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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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  • December 2022

    UC Davis School of Medicine leader tapped for federal government panel

    Tonya Fancher, a CHPR affiliate and associate dean at the UC Davis medical school, has been appointed by the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary to a national advisory committee that provides recommendations on training in primary care medicine. 

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  • December 2022

    Nearly half of the deaths from 12 cancers due to tobacco

    Despite California’s success in reducing tobacco use, a new study published in JAMA Network Open demonstrates the continued and significant burden tobacco inflicts on people with cancer. CHPR researcher Elisa Tong is senior author of the study. 

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  • November 2022

    New help for a group at risk for suicide: middle-aged men

    Researchers are studying how to prevent high rates of suicide among middle-aged men. Anthony Jerant, interim director of CHPR, is quoted in an article in The Wall Street Journal about preventing suicide. 

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  • November 2022

    Quit Tobacco Program helps patients kick the habit with classes, support

    The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout – a day set aside to challenge people who smoke to give up cigarettes for 24 hours – marks its 45th anniversary. By observing this day, many tobacco users take their first step towards quitting.

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  • November 2022

    NIH awards emergency medicine physicians two grants

    UC Davis Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine has been awarded two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants totaling over $5 million to improve emergency patient care. One grant was awarded to CHPR researchers Nathan Kuppermann and James Holmes. 

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  • November 2022

    UC Davis gets $15 million to develop and assess AI for breast cancer detection

    How can we improve the early detection of breast cancer and better identify women at higher risk? Thanks to a $15 million grant, a research team co-led by CHPR affiliate Diana Miglioretti will use artificial intelligence to make breast cancer screening and surveillance more accurate and equitable.

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