4:30pm to 5:30pm (reception to follow)
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Mission Hall, Room 1401/1402
550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Tests and Tools to Predict and Prevent Preterm Birth and Poor Outcomes of Prematurity: Bridging Local and Global Efforts
Dr. Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the UCSF School of Medicine and Director of Precision Health with the UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative. Dr. Jelliffe-Pawlowski and her team work to identify new tools, tests and technologies that can help identify pregnant women and babies at increased risk for preterm birth and associated birth defects and developmental delays. She has a particular focus and interest in work that leverages serum-based markers to help predict outcomes and identify in-roads for intervention. Dr. Jelliffe-Pawlowski has served as a state, national, and international advisor on committees and task forces focused on the early detection and prevention of preterm birth and developmental disabilities. She leads a number of research projects in the United States and Africa.