional research skills. 

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Pilot Award in Prematurity Research
The next application cycle will be in Fall 2021