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
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.
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...