The PTBi Collaboratory is a forum jointly sponsored by PTBi California and PTBi East Africa to facilitate open interchange of ideas and information to collectively develop solutions that will decrease the global burden of prematurity. We aim to foster transdisciplinary collaboration among unlikely partners. Each Collaboratory will feature a unique group of speakers who will lead interactive discussions to describe current knowledge, identify gaps and generate new solutions among collaborators and communities across California and East Africa.


July Collaboratory


Black Women's Perspectives on Structural Racism across the Reproductive Lifespan:

Opportunities for Novel Measure Development


Join us for the PTBi July Collaboratory.

Please RSVP here!


Date: Thursday, July 12
Time: 12:30PM - 3:00PM, PST 
Location: Nile Hall, Preservation Park
1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland CA

Lunch will be served at 12:30pm

We will share a conceptual framework of structural racism developed from the perspectives of Black women residing in Oakland and Fresno. We will also use the conceptual framework to guide discussions about ways to quantitatively measure identi ed domains and constructs. 


Discussants include: 

Helen Arega, MA
Program Director, SOLARS-Oakland
Preterm Birth Initiative UCSF
Brandi Gates, IBCLC
Founder of BreastFriends & Breadfeeding Consultant WIC West Oakland,
CAB Member- Oakland
Preterm Birth Initiative UCSF
Brianne Taylor
Health Advocate
Black Infant Health, SF
Benioff Community Innovator
Preterm Birth Initiative UCSF
Loretta Scruggs-Leach, RN
Central Valley Black Nurses Association Member
CAB Member-Fresno
Preterm Birth Initiative UCSF
Robyn Barron, MPH

The discussion will be moderated by:
Brittany D. Chambers, PhD, MPH
Preterm Birth Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF

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Continuing Medical Education (CME):

Collaboratories are a Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit-granting event. UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. International or remote attendees should verify with their home institution whether or not this CME credit is accepted.