Announcing our new RAP Grantees

A part of our mission to reduce disparities in preterm birth rates and improve outcomes for babies who are born too soon is realized by funding innovative projects in prematurity research. Once a year, in spring, we accept applications through the UCSF Research Allocation Program (RAP) in two categories: Pilot Award, up to $50,000 over one year, and Innovation Award, up to $150,000 over two years.

We are thrilled to announce our two Pilot Award recipients!

More information coming soon.

Shantay Davies-Balch

Shantay Davies-Balch, MBA, CLE

Founder/Director, BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center, Fresno, CA
Steering Committee Co-Chair, Fresno GROWS
​An evaluation of a doula-informed pilot workshop to strengthen paternal involvement during pregnancy among men of color (MOC) in South Fresno, CA


Elizabeth Crouch

Elizabeth Crouch, PhD, MD

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF
Blood vessel cells in normal development and germinal matrix hemorrhage in the preterm human brain