Research Justice for Parents of Color: A Webinar Unveiling the Research Questions that Parents Want Answered

June 04, 2019
On May 25th we unveiled the detailed lists of unanswered pregnancy and birth questions, as well as the process of co-creating these lists in our first webinar, Research Justice for Parents of Color: Prioritizing Their Unanswered Questions About Pregnancy and Birth.

A Conversation with Lynell Taylor: Fathers Supporting Each Other After Preterm Birth

June 03, 2019
Lynell Taylor has been a member of PTBi Fresno's Dads' Council for the last three years. The Dads' Council is a group of fathers who have experienced preterm birth or may be at risk for preterm birth. The council gives parents in the community an opportunity to come together and discuss their...

9 PTBi-CA Abstracts Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

April 29, 2019
Congratulations to our team members who are presenting at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting April 24 - May 1, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. We are proud to be showcasing nine abstracts, four of which are podium presentations. We are also presenting two oral presentations on our work in Uganda...

Placental Infection and Prematurity: Community Engagement Across the Globe

By Emily Letts on April 29, 2019
In Nairobi, you are supposed to be buried where your placenta is buried. People deliver at home because they don’t want the placenta to be left at the hospital. Moses Obimbo Madadi, MD, PhD PTBi Fellow

A Conversation with Linda Franck: Helping Preterm and Low-Birth-Weight Babies Survive and Thrive

By Andrew Schwarts for UCSF School of Nursing's series, Looking Upstream on April 18, 2019
Read the original article here.

PCORI to Fund PTBi-CA Group Prenatal Care Study

April 16, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved a $5.6 million research grant for “GLOW!”

Understanding Abuse and Preterm Birth: What Can Be Done?

April 02, 2019
More than 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse. When a woman becomes pregnant, the frequency and severity of this abuse may be at risk of increasing (1). Domestic abuse has also been shown to increase a woman's risk of delivering before 37 weeks, potentially putting her child in danger of...

SF Health Commission recognizes incarceration as a public health issue

By Rachael Kagan on March 25, 2019
Press Release -  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Contact: Rachael Kagan, 415 554-2507 [email protected]  

Introducing California PTBi's New Look!

March 01, 2019
We are thrilled to present California PTBi's new look! We believe this new supporting artwork combined with our UCSF logo embodies the Initiative's values of scientific rigor while also honoring the community voices that drive our work.

Celebrating Black History Month: Uplifting Black Women Through Traditional Birthing Practices with Shafia Monroe

March 01, 2019
To celebrate Black History Month, we were thrilled to partner with UCSF's National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and Expecting Justice to co-sponsor a lecture on traditional birthing practices by Shafia Monroe. Shafia Monroe is a veteran midwife, a cultural competency trainer, an herbalist...