Preterm Birth Fellowship | Applications due 15 September

Here is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to do a 2-year postdoc in pre-term birth.  (See if you can spot one of UCLA’s former doctoral students in the photo below… )

Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in Preterm Birth

View our fellowship video


PTBi Fellows and Leadership, November 2017
From left to right and top to bottom: Brittany Chambers, fellow; Miriam Kupperman, director; Joseph Musana, fellow; Deborah Karasek, fellow; Moses Madadi, fellow; Patience Afulani, fellow; Molly Altman, fellow; Jennifer Felder, fellow; Nicole Santos, manager; Dawn Gano, fellow.



Dear friends, supporters, and colleagues:

I’m thrilled to announce an amazing opportunity for postdocs interested in preterm birth. PTBi is accepting applications for our Transdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship. This two-year non-accredited fellowship comprises postdoctoral scholars from a variety of disciplines. As part of a collaborative cohort, fellows will build the skills necessary to conduct place-based, stakeholder-engaged research. The Fellowship is open to both US and non-US citizens.

To learn more, please review theapplication procedures and our fellowship video. Applications are due by 15 September 2018 to Fellowship Manager Nicole Santos at Finally, please help us get the word out by sharing this opportunity with your networks.


Dilys Walker, MD and the PTBi-EA Team
East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative
Institute for Global Health Sciences
University of California, San Francisco

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. Philanthropically funded by Marc and Lynne Benioff and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the PTBi applies scientific, clinical, and community expertise to address prematurity, the leading cause of childhood death worldwide. We have two parallel arms that are geographically focused in California and East Africa and conduct place-based discovery and implementation science research across the reproductive life course. Our goals in California are to decrease the incidence and improve the outcomes of preterm birth, which disproportionally affect African American women of all socioeconomic backgrounds and poor women of all races/ethnicities. In East Africa, we aim to reduce neonatal mortality among preterm infants by improving quality of care during the antenatal, intrapartum and immediate postnatal periods in select regions of Western Kenya, Eastern Uganda, and Rwanda. 

East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative
Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
550 16th Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158

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