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Research spotlight

CDC grant to study risks of combined use of opioids and ‘benzos’

A CHPR research team led by Joshua Fenton received a 3-year $1.05 million grant from the CDC to identify risk and protective factors linked to the combined use of opioids and benzodiazepines, a group of drugs used to treat anxiety and insomnia.

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  • June 2023

    $6 million U.S. Department of Labor grant awarded to UC Davis nursing school

    The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis has received a $6 million grant to support efforts to expand and diversify nursing faculty and instructors. CHPR affiliate Deb Bakerjian is the principal investigator on the grant.

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  • April 2023

    Applied Public Health Research Day connects UC Davis students and scholars

    More than 120 students, faculty and staff attended the first Applied Public Health Research Day at UC Davis. The event was co-hosted by CHPR along with the Graduate Group in Public Health Sciences and Healthy UC Davis. It celebrated National Public Health Week.

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  • April 2023

    Dr. Patrick Romano to serve on ICD-11 Work Group

    Patrick Romano, a UC Davis Health physician and member of CHPR's leadership team, has accepted an opportunity to serve on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Work Group on Timely and Strategic Action to Inform ICD-11 Policy. The committee is also known as the ICD-11 Work Group.

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  • April 2023

    Will telehealth save patients money or drive up costs?

    In a recent WebMD article, CHPR affiliates James Marcin and Stephanie Crossen were interviewed about the potential for telemedicine to help save patients money. 

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  • March 2023

    ‘UC Quits’ project helps patients stop smoking

    A University of California study shows long-term success when health care providers make electronic referrals for their patients to California’s tobacco quitline. Elisa Tong is lead author of the study and co-leader of the CA Quits program supported by CHPR.

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  • February 2023

    CHPR study informs new weight loss and wellness initiative

    CHPR’s Koa Family Study demonstrated compelling results from a “whole health” approach to promoting weight loss among women with low income. The findings are the basis of a new initiative to launch March 2 at the UC Davis Health Folsom Clinic.

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