Youth Logo Design Challenge - Fresno GROWS Best Babies Zone

June 29, 2020
Photo source: Fresno GROWS Best Babies Zone

Research Justice for Black and Latinx Fathers: Prioritizing their Unanswered Questions about Pregnancy and Birth

June 28, 2020
Watch the full Collaboratory here Fathers know that their presence and perspective is invaluable in the pregnancy, birth and after birth period. Yet too often, their voices are disregarded from maternal and child health research. 

Be our Associate Director!

June 23, 2020
The UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative lives at the intersection of research, community partnerships and education to create positive change for black and brown families. The Initiative conducts and funds transdisciplinary anti-racist research across the reproductive life course to probe risk...

Announcing our Interim Community Advisory Board Members!

June 23, 2020
We are thrilled to announce our interim 2020 Community Advisory Board (CAB) members, Nicole Hutchings and Ruta Lauleva Lua’iufi Aiono! Nicole and Ruta will fill an important advisory role until our next round of CAB applications

The Intersection of Race Inequity and Redlining

June 23, 2020
Photo Credit: USC Digital Library "This tract is exclusive and restricted," circa Sept. 28, 1950, Los Angeles The intersection of Race Inequity and Redlining was an OBGYN Grand Rounds presentation that took place on June 9, 2020 by LaWanda Welsey. 

Listening to Women of Color: Recommendations to Improve Experiences in Pregnancy and Birth Care

June 22, 2020
Findings from Listening to Women: Recommendations from Women of Color to Improve Experiences in Pregnancy and Birth Care are described by the author and PTBi researcher, Molly Altman. Additional authors include Monica R. McLemore, Talita Oseguera, Audrey Lyndon, and Linda S. Franck. Abstract...

Introducing Our New Executive Director!

June 18, 2020
Dear PTBi Community, It gives me tremendous pleasure to be able to share with you that, beginning July 1st, Alexis Cobbins will become The California Preterm Birth initiative’s new Executive Director. The PTBi team and I could not be more thrilled. CONGRATULATIONS, ALEXIS!!!

Announcing our new RAP Grantees

June 09, 2020
A part of our mission to reduce disparities in preterm birth rates and improve outcomes for babies who are born too soon is realized by funding innovative projects in prematurity research. Once a year, in spring, we accept applications through the UCSF Research Allocation Program (RAP) in two...

Reaffirming Our Commitment

June 08, 2020
Dear PTBi Community,   Apologies for our external silence. The events that have unfolded over the last couple of weeks have had an immense impact on our team, and we needed time to speak internally with each other and express our collective rage, frustration, and sadness. We needed to prioritize...

NICU Single Family Rooms Improves Parent Outcomes

June 08, 2020
Findings from Family Integrated Care for Preterm Infants are described by the author and PTBi researcher, Linda Franck. Additional authors include Chandra Waddington and Karel O'Brien. What is important or unique about this study?