Early-Term Birth Increases Risk of Preterm Birth In Subsequent Pregnancies

July 13, 2016
A new study led by researchers with the UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) found that women whose first child was born at 37 to 38 weeks – so-called “early-term” birth – are two to three times more likely to experience preterm birth, defined as birth at a gestational age less than...

The California Preterm Birth Initiative Funds Innovative Research Projects

July 06, 2016
The California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) is committed to engaging investigators across a variety of disciplines and in partnership with communities to tackle the complex problem of preterm birth. In January 2016, we issued a call for proposals through the UCSF Resource Allocation Program (...

Community Partnership in Action: Mothers Co-Create Research Agenda to Reduce Preterm Birth [video]

June 09, 2016
The UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) is catalyzing transdisciplinary thinking and taking a place-based precision approach to preventing preterm birth.

UCSF PTBi-CA Partnership to be highlighted in White House Precision Public Health Summit next Monday

June 02, 2016
The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative will be featured in a panel highlighting the potential for precision medicine to be applied to neonatal morbidity, and will discuss their transdisciplinary, place-based cell-to-society approach to reducing the burden of prematurity. The panel will take place Monday...

California Initiative Aims to Dramatically Reduce Preterm Birth, Improve Outcomes, Change the Approach to Persistent Public Health Challenges

May 16, 2016
In 2015, when a group of some 60 UC San Francisco researchers and clinicians sat down to tackle the epidemic of preterm birth, the lives of 15 million children were at stake.

UCSF researchers develop a new tool to estimate newborn gestational age

January 04, 2016
Researchers at UCSF have developed a metabolic algorithm that can be used to determine the gestational age of newborns, using a small amount of blood taken from the newborn’s heel.

Fresno County Preterm Birth Collective Impact Effort seeking Backbone Organization

August 05, 2015
The Fresno County Preterm Birth Collective Impact Effort invites organizations to apply to be the effort’s Backbone Organization. Letters of Interest are due by August 27th, 2015.

Preterm birth is now the leading cause of death in young children globally

November 07, 2014
More than 3,000 Children Die Daily from Preterm Birth Complications $250 Million in Research Programs on Preterm Birth Announced on World Prematurity Day For the first time in history, the complications of preterm birth outrank all other causes as the world's number one killer of young children.

UCSF Launches $100 Million Global Preterm Birth Initiative

April 24, 2014
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals today announced a $100 million global initiative to address the epidemic of premature birth, the leading cause of death for newborns and the second leading cause of death for children under five. The 10-year, global initiative will be jointly funded by Lynne and...