Postdoctoral Transdisciplinary Research Fellowship

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About the Program

PTBi offers a two-year transdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship focused on reducing disparities in preterm birth and improving maternal and neonatal outcomes. This fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity to work with world-class researchers and mentors, develop ideas and partnerships within a collaborative network, and formally build additional research skills. 

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Program Highlights

  • Since its inception, ten fellows graduated the program. They represent a wide range of clinical (general medicine, neonatology, neurology, nursing, midwifery, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics) and scientific (basic science, epidemiology, health services research, and psychology) disciplines. 
  • Among our graduates, nine have secured faculty positions at UCSF or other institution and five have received NIH K awards. They have collectively published over 50 first-authored peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • In 2019, PTBi was awarded a prestigious T32 training grant from the National Institutes of Health to both expand and sustain the fellowship. Our current PTBi fellows have interests that span adolescent health, innovative models of prenatal care, and interventions to improve neonatal care.

Fellowship Components

  • Competitive salary support and travel/supplies stipend
  • Access to research and education funds through an application process
  • Strong research and career mentorship emphasizing the collaborative, transdisciplinary approach necessary to achieve impact on complex conditions such as prematurity
  • Fellows seminars with a rotating schedule of didactic content, works in progress, and journal clubs
  • Career development workshops offered in conjunction with the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
  • Leadership opportunities and network building through PTBi-sponsored events

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Eligibility and Application Procedures

The PTBi fellowship is open to US citizens and permanent residents. Fellows must have a doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DNP, DrPH, ScD) and cannot hold a concurrent faculty position.

We aim to admit two qualified candidates each cycle. Applications open in July and will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the positions are filled. The first round of applications will be reviewed October 15. Read more about the application process here.

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Meet the Fellows

Read the biographies and featured work of our current and graduated postdoctoral research fellows.

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