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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. On June 6th and 7th, members of the PTBi-CA team participated in a Precision Public Health Summit held at UCSF and sponsored by...
June 02, 2016
The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative will be featured at the White House Precision Public Health Summit discussing how precision medicine approaches can be implemented to reduce the burden of prematurity and improve neonatal health outcomes.
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. That’s how many children are born premature (before 37 weeks’ gestation) each year worldwide. One million die within the...
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.
August 05, 2015
Led by a Steering Committee of leaders from Fresno, the Preterm Birth Collective Impact Steering Committee now seeks a Backbone Organization to support the effort. A backbone organization provides independent staffing that is dedicated to coordinating the various activities and stakeholder groups...

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