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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.

PTBi California Funds Two Innovative Research Projects

January 31, 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.

UC statement on President Trump's executive order

January 30, 2017
Reprinted from the UC Office of the President Sunday, January 29, 2017

Take charge of your health: A learning session with Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe

November 22, 2016
On Thursday, November 17, 2016, the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) and Benioff Children’s Hospitals honored World Prematurity Day by hosting a sold-out learning session at the Oberndorf Auditorium at UCSF Children’s Hospital San Francisco. Moderated by Drs.

Researchers Develop New Blood Test to Predict Preterm Birth

November 17, 2016
The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative is proud to announce the development of a blood test to predict a mother’s risk of preterm birth.

PTBi-CA at the White House Frontiers Conference: The Future of Community-Engaged Research

November 10, 2016
At the White House Frontiers Conference hosted on October 13th, 2016 by President Obama in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, highlighted the California Preterm Birth Initiative's (PTBi-CA) commitment to working with the...

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.

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