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April 2021

Participants sought for COVID-19 vaccine trial for booster and variant protection

April 9, 2021

UC Davis Health seeks volunteers for a clinical trial to determine the efficacy of a COVID-19 booster shot and protection against the South African virus variant.

Expertise and kindness defy odds in long, precarious fight against COVID-19

April 7, 2021

Ajay Randhawa spent nearly two months in intensive care, much of it unconscious and on life support because of COVID-19. He was saved by the expertise of UC Davis Health doctors and nurses and, he says, by their kindness.

UC Davis Health opens two more vaccination sites in underserved areas

April 2, 2021

UC Davis Health now has three locations where residents of underserved neighborhoods can get their COVID-19 vaccine, thanks to partnerships with churches and a community organization that serve vulnerable populations.

Child with MIS-C receives life-saving care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

April 2, 2021

Six-year-old Santiago came down with chills that quickly progressed to a rash, high fever, headaches, vomiting and diarrhea. This is his journey with MIS-C, the condition that is associated with COVID-19 that affects children.

March 2021

Studies show long-haul COVID-19 afflicts 1 in 4 COVID-19 patients, regardless of severity

March 30, 2021

People who catch COVID-19 have at least a one in four chance of developing long-haul COVID with symptoms lasting months, even if they have very mild cases, are young and are in excellent health, new studies show.

Correcting bad info and common mistakes as we move forward in the fight against COVID-19

March 25, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, new studies and new variants all emerging rapidly – not to mention made-up theories on social media, some incorrect information and downright dangerous myths may be confusing people.

Catching more breast cancers when mammograms are limited

March 25, 2021

In one of the largest research projects of its kind, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open looks at nearly 900,000 individuals and close to 2 million mammograms to come up with a new way detect the most breast cancer cases with the fewest exams.

UC Davis Health tests anti-inflammatory antiviral compound as COVID-19 therapy

March 24, 2021

Dominik Haudenschild is leading a team of UC Davis researchers testing a new class of anti-inflammatory antiviral compound as a COVID-19 treatment.

Doctors volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness (video)

March 19, 2021

A team of UC Davis Health doctors volunteered their time to immunize people experiencing homelessness near downtown Sacramento, the latest effort to protect vulnerable populations from COVID-19.

Oak Park church is latest venue for UC Davis Health COVID-19 community vaccinations (video)

March 17, 2021

UC Davis Health has started a weekly community vaccination clinic in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. It’s the latest in a series of partnerships that have resulted in more than 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to the underserved, essential workers and others.

COVID-19 vaccine anxiety adds to stress on family caregivers

March 17, 2021

Family caregivers are among the silent heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and now their stress is ratcheted up as they scramble to arrange vaccinations for the people they care for, often when they can’t get vaccines themselves.

Another toll of COVID-19: Lost casual friendships and their uplifting value

March 11, 2021

COVID-19 has cost us our casual friendships and interactions, a loss we may not realize consciously but feel deeply, psychologist Kaye Hermanson says.

Latino vaccination initiative boosted by UC Davis Health partnership

March 10, 2021

A consortium of community partners, including UC Davis Health, is providing COVID-19 vaccines to Latinos in Sacramento, a population severely affected by the pandemic.

CDC: Americans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can start returning to regular life (video)

March 10, 2021

Visits with loved ones, hugs from grandparents and dinner with a friend. These are some of the things that the CDC says people who are fully vaccinated can now enjoy. But there are still some guidelines to follow before fully returning to regular life.

Coronavirus pandemic highlights gaps in support for caregivers

March 8, 2021

Heather M. Young has dedicated her career to improving the lives and well-being of older adults. But for her — and millions of others — the coronavirus pandemic brings the challenges to life.

How to help your child through loss, sickness due to COVID-19

March 5, 2021

Since the pandemic started, many parents have wondered how to help their child(ren) cope with their fears and anxiety. In many cases, they’re also helping children handle the illness or loss of a loved one due to COVID-19 as. Certified Child Life Specialist Marisa Martinez answers some frequently asked questions and provides tips and resources for parents and families.

We often ignore COVID-19 risks with people we know, psychologists say

March 1, 2021

New studies show that many people see friends and family – and even pleasant strangers – as less of a COVID-19 risk, which partly explains why some people drop their guard with family and at social gatherings.

February 2021

Reopening schools amid COVID-19 can be done safely, pediatricians say

February 25, 2021

UC Davis Health pediatricians say the science shows that if all the COVID-19 safety precautions are followed, it’s both important to open schools and possible to do it safely.

Cardiac Rehab Program continues to find ways to reach patients during COVID-19

February 19, 2021

Cardiac Rehab Program leaders are reaching out to heart patients to remind them that delaying care is dangerous and that the rehab clinic’s COVID-19 measures keep patients very safe.

Zero medical center patients admitted with flu this season

February 18, 2021

No patients admitted to the UC Davis Medical Center tested positive for the flu this entire season, and experts credit flu vaccines, masking and social distancing with averting a possible “twindemic” of influenza and COVID-19.

COVID-19 variants: More contagious and deadly – but masks and distancing still work

February 12, 2021

COVID-19 variants spreading across the U.S. are more infectious, cause more serious illness and are more deadly – but wearing a mask and social distancing still protect you, and they are as important as they’ve ever been.

Tobacco program enrollment up sixfold as patients coached to quit for cancer and COVID

February 11, 2021

There is a sixfold increase in patients getting tobacco treatment thanks, in part, to training medical staff to proactively reach out to patients who could benefit, especially during the pandemic when smoking can lead to COVID-19 complications.

What you need to know about COVID-19 and heart disease

February 11, 2021

UC Davis Health Chief of Cardiac Surgery Bob Kiaii answers questions on heart disease, coronavirus, and patient care during the pandemic.

Two masks can be better than one against COVID-19

February 10, 2021

New CDC recommendations say the best protection from COVID-19 is to wear either two masks – with the cloth mask outside a surgical mask – or one tightly fitted mask with two or more layers. Our experts explain how to wear them and why.

Super Bowl Sunday or Super COVID-19 Spreader? How to watch the big game safely

February 5, 2021

Health experts are worried that Super Bowl parties could cause an increase in COVID-19 infections. They urge people not to gather with those outside their homes for the big game.

Vaccine Anxiety: Tips for handling the latest COVID fatigue

February 1, 2021

Uncertainty about when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine is creating the latest pandemic anxiety for already weary people. Psychologist Kaye Hermanson has advice for managing the stress.

January 2021

Twelve COVID-19 treatments being tested at UC Davis School of Medicine

January 28, 2021

In the search for potential COVID-19 treatments, UC Davis School of Medicine is recruiting participants for more than 12 clinical trials.

Leading oncology organizations issue joint warning

January 28, 2021

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is joining the American Cancer Society and the nation’s leading oncology organizations to urge people to schedule cancer screenings as soon as possible in order to prevent unnecessary deaths.

Reactions, immunity, pregnancy and more: Answers for when you get the COVID-19 vaccine

January 27, 2021

Infectious disease experts explain what to do before and after you get a COVID-19 vaccine, what reactions to expect, when to get your second dose, and what to do if you’ve had the disease.

How COVID-19 vaccines work: Answers for you

January 26, 2021

More than 20 million people have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine – with very few serious reactions. Infectious disease experts answer questions about why vaccines are safe and effective, how they work, how they were developed quickly and much more.

Get COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you’re allowed, experts urge (video)

January 15, 2021

It’s crucial to get people vaccinated against COVID-19 as fast as possible to prevent the rise of vaccine-resistant coronavirus variants. A slow vaccine rollout may make it easier for variants to take hold and even defeat the vaccine, experts said.

Exposure to violence takes a toll on the socioemotional well-being of Californians

January 14, 2021

A survey of Californians finds that exposure to violence has pervasive social and emotional impacts on people, especially when firearms are involved.

Research on COVID-19 vaccine includes data from UC Davis School of Medicine

January 13, 2021

The New England Journal of Medicine published a peer-reviewed paper on the newly available Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. It includes clinical trial data collected from UC Davis Health, the only academic medical center on the West Coast to take part in the study.

New, more contagious strains of COVID-19 may be spreading quickly

January 13, 2021

Natural mutations of the coronavirus have created two fast-spreading COVID-19 variants. Infectious disease expert Dean Blumberg explains why they are more contagious, how they may affect people, and how we can protect ourselves.

UC Davis Health launches COVID-19 patient vaccinations (video)

January 12, 2021

UC Davis Health began vaccinating its first patients for COVID-19 today.

COVID-19 vaccine information for UC Davis Health patients announced

January 8, 2021

UC Davis Health began notifying its patients today about vaccinations for COVID-19.

Outreach to vulnerable populations key to studying the impact of COVID-19 on cancer prevention

January 8, 2021

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is collaborating with 17 other cancer centers to study the impact COVID-19 is having on cancer prevention, control and survival, thanks to a grant from the National Cancer Institute. The UC Davis work will focus on diverse communities.

Cancer care during the winter surge: Don’t delay seeing the doctor

January 7, 2021

To prevent a wave of post-pandemic deaths, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center experts say it’s critical that patients keep on schedule with mammograms, annual check-ups and other key screenings or diagnostic tests. And, if any treatment is required, it is important it isn’t postponed.

Concerns about violence increase in California amid COVID-19 pandemic

January 4, 2021

Study finds that people in California are more worried about violence during COVID-19 pandemic.

December 2020

UC Davis Health launches new COVID-19 vaccine trial

December 30, 2020

Participants are needed for a new clinical trial at UC Davis Health to test another experimental COVID-19 vaccine that could help address the global pandemic.

Nothing to worry about, say COVID-19 trial volunteers who got the vaccine

December 29, 2020

Pfizer’s revealed to many UC Davis Health clinical trial participants if they had received the COVID-19 vaccine. Many recipients said their reactions to the shots were minor and easy to handle.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives at UC Davis Medical Center: 10 things to know

December 22, 2020

UC Davis Health has received 4,300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and will continue to inoculate its frontline health care workers. The vaccine is similar to Pfizer’s but has a few key differences, including the way it’s stored, and how far apart its two shots are spaced.

The real facts about common COVID-19 vaccine myths

December 21, 2020

Infectious disease expert Dean Blumberg explains the science and the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines as he dispels common myths and misinformation.

Stem cells: A possible treatment for severe respiratory failure, a COVID-19 complication

December 21, 2020

UC Davis Health scientists joined a landmark multicenter clinical trial to test the ability of a type of stem cells to treat patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening lung injury.

COVID-19 in the community: Employees suffer, too

December 17, 2020

Despite their best efforts at work, some UC Davis Health employees are getting caught by the pandemic at home

Overnight shift employees eager to receive COVID-19 vaccine

December 16, 2020

Less than 24 hours after UC Davis Medical Center received the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, dozens of employees who work overnight shifts got their first opportunity to receive the injection.

Saying no to holiday gatherings during COVID-19 can be painful

December 16, 2020

New COVID-19 infections continue to explode and health officials warn that holiday gatherings can be dangerous and even deadly. But how do you tell people you love to stay away? Psychiatrist Shannon Suo has some answers.

The first shots: Frontline health care workers receive historic COVID-19 vaccine (video)

December 15, 2020

UC Davis Health is now inoculating frontline health care workers against COVID-19. Those most at risk of virus exposure are receiving the first shots. Vaccination of the general public could begin in the spring. 

UC Davis Health is prepared to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

December 10, 2020

With an allotment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive as early as Monday, UC Davis Health is preparing its storage space and its employees for one of the most significant inoculation efforts in recent history.

Pregnant mom battles COVID-19, delivers baby while in ICU

December 10, 2020

Diana Estrada-Arauza was the picture of health. She was 33 years old. No preexisting conditions. But when she was seven months pregnant, she became sick with the coronavirus and was admitted to the ICU to get the acute care that she and her unborn baby needed.

The next generation of combined COVID-19 and flu test rolls out

December 8, 2020

A second combined test for COVID-19 and flu viruses was rolled out at UC Davis Health. This newest test is high volume, returning hundreds of gold standard results daily. It follows a trailblazing 20-minute test for bedside use introduced in November.

UC Davis Health joins Novavax in testing a new COVID-19 vaccine

December 7, 2020

UC Davis Health launches a COVID-19 clinical trial with Novavax to test a new coronavirus vaccine. This vaccine has an important advantage: liquid state storage that allows for distribution using standard vaccine channels, unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that must be stored at subzero temperature.

The ICU: life-saving care during COVID-19 and every day

December 7, 2020

The ICU at UC Davis Health provides care for critically ill patients from a huge region, including those with coronavirus. It can be expanded to adapt to the expected surge in COVID-19 cases.

The frightening uncertainty for long-haul COVID-19 patients (video)

December 4, 2020

Some COVID-19 patients like Marina Oshana have symptoms that go on and on – hers continue after nine months. Oshana and an expert from UC Davis Health’s Post-COVID-19 Clinic explain what we do and don’t know about the medical mystery of “long-haulers.”

Do's and don’ts of winter restaurant dining

December 2, 2020

Outdoor restaurant dining is all we have during the scary COVID-19 surge. But it’s winter and some efforts to stay warm can be very risky. Infectious disease expert Natascha Tuznik sorts through what’s dangerous and what’s safe.

November 2020

Health leaders struggle to warn people of the new dangers of COVID-19

November 23, 2020

With COVID-19 surging at record rates, health leaders are frustrated with efforts to convince people not to gather for small events or holiday meals. Two experts explain the consequences of ignoring the warnings.

Ignoring COVID-19 these holidays risks the lives of your family (video)

November 20, 2020

With COVID-19 raging across California and the U.S., experts warn that holiday gatherings could put the lives of friends and family at risk. That’s especially true for older adults. But keeping some connection is also crucial for their health.

COVID-19 is a great reason to join the Great American Smokeout

November 19, 2020

UC Davis experts hold Facebook roundtable to support participation in the Great American Smokeout and give tobacco users tips for quitting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The importance of masking with COVID-19: A conversation with UC Davis Health expert Stuart Cohen (video)

November 18, 2020

UC Davis Health’s Chief of Infectious Diseases Stuart Cohen breaks down the research to explain the truth of mask effectiveness, during a conversation with UC Davis Health CEO and Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences David Lubarsky.

UC Davis rolls out COVID-19 exposure app to campuses (video)

November 18, 2020

UC Davis Health expands the fight against the coronavirus by encouraging students, staff and faculty to use the California COVID Notify exposure notification system.

Winter is coming: COVID fatigue is merging with winter blues and SAD

November 18, 2020

As if our exhaustion with COVID-19 weren’t enough, now comes cold weather, scary spikes in cases and strong warnings to curtail holiday gatherings. It's COVID fatigue: the winter chapter. A UC Davis Health psychologist offers help with coping.

Free, student-run community health clinic grapples with pandemic constraints

November 18, 2020

The Paul Hom Asian Clinic has been delivering personalized, compassionate and free health care for nearly 50 years in Sacramento.

Breathing problems in teens: COVID-19 or lung injury due to vaping?

November 17, 2020

Lung injury due to e-cigarette use (EVALI) and COVID-19 share many symptoms. Providers need to get the vaping history of teenagers with unexplained breathing problems.

COVID-19 dos and don’ts during a dangerous Thanksgiving and holiday season

November 16, 2020

California and the U.S. have been hit by surging cases of COVID-19, making Thanksgiving and the holidays potentially perilous. Infectious disease expert Natascha Tuznik offers advice and cautions for restrained celebrations.

New cutting-edge rapid test detects both COVID-19 and flu

November 12, 2020

A groundbreaking, rapid combined test for COVID-19 and flu viruses has been rolled out at UC Davis Health, which is among the first in the nation to use this highly accurate “gold-standard” screening that produces results in 20 minutes.

Different types of COVID-19 tests explained

November 12, 2020

Since COVID-19 appeared, testing to detect active infections of the coronavirus has continued to evolve. UC Davis Health expert Nam Tran, a member of the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force, explains the range of tests and their uses.

Military doctors battle against COVID-19

November 10, 2020

UC Davis Health’s military members have served around the world in a range of situations, including in combat zones. This year, they’ve helped protect their country against a worldwide enemy: COVID-19.

Sacramento region experiencing rising COVID-19 infections

November 6, 2020

New and rising numbers of COVID-19 cases means everyone needs to pay close attention to proper masking, hand hygiene and isolation when ill (or just feeling ill) .

Inaugural Love Your Lungs event kicks off Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 4, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, keeping your lungs healthy has never been more important. One of the best steps you can take is to give up tobacco products, which can put people who get COVID-19 at risk for complications.

Jennifer Doudna on CRISPR, coronavirus and curiosity-driven research

November 3, 2020

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna gave a fascinating talk on CRISPR and its potential to improve diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

Families enjoy drive-through trunk-or-treat event at UC Davis MIND Institute

November 2, 2020

The UC Davis MIND Institute offered patients a drive-through trunk-or-treat experience — a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 2020

Answers to common questions about Sacramento’s new Post-COVID-19 Clinic for 'long-haul' patients

October 30, 2020

UC Davis Health has launched one of just a handful of clinics in the U.S. to care for COVID-19 patients whose symptoms go on and on, sometimes for months. Clinic director and pulmonary care expert Mark Avdalovic answers common questions about this new community resource.

New Post-COVID-19 Clinic helps long-suffering 'long-haul' patients

October 28, 2020

UC Davis Health is one of only a handful of health systems in the U.S. to launch a clinic dedicated to care for long-term coronavirus patients whose symptoms go on and on, sometimes for months, with no clear explanation or avenue for treatment.

COVID-19 “long-hauler” patients search for answers and help

October 22, 2020

Some COVID-19 patients are having symptoms that last months – even if they had only mild cases – and experts are just beginning to get a grasp on the array of problems long-haul COVID-19 patients face.

COVID closures disproportionately affecting those with disabilities

October 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people with intellectual and developmental disabilities because they depend on others for support in their daily lives.

Year of the Nurse blog, Carla Martin: ‘Rule number one, no crying in the command center’

October 16, 2020

Nurse Carla Martin, executive director for Patient Care Services at UC Davis Medical Center, provides a glimpse into how the hospital prepared for and grappled with the arrival of the first community-transmitted COVID-19 patient.

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna guest speaker on CRISPR and coronavirus (Oct. 30)

October 16, 2020

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna guest speaker at the upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation.

COVID-19 is making Halloween 2020 a different kind of scary

October 15, 2020

COVID-19 and trick-or-treating are a dangerous mix, say public health experts, and they worry about new surges in coronavirus cases because COVID-fatigued people won’t heed the warnings.

What is an antibody cocktail and what trials are being done at UC Davis Health?

October 14, 2020

What we know and hope to learn about the antibody cocktail used in President Trump's COVID-19 treatment.

Hybrid learning during COVID-19 could be an answer for school reopenings

October 13, 2020

Some schools may reopen when allowed by combining some in-class teaching with remote learning. Here are some strengths and cautions about hybrid learning during a pandemic.

Drive-through sites make all-important flu shots even easier

October 12, 2020

With COVID-19 and flu season about to merge, getting a flu shot has never been more important, and UC Davis Health has made it even easier, offering shots at five drive-through sites.

Can an antibody ‘cocktail’ prevent COVID-19 infection?

October 12, 2020

In a new COVID-19 clinical trial, Stuart Cohen at UC Davis Health tests monoclonal antibody combination to prevent COVID-19 in adults exposed to infected patients.

UC Davis ofrecerá pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 a los trabajadores agrícolas del Valle Central

October 1, 2020

Cuatro centros de investigación de UC Davis trabajarán con 10 organizaciones comunitarias para ofrecer pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 a trabajadores agrícolas del Valle Central bajo una nueva subvención federal.

4 things you can do to help 'Turn Sacramento County Orange' amid COVID-19

October 1, 2020

Sacramento County asks for everyone's help during the COVID-19 pandemic to "Turn Sacramento County Orange" by Halloween, which would allow more businesses to reopen.

UC Davis to offer free COVID-19 testing for Central Valley farmworkers

October 1, 2020

Four UC Davis research centers will partner with 10 community organizations to offer free COVID-19 testing for Central Valley farmworkers under a new federal grant

September 2020

Student-run clinics reopen to patients and volunteers (video)

September 29, 2020

After being shuttered for more than five months, student-run clinics received permission to resume in-person appointments at a consolidated location where safety is paramount.

COVID-19 science six months in: What have we learned? (video)

September 25, 2020

COVID-19 science is still evolving, and what we know includes the importance of wearing masks and social distancing, and the possibility the pandemic may get worse before it gets better.

COVID-19 is wrecking our sleep with coronasomnia – tips to fight back

September 23, 2020

COVID-19 may be causing a second pandemic of insomnia – or “coronasomnia.” Sleep experts offer tips to improve sleep and ease the stress.

How to celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

September 22, 2020

Halloween can still be spooktacular with a little planning and imagination. UC Davis chief of pediatric infectious diseases Dean Blumberg offers families guidance and ideas that will keep the spirit of the season alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New OSCAR Clinical Trial for potential COVID-19 therapy at UC Davis Health

September 22, 2020

Timothy Albertson leads OSCAR clinical trial at UC Davis Health for patients with COVID-19-related pulmonary complications.

How COVID transforms the parent-teacher relationship in special education

September 21, 2020

Distance learning presents unique challenges for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, but some of the adaptations that teachers and parents are making could lead to long-term improvements in special education. 

Get your flu shot now from UC Davis Health—it’s never been more important

September 15, 2020

Getting your flu shot is crucial protection from influenza, which could be even more severe in this time of COVID-19. Shots are now available at all UC Davis Health primary care clinics.

COVID-19 and flu season are about to merge – and doctors are worried

September 14, 2020

Flu season and COVID-19 are about to merge, and even infectious disease experts are unsure what will happen. But one thing is clear: Getting your flu shot has never been more important.

Coping with COVID fatigue 2.0: Tips for processing wildfires, smoke, blackouts and more

September 10, 2020

A UC Davis Health psychologist offers help to ease the emotional exhaustion from facing COVID-19, heat waves, blackouts, wildfires and skies glowing red from smoke.

COVID-19 conference with Wuhan scientists shows UC Davis Health’s global reach

September 9, 2020

An international video conference on COVID-19 treatments demonstrated again how UC Davis Health is a global source for coronavirus information.

Infectious diseases expert Dean Blumberg shares COVID-19 situation update, Labor Day tips (FB Live)

September 2, 2020

With Labor Day just around the corner and the pandemic still looming in our communities, infectious diseases expert Dean Blumberg shared his advice on how to stay COVID-19-safe during the long weekend.

Expertos de UC Davis explican errores comunes sobre el COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Especialistas en enfermedades infecciosas ofrecen una guía con la ciencia que explica algunos de los errores más comunes, desde el uso de desinfectante de manos y guantes hasta la inmunidad de rebaño y los impactos a largo plazo.

August 2020

COVID-19 Labor Day playbook: Keep it small. Wear masks. Hold at 6 feet. Don’t give in.

August 31, 2020

UC Davis experts urge you to help stop another explosion of COVID-19 this Labor Day weekend – which could be a crossroads in the fight against the coronavirus – and they offer tips to stay safe.

NIH grant will allow UC Davis Health to train community health workers in COVID-19 contact tracing

August 28, 2020

New grant allows for improved training of community health workers to engage with underserved populations in research such as testing, case identification and contact tracing for culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

COVID-19 information continues to evolve: what’s new and what has changed?

August 26, 2020

The real science about the coronavirus grows almost daily. That can create obstacles for public health and infectious disease experts trying to keep people up to date on the nuances of staying safe.

What you need to know about breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

August 24, 2020

Laura Kair, medical director of Well Newborn Care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, addresses some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 research activities at UC Davis Medical Center

August 21, 2020

UC Davis Health's Center for Nursing Science hosted a webinar this week with the latest information about the health system’s inpatient research activities related to COVID-19.

UC Davis Health begins clinical trial in hopes of a COVID-19 vaccine (video)

August 20, 2020

UC Davis Health, in partnership with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE began a global clinical trial for an investigational vaccine against COVID-19.

UC Davis Health staff sending hearts to cheer each other up during COVID-19 fight

August 20, 2020

Nurses and whole departments at the UC Davis Medical Center are sending brightly-colored scrub hats – and a bit of joy – to each other as they battle the coronavirus.

UC Davis Health patient safety experts offer primer to prevent COVID-19 diagnostic error

August 19, 2020

The co-editors-in-chief of a globally recognized resource on patient safety sift through coronavirus information from the U.S. and around the world to provide substance and perspective.

Advice about kids and COVID-19 from UC Davis Health expert

August 18, 2020

More and more evidence shows that coronavirus infections among children are increasing, and that kids can also get seriously ill. Children’s infectious disease expert Dean Blumberg offers help.

UC Davis research pivots to take on COVID-19

August 14, 2020

UC Davis with its unique range of both human and veterinary medicine capabilities, now has 38 novel coronavirus studies underway on its Sacramento and Davis campuses, including a clinical trial for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

UC Davis Health partnership with Air Force: valuable training and better care

August 14, 2020

A strong partnership between UC Davis Health and the Air Force leads to better care for both military and civilian patients.

UC Davis Health physician awarded Bronze Star for efforts battling COVID-19 in Afghanistan

August 13, 2020

Emergency doctor and Lt. Col. Rory Stuart helped lead the fight to protect U.S. and NATO forces when the coronavirus posed both a medical crisis and a security risk.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, mothers can still safely breastfeed with appropriate precautions

August 13, 2020

Mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 can safely breastfeed with appropriate precautions and the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh potential risks, according to a review article published in the American Journal of Perinatology.

UC Davis Health to enroll participants for major COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

August 12, 2020

UC Davis Health has been chosen as one of only 120 sites worldwide to enroll participants for a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine study that has already shown promising results.

COVID-19 insights from the expert leading UC Davis Health’s coronavirus fight

August 5, 2020

Stuart Cohen has spent 40 years fighting infectious disease and leads UC Davis Health efforts to protect the community. He details what we know, and don’t know, about the coronavirus.

Larissa May named interim health officer for Yolo County

August 4, 2020

Yolo County has selected UC Davis Health's Larissa May as its interim health officer to help craft policy and guide the Board of Supervisors on its health strategies.

July 2020

Advice from UC Davis experts to calm the anxieties of back-to-school during COVID-19 (video)

July 31, 2020

Kids get anxious when their lives are uncertain, and in this coronavirus era, almost everything is uncertain. Two experts help families work through the stress of an unprecedented back-to-school year.

UC Davis experts detail common mistakes about COVID-19

July 30, 2020

Infectious disease experts offer a guide through the science that explains some of the most common mistakes, ranging from hand sanitizer and gloves to herd immunity and long-term impacts.

Toy or therapy device? UC Davis Health researchers study effectiveness of fidget tools

July 29, 2020

A new UC Davis MIND Institute Study explores whether a high-tech fidget device increases focus and relieves anxiety in adults with ADHD, which is particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis Health expert: Don’t let COVID boredom cloud your judgment on risk

July 28, 2020

A leading infectious disease physician sorts through your risk of coronavirus infection in activities ranging from dining and takeout to sports, shopping, going to the dentist and opening your mail.

UC Davis LIVE on children, anxiety and going back to school

July 27, 2020

In this week’s UC Davis LIVE: COVID-19 two psychologists from the UC Davis MIND Institute will discuss how children and parents can manage the stress and anxiety of going back to school this fall.

From UC Davis Health experts: A guide to caring for yourself at home during COVID-19

July 23, 2020

With so much cross chatter on coronavirus testing, symptoms, isolating and staying safe, it can be hard to know what to do if you suspect you might have COVID-19. Two UC Davis Health physicians offer guidance and tips.

UC Davis Health, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial launch telehealth ICU services

July 23, 2020

UC Davis Health and Adventist Health Lodi Memorial have launched the Lodi hospital’s first telehealth intensive care unit to provide a link between clinicians at each hospital and enhance round-the-clock care for patients.

Children’s Miracle Network donations help fund community hospital outreach program

July 22, 2020

CMN grant helps UC Davis Children’s Hospital expand Pediatric Acute Care Education Sessions (PACES).

UC Davis Health pulmonary rehab mixes science and kindness to inspire exercise during COVID-19

July 21, 2020

The UC Davis Health pulmonary rehab team helps bring fitness to patients who are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus by combining gentle persuasion, exercise science and kindness – and a playbook that will work for anyone from beginners to trained athletes.

UC Davis Health tests monoclonal antibodies as potential COVID-19 treatment

July 20, 2020

Timothy Albertson leads a new clinical trial at UC Davis Health to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of an antibody cocktail in hospitalized adult patients with COVID-19.

OB-GYN professor shares UC Davis Health Labor and Delivery practices amid COVID-19 (FB Live)

July 16, 2020

During a Facebook Live on July 16, Debra Wright, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and medical director of Maternity Services, provided information and assurances about the safety of Labor and Delivery at UC Davis Health.

Now what? UC Davis public health expert maps out COVID-19 status and road ahead

July 15, 2020

COVID-19 cases have exploded and the majority are younger adults. Now there are new restrictions. But people can still have their lives – if they follow health recommendations and look after each other, says public health expert Brad Pollock.

Becoming Arizona: On climate justice, COVID-19 and unsung solutions in Sacramento

July 15, 2020

In the fifth and final installment of UC Davis’ Becoming Arizona climate change series, scientists, health professionals and community leaders examine the connecting dots of climate change, COVID-19 and racism, and discuss unsung solutions that may help warming cities like Sacramento address them.

UC Davis Health expert offers family caregivers road map for navigating COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Few groups have faced more stress and confusion facing down COVID-19 than older adults and the people who care for them. Terri Harvath, director of the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, offers guidance and tips.

Domestic violence increased in the Great Recession

July 13, 2020

Emergency room visits for domestic violence incidents in California more than tripled during the Great Recession compared to the years before, signaling a need to prepare for similar and more prolonged effects during the COVID-19 financial crisis, suggest University of California, Davis, researchers.

UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team adapts activities, crafts, even bingo for kids during COVID-19

July 9, 2020

Nothing will ever take the place of in-person contact but the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in new ways to provide activities, crafts, music and art groups to pediatric patients.

UC Davis medical student wins global writing award

July 9, 2020

Samantha Wong's essay about Anthony Fauci and how physicians should be representatives of science, truth and facts made her a winner in the international 2020 Lasker Essay Contest.

"COVID fatigue" is hitting hard. Fighting it is hard, too, says UC Davis Health psychologist

July 7, 2020

People go through emotional stages of dealing with disasters. As a community, we’re in the disillusionment stage – people are tired, angry and don’t want to hear cautions about the coronavirus. That stage can last up to a year after the event – except we’re still in the event.

UC Davis experts: Science says wearing masks and social distancing slow COVID-19 (VIDEO)

July 6, 2020

Evidence about how COVID-19 spreads clearly shows social distancing and wearing a mask help prevent people from spreading the coronavirus, and the mask protects wearers from being infected themselves.

Walmart and Sam’s Club CMN campaign: The show goes on

July 2, 2020

"Appreciation Tour" takes UC Davis Children's Hospital leadership from Modesto to Redding

June 2020

Summer parties and COVID-19 can mix – if you’re careful

June 30, 2020

UC Davis experts offer tips for safe gatherings in the summer of COVID-19, including advice for handling food and beverages, setting up and spacing, and managing bathroom visits.

Experts offer tips for summer gatherings with family amid COVID-19

June 29, 2020

UC Davis Health officials warn to not let your guard down and don’t assume keeping things within the family is safe or free from masking and social distancing guidelines..

UC Davis Health donates 10,000 masks to business community

June 29, 2020

UC Davis Health partnership provides thousands of surgical masks to local businesses through Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce initiative.

Wanted: Field guide to coronaviruses, says UC Davis evolutionary biologist

June 29, 2020

UC Davis evolutionary biologist Jonathan Eisen says if we understood more about coronaviruses, we could have fought COVID-19 more quickly and effectively – and we should work now to be prepared for the next new dangerous virus.

UC Davis Health psychiatry professor shares tips on returning to work, office amid COVID-19 (Facebook Live)

June 25, 2020

During a Facebook Live conversation on June 25, Angela Drake, a professor of psychiatry at UC Davis, offered advice on how to prepare for returning to the office or workplace after working from home because of the pandemic.

UC Davis researchers adapt amyloid technology to catch coronavirus

June 25, 2020

Two researchers at the University of California, Davis, are adapting their technology for amyloid-based, self-organizing protein scaffolds to combat coronavirus. They hope the technique could be used in diagnostic tests or for virus-neutralizing masks and other protective equipment.

Q&A with UC Davis Health expert: COVID-19 advice on barbers, salons, tattoo parlors, massage services

June 23, 2020

A range of services are now open to the public, including hair and nail salons, barbers, tattoo parlors and more. Natascha Tuznik, associate professor of infectious disease, offers advice for staying safe, plus some serious cautions.

Defining paths to possible mother to child coronavirus transmission

June 23, 2020

UC Davis Health physicians defined the conditions of viral transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy and delivery.

Movie theaters may pose less COVID-19 risk than we think, says UC Davis Health expert

June 22, 2020

If moviegoers are careful, and theater companies take precautions, going to the movies can be much less risky than other social outings during the COVID-19 pandemic, says an infectious disease associate professor.

UC Davis Health expert: How to tune up your immune system during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

June 19, 2020

Our immune systems naturally weaken and slow as we age, but we can still give them a boost. Satya Dandekar, chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, offers practical tips.

UC Davis experts explain the importance and the “how to” of wearing masks to fight COVID-19

June 18, 2020

Wearing a mask is an act of kindness to prevent infection in others, experts said. They have advice for when to wear them, what not to wear and how to care for masks – and the takeaway is clear: Wear masks to protect your community.

Surprising tips for cleaning surfaces in your house and around town

June 16, 2020

A UC Davis infectious disease expert says many people don’t really know how and what to clean to avoid COVID-19 infection.

Crossen leads telehealth how-to videos for Pediatric Endocrine Society

June 15, 2020

As more health care providers adapt to telehealth to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are finding occasional challenges with the experience when it’s new to them. Now, some help is available in a new set of how-to videos for health care providers from UC Davis pediatric endocrinologist Stephanie Crossen.

UC Davis Health experts give status report on COVID-19 testing

June 12, 2020

The capacity for testing for COVID-19 infections has come a long way, while testing for antibodies to determine immunity is still a work in progress.

Let’s talk about mental health: The invisible impact of COVID-19

June 12, 2020

The next virtual CTSC Science Café will be held on June 18 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. to discuss the intersections of mental health and the coronavirus pandemic.

Q&A: Safety tips for Phase 3 openings from a UC Davis Health infectious disease expert

June 11, 2020

Safely venturing back to bars, restaurants, gyms, brew pubs and more will take caution and some planning. Here are some key do's, don'ts and important warnings.

UC Davis experts provide tips and cautions for visiting older family members

June 9, 2020

Visiting older family members now requires balancing their emotional and physical health. Two UC Davis Health experts offer advice for a visit, how to keep them safe and whether you should go.

UC Davis Health CEO, infectious disease expert discuss COVID-19 testing, vaccine, lessons learned (FB Live)

June 9, 2020

Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases Stuart Cohen shared the latest developments during a conversation on the UC Davis Health Facebook page on June 9.

How schools might reopen safely amid coronavirus pandemic

June 9, 2020

We asked Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, about some health and safety measures that K-12 schools should consider when navigating reopenings.

UC Davis Dental Clinic reopens today using coronavirus best practices

June 9, 2020

By leveraging the strengths of UC Davis Health, the UC Davis Dental Clinic will reopen with a series of COVID-19 prevention protocols that are unique in the Sacramento region. 

Survey of California Filipinos finds health and education resources lacking

June 9, 2020

The hundreds of Filipinos answering these surveys are telling researchers that 40 percent of homes have a health care worker living there. And more than 95 percent of the survey respondents said they had not been tested for the coronavirus yet. Nationwide, it has been reported that Filipinos are overrepresented among health care workers, and the California data show similar trends, researchers said.

Pilot grants boost COVID-19 research

June 8, 2020

The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Center for Health and Technology and the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis have collaborated to fund projects that explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, breast cancer screening, NICU care, children with disabilities and post-surgery therapies. 

‘Deans Discuss: COVID-19’ podcast debuts, as Deans Brashear and Lairmore explore complexities of testing

June 8, 2020

UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear and School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Michael Lairmore discuss the latest breakthroughs and collaborations in countering the pandemic. New episodes available every Monday.

UCOP Seed Grants Fund COVID-19 Research Projects

June 8, 2020

UC Office of the President funds UC Davis School of Medicine and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research projects aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

Rescheduled to June 11: UC Davis LIVE on coronavirus testing with Nam Tran, Larissa May

June 5, 2020

Originally slated for June 4, the UC Davis LIVE conversation with UC Davis Health's Larissa May and Nam Tran has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m. Tune in then on UC Davis' social media channels to hear the latest on coronavirus testing.

Davis teen suffers ski injury, has successful surgery during COVID-19

June 5, 2020

Audrey Adamchak's love for the outdoors took her to Dartmouth, but a fall brought her back to UC Davis Health.

Student-run clinic continues offering care during the pandemic

June 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped health care throughout the region, including at student-run clinics. Some are temporarily closed or providing only essential services while the stay-at-home order is in effect. A few, like Clínica Tepati, are using telehealth to maintain, and even expand, access to care. 

UC Davis scientists and national researchers detail road to COVID-19 vaccine (video)

June 4, 2020

More than 3,800 viewers hear UC Davis scientists and other national researchers explain the promises and challenges of developing and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine worldwide.

Q&A: An infectious disease expert's travel do's and don'ts on road trips

June 4, 2020

More travel advice in this time of COVID-19 – about roads trips, camping, rest stops and more – from Natascha Tuznik, assistant clinical professor of infectious diseases.

Q&A: An infectious disease expert’s travel do’s and don’ts on air travel, hotels

June 3, 2020

Natascha Tuznik, assistant clinical professor of infectious diseases, has helpful, and surprising, advice about traveling in this time of COVID-19 – or deciding to stay home.

17 researchers win COVID-19 seed grants

June 2, 2020

UC Davis researchers have a role in nine of the 25 COVID-19-related projects that recently received seed grants averaging about $50,000 from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, a systemwide UC initiative headquartered at Berkeley.

UC Davis Health adapting from lessons of telehealth

June 2, 2020

UC Davis Health adapted to telehealth at an unprecedented rate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it’s using lessons learned to adapt for the future an even fuller experience for patients.

Prompt diagnosis, team surgery and intensive care save the life of landscape architect

June 2, 2020

Getting medical care right away when health conditions arise are essential despite coronavirus.

May 2020

Universal need for massive COVID-19 testing — Are we deluding ourselves?

May 29, 2020

Costly COVID-19 testing of the entire population is not the answer to solving the COVID-19 pandemic, but by testing smarter, we will be able to better track down the virus.

COVID-19 community survey seeking participants

May 29, 2020

Scientists from the University of California, Davis are conducting a survey to learn about the impacts of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak that began early in 2020.

UC Davis infectious disease experts have some warnings about COVID-19 and summer

May 29, 2020

Summer means warm weather and relaxed social restrictions for COVID-19, but UC Davis experts warn that the disease may stay just as contagious, especially with large gatherings.

UC Davis Health leaders: Smart testing, not mass testing, the best path out of the COVID-19 pandemic

May 29, 2020

In a May 29 LinkedIn piece, UC Davis Health’s David Lubarsky and Brad Pollock write that the impractical notion of mass population testing should be replaced by a more nuanced and targeted approach to achieving safer living and working.

UC Davis Health repaying generosity of community with PPE donations to others

May 29, 2020

Thanks to careful planning and community support, UC Davis Health is donating personal protective equipment to hospitals and others in the community ranging from Sac Fire to the Food Literacy Center to the Navajo Nation.

Kindness and calm from Infusion Center made patients feel safe during pandemic

May 28, 2020

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses and staff at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Adult Infusion Center walked a comforting line between acknowledging the scary time and making patients feel safe.

The virtual museum experience: Can it help reduce social isolation and chronic pain?

May 28, 2020

Can participating in virtual, online museum programs help people with chronic pain feel more socially connected?  UC Davis Health is seeking volunteers to find out.

UC Davis Health doctor, a smoking-cessation innovator, emphasizes quitting tobacco amid pandemic (FB Live)

May 27, 2020

Elisa Tong, medical director for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Stop Tobacco Program, joined us for a Facebook Live conversation on May 27 to discuss the importance of quitting smoking and other tobacco products.

Distance learning brings later school start times, chance for more sleep for children

May 27, 2020

As schools across the country have turned to distance learning during COVID-19, a new opportunity has emerged for children: later school start times – and the chance for more sleep.

CTSC is a quiet hero of UC Davis COVID-19 research

May 26, 2020

The Clinical and Translational Science Center is an unsung hero of both UC Davis's COVID-19 research and its ongoing clinical trials.

UC Davis ER doctors share experiences on COVID-19 front lines in New York hospital (FB Live)

May 26, 2020

Alex Schmalz and Nick Sawyer, both UC Davis Health Department of Emergency Medicine physicians, brought supplies to a hospital in New York and worked 12- to 14-hour days on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breastfeeding moms find valuable support online despite COVID-19

May 26, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, UC Davis Health moved its in-person weekly breastfeeding support group online. The lactation team now hosts Zoom meetings, providing the same resource that new mothers can access from the comfort of home. 

Local girl's kindness rocks the UC Davis Health campus

May 22, 2020

Scarlett Bronner turned her passion for painting rocks into an inspiring way to show health care workers how much they are appreciated.

Volunteering in Brooklyn hospital: Long days, short on supplies, plenty of caring workers

May 22, 2020

Paula Wagner, a nurse practitioner and one UC Davis Health’s providers who volunteered in New York City, provides a striking snapshot of the pandemic there.

Vice Chancellor for Research, graduate student develop COVID-19 contact-tracing tool

May 22, 2020

Computer scientists at the University of California, Davis, have developed a web-based contact-tracing application. The app, We-Care, allows users to check in at specific locations and notifies them if someone reporting themselves as positive for COVID-19 checks in at the same location within a certain  time window.

UC Davis Health performs 10,000th molecular test for COVID‑19

May 21, 2020

During the pandemic, UC Davis Health established robust pathways with 30 hospitals and health care facilities throughout the region, streamlining the receipt and molecular testing of COVID-19 specimens.

Seeking pain-relieving surgery during a pandemic

May 20, 2020

Roseville patient who had debilitating pain from a slipped disk grateful for surgery.

Expert crew brightens the grounds and the day for everyone at UC Davis Health

May 20, 2020

The skillful work of UC Davis Health groundskeepers helps make the experience of patients and staff more comforting.

Pilot study to assess intranasal compound for prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection

May 20, 2020

Can an antiviral compound found in shellfish be effective against the novel coronavirus? The Covid Catalyst Fund awarded a grant to conduct a rule-out study.

UC Davis LIVE: Treating COVID-19 on May 21

May 19, 2020

In the second edition of UC Davis LIVE: COVID-19, two UC Davis clinicians will talk about and take questions on the new treatments for COVID-19 being tested at UC Davis Health and other hospitals, including the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir — used to treat UC Davis’ first patient of the pandemic in March — and using plasma from people who have recovered from the novel coronavirus to treat patients.

Troubling COVID-19 syndrome identified in children

May 19, 2020

A newly identified and severe inflammatory syndrome – similar to Kawasaki disease  ̶  has been linked to the coronavirus causing COVID-19 in about 200 children in the United States and Europe.

A message to expecting moms: Don’t delay care during COVID-19

May 19, 2020

The message has been clear from health care professionals across the country: Don’t delay necessary medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for expecting mothers, delays to medical care can have serious, life-threatening consequences for both mom and baby.

Chief Wellness Officer shares strategies for mental health on California Groundbreakers podcast

May 19, 2020

For its “The New Normal in California” podcast, California Groundbreakers interviewed UC Davis Health Chief Wellness Officer Peter Yellowlees on tips to stay mentally health and strong during the pandemic.

Environmental Services team keeps hospital clean and safe at all times

May 18, 2020

As UC Davis Medical Center battles COVID-19, cleaning crews are there every step of the way.

Life-saving care in the time of COVID-19

May 18, 2020

When she was diagnosed with adenosarcoma, a rare form of uterine cancer, she sought help from Gary Leiserowitz, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UC Davis Health.

California Poison Control sees spike in household disinfectant exposures in March, April

May 18, 2020

As California residents use more cleaning products to disinfect their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Poison Control System’s Sacramento Division, housed at UC Davis Health, has seen a spike in reported household disinfectant exposures in March and April.

Health panel examines disparities in COVID-19 pandemic

May 15, 2020

Health Experts at UC Davis forum explain high rates of coronavirus among Latinos and African Americans

UC Davis leaders and scientists answer pressing COVID-19 questions

May 15, 2020

More than 2,000 people around the world tuned in to hear straight answers about COVID-19 from UC Davis and UC leaders and scientists.

Grant to track evolution of novel coronavirus with math

May 14, 2020

To stay a step ahead of the COVID-19 virus, an interdisciplinary team of UC Davis researchers will use mathematics, data science and experimental biology to predict potential mutations of the novel coronavirus. The proposed research was recently funded by a $200,000 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation.

UC Davis pediatric orthopaedic surgeon gives teen another chance at sports...and a future

May 13, 2020

Emma Voorhies' knee injury initially sidelined her, but thanks to UC Davis Children's Hospital, she can look forward to playing again.

Can a drug developed for sickle cell anemia mitigate lung damage in patients with COVID-19?

May 12, 2020

UC Davis scientists provide senicapoc for COVID-19 clinical trial in Denmark.

Second COVID-19 info webinar: May 14

May 12, 2020

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal’s first COVID-19 public awareness symposium drew an audience of more than 1,000, and this week he is hosting another one, this time featuring welcome remarks by UC President Janet Napolitano.

Virtual panel discussion and Q&A (5/12): COVID-19 impacts on food supply chain

May 11, 2020

UC Davis researchers, food purveyors and other experts will discuss how our food supply chain works and why the COVID-19 pandemic has been so disruptive. Pre-registration is required to receive a link to the webinar.

During COVID-19, online gaming helps teens with autism build their social skills

May 11, 2020

Online video gaming helps children with autism socialize during COVID-19.

FACEBOOK LIVE (5/6): Cathy Deimeke, pandemic food trends, tips for grocery shopping and cooking [video]

May 8, 2020

Health Education Manager Cathy Deimeke joined us for a Facebook Live conversation on May 6 to share tips on grocery purchases, stocking your pantry and eating well at home as you shelter in place.

Nursing students essential for maintaining workforce pipeline

May 7, 2020

When the pandemic hit and halted training programs, nursing students faced a challenging pathway to graduating on time and beginning their nursing careers. UC Davis Medical Center came to the rescue.

Hospital visitor restrictions eased

May 6, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has updated its hospital-visitor policy to reflect the changing conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 ‘LIVE’ series debuts May 7

May 6, 2020

UC Davis is launching two new series that take a deep dive into how our researchers are meeting the challenge of COVID-19. They will explore how UC Davis scientists, clinicians, engineers and others, often working across disciplines, are turning their knowledge to tackle COVID-19, from its origin to our communities and hospitals.

Telehealth connects a family during COVID-19 care

May 5, 2020

81-year-old Suren Vaniyev was the first patient to connect with family through UC Davis Medical Center's new Virtual Visit Program.

Preventing another COVID-19 problem: Skin irritation from hand washing

May 5, 2020

Tips to keep your hands clean and healthy during COVID-19 pandemic.

Davis campus custodial staff help UC Davis Health

May 4, 2020

Davis campus has trained and sent approximately 40 custodians to the UC Davis Health campus to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis Health physician runs to give back and connect

May 4, 2020

Neurologist Marc Lenaerts ran more than 200 miles in April to raise COVID-19 fund donations and along the way found it connected him to a disconnected world.

Tips for enjoying the great outdoors safely during COVID-19

May 1, 2020

As Californians continue to shelter in place, many are heeding the call of the great outdoors, especially with spring weather. But how do you do so safely, and still maintain social distancing?