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...

TinyLife Researchers and Parents Develop Website About Life at Home With Your Premature Baby

June 08, 2017
On Wednesday, May 24, Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland Dr. Michael McBride launched a new website to support parents bringing a premature baby home from a neonatal intensive care unit.

UCSF Investigators Create Blood Test to Predict Preterm Birth

March 21, 2017
UCSF researchers have developed a blood test that can predict a mother’s risk of spontaneous preterm birth (before 37 weeks of gestation), offering hope of delaying early delivery for millions of women and babies.