Risk of Preterm Birth Reliably Predicted by New Test

June 12, 2018
Identifying Women at Risk in Second Trimester Could Lead to Early Treatment, Prevention Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant, which may enable doctors to treat them early and thereby prevent...

New Study Finds Drop in Preterm Births After Closing Coal, Oil Power Plants

May 25, 2018
Coal and oil power plant retirements in California associated with reduced preterm birth among populations nearby    

Health care experiences of pregnant, birthing and postnatal women of color at risk for preterm birth

May 01, 2018
Chronic stress is a known risk factor for preterm birth, yet little is known about how healthcare experiences add to or mitigate perceived stress. This study, published in Social Science & Medicine, describes the pregnancy-related healthcare experiences of 54 women of color from Fresno, Oakland...

A New Protocol for Research Priority Setting

January 17, 2018
A Novel Method for Involving Women of Color at High Risk for Preterm Birth in Research Priority Setting, published in JOVE!  

Benioff Community Innovators Program Report

December 20, 2017
This year, 10 women from San Francisco were trained in and conducted qualitative research in order to make their own recommendations to improve insecure housing for pregnant women, and prevent preterm birth! The Benioff Community Innovators went from learning to sharing at scientific conferences (...

UCSF Pledges Continued Support for DACA Students, Staff During Town Hall

September 14, 2017
University of California reacts to Trump administration's repeal of DACA program 

Sleep Disorders Linked to Preterm Birth in Large California Study

August 08, 2017
Insomnia, Sleep Apnea Nearly Double the Risk of a Preterm Delivery Before 34 Weeks By Laura Kurtzman, read the full press release from the UCSF News Room.

Spring 2017 RAP Results: PTBi California funds two innovative research projects

July 06, 2017
The California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) is committed to engaging academic and community investigators across a variety of disciplines and sectors to collaboratively tackle the complex problem of preterm birth.

PTBi Welcomes the 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship Cohort

July 06, 2017
One of the guiding principles of the Preterm Birth Initiative is to mentor and promote scholarship among new/early-stage investigators from multiple disciplines through community-engaged research opportunities. The PTBi Postdoctoral Fellowship is a tailored, non-accredited fellowship that provides...