3/30: Larissa Duncan, PhD to Speak at UCSF Preterm Birth Event

Technologies for Measuring Stress During Pregnancy:
Can They Impact Preterm Birth?

Larissa_webOsher Center researcher Larissa Duncan, PhD and affiliated researcher Elissa Epel, PhD, as well as Julien Penders, MSc, co-founder of Bloom Technologies, will present “Technologies for Measuring Stress During Pregnancy: Can They Impact Preterm Birth?” on Monday, March 30 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Mission Hall, Room 1400 on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus, 550 16th Street. This event is part of the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) COLLABORATORY, a series of lively, collaborative discussions designed to generate new ideas and develop innovative strategies for reducing the global burden of prematurity.

Over the last decade, new research and interventions focusing on the impact of stress on maternal and fetal well-being have been developed. Taking advantage of the incoming revolution of wearable health-tracking devices, these tools open exciting possibilities to link pregnant women with health providers in real-time, monitor pregnancy risks, improve stress measurements, and empower pregnant women. Join us in this discussion as we think beyond conventional models to improve pregnancy outcomes and decrease the burden of preterm birth.

This event is open to UCSF, its partner organizations and the broader community. Please RSVP to grace.liu2@ucsf.edu. For more information, please see the event webpage.

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