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Preterm Birth Fellowship Program

The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative

The UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) is a multi-year, transdisciplinary and multi-sector research effort aimed at reducing the burden of prematurity. Funded by philanthropists Marc and Lynne Benioff, PTBi California’s mission is to eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth and improve health outcomes for babies born too soon, through research, partnerships and education grounded in community wisdom.

Fellowship Overview

We offer a two-year, non-accredited transdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship focused on prematurity, jointly funded by PTBi California and a T32 training grant from NICHD. Postdoctoral scholars from a variety of disciplines come together to acquire skills necessary to conduct powerful, collaborative research that is place-based, stakeholder-engaged, relevant, and likely to have impact on a critical health epidemic affecting millions of families across the world. This fellowship provides an extraordinary opportunity to work with world-class researchers and mentors, develop ideas and partnerships within a collaborative network, and formally build additional research skills.

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