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Rush to vaccinate: Protecting our frontline staff from COVID‑19

Once the COVID-19 vaccine was approved, it was a rush to set up vaccination stations. See how UC Davis Health was able to vaccinate more than 80% of its front line workers in the weeks that followed.

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Second chances: Victims of violence find healing, new lives through mentorships

Chevist Johnson and Esmerelda Huerta, violence intervention specialists, are all about changing the lives of young people impacted by violence. Check out how they guide youth to see a different future for themselves.

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Health and Technology

Virtual perspective: Mixed reality goggles help surgeons prepare for complex procedures

Mixed reality goggles help neurosurgeons prepare for complex procedures, allowing them to examine and manipulate virtual models. See how these goggles help educate and aid in better patient care.

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Personalizing treatments: The real promise of Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine, an increasingly popular field in health care, accounts for genetics, environment, a patient's history, and more when tailoring treatments. Check out how it's being used in cancer treatment.

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Expertise

Feeding health: Bringing farm-to-fork meals to patients

Chef Santana Diaz makes it his goal to provide healthy food options for patients. That's why his team created a first-of-its-kind farm-to-fork hospital program in partnership with local farmers and ranchers.

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Health and Technology

Robotic surgery: Training the next generation of surgeons

Bahareh Nejad, medical director of robotic surgery, trains the next generation of surgeons to use advanced robotic systems. See how robotic surgery allows for a much better overall patient experience.

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Health and Technology

Total Explorer: Inventing the world’s first full-body PET scanner

UC Davis Health scientists spent 15 years developing the world’s first total-body PET scanner, called EXPLORER. The machine scans a patient’s entire body at once, delivering breathtaking image quality.

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Research

Fighting together: Research power couple helps battle COVID-19

Married couple Nam Tran and Kristin Grimsrud are leaders in the fight against COVID‑19. Tran oversees UC Davis Health's COVID‑19 testing, while Grimsrud is developing a COVID-19 vaccine patch.

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Health and Technology

Digging deeper: Machine learning speeds up dementia research

UC Davis Health researchers, with UC San Francisco, developed a machine learning program to speed up dementia research. The program enhances the ability of neuropathologists to find a cure.

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Research

Researching MIS-C: Tracking a dangerous form of COVID-19 in kids

Two UC Davis Health pediatricians and researchers bring their expertise together to research a severe illness in children called MIS-C linked to COVID-19. See how they're contributing to this worldwide effort.

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Research

Customizing cures: Developing treatments to conquer diseases

UC Davis Health’s Good Manufacturing Practice Facility develops therapies in one of the nation's most advanced facilities. Individualized therapies can be madeto treat diseases that previously had no cures.

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Research

Not just skin deep: Advancing dermatology treatments with research

Dermatologist and researcher Samuel Hwang maintains a busy clinical practice while working to advance treatments for skin issues and cancers. Check out the work he's completed and continues to do.

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Health and Technology

Surgical precision: 3D printing improves outcomes for patients

Brad Strong and his team are finding innovative ways to use 3D printers in health care. Creating a replica allows surgeons to bend implants in a precise manner and examine issues before going into surgery.

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Expertise

A thoughtful shift: Leading families to life-changing results

Co-developer Brandi Hawk explains how a seven-week intervention for children with behavior difficulties and their parents has proven to be a life-changer for families.

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Health and Technology

Overcoming challenges: Optimizing COVID-19 testing with a giant robot

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a rush to process novel coronavirus tests. Thanks to the SUV-sized Roche machine and hard-working laboratory scientists, UC Davis Health has significantly increased testing capacity.

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Health and Technology

Tiny connections: Parents keep virtual watch over NICU babies

Babies born underweight or with health issues are often kept in the NICU for weeks. Since many parents can't stay by their newborn's side, webcams allow parents to see their child each day until they come home.

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Calling it quits: Empowering Californians to stop tobacco

Elisa Tong's favorite thing is to help people quit tobacco. She and her colleagues provide that extra push and encouragement many patients need to get them on the right track toward a healthier life.

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