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.

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.