New renowned neurology chair

Internationally recognized neurologist and epilepsy expert Amy Brooks-Kayal has been selected as our new chair of the Department of NeurologyAmy Brooks-Kayal, an internationally recognized physician leader, neurologist, epilepsy expert, and leader in research on novel seizure therapies, was selected as chair of the Department of Neurology at the UC Davis School of Medicine, and the Andrew John Gabor, M.D., Ph.D., Presidential Chair in Neurology. She is known globally for leading advances in epilepsy, pediatric neurology and neuroscience, and specializes in the care of children and teens with difficult-to-manage or complex epilepsy.

Highest accreditation for epilepsy program

UC Davis Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program earned accreditation as a level 4 epilepsy center, the highest rating awarded by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The program is recognized as providing more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring, as well as more extensive medical neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment.

Pillow Project provides comfort, support

Pediatric patients in our Leukodystrophy Subspecialty Clinic received decorated handmade pillows thanks to a partnership with the Olivia Kay Foundation. The foundation’s Pillow Project, created to help children feel more supported and comfortable during their hospital stay, donated 25 handmade positioning pillows to our young patients this year.