The Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) will be the bedrock for the healthy start that every child deserves, regardless of the circumstances he or she was born into. PTBi is a cross-campus and multi-disciplinary initiative at UCSF, with leadership from the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Global Health Sciences (GHS), Family Health Care Nursing, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Together PTBi unites researchers, clinicians, public health experts, community organizations and community members to collaboratively apply innovative ideas and approaches to the epidemic of prematurity. This transformative model targets not just how we address preterm birth, but many of the health disparities that persist in families and communities across generations.

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Job Opportunities

Program Manager | Req# 48652BR

The California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) is seeking a Program Manager to help develop and manage the research portfolios funded by the preconception and prenatal interventions aims (Aims 2A and 2B) of the initiative. The Program Manager will work closely with the Associate Director for Preconception and Prenatal Interventions and other investigators to manage the overall Aim 2A/2B research portfolio and develop and implement strategies to fill identified research gaps. S/he will be responsible for day-to-day management of some research projects, some of which entail developing, testing and disseminating patient-education, decision support, and other digital health applications. These include a risk-communication tool, an app to facilitate engagement in the health care system by adolescents and others who are not currently pregnant (sometimes referred to as the “interconception” or “preconception” stage of the reproductive life course), an app to help pregnant women identify community and other resources to address components of health not typically offered in prenatal care, and a decision support tool to help women and their partners who are facing the possibility of a periviable delivery (22-25 weeks gestation).


For more information about current openings, please visit Careers at UCSF and search openings by requisition number (Req#).

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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