Discovery and precision health-focused research by the California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) at UCSF seeks to better understand chronic stressors and protective factors that may affect preterm birth. We're here to reduce the incidence of preterm birth and eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth rates, while improving health outcomes for mothers and for babies.
Join us for a transdisciplinary symposium showcasing how members of the PTBi-CA research collaborative are exploring the molecular, exogenous and endogenous drivers of preterm birth and outcomes of prematurity.
Please note, this event is expected to reach capacity. Waitlisted individuals are invited to view the live stream at UCSF Mission Hall, Room 1400; details will be emailed to registrants the week before the event.
Sessions and Speakers
Welcome and Framing
Session 1: Multi-omics approaches to preterm birth
Session 2: Endogenous & exogenous drivers: Pregnancy
Session 3: Endogenous & exogenous drivers: Labor and newborn
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About the California Preterm Birth Initiative
Being born prematurely is the leading cause of death for children under 5, worldwide, and babies who do survive often face a lifetime of health complications. Rates of preterm birth are on the rise in the US, particularly among women of color, reflecting systemic inequity.
The California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-CA) is working to change this reality by conducting badly needed research to unlock paths to reduce preterm birth rates, address racial disparities, and improve birth outcomes for preterm babies. Our research is place-based, holistic, and considers social mechanisms hand in hand with biological factors. PTBi-CA conducts and funds research across the life course (preconception, prenatal, and postnatal) focused on and in collaboration with communities in Fresno, Oakland and San Francisco. Learn more about PTBi and sign up for our email list.
Tuesday, February 20 at 1:00pm to 5:15pm
Rock Hall, Auditorium
1550 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158