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COVID-19, Pregnancy and Premature Birth

December 15, 2020
For our November Collaboratory Webinar, we discussed what we know, what we don’t, and what we still need to answer about COVID-19 and pregnancy, especially as it relates to preterm birth.

Meet our New Community Advisory Board Cohort!

December 11, 2020
We are thrilled to introduce the second Community Advisory Board cohort (CAB)! PTBi's Community Advisory Board plays a critical role in keeping the initiative and our research accountable to the communities that we serve. The CAB also supports the authentic partnership with Black and Brown...

HOPE COVID-19 Study Now in Spanish and Offering Compensation

December 10, 2020
Dear Community, As we move back into lockdown in the San Francisco Bay Area, many of us feel both troubled and hopeful. We have vaccines on the way, but the COVID-19 infection rate is at extremely high levels. There is some light at the end of the tunnel, but the burden of the pandemic is being...

Voices for Birth Justice Website Has Launched!

December 10, 2020
The Voices for Birth Justice community now as a website! In honor of World Prematurity Day (November 17th), we launched our online platform to share the powerful stories of birth justice advocates who have positive impacts in Black and Brown communities and to connect pregnant people to resources...

Join us at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo 2020

October 16, 2020
This year we are excited to showcase our team's research at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting and Expo, which will take place from October 24th through the 28th. With more than 12,000 people expected to attend, the event represents the largest annual gathering of public health...

In Conversation with Dorothy Forde, a PTBi Postdoctoral Fellow

October 14, 2020
Dr. Dorothy Forde is an alumn of PTBi Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in Preterm Birth with work focusing on the impact of Kangaroo Care. Read Dr. Forde's most recent publication Oxidative Stress Biomarker Decreased in Preterm Neonates Treated With Kangaroo Mother Care. 

Welcome Benioff Community Innovators Oakland!

October 13, 2020
After deliberating over an impressive pool of applicants, we are very pleased to introduce our first Benioff Community Innovator Oakland cohort! These 10 community scientists are embarking on an incredible two-year journey developing research skills through a community-based participatory action...

Expanded Newborn Screening Could Save Premature Infants’ Lives

By UCSF Public Affairs Lorna Fernandes PIO (510) 410-0389 | [email protected] on October 02, 2020
Novel Screening Method Predicts Health Complications Earlier, Could Identify Key Interventions, UCSF Study Finds

Healthcare as Sanctuary: ICE, Birthing People, and Justice for Immigrants

September 28, 2020
US immigrant communities are experiencing worsening perinatal health outcomes and widening health disparities at the hands of certain federal policies. For our September Collaboratory, we collaborated with UCSF midwifery students to understand the impact of current immigration practices on pregnant...

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