Centering Black Queer and Trans Birth
October 28th, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST

Join Us For Our Monthly Discussion Series

At the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi), we are breaking down the traditional silos around scientific research. We believe the most effective way to address the complex issue of prematurity is through meaningful collaboration grounded in community wisdom. This is why, each month, we bring together a wide range of investigators, public health officers, providers, trainees and community members to have a lively, multi-faceted discussion about a specific topic related to preterm birth. The events, called “collaboratories” (or collaborative laboratories), generate new ideas, collaborations and innovative approaches to preventing preterm delivery and improving outcomes for babies born too soon. Since their inception in 2015, Collaboratories have become a sought-after opportunity to disseminate research and grow awareness of preterm birth.

Have an idea for a collaboratory? Share it here!


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Pitch a Collaboratory

PTBi is now inviting stakeholders of all backgrounds to submit their ideas for new Collaboratory events taking place in 2021. Awardees will be provided all of the resources, and staff support needed to bring to life an important topic regarding preterm birth for their community. See our frequently asked questions for more information. 

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FAQs About Pitching a Collaboratory

How will I know if my pitch has been accepted?

We will contact you within 3 weeks after the applicable deadline if your pitch has been accepted or not. If you have not heard back from us after that time period, please follow up by emailing [email protected].

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News from our Collaboratories

Upcoming Events


Centering Black Queer and Trans Birth

Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 2 PM - 3:30 PM