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News from UC Davis Health System

May 2020

Virtual graduation confers 114 Doctor of Medicine degrees

May 29, 2020

Technology - along with celebratory joy, gratitude and a serious sense of purpose - united School of Medicine graduates in the first-ever virtual commencement in the 50-year history of the school.

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.

PC-CARE Skill Building Workshop scheduled for July 14-15 via Zoom

May 29, 2020

Registration is now open for a PC-CARE Skill Building Workshop, hosted by the UC Davis CAARE Center and PC -CARE Training Center. The training will be held via Zoom on July 14-15 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Hwang recognized for advancing the field of dermatology

May 29, 2020

Samuel Hwang, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Dermatology, has been honored by the American Skin Association with a Research Achievement Award in Psoriasis for helping advance the field of dermatology.

UC Davis Health scores big at Healthcare Advertising Awards

May 28, 2020

UC Davis Health scored big at the Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, the largest health care advertising awards competition in America.

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.

Year of the Nurse blog, Michelle Linenberger: ‘It's helping families gain some control in the end’

May 28, 2020

As a new graduate nurse, Michelle Linenberger remembers watching an experienced nurse stay with a patient while she died. Those moments have taught her the importance of having conversations about death – and how one wishes to die.

Autism severity can change substantially during early childhood

May 28, 2020

Kids with autism may have a change in their symptom severity during childhood. Around 30% of them have less symptoms by age 6.

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.

School of Medicine hosts first-ever virtual graduation Friday

May 27, 2020

Unique commencement ceremony to unite the School of Medicine's 114 graduates by Zoom.

UC Davis Health honored with multiple Practice Greenhealth awards for environmental excellence

May 27, 2020

In addition to landing in the national "top 10" Circles of Excellence in the Food and Green Building categories, UC Davis Health also garnered Practice Greenhealth's Emerald Award for improvements in environmental performance and the Greening the OR Recognition Award.

Book choice: ‘Marbles,’ on mental health

May 27, 2020

The Campus Community Book Project has two big announcements: the title of the book on mental health we will all be encouraged to read in 2020-21, and the theme for the year after that, along with a call for nominations.

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.

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. 

New double-contrast technique picks up small tumors on MRI

May 26, 2020

Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from normal tissue. The work is published May 25 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

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.

UC Davis Vascular Center recognized for participation in North American quality initiative

May 22, 2020

The Society for Vascular Surgery has awarded three stars — the highest number possible — to the UC Davis Vascular Center for active participation in its Vascular Quality Initiative. 

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.

Medical innovations win big in 20th annual UC Davis Business Competition

May 22, 2020

A team of UC Davis graduate students captured both the $20,000 first prize and the $10,000 Health Sector Award in the 20th annual Big Bang! Business Competition at the University of California, Davis, Wednesday night.

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.

Know and respond quickly to signs of stroke

May 22, 2020

A UC Davis Health specialist recommends learning more about common stroke symptoms and your own risks for the condition.

Fight against big soda topic of UC Davis public webinar on May 27

May 21, 2020

The sticky business of sugar-sweetened beverages will be the topic of an online panel discussion with California Assemblymember Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, and an expert from the University of California, Davis, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.

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.

How Sacramento’s history has shaped today’s health care disparities [video]

May 21, 2020

Leaders from UC Davis Health tour Sacramento to learn history of its neighborhood and how it impacts the social determinants of health in the region.

Diana Farmer receives APSNA’s Champion Award

May 21, 2020

Diana Farmer, chair of surgery at UC Davis Health and surgeon-in chief of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has received the Champion Award by the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA).

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.

Year of the Nurse blog, Rodrigo Almirol: ‘The best care that they needed, with respect and dignity’

May 20, 2020

In this ongoing series of nurses' stories, UC Davis Health nurse Rodrigo Almirol shares what he strives to do for every patient, and what he hopes they will take away from the experience of his care.

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.

UC Davis nursing professor named fellow in American Medical Informatics Association

May 19, 2020

School of Nursing Assistant Professor Katherine Kim is named a fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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.

Depression symptoms linked to reduced cognitive control in people with autism

May 19, 2020

Symptoms of depression in young adults with autism were linked to less proactive cognitive control, a new UC Davis MIND Institute study has found.

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.

Year of the Nurse blog, Theresa Pak: ‘I want to be that kind of warrior, that was connecting to people’

May 18, 2020

During her nursing school days amid the uncertainty of the AIDS epidemic, Theresa Pak witnessed a colleague set an extraordinary example of empathy and compassion. From that day, she has strived to live up to the standard of care.

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.

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.

UC Davis physician brings heart care to Sacramento County clinic

May 15, 2020

Edris Aman is a cardiologist and expert in cardiac imaging. He also is part of a growing team of specialists who sees patients at the County of Sacramento Primary Care Center, which  serves Medi-Cal and uninsured patients.

'Pillow Project' makes UC Davis Leukodystrophy Clinic patients comfortable

May 15, 2020

Young leukodystrophy patients who are seen at the UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center and UC Davis Medical Center will be getting specially made positioning pillows to make their visits more comfortable, courtesy of a partnership between the UC Davis Leukodystrophy Subspecialty Clinic and the Olivia Kay Foundation.

UC Davis Health identifies biomarker for early blood vessel damage due to sickle cell anemia

May 15, 2020

Unique computer-assisted microscope offers non-invasive, real-time approach to assess blood vessels

UC Davis emergency medicine physicians receive national awards for leading-edge work

May 14, 2020

Researchers conducting studies on violence prevention, gender medicine and blood pressure monitoring in critical care patients receive national awards.

Year of the Nurse blog, Kelly Hamilton: ‘We fought so hard to have his voice in the conversation’

May 14, 2020

UC Davis Health nurse Kelly Hamilton recounts her experience with a patient who had difficulties communicating with the care team – and explains why it’s so important for patients like him to be heard and empowered.

UC Davis researchers get $3 million FAST grant to find treatment for Angelman syndrome

May 14, 2020

Two UC Davis researchers receive $3 million grant to find an effective treatment for Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder.

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.

Anonymous kidney donation is ultimate random act of kindness

May 12, 2020

Nancy Cabrellis donated her kidney anonymously not even knowing who would get it simply because she thought it could help someone. She was right.

School of Medicine’s Kuppermann, Fancher, Godzich garner awards from Academic Senate, Academic Federation

May 12, 2020

Nathan Kuppermann has been honored with the Academic Senate’s highest honor, the Faculty Distinguished Research Award. Tonya Fancher was honored with a Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award (Academic Senate), and Micaela Godzich garnered the award for Excellence in Graduate/Professional Teaching or Mentoring (Academic Federation).

Scholarship students share how philanthropy powers their paths

May 12, 2020

This week (May 11–15), the UC Davis Foundation’s “by philanthropy” initiative highlights the work that has been made possible by the generosity of others.

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.

Access to primary care differs by county for Medi-Cal patients

May 11, 2020

New research from UC Davis Health policy experts shows that Medi-Cal patients in Yolo County have better access to primary care than patients in nearby counties. Primary care access was worse in Sacramento, San Joaquin and Solano counties. 

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.

Year of the Nurse blog, Ann Smith and Rachel Teixeira: ‘Who I am as a nurse is a direct reflection of the example of my mom’

May 11, 2020

UC Davis Health nurse Rachel Teixeira talks about following her role model of caring and professionalism – her mother Ann Smith. For Smith, her daughter’s commitment to the family’s legacy is “like full circle.”

Six tips to keep children safe from falling from windows

May 11, 2020

Each year about 5,000 children are treated for window fall-related injuries in hospital emergency departments across the country. Here are some tips to help keep children safe from window falls. 

Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky elected to CMA Board representing academic physicians

May 8, 2020

UC Davis Health CEO Dr. David Lubarsky was elected as a California Medical Association Trustee to better represent the voice of academic physicians, including the 6,000 physicians of UC.

An extraordinary beginning for sisters born at UC Davis Children's Hospital

May 8, 2020

Momo twins Isabella and Sofia Walker beat the odds in more ways than one.

Year of the Nurse blog, Alexandria DePew: ‘The patients that we’re serving…they’re not just a diagnosis’

May 8, 2020

Early in her career, UC Davis Health Emergency Department nurse Alexandria DePew tried to comfort a patient with a terminal disease. Seeing the patient’s emotional distress showed her the depth of care that nursing requires.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital celebrates mom

May 8, 2020

Mothers of hospitalized pediatric patients received extra love and gratitude today at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in celebration of Mother’s Day. 

Year of the Nurse blog, Bertha Ramirez-Preciado: 'This is something you can't learn; it just comes'

May 7, 2020

UC Davis Health nurse Bertha Ramirez-Preciado knows that nursing takes more than book learning. She shares one example of how she doesn't just provide a patient's health care – she supports her and her family in every sense.

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.

Chantry receives award for excellence in breastfeeding research

May 7, 2020

Caroline Chantry, professor emerita at the UC Davis Department of Pediatrics and a volunteer clinical faculty member, is selected as this year’s Patricia Martin Annual Awardee for Excellence in Breastfeeding Research by the Journal of Human Lactation.

Year of the Nurse includes opportunity for nurses to tell their own stories

May 6, 2020

To help honor the “Year of the Nurse,” UC Davis Health has launched a blog featuring nurses voicing their own stories, the ups and downs of a career in caring for others.

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.

Determination and heart power young nurse

May 5, 2020

Lourdes Cueva starts this week as a UC Davis Medical Center nurse after negotiating pathway programs, working since high school to help her family and entering the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing with a seven-week-old daughter.

10 ways to protect your child from drowning

May 5, 2020

With the weather heating up, many people are heading to nearby swimming pools , rivers or the ocean. But drowning claims thousands of lives each year. Follow these tips to keep your children safe. 

New insight on maternal infections and neurodevelopmental disorders

May 5, 2020

The immune responses of a female mouse before pregnancy can predict how likely her offspring are to have behavioral deficits if the immune system is activated during pregnancy, according to researchers from the Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis. The findings, published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, could help resolve what role serious infections during pregnancy play in the later development of conditions such as autism and schizophrenia in offspring.

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.

Peregrine parents nurturing five new arrivals at UC Davis Medical Center

May 4, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has an unprecedented five baby peregrine falcons that just hatched and are now growing in a nest on the hospital's roof.

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.

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 Medical Center achieves top stroke certification

May 1, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest recognition possible from The Joint Commission

New UC Davis Health blog spotlights bright minds, bold ideas ‘cultivating health’ in Sacramento and beyond

May 1, 2020

Learn about the SUV-sized robot speeding COVID-19 tests, NICU webcams connecting parents with their babies, life-changing programs that help children with behavior issues and smokers with tobacco addictions, and more.

Cancer patient puts her faith in UC Davis Health

May 1, 2020

Grace Parker's cancer surgery was scheduled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That did not dissuade her.

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?

April 2020

Before the world changed, UC Davis Health providers were changing the lives of Ugandans in January

April 30, 2020

As part of a yearly medical outreach program in the Kibaale District, five UC Davis Health employees and residents helped provide vital care and education to more than 1,300 Ugandans in five days.

UC Davis nursing and medical schools team up, keep students on track

April 30, 2020

The UC Davis School of Medicine step up to welcome physician assistant and family nurse practitioners from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis in departments for clinical rotations and preceptors.

UC Davis Health conducts first plasma transfusions for COVID-19

April 29, 2020

UC Davis physicians put out a call for blood donations from those who have tested positive to COVID-19 and been symptom-free for at least 28 days.

UC Davis engineers, clinician develop low-cost, portable ventilator

April 29, 2020

UC Davis engineers and clinicians are working to create a simple, inexpensive ventilator. They have developed a prototype and plan to make plans freely available online. Versions could be inclinical use in about six months.

UC Davis expert panel weighs in on COVID-19 research, response and readiness in the U.S.

April 29, 2020

Experts in immunology, infectious diseases, pathology and emergency medicine presented the latest research and insights on COVID-19 in an online symposium.

Parents reminded to lock the car, put keys out of reach

April 29, 2020

With temperatures warming up in Sacramento, it’s important to remember that it is never safe for a child or pet to be left alone in a car – even if the windows are rolled down.

COVID-19 vaccine with patch delivery technology enters preclinical testing at UC Davis

April 29, 2020

A biopharmaceutical company will begin preclinical testing, in collaboration with UC Davis, to evaluate the potential for COVID-19 vaccine delivered through an innovative skin patch.

UC Davis Medical Center thanks contributors of protective equipment

April 28, 2020

Many companies and organizations stepped up to support UC Davis Medical Center with personal protective equipment, or PPE, donations for health care teams treating patients with COVID-19. Because of this generosity, together with carefully planned equipment purchasing, the medical center no longer needs PPE donations.

UC Davis Health ramps up opioid fight with grants from California Academy of Family Physicians

April 28, 2020

Physicians from the UC Davis Health Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology continue to ramp up the fight against the opioid crisis, with grants from the California Academy of Family Physicians.

Visit to dentist leads to lifesaving repair of soon-to-rupture aneurysm

April 27, 2020

Joe Peterson of Folsom, Calif. is one of the many patients who had safe and successful surgeries at UC Davis Medical Center during the pandemic.

UC Davis Health researchers are awarded additional $4 million to develop new therapies for pancreatic cancer

April 27, 2020

The funding is the second award by the Pancreatic Cancer Collective for Julie Sutcliffe and Richard Bold.

New study suggests ways to alleviate social withdrawal symptoms in mental illnesses

April 27, 2020

UC Davis researchers studied the role of oxytocin, a neurotransmitter produced in the hypothalamus, which is known to play an important role in social behavior across species. By analyzing the behavior of mice receiving different treatments, they gained insight into whether oxytocin may be a good target for future pharmacological therapies that could alleviate social withdrawal in mental illness.

UC Davis helps community health clinic purchase telemedicine equipment during pandemic

April 24, 2020

Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation grant supports needs of local community clinic that serves a diverse and vulnerable population in Sacramento.

Blaisdell Medical Library helps uncover hard-to-find research paper

April 24, 2020

UC Davis chair of pediatrics Satyan Lakshminrusimha recently discovered firsthand how helpful staff members at the Blaisdell Medical Library are.  

Local businesses continue to support UC Davis Health workers

April 24, 2020

Local businesses have supported UC Davis Health employees during the COVID-19 crisis with food donations that are keeping our providers and staff energized and inspired.

Keeping up with the Peregrines: "Nest flicks and chill"

April 23, 2020

A new member of the UC Davis Medical Center’s peregrine family began emerging from its shell today. The first fluffy white hatchling of the new season is slowly waking to a whole new world, with four other possible siblings to follow.

Pediatric neurosurgery team at UC Davis saves local boy's life

April 23, 2020

To relieve pressure on his brain, Rhoen Papini had to have part of his skull removed.

Arteries respond in opposite ways for males and females

April 23, 2020

A protein known to expand blood vessels — key to controlling conditions like high blood pressure — actually has different functions in males and females. 

New screening provides support for at-risk families during COVID-19

April 23, 2020

UC Davis Children's Hospital this week launches a new screening to support families experiencing social and economic stressors amid COVID-19.

Masks pose dangers for babies, toddlers

April 23, 2020

UC Davis pediatricians have one simple message: Masks can be deadly for children under the age of 2.

UC Davis pediatrician shares tips on talking with children about coronavirus

April 22, 2020

UC Davis pediatrician Ellen McCleery offers tips for how to talk with your child about the coronavirus. 

Behavioral intervention, not lovastatin, improves language skills in youth with fragile X

April 22, 2020

A UC Davis Health study found more evidence for the efficacy of behavioral intervention in treating language problems in youth with fragile X syndrome (FXS), but not for lovastatin as a treatment for FXS.

Record Give Day total in unprecedented time

April 22, 2020

Given that this year’s fourth annual Give Day broke records — bringing in $2.5 million, according to preliminary data, compared with just over $2 million last year — the tremendous need may even have inspired donors to give more. The funds were raised during 29 hours, from noon Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 17-18), for programs at UC Davis and UC Davis Health.

F. William Blaisdell, founder of modern trauma care and former UC Davis surgery department chair, dies at 92

April 21, 2020

William Blaisdell, chair of the UC Davis Department of Surgery from 1978 through 1995, died April 18 of natural causes.

MIND Institute provides care through telehealth

April 21, 2020

UC Davis MIND Institute clinic providers started offering telehealth care services a year ago to their patients, especially those who live far away or with limited transportation options. These providers — psychologists, social workers, pediatricians, psychiatrists and genetic specialists — can connect from their offices or clinic rooms.

Alex Lee awarded St. Baldrick's Foundation Summer Fellowship

April 21, 2020

Alex Lee, a second-year student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, was awarded a summer fellowship by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to childhood cancer research.

‘Truly patient-centered’: UCSF pharmacist praises UC Davis Medical Center teams for her COVID-19 care

April 20, 2020

In a personal essay, Marilyn Stebbins, a UC San Francisco School of pharmacy faculty member, shared her experience as a COVID-19 patient and called UC Davis Health providers and staff “nothing short of amazing.”

Kidney transplant for teen made possible by UC Davis Health doctors, in-house lab scientists

April 20, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Gonzalez received a kidney from a deceased donor on March 22. The organ was made available for transplant surgery only through the efforts of the UC Davis Health Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine.

Local teen and family help UC Davis health care workers while staying at home

April 20, 2020

From baby Yodas to COVID-19 face shields, this pandemic led the Roddys to join in the fight.

UC Davis Health facility dog Paloma celebrates third birthday

April 20, 2020

When UC Davis Health facility dog Paloma turned 3 years old last week, staff and pediatric patients celebrated with mini bundt cakes, dog treats and rainbow party decorations.

COVID-19 info webinar for the public set for April 23

April 20, 2020

A COVID-19 public awareness symposium is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, organized by Distinguished Professor Walter Leal and featuring UC Davis experts in immunology, infectious diseases, pathology and emergency medicine.

'Incredible' energy fills UC Davis COVID-19 virtual research town halls

April 17, 2020

The virtual town halls (every Friday at 10:30 a.m.), hosted by the School of Medicine and the Office of Research, represent and advance the cross-campus, interdiscplinary collaborations that are addressing the global pandemic.

Festive farewell for UC Davis patient successfully treated for COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Another UC Davis novel coronavirus patient celebrates a positive outcome during the pandemic.

Diana Miglioretti honored with national award for her translational work on breast cancer screening

April 17, 2020

Biostatistics professor receives Distinguished Investigator Award for her work on improving breast cancer screening.

UC Davis specialists are seeing a big increase in cooking-related burns

April 17, 2020

Since the state’s stay-at-home order took effect, specialists at the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center have seen a nearly six-fold increase in patients with burns related to at-home food preparation.

UC Davis pediatrician offers top recommendations for learning, exploring while at home

April 17, 2020

As families continue the challenging work of balancing learning and living at home during COVID-19, UC Davis pediatrician Ellen McCleery recommends planning a few activities for children to help lend structure to the day.

UC Davis Give Day kicks off today at noon

April 17, 2020

The fourth annual Give Day will be an all-online celebration kicking off today at noon— offering alumni, faculty, staff and others a way to celebrate and support UC Davis by way of emergency funds and a multitude of other programs and funds. 

Remdesivir improved majority of patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19

April 16, 2020

Preliminary results of the first 53 patients who received the promising antiviral remdesivir on a compassionate-use basis were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. UC Davis Health was among the select group of hospitals that participated in the unprecedented international study.

Maternal and newborn health experts at UC Davis Health share expertise on COVID-19

April 16, 2020

UC Davis experts are sharing their expertise nationally and internationally in the care of pregnant mothers and newborns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis Health is hiring for a range of positions

April 16, 2020

UC Davis Health is telling community partners: We are hiring.

Kids Considered continues COVID-19 podcasts, invites questions from the public

April 16, 2020

Kids Considered, the UC Davis Children’s Hospital podcast hosted by Dean Blumberg and Lena van der List, continues to post weekly episodes, providing updates about coronavirus and what parents and families need to know in simple, straightforward language.

‘Sick posts’ on social media help early tracking of COVID-19

April 16, 2020

Tracking social media “sick posts” could give public health officials a head start on identifying and responding to emerging disease outbreaks, researchers at the University of California, Davis, suggest in a new working paper.

UC Davis Medical Center receives prestigious Baby-Friendly designation

April 15, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center proudly announces achieving the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA.

New report details safety procedures in pediatric endoscopy during COVID-19

April 15, 2020

A safety protocol for endoscopy that protects health care providers working with pediatric patients with possible COVID-19.

UC Davis Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit adds snack cart for families

April 15, 2020

Parents and families on the UC Davis Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) no longer have to leave their loved ones to get a snack in the cafeteria, thanks to UC Davis employee Teresa Campbell and the PICU team.

Girl Scout cookie donations make a sweet and touching gift to UC Davis Health

April 15, 2020

Generous gifts of Girl Scout cookies touch the hearts, and the collective sweet tooth, of UC Davis Health front line workers.

Supply chain team quick, creative amid pandemic

April 14, 2020

Under normal circumstances, UC Davis Supply Chain Management’s Strategic Sourcing unit is low-profile, working behind the scenes to create value for the campus. But Strategic Sourcing is anything but low-profile amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted the supply chain worldwide. Together with Procurement and Contracting Services, Strategic Sourcing has responded quickly and creatively.

Infectious disease research coordinators draw big praise from teams they help

April 14, 2020

The resourceful research coordinators in the UC Davis Infectious Diseases Division, all recent college grads, are putting in long hours and finding ways to help move COVID-19 clinical trials forward.

In a time of pandemic, getting surgery approval can be a sweet sound for patients and families

April 14, 2020

Getting approved for a non-emergency surgery is very challenging during this time of coronavirus. But dangerous health conditions don’t stop because of a tiny virus. There are many patients for whom waiting indefinitely for their surgery is simply not a good option.

College of Biological Sciences offers weekly virtual COVID-19 Town Hall through May 29

April 14, 2020

Learn more about COVID-19 from UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear as well as UC Davis Health physicians, microbiologists, public health specialists and immunologists at the weekly UC Davis College of Biological Sciences seminar series.

Q&A with quality and safety leader Ulfat Shaikh

April 13, 2020

In February, Ulfat Shaikh, professor of pediatrics, was named the Paul V. Miles Fellowship recipient for 2020 by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). She answers some questions about her quality and safety goals in this new role.

Computer model predicts how drugs affect heart rhythm

April 10, 2020

UC Davis Health researchers have developed a computer model to screen drugs for unintended cardiac side effects, especially arrhythmia risk.

Micro-preemies' lives saved by UC Davis Children's Hospital transport team and NICU

April 10, 2020

Despite being delivered at only 24 weeks, the Headrick twins' care team was determined these boys would make it. 

Writing as healing offers a cathartic release

April 10, 2020

UC Davis Health Writing as Healing program provides connections and catharsis in these anxious times.

California Smokers’ Helpline offers free nicotine patches

April 9, 2020

Callers to the California Smokers’ Helpline can now get an additional tool to help them quit using tobacco: nicotine patches.

UC Davis Children's Hospital cancer patient still smiling after treatment

April 9, 2020

Madelyn O'Brien was born with cancer, but she has never that stop her.

Coronavirus patient leaves hospital after 2 weeks. Feels 100% better

April 9, 2020

A Sacramento resident got a special farewell from his UC Davis Medical Center care teams this week after he’d spent two weeks in the hospital where he was being treated for COVID-19.

Mind-body medicine experts urge full integration of stress reduction into care and research

April 8, 2020

In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and UC Davis Health call for broader use of mind-body practices. 

Surgery to ease severe pain of a pinched nerve a 'godsend'

April 8, 2020

Many surgeries are essential, despite coronavirus concerns

California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, a UC Davis School of Medicine alumna, helps guide state through pandemic traumas [video]

April 8, 2020

California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, School of Medicine Class of ’01, has been tapped by Gov. Gavin Newsom to address mental health issues related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Drowning victim gets to swim again thanks to UC Davis PICU

April 8, 2020

Her love of water almost cost Avery her life. But the UC Davis PICU care team got it back.

New surgical technique prevents stoma complications after appendicostomy

April 7, 2020

The risk of stoma complications after appendicostomy can be significantly lowered by a new surgical procedure.

A community shows gratitude – written large in chalk

April 7, 2020

Appreciation for UC Davis Health appearing in very public places.

UC Davis Health named to governor’s Task Force for COVID-19 testing

April 6, 2020

Associate Professor Nam Tran, who oversees UC Davis Health’s coronavirus testing efforts, is named to public-private partnership to ensure California boosts capacity for detecting COVID-19

Cancer does not take a break, even during COVID-19 pandemic

April 6, 2020

Diagnosed with cancer, Marlene Blake's surgery couldn't wait.

Pediatric patients connect to art, music therapy via Zoom during COVID-19 pandemic

April 6, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the UC Davis Creative Arts Therapy team takes their daily art and music therapy groups out of the playroom and into each patient’s room via Zoom software.

UC Davis Health trauma surgery team prepared for COVID-19

April 6, 2020

The Sacramento region’s only level 1 trauma center for adults and children remains committed and able to care for injured patients. 

Award supports cutting-edge biomedical research to benefit children with cerebral palsy

April 6, 2020

Lucas Smith receives prestigious 2019 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for his innovative cutting-edge biomedical research benefiting children with cerebral palsy.

UC Davis Health experts set COVID-19 standards at the state and national levels

April 3, 2020

UC Davis Health physicians are setting comprehensive standards for patient care and workforce and student safety during the pandemic. 

UC Davis Health speeds up COVID-19 testing [video]

April 3, 2020

UC Davis ramps up COVID-19 testing with the region's only machine built for high-volume testing for patients of UC Davis Health.

UC Davis Health Labor and Delivery team prepared for COVID-19

April 3, 2020

For expecting moms delivering their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Davis Health continues to offer private birthing suites with world-class expertise around the clock.

UC Davis engineers respond to COVID-19 challenges

April 3, 2020

Anticipating a scarcity of medical devices and a lack of treatment options for COVID-19, engineering researchers at the University of California, Davis, are investigating innovative technology to manufacture masks, ventilators and other critical equipment.

Davis campus departments donate PPE to UC Davis Health

April 2, 2020

Davis campus departments and units are donating thousands of vital supplies to UC Davis Health in its effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Genome variation gives insight into coronavirus spread

April 2, 2020

As SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world, its transmission rate has varied alongside variations in its genome, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis. Surveillance of the virus genome may help public authorities target areas about to experience an upsurge of infection.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program receives highest national accreditation rating

April 2, 2020

The UC Davis Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program recently earned accreditation as a Level 4 epilepsy center, the highest rating awarded by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?

April 2, 2020

Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists at the University of California, Davis. 

UC Davis pediatric cancer patient is loving his life

April 1, 2020

UC Davis Children's Hospital collaboration gives childhood cancer patient a chance at life.

Local businesses thank UC Davis Health employees during COVID-19 pandemic

April 1, 2020

Local businesses are reaching out to UC Davis Health to deliver free food to show thanks to UC Davis Medical Center employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2020

Child Life team chalks up hope in front of UC Davis Medical Center, Cancer Center

March 31, 2020

The UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team have penned words of encouragment in sidewalk chalk in front of entrances to the UC Davis Medical Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

An unexpected thank you from the PICU/PCICU goes a long way

March 31, 2020

The Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit recently reached out to the protective service officers in the UC Davis Medical Center with an unexpected thank you, and an even more unexpected candy basket in appreciation for all the extra support they have been giving patients and their families throughout the hospital.

What the blood tests of a COVID-19 patient can tell us

March 31, 2020

A blood test result typically seen in bone marrow diseases was found in a patient with COVID-19.

Solving a medical mystery and changing CDC screenings for COVID-19

March 30, 2020

UC Davis Health physicians and medical staff detail the diagnosis and treatment for first known case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the U.S.

UC Davis Health community answers call for blood donations

March 30, 2020

More than 170 units of blood were donated last week at the American Red Cross blood drives, co-sponsored by UC Davis Medical Center and the UC Davis School of Medicine and held at the Education Building on the UC Davis Health campus.

Kidney donor and recipient tell of the power of a transplant

March 27, 2020

UC Davis Health transplant director celebrates a 10-year "kidneyversary" and the life of her friend.

UC Davis launches two clinical studies to treat COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 infection may be enrolled in clinical studies evaluating the safety and effectiveness of two drugs — the investigational antiviral remdesivir, and sarilumab, a drug that blocks the body’s acute inflammatory response.

Coronavirus in children: Observations from Wuhan, China

March 26, 2020

New research from Wuhan, China provide insights on the manifestations of coronavirus infection in children.

‘Help is in Your Hands’ — A great resource for families with young kids on the autism spectrum! [video]

March 26, 2020

A free online resource to help parents with young kids with autism add simple intervention practices to their everyday routines at home, and a great training resource for early-intervention providers.

School of Vet Med donates PPE to Medical Center

March 26, 2020

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is donating thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to UC Davis Health to aid in their efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis PICU saves patient’s life

March 25, 2020

Jackson Manning’s parents thought he had the flu. He didn’t.

NorCal contractors reach into own supplies to help fight COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Construction and contracting companies are donating masks and protective equipment, and asking employees to contribute financially and donate blood.

Response to The Sacramento Bee

March 25, 2020

No female employees at our hospital have reported testing positive for COVID-19, and no patients in the Emergency Department on the dates and conditions described tested positive for COVID-19. 

Five language outcome measures evaluated for intellectual disabilities studies

March 25, 2020

Expressive language sampling addresses urgent need in fragile X syndrome research and therapy.

Surgery gives Sacramento woman new lease on life

March 24, 2020

UC Davis Health patient Mai Yang gets her life back thanks to surgery to relieve debiltating pain in her back.

Long-term motor recovery possible after severe traumatic brain injury, neuroscience expert says

March 24, 2020

Developments in non-invasive forms of measuring brain function have shown that long-term motor recovery can occur beyond six years after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to Ryan D’Arcy, an internationally-known speaker who recently presented at a special Grand Rounds session at UC Davis Health.

UC Davis Children's Hospital's first fetal surgery patient is a precocious three-year-old

March 24, 2020

Matthew Saeturn-Angeles, UC Davis Children's Hospital's first ever fetal surgery patient, survives and thrives.

How to reduce anxiety during the coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Two MIND Institute clinical psychologists share strategies for families with kids and those on the autism spectrum to reduce anxiety during shelter-in-place time.

Home-based video visits improve glycemic control among pediatric type 1 diabetes patients

March 23, 2020

Can remote video visits help improve glycemic control and clinic attendance for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes?

Three transplant patients get chance at new life, thanks to COVID-19 testing at UC Davis Medical Center

March 23, 2020

When three deceased-donor kidneys became available last week, the UC Davis Health team rose to the occasion, working extra shifts to ensure that their patients could receive the transplants that they desperately needed.  

UC Davis researchers race to develop coronavirus solutions

March 20, 2020

UC Davis clinical pathologists, infectious disease physicians and scientists are collaborating on new reagents, diagnostic tests and a vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

UC Davis School of Medicine honors 115 students in unique Match Day ceremony

March 20, 2020

The School of Medicine held its first-ever virtual Match Day ceremony on Friday, as students shared in the joy of their career milestone in the midst of a unique moment in time.

Media Statement

March 20, 2020

A member of our UC Davis Health community, on the Sacramento campus, has reported testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. While the source of the infection is unknown, we do know the employee was not involved in the care of a COVID-19 positive patient and therefore it is more likely the virus was contracted due to community spread. The employee has not been at work since Friday, March 13.

Kids Considered podcast posts weekly COVID-19 episodes

March 20, 2020

Why is “flattening the curve” so important? What are the risks to pregnant women and their babies? And what are the ins and outs about social distancing? The latest Kids Considered podcast episode about COVID-19 answers these questions and more.

UC Davis Health Ambulatory Care reaching out to protect patients amid COVID-19

March 19, 2020

UC Davis Health ambulatory clinics have adapted quickly to continue caring for and protecting patients during the COVID-19 pandemic by swiftly expanding their ability to connect with patients in their homes via video visits.

New mom support group innovates to stay connected during COVID-19

March 19, 2020

When Sacramento County issued a "shelter in place" directive for COVID-19, the in-person support group for new moms, Connected, was going to be cancelled. But thanks to technology, the group is now connecting online.

Hospital updates visitation policy amid coronavirus

March 19, 2020

During this period of active respiratory illnesses, UC Davis Medical Center is restricting visitors.

In times of crisis, remember to meditate

March 18, 2020

UC Davis cardiologist Uma Srivatsa recommends doing "five steps for five minutes" in times of high stress.

How UC Davis Children’s Hospital is prepared for COVID-19

March 18, 2020

As the only nationally ranked, comprehensive children’s hospital in the Sacramento region, UC Davis Children’s Hospital is uniquely positioned to care for children with critical care needs, including children with COVID-19. Here are examples of the ways the team is prepared.

UC Davis Children's Hospital pediatric cardiology patient is living his best life

March 18, 2020

Local teenager continues to thrive after multiple heart surgeries at UC Davis Children's Hospital.

UC Davis schools of medicine and nursing receive high national rankings by U.S. News

March 17, 2020

UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing continue to climb into key national rankings

Good Samaritan kidney donor meets her match

March 16, 2020

Kidney donor Tiffany England met her recipient ― Raj Arora ― at a special event planned by their UC Davis Health surgery teams. England was a nondirected donor, meaning that her kidney went to someone she had never met before.

Wearable device assists people with loss of bladder function

March 13, 2020

Researchers at UC Davis are designing a wearable device to help patients with spinal cord injury recognize bladder fullness.

UC Davis Eye Center alum honored for improving lives of visually impaired

March 12, 2020

National association pays tribute to resident alumnus Michael Schermer, a trailblazing advocate in the blindness field

When cardiac arrest hits 6-year-old, UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center offers lifesaving care

March 12, 2020

The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center team detected patient Greyson Anable's very rare heart condition through exploratory heart surgery and were able to save the child’s life.

Novel coronavirus FAQs for UC Davis Health patients and visitors

March 11, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center and all clinics throughout Northern California are open and serving patients. We have a list of frequently asked questions for patients and visitors who have concerns about novel coronavirus.

Make your next medical appointment a video visit

March 11, 2020

For many types of routine and specialty care appointments, a video visit through UC Davis Health is the ideal alternative to a traditional in-person appointment.   

2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information from UC Davis Health

March 11, 2020

UC Davis Health updates the latest on the 2019 novel coronavirus with FAQs, resource links and other helpful information.

Meet Bob Kiaii

March 11, 2020

Learn more about our new chief of cardiothoracic surgery, along with his goals for his team and their patients with complex diseases of the heart, lungs and esophagus.

UC Davis Medical Center successfully treats patients with coronavirus; hospital plans to expand on-site testing

March 11, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center meets the needs of patients, protects staff and takes steps to offer testing capabilities on-site.

Dr. Seuss books needed to launch new NICU graduation process

March 11, 2020

UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy are rolling out a new NICU graduation process for all babies when they are discharged from the NICU. Babies will receive a grad cap, a grad certificate and a new copy of Dr. Seuss’s book, “Oh, Baby! Go, Baby!”

Report highlights the need for integrated services for the chronically homeless

March 11, 2020

Recommendations for meeting the needs of Sacramento's unsheltered population are presented in “Integrating Care for People Experiencing Homelessness.” 

Wilkes honored for international engagement

March 11, 2020

Michael Wilkes has been honored by UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May with a Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital receives Community Impact Grant from New York Life

March 10, 2020

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group at UC Davis Children's Hospital gets boost from New York Life.

Felons have high gun ownership rates despite prohibitions

March 10, 2020

There is a substantial population of firearm owners in California and likely across the U.S. who have retained their guns even after being involved in events that prohibited them from ownership, a UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program study has found.

24 UC Davis School of Medicine researchers ranked in top 10% for NIH funding

March 9, 2020

24 researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine ranked in the top 10% in their fields for 2019 NIH funding, according to Blue Ridge rankings. Nine departments ranked in the top 20 nationally.

Bald is beautiful

March 9, 2020

UC Davis Health employees turn out for annual St. Baldrick’s cancer fundraiser.

Vulnerabilities of women on the autism spectrum lecture March 11 (CANCELED)

March 6, 2020

In the next MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series event (March 11), Julie Lounds Taylor will present on vulnerabilities common to individuals with autism, highlighting those unique to women on the spectrum.

A cut above: EVS custodian loses his locks to support Burn Unit patient

March 5, 2020

Senior custodian Rocky Mesa made an “above and beyond gesture of caring” to give strength and courage to a patient who was worried about shaving her head for surgery.

UC Davis CAARE Center awarded grant to provide services for Juvenile Trauma Response Court 

March 5, 2020

The UC Davis CAARE Center has been awarded a three-year grant for $112,478 by Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office to provide services for a Juvenile Trauma Response Court in Sacramento County. 

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center launches new Adolescent and Young Adult oncology program

March 5, 2020

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center this week launched a new Adolescent and Young Adult oncology program. Patients will receive access to counseling and care that helps them manage the milestones and challenges that come with being a cancer patient at such a pivotal time of life.

Care without judgment

March 4, 2020

The Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood primarily provides free health services to those who use drugs, work in the sex trade or are transgender. No one, however, is turned away.

New study aims to reduce osteoarthritis after injury

March 3, 2020

Researcher Blaine Christiansen will receive $2.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to determine the ideal balance of exercise and rest for injured joints.

UC Davis Medical Center has sufficient resources to deal with novel coronavirus

March 2, 2020

How UC Davis Medical Center is prepared to handle novel coronavirus

February 2020

Heart-healthy meals can include dessert

February 28, 2020

Many people think living heart healthy means living without dessert. Not true!

UC Davis, Santa Cruz collaborate to speed wound healing with a novel smart bandage

February 28, 2020

With up to $16 million in funding from DARPA, UC Santa Cruz engineers will work with doctors and scientists at UC Davis and Tufts University to develop bioelectronic intelligent control of wound regeneration

Novel Coronavirus Patient and Precautions at UC Davis Medical Center

February 26, 2020

As providers at the Sacramento area’s top-ranked hospital, the care teams at UC Davis Medical Center are the most highly skilled and equipped in the region to treat patients with serious illnesses such as the novel coronavirus. This is a version of the memo shared with our medical staff today regarding what is now the 60th confirmed case in the U.S.

UC Davis Health researcher to study lung cancer in Asian American women

February 26, 2020

NIH health disparities grant may help solve mysterious cancer rate among Asian American women

UC Davis Health adds two new prenatal diagnostic center clinics

February 26, 2020

The two new prenatal diagnosis center clinics in Sacramento and Stockton are UC Davis Health’s first satellite clinics to expand UC Davis Health’s services for pregnant women.

Study questions quality and timeliness of care for military vets with skin cancers

February 25, 2020

A new UC Davis Health study raises questions about benefits of privatizing care for veterans. The findings also call into question the levels of expertise veterans are actually getting when they are referred outside of the VA system for a specialized dermatology procedure for skin cancer called Mohs.

Validating NIH Toolbox to help evaluate cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability

February 24, 2020

Cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability can now be accurately assessed thanks to UC Davis Health researchers who updated and validated series of tests, part of the NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery.

First UC Davis Health Data Science Day forges collaborations among research partners from across California

February 21, 2020

Aimed at promoting data science literacy among researchers, the Feb. 10 event showcased UC Davis resources, tools and centers, while highlighting the possibilities and unique challenges of working with health data.

Team sets a path to getting more patients into cardiac rehabilitation

February 21, 2020

A team from the UC Davis Division of Cardiovascular Medicine hoping to increase participation in cardiac rehabilitation has won a poster competition at a regional American College of Physicians scientific meeting. The team will next present their work at the upcoming national ACP meeting.

CHP officer receives warm send off as he heads home from the hospital

February 21, 2020

About 100 UC Davis Medical Center staff and CHP officers celebrated fellow officer David Gordon’s discharge from the hospital today.

UC Davis Medical Center honored for low C-section rate

February 20, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has received the honor roll for maternity care award for meeting or surpassing the federal target aimed at reducing the state’s low-risk, first-birth Cesarean section (C-section) rate by the California Health and Human Services Department, the Hospital Quality Institute and Cal Hospital Compare. 

UC Davis Health expands neonatology services at Adventist Health and Rideout’s NICU

February 19, 2020

UC Davis Health is pleased to announce a new partnership with Adventist Health and Rideout (AHRO) that expands neonatology services at AHRO’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), effective Feb. 3, 2020. 

IHOP pancake drive-through raises funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital on Feb. 24

February 18, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 24, UC Davis employees, students and the public can drive through, eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital, as a lead-up to IHOP’s National Pancake Day.

Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute

February 18, 2020

Autism Speaks announced its top 10 autism studies of 2019 with three of these studies from the MIND Institute’s Collaborative START Lab.

Care close to home

February 12, 2020

When Tyana Raya-Paderes’s twins arrived early at 36 weeks, NICU care was available close to home in Lodi and they did not need to be transferred to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Instead, UC Davis Health physicians work with Adventist Health Lodi Memorial nurses and staff to provide world-class care at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial.  

The truth about women and heart disease

February 11, 2020

Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, yet most women think breast cancer is their biggest health threat. 

Western diet rich in fat and sugar linked to skin inflammation

February 10, 2020

A Western diet rich in fat and sugar may lead to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis.

UC Davis Eye Center physician leader awarded for history of innovative research

February 7, 2020

Finding the genetic causes of eye diseases and developing fundamental approaches to repairing injured cells and tissues is a focus of research nationally and at UC Davis Health.

Ulfat Shaikh named 2020 Paul V. Miles Fellow

February 7, 2020

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has named Ulfat Shaikh, professor of pediatrics and director of health care quality at UC Davis Health, the 2020 Paul V. Miles Fellow. This award is given annually to a pediatrician dedicated to improving the quality of health care for children.

UC Davis CAARE Center employees honored by Department of Social Services

February 7, 2020

Jenny Landini, Dawn Blacker, Brandi Liles from the UC Davis CAARE Center were recognized by the California Department of Social Services in honor Human Trafficking Awareness month in January. They were honored by the Department of Social Services in the first Human Trafficking Awareness Month Awards Ceremony.

Three things to know about novel coronavirus prevention

February 6, 2020

Rumors continue to swirl about how best to protect yourself against the Wuhan coronavirus. However, UC Davis Health experts explain that many of the prevention tips are much the same as those to protect agains the flu and other illnesses.

The truth behind 7 popular old wives’ tales about being sick

February 6, 2020

Does chicken soup have healing properties? Is it better to starve a cold and feed a fever? UC Davis pediatricians Dean Blumberg and Daphne Darmawan debunk some popular old wives’ tales about being sick.

Leading the charge for women's heart health

February 5, 2020

Amparo Villablanca, director of the UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program, and her colleagues in heart and vascular medicine invite you to join them in wearing red Feb. 7 and raising awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women.

VIDEO: Why millions of Americans should be screened for lung cancer

February 5, 2020

As radio host Rush Limbaugh announces diagnosis, a UC Davis Health expert urges patients to get screened.

Another record year of research funding for UC Davis School of Medicine

February 5, 2020

UC Davis School of Medicine marked another record-breaking year for research funding.

January 2020

VIDEO: Local high school students get hands-on experience at surgery simulation

January 31, 2020

UC Davis School of Medicine and Sacramento High School partner to introduce students to the work of head and neck surgeons

Lecture: Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Primary Pediatric Care (2/12)

January 31, 2020

As part of the UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, Dr. Diana Robins, director and professor at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, will present on early detection of autism spectrum disorder in a primary pediatric care setting.

Wild Bill's Tattoo-a-thon set for Feb. 29

January 31, 2020

Wild Bill’s 19th annual Tattoo-a-thon will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 8 a.m. to midnight at Wild Bill's. All proceeds - including tips - will be donated to support the UC Davis Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. 

Art therapy provides kids in the hospital with familiar surroundings away from home

January 30, 2020

Thanks to a collaboration with wall art app, Mixtiles — which turn phone pics into 8"x8" photo tiles that stick and re-stick to walls — children at UC Davis Children’s Hospital can have photo frames surrounding their walls with images of family members, friends and even pets.

U.S. life expectancy is up, largely due to decreased cancer, overdose deaths

January 30, 2020

For the first time in four years, U.S. life expectancy has increased, largely due to a decrease in cancer and drug overdose deaths. UC Davis Health is a leader in preventing and treating both of these causes of death, thanks to leading edge researchers and programs.

UC Firearm Violence Research Center is accepting proposals for firearm research in California

January 30, 2020

The grant program reflects California’s leadership role in supporting efforts to generate new knowledge. It also comes at a time of historic change in national support for gun safety research, with $25 million in funding approved in the 2020 budget.

New University of California program will double pipeline of specialized mental health providers in response to growing crisis

January 29, 2020

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis partners with nursing schools at UCSF and UCLA to launch the first online, post-master’s certificate program of its kind in California to nearly double the state’s current pipeline of mental health nurse practitioners between now and 2025. 

Shriners Hospitals for Children and UC Davis Health consider a closer alliance

January 28, 2020

Leaders from Shriners Hospitals for Children and UC Davis Health have entered into talks to consider ways that their partnership can positively impact the care of children in the region. The goal of the talks is to build on the success of the partnership between these two organizations that dates back to the early 1990s, when the Shriners made the decision to build a new, multi-disciplinary hospital in Sacramento.

Flavored tobacco sales ban spurs African American family to quit smoking

January 28, 2020

It’s a family affair for UC Davis patient Alonda Barrie, who plans to quit smoking with her mother and brother now that she can’t buy menthol cigarettes in Sacramento.

Researchers test whether SNAP benefits are enough to afford a healthy diet

January 27, 2020

Can people in low-income households afford to eat a diet that meets current U.S. healthy dietary guidelines?

Fashion show celebrates the courage and inspiration of weight-loss surgery patients

January 23, 2020

The 17th annual “Evening of the Stars!” on Jan. 31 spotlights courageous and inspirational people who altogether dropped nearly 1,000 pounds following surgical weight-loss procedures.

UC Davis physician assistant professor named national distinguished fellow

January 23, 2020

Gerald Kayingo, an associate clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is named a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants due to his outstanding contributions to the profession and his involvement in the community.

Enlarged amygdala involved in psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism

January 23, 2020

New UC Davis study links amygdala size with psychiatric problems in girls with autism.

Unsafe spin: How you can hurt yourself stationary cycling at home

January 22, 2020

What should indoor cyclists and spin class enthusiasts keep in mind to ensure safety before getting on the saddle? Brian Davis, professor of sports medicine at UC Davis Health, suggests tips for new indoor cyclists.

Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devastating genetic disorder

January 22, 2020

UC Davis MIND Institute brings knowledge to clinicians and hope to families around the world facing fragile X syndrome. UC Davis team travels to Serbia to capture their stories.

UC Davis Health named among America's Best Employers for Diversity

January 21, 2020

UC Davis Health has again been named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2020 by Forbes, making it among the top 15 health systems in the nation with that honor this year.

School of Medicine adds opioid education to curriculum

January 21, 2020

UC Davis medical students being trained to prevent and treat opioid use disorder

Keck Foundation grant will help scientists see small proteins

January 21, 2020

UC Davis pharmacology scientists are using a revolutionary technology that tags and illuminates tiny proteins to better understand processes in the brain related to Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Why aren't advanced bladder cancers being treated?

January 17, 2020

Patients with advanced bladder cancers are not getting the treatment they need. UC Davis Health urologic oncologists are working to change that. Their paper in the Journal of Clinical Oncology describes the problem and suggests how to fix it.

UC Davis Health surgeons publish novel tumor-removal technique

January 16, 2020

A new approach, which involves placing endovascular stents into the aorta and/or vena cava, was developed to help make the removal of complex testicular tumors safer.

Lecture focuses on the therapeutic possibilities of psychedelics

January 15, 2020

University of New Mexico physician and researcher Lawrence Leeman will speak in Sacramento about the possibilities of using psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to treat PTSD, opioid use disorder and depression. 

UC Davis Health welcomes internationally renowned robotic heart surgeon as the new chief of cardiothoracic surgery

January 15, 2020

Internationally acclaimed heart surgeon Bob Kiaii has been selected as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis Health, ranked one of the best cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation.

A creative approach to addressing chronic pain

January 15, 2020

Pain management specialists at UC Davis Health are seeking individuals suffering from chronic pain for a study that evaluates how museum-based art programs may help address pain-related problems.

Levenson named fellow of international society for optics and photonics

January 15, 2020

UC Davis researcher recognized for microscope that uses ultraviolet light to assess tissue biopsies, eliminates need for traditional slide preparation

Partnership encourages Native Americans to pursue health care careers

January 14, 2020

UC Davis School of Medicine takes steps to increase enrollment of Native American students

Community Conversations Science Café to explore early detection of lung cancer

January 13, 2020

In an open community event, Dr. David Cooke will discuss the importance of early detection of lung cancer and the current disparities in screening for it. 

'GI Treatment Approaches in Autism' is the next Minds Behind the MIND lecture

January 13, 2020

In the next Minds Behind The MIND series, pediatricians Kathleen Angkustsiri and Bibiana Restrepo will present on gastrointestinal (stomach) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder.

What a UC Davis Health dietitian is eating in 2020

January 13, 2020

UC Davis Health registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Alex Nella answers some of the questions he gets most often about diet and nutrition.

VIDEO: TAVR team celebrates an important milestone

January 10, 2020

UC Davis Health was the first to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the Sacramento and today is a leading referral center for the procedure. On December 16, the TAVR team completed their 1,000th procedure.

New year, better skin

January 10, 2020

UC Davis Health dermatologist Oma Agbai has some easy tips that will have your skin healthier than ever in 2020.

Medicaid expansion associated with fewer total opioid overdose deaths across the U.S.

January 10, 2020

Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act may have saved as many as 8,132 people from fatal opioid overdoses, virtually all involving heroin and fentanyl, a study by UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and NYU School of Medicine shows.

UC Davis Health radiation safety officer to serve on National Academy of Sciences study

January 9, 2020

A UC Davis Health employee for nearly 32 years, Linda Kroger brings decades of experience and expertise to a study of alternatives to high-level radioactive materials in commercial and medical applications.

VIDEO: UC Davis nursing school opens applications for nurse leader fellowships

January 9, 2020

Applications are now open for a new fellowship program for nursing scholars and innovators with a high potential to accelerate leadership in nursing research, practice, education, policy and entrepreneurship.

VIDEO: Exercising 30 minutes each day is easier than you think

January 8, 2020

Think you don’t have time to exercise? Sports medicine physician Brandee Waite helps you work out smarter in shorter timeframes.

Survey finds public support for two California firearm policy proposals

January 8, 2020

The results of a new survey, published Jan. 8 as a research letter in JAMA Network Open, suggest firearm owners and non-owners generally agree on policies aimed at preventing firearm injury and death.

Five reasons why “Dry January” can give your body a boost

January 6, 2020

By taking a sober approach to the new year, the health benefits include weight loss, better sports performance, better sleep, better sex and a longer life. 

Award-winning filmmaker Janet Grillo to speak at the MIND Institute

January 6, 2020

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Janet Grillo to speak at the UC David MIND Institute.

Applications sought for Children's Miracle Network Grants

January 6, 2020

Grant applications are now being accepted for funds raised through activities of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), which provides financial support for UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Five ways to protect brain health

January 3, 2020

Learn how to make the most of your brain and help reduce some risks as you age.

Donut Dash raises funds for UC Davis Child Life on March 7

January 2, 2020

The 12th annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 7, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

December 2019

Prostate biopsies enhanced with state-of-the-art imaging system

December 30, 2019

ExactVu, a state-of-the-art ultrasound device, is now being used by the UC Davis Department of Urologic Surgery to more precisely visualize prostate tumors for a better quality biopsy.

Video visits bring ease, convenience to patients at UC Davis Health

December 30, 2019

A visit with your health care provider is now available through your smartphone, thanks to the Video Visit program at UC Davis Health.

Tips for flu prevention

December 27, 2019

Depending on your age and health, the flu can be a minor nuisance or a threat to your life. With cases currently on the rise, it is a good time to take steps to protect yourself.

Yuba City retiree gets a surprise cancer diagnosis

December 26, 2019

A routine screening leads to a surprising diagnosis and treatable bladder tumor for Yuba city man.

Erik Fernandez y Garcia appointed to First 5 Sacramento Commission

December 20, 2019

Erik Fernandez y Garcia, associate professor of clinical pediatrics, was appointed this week to the First 5 Sacramento Commission by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.

Three nursing teams earn PRISM awards, making UC Davis Medical Center No. 1 in state

December 20, 2019

Three UC Davis Medical Center nursing units earned national recognition this week for exemplary patient care and professional development achievements.

CA Quits honors FQHCs for tobacco cessation e-referral programs

December 19, 2019

The Sacramento County Primary Care Center and One Community Health were recently honored for integrating e-referrals between their providers and the California Smokers’ Helpline.

VIDEO: Heading to the slopes? Do these two things first

December 17, 2019

A little preparation can help you have more fun and worry a lot less about injuries on the slopes this winter.

‘Just another member within the community’: Officer Justin Williams, the humble hero

December 17, 2019

There’s no doubt Justin Williams is a tough guy, in the words of his former running backs coach at UC Davis. But Williams, in his current role as a UC Davis police officer, also serves our community with empathy and compassion.

MS doctor also provides community care

December 13, 2019

Mustafa Ansari is a UC Davis specialist in multiple sclerosis who also practices general neurology at the County of Sacramento Primary Care Center. 

VIDEO: From patient to professional

December 13, 2019

Graduate nursing student Jason Ramos reunites with the nurse who saved his life and prepares for a career to care for others as he was cared for at UC Davis Health.

VIDEO: UC Davis nursing students mark end of graduate program with traditional pinning ceremony

December 13, 2019

Graduate students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing celebration the completion of their studies and look forward to entering the nursing profession.

VIDEO: Bus tour connects UC Davis Health with Central Valley communities, gains national recognition

December 13, 2019

Students from the UC Davis schools of nursing and medicine experience the Central Valley region and learn how to better serve those populations.

Students get up-close learning about sickle cell disease

December 12, 2019

Students learn from UC Davis Health experts and patients about sickle cell disease as part of a partnership between their Elk Grove school and the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

Comprehensive background check policies effective in Oregon but not in Washington

December 12, 2019

Did newly enacted laws result in more background checks for private-party sales – the major source of guns for persons who commit crimes and are prohibited from owning them? A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research study reviewed the data.

Ton selected as UC Davis Health Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

December 12, 2019

The Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at UC Davis Health since 2017, Hendry Ton will manage and direct health equity, diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives across the Health campus.

49ers star, Sacramento native delivers toys to UC Davis Children’s Hospital

December 12, 2019

San Francisco 49ers star and Sacramento native Arik Armstead brought holiday cheer to UC Davis Children's Hospital by delivering toys to children undergoing treatment.

Liu named to National Academy of Inventors

December 11, 2019

The National Academy of Inventors recently elected 168 new fellows, including Fu-Tong Liu, emeritus professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Dermatology.

VIDEO: The Art of Healing

December 11, 2019

For more than 35 years, UC Davis Health has been acquiring and displaying the unique works of local artists. Art has healing qualities, and UC Davis’ collection is designed to enrich the lives of patients, families, students and staff.

Meaningful change in culture urged to save neurology, reduce gender gap

December 10, 2019

UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear and Nina F. Schor, deputy director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, are working to save neurology and to reduce the gender gap in the medical specialty.

Employees invited to receive free hand-crafted items for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 9, 2019

According to social worker Esther Lara, the gift of a blanket or shawl gives Alzheimer’s patients so much more than warmth. It has a comforting and soothing effect. Pick up an item to share. 

2018 California Safety and Wellbeing Survey details firearm ownership in the state

December 6, 2019

UC Davis researchers asked Californians if they owned firearms and when, where and how they got them. They estimated 4.2 million California adults personally own a gun, and an additional 3.1 million live in a home with someone else who does. Find out more.

Sacramento Modular Railroaders thanked for almost a decade of service to UC Davis Children’s Hospital

December 6, 2019

Going to the doctor’s office is not something kids typically look forward to. Unless, that is, they’re headed to the pediatric specialty clinic at the Glassrock Building at UC Davis Health where a train runs continuously and has for years, thanks to a local group of railroad enthusiasts.

Out-of-state family chooses UC Davis Children's Hospital for life-changing heart procedure

December 6, 2019

Internationally renowned interventional cardiologist Frank Ing does for Katie Herrmann what others can't: perform a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure on the tiniest of patients.

New funding for high-tech approaches for detecting Alzheimer’s in women and communities of color

December 6, 2019

Machine-learning approaches to detect abnormalities in blood vessels associated with dementia and liquid biopsy-guided strategies to define dementia across disease stages are two exciting areas funded prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Lars Berglund is the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science

December 5, 2019

Lars Berglund will serve as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, effective January 1, 2020.

New memorial at School of Medicine honors those who donate their bodies to science

December 5, 2019

Medical school leaders dedicate tribute to body donation program

First of its kind study seeks to answer whether the effects of the “abortion pill” can be reversed

December 4, 2019

Women who initiate medical abortion but opt to stop in the middle of treatment may be at risk for serious blood loss, a UC Davis Health study finds.

UC Davis nursing school receives $37.5 million from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support nurse leaders and innovators, expand national impact

December 3, 2019

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grants UC Davis $37.5 million to establish a national fellowship program for nurse leaders and innovators.

Enroll in UC Davis' mini medical school

December 3, 2019

Get ready for UC Davis’ 18th annual Mini Medical School, the highly regarded six-week curriculum that prepares attendees for life’s second half. Enroll in the engaging series of classes, which begin Feb. 1, 2020 and run for six Saturdays.

More than 200 UC Davis Health physicians named 'Top Docs'

December 2, 2019

UC Davis Health physicians named among Sacramento Magazine's Top Docs practice in more than 60 specialty areas, including 16 pediatric subspecialties.

November 2019

Medical school training program is transforming health care in California

November 26, 2019

The UC Davis PRIME program trains medical students to better serve the state's evolving health needs

Neurological surgery professor elected as AAAS fellow

November 26, 2019

UC Davis Health neuroscientist, Robert Berman, has been elected as a AAAS fellow for his contributions to understanding traumatic brain injury, autism and Fragile-X-related disorders.

How to have heart-healthy holidays

November 26, 2019

A UC Davis Health dietitian offers guidance for making it through the holidays without compromising healthy eating goals.

Sex, drugs and arrhythmia: Modeling approaches to enable precision cardiac pharmacology

November 26, 2019

To promote cardiac safety, researchers at the GRANDi laboratory are using computer simulations to understand and predict the impact of new drugs on the cardiac cells.

Clinical trials now searchable through MyUCDavisHealth portal

November 22, 2019

Through new functionality on the web portal, UC Davis Health patients can browse studies currently seeking volunteers and take the first steps to participate in cutting-edge research.

Lung cancer screening campaign brings message to the community

November 22, 2019

UC Davis Health and community leaders join forces to kick off lung cancer screening campaign.

UC Davis Health Joins ACRP’s Clinical Research ‘Workforce Innovation Steering Committee’

November 22, 2019

UC Davis Health has joined the Association of Clinical Research Professionals as the latest member of its “Workforce Innovation Steering Committee” for improving training and development for the clinical research workforce.

Diana Farmer recognized for global leadership

November 21, 2019

UC Davis Health's leading pediatric and fetal surgeon has won a 2020 U21 Award.

UC Davis researchers recognized for being highly cited

November 21, 2019

Sixteen UC Davis researchers – six from the School of Medicine - have been recognized in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list.

Customized human milk provides targeted nutrition for premature babies

November 20, 2019

Premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis Children’s Hospital will get customized breast milk, fortified with the nutrients, thanks to a new Miris human milk analyzer machine donated by the Children’s Miracle Network.

Antibiotic resistance now poses bigger problems than previous estimates

November 18, 2019

Deadly superbugs that have developed a resistance to antibiotics are on the rise. UC Davis Health experts are helping lead efforts to address this dangerous trend.

Constantly connected: A webcam for every NICU bed

November 18, 2019

All Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) beds at UC Davis Children’s Hospital are now set up with a webcam, providing parents and families with a 24/7 lifeline to see their baby remotely.

Mapping the pathway to gut health in HIV and SIV infections

November 18, 2019

Study found that a strain of bacteria rapidly repaired damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus.

UC study estimates mild cognitive impairment among diverse Latino populations at 10%

November 17, 2019

A study of over 6,300 Latinos of Dominican, Central American, Cuban, Mexican Puerto Rican and South American heritage estimates that nearly 10% of middle-age and older Latinos in the U.S. meet the criteria for mild cognitive impairment.

Opioid prescription doses are increasingly being tapered, often more rapidly than recommended

November 15, 2019

New research shows that opioid dose tapering can occur at rates much higher than recommended, increasing the risks of withdrawal, uncontrolled pain or mental health crises.

Farmer becomes a regent of the American College of Surgeons

November 14, 2019

Diana Farmer has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The 24-member board formulates policy and directs the affairs of the ACS.

Lloyd Michener to share practical strategies to promote community engagement in health centers

November 14, 2019

Lloyd Michener from Duke University School of Medicine will present at the Community Engagement Seminar Series on Nov. 21 on how academic health centers can better engage their communities.

UC Davis nursing professors named distinguished gerontological educators

November 12, 2019

Three faculty from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis are recognized for their expertise in gerontological nursing.

Frederik Shic to present on everyday technologies in the lives of children with autism

November 12, 2019

Frederik Shic will present on Nov. 13 on everyday technologies in the lives of children with autism as part of the 2019 Distinguished Lecturer Series in the MIND Institute auditorium.

Q&A in urinary incontinence

November 12, 2019

In honor of Bladder Health Month, UC Davis urogynecologist Amy George shares information about urinary incontinence.

Military partnerships help advance health for all

November 8, 2019

A training partnership between UC Davis Medical Center and the U.S. Air Force, which began in 1995, has blossomed into a variety of integrated medical residency programs with the military that helps physicians stay prepared for deployment while they provide high-quality patient care here stateside in Sacramento.

Radiology professor awarded "Trailblazer" grant for hybrid imaging research

November 7, 2019

Guobao Wang received a "Trailblazer R21" grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop a new method combining positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanning.

Car seat safety tips for families using rideshare services, taxis

November 7, 2019

What do families need to know when using a rideshare service like Uber and Lyft with their children?

Automated quitline referrals help patients give up tobacco

November 7, 2019

Electronic health record systems that house patient medical histories can also easily link them with telephone counseling services ― or quitlines ― that improve their chances of giving up tobacco.

Bay Area surgeon and healthcare executive chooses UC Davis for complex cancer surgery

November 5, 2019

After attempts to see specialists in the Bay Area failed, a San Francisco surgeon sought cancer care at UC Davis Health and is now back doing everything he loves to do.

B. infantis reduces intestinal inflammation in infants

November 4, 2019

B. infantis, a strain of probiotic bacteria, reduces intestinal inflammation in infants, a new study shows.

UC Davis Health researchers join the search for chlamydia vaccines

November 4, 2019

Laurel Beckett and Alexander “Sandy” Borowsky are part of a new research effort to develop vaccines for a common sexually transmitted disease. 

VIDEO: UC Davis Children's Hospital launches virtual holiday toy drive

November 1, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital will launch its first virtual holiday toy drive this year at

VIDEO: KVIE shares Emmy honors with UC Davis Health

November 1, 2019

PBS TV station KVIE presented commemorative Regional Emmy Awards today to UC Davis Health for the documentary “Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge – Battling ALS,” which featured physicians and patients of the UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic.

VIDEO: Trick or treating fun, country fair-style, at UC Davis Children's Hospital

November 1, 2019

Hospitalized children at UC Davis Children’s Hospital didn't miss out on trick or treating today. The children's hospital team brought the trick or treating fun to the kids.

October 2019

Eye Center resident honored for research on telemedicine and diabetic eye disease

October 31, 2019

Early diagnosis and care can decrease the risk of severe vision loss from diabetes. But less than half of the 29.1 million Americans with diabetes receive yearly eye screenings. Telemedicine can improve access to care.

UC Davis Health receives 2019 Excellence in Healthcare award

October 31, 2019

Of the 200 physician organizations in California that participated in the program, only 30 met the performance standards to receive an award for excellence.

Mini Medical School in Spanish impresses capacity crowd

October 30, 2019

UC Davis Health experts share knowledge with Spanish-speaking community at “mini medical school”

Autism diagnosis doesn't stop Abby Lone Bear from dancing

October 30, 2019

From pow wows to the Nutcracker: 9-year-old with autism dances with joy

Cardiologist brings life-saving heart care to India

October 30, 2019

Each year, UC Davis Health cardiologist Uma Srivatsa returns to her home country of India with a team of colleagues to provide arrhythmia assessments and interventions to at-risk populations.

"Anxiety and Autism" for the first lecture of 2019-20 Minds Behind the MIND series

October 28, 2019

The 2019-20 Minds Behind The MIND series begins Wednesday, Nov. 6 with a lecture by UC Davis MIND Institute psychologists on “Anxiety and Autism.”

UC Davis Children's Hospital unveils new high-tech, child-friendly ambulance

October 28, 2019

The UC Davis Children's Hospital has a new ride -- see the new Children's Hospital ambulance. 

Young investigator awarded $1 million for prostate cancer research

October 28, 2019

UC Davis scientist to tackle prostate cancer with new award.

County clinic is known for great doctors and great care

October 25, 2019

Meet Stephany Sanchez, one of the UC Davis general internal medicine physicians working at the Sacramento County Primary Care Center. Sanchez says she has the best of both worlds — great patients and great colleagues.

UC Davis One Health Symposium on "Interfaces: One Health at Borders and Margins"

October 25, 2019

The 6th annual UC Davis One Health Symposium, on November 2, is to showcase projects addressing critical global health challenges, including emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, climate change and environmental pollution.

UC Davis violence prevention researcher awarded for What You Can Do initiative

October 25, 2019

Rocco Pallin, who directs an educational program for providers, is recognized for efforts to educate providers in how they can reduce firearm injury and death in their high-risk patients.

Medical Center ranked alongside pair of top Sacramento restaurants

October 25, 2019

Earlier this month, UC Davis Health joined a pair of highly regarded Sacramento restaurants, Mulvaney’s and Magpie, on the national “Good Food 100 Restaurants” list for 2019.

UC Davis nursing professor named fellow in American Academy of Nursing

October 25, 2019

Piri Ackerman-Barger, associate clinical professor Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the academy's highest honor.

Dean Allison Brashear praises clinical trials program, wants to include more patients

October 24, 2019

Dean Brashear during the UC Davis School of Medicine Office of Research Expo showcased some of the exciting research happening at the School of Medicine and called for more clinical trials to be open for patients.

Central Valley workplaces can be hostile for minority doctors

October 23, 2019

Despite the dire need for primary health care providers in California’s Central Valley, workplace discrimination and harassment can cause minority providers to change practices or leave the region entirely.

Back from the depths of postpartum depression

October 23, 2019

For the first four months of her baby’s life, Tiffany Loesch was overwhelmed by feelings of panic, anxiety and hopelessness. Luckily for Loesch, she had a family friend who had heard about Zulresso, the first intravenous (IV) drug for the treatment of postpartum depression to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2019. Loesch asked her physician about the treatment and was referred to UC Davis Medical Center. 

UC Davis Health launches nurse practitioner residency program

October 23, 2019

Applications open for a new UC Davis Health nurse practitioner residency program aimed at improving skills of advanced practice providers and access for underserved patients.

UC Davis Health students receive national scholarships for primary care commitment

October 23, 2019

Two students from the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis receive prestigious national scholarships.

Anthony Seibert to receive Radiological Society's highest honor

October 22, 2019

Tony Seibert will be honored with the Gold Medal by the Radiological Society of North America.

David Amaral of UC Davis Health elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2019

David Amaral, distinguished professor and Beneto Foundation Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the MIND Institute, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.

UC Davis Health experts to lead national patient safety website

October 18, 2019

Patrick Romano and Debra Bakerjian of UC Davis Health have become co-editors-in-chief of PSNet ― the Patient Safety Network ― a globally recognized web-based resource for scholarship and perspectives in the field of patient safety. 

UC Davis Health offers free flu shots at Yuba City Sikh Festival Nov. 1-3

October 18, 2019

UC Davis Health employees will be on site with a booth, offering free flu vaccines at the Yuba City Sikh Festival. 

UC Davis psychiatrist awarded for advocacy, education on gun violence restraining orders

October 17, 2019

Efforts to develop and educate health care providers and the general public about gun violence restraining orders for individuals who have access to guns and are in crisis lands Amy Barnmorst, psychiatry associate professor, national recognition.

Rite Aid awards $50,000 to UC Davis Children's Hospital, money will fund Project Adam

October 17, 2019

Cardiac awareness continues in local schools, courtesy of Rite Aid

"Mini Medical School" brings together experts in a Spanish-language health forum

October 17, 2019

UC Davis Health experts lead culturally sensitive forum

In rare honor, UC Davis Health physician named as Academy Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 15, UC Davis Health dermatologist and autoimmune disease specialist Emanual Maverakis will be inducted as an Academy Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, a rare distinction for a physician.

First-in-the-nation gun violence prevention training program for health professionals established at UC Davis Health

October 15, 2019

Assembly Bill 521, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Oct. 11, designates the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center to expand its research and give health care professionals the clinical tools they need to assess patients for risk, provide counseling and intervene when necessary.

UC Davis Pediatric Aerodigestive is first of its kind in inland Northern California

October 14, 2019

The new UC Davis Pediatric Aerodigestive Center is now open and accepting patient referrals. It’s the first and only center of its kind in inland Northern California.

UC Davis Health nurse named ANCC Magnet Nurse of the Year

October 11, 2019

UC Davis Health NICU nurse Christa Bedford-Mu was named National Magnet Nurse of the Year for New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvement at the American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference in Orlando, Fla.

UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief explores opioid crisis, alternative approaches during pain conference

October 10, 2019

More than 140 health care professionals from across California gathered for a two-day conference last month to explore options and strategies for pain management, hosted by the UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief.

Study identifies 5 patterns of gun ownership by motivation, practices, other features

October 10, 2019

The UC Davis study is the first to identify nuanced patterns of gun ownership. Striking differences between the groups, suggests one-size-fits-all approaches to prevent firearm injuries and death may be less effective than those that consider these differences.

National Institute on Aging grant focuses on improving Alzheimer's and family caregiving research in Vietnam

October 10, 2019

The number of older adults with dementia in Vietnam and other low and middle-income countries is expected to  nearly triple over the next 40 years. With NIH funding, UC Davis Health will provide critical data for policymakers and more broadly share information to help patients and their families.

UC Davis Health unaffected by power outage

October 9, 2019

PG&E outage not affecting UC Davis Health

One man's 1,800-mile bike ride to the border of a country, and the bounds of a lifetime

October 8, 2019

For procurement analyst Mike Lain, the challenge of cycling from Canada to Mexico turned out to be more than just an epic adventure – it was a tribute to the man who made it all possible. Read about Lain’s journey and the cause he’s supporting.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts 8th annual research symposium Nov. 14

October 8, 2019

Keynote speaker Douglas Galasko from UC San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will present “Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders: the ATN Framework and Beyond.”

Presenting the 39th Street/UC Davis Health Station

October 7, 2019

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) and UC Davis Health have officially announced a new name for the 39th Street light rail station: the 39th Street/UC Davis Health Station. 

Cellular therapy shows promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

October 7, 2019

UC Davis Health researchers announced promising findings from interim results of HOPE-2 clinical trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Four UC Davis studies report on key issues in preventing gun violence

October 7, 2019

Research from scholars at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center published this week are informing the national dialogue on reducing injury and death from gun violence.

Study finds public support for health care providers talking about gun safety

October 7, 2019

What do gunowners and non-owners think about gun safety conversations that take place between health care providers and their patients in the exam room? A survey found little difference when a patient -- or someone in the patient's home -- is at increased risk for firearm-related harm.

Sacramento Republic FC's Cleats for Causes highlights father-daughter UC Davis Health patients

October 4, 2019

Can cleats tell a story? Sacramento Republic FC today launched its latest pair of one-of-a-kind cleats that will be up for auction, which tells the unique patient story of UC Davis neurosurgery patients Kevin Arredondo and his 11-year-old daughter Gianna, along with Sacramento Republic FC midfielder and childhood cancer survivor Ray Saari.

A breath test for opioids

October 3, 2019

A device that detects opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis. A breath test could be useful in caring for chronic pain patients as well as for checking for illegal drug use.

UC Davis Children's Hospital re-verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons

October 3, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been re-verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The designation from the ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program focuses on the nation’s first and only multi-specialty standards of surgical care for pediatric patients. UC Davis Children's Hospital was the first hospital on the West Coast to earn this distinction.

Blood flow screening to improve detection of critical congenital heart defects in newborns

October 2, 2019

Heather Siefkes, assistant professor of pediatric critical care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, was awarded National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant to improve critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) early detection in newborns by establishing a threshold to blood flow levels.

Snively lecturer encourages 'upstream' health care

October 1, 2019

Physician and health care visionary Rishi Manchanda will speak in Sacramento on the importance of an "upstream" — or systemic — approach to health care. “Moving Upstream: Improving Care and the Social Determinants of Health” takes place Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in lecture hall 1222 of the Education Building at 4610 X Street in Sacramento.

Menopause Q&A with UC Davis OB/GYN

October 1, 2019

What are the signs, symptoms and treatment options for menopause? UC Davis Health OB/GYN Elaine Waetjen answers those questions and more in our menopause Q&A.

UC Davis awarded new CRISPR grant to test novel approach to cancer treatment

October 1, 2019

UC Davis scientists win NIH award to develop a novel approach to using CRISPR to tackle colon cancer cells.

September 2019

Designing a new class of drugs to treat chronic pain

September 30, 2019

A UC Davis research team, led by Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy and Heike Wulff, will receive a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a novel class of peptides that are better at treating pain and don’t have the side effects of opioids.

A celebration of the new edition of The Book on orthopaedic surgery

September 30, 2019

In 1988, Michael Chapman published the first definitive text on the treatment of orthopaedic conditions. He and his UC Davis Health collaborators gathered last week to sign copies of the fourth edition of Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery.

Handgun purchasers with a prior DUI have a greater risk for serious violence, study finds

September 30, 2019

A UC Davis study of nearly 80,000 legal handgun owners in California finds that those with a prior DUI conviction have a greater risk of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other serious violent crimes compared to those without DUI convictions.

Gene-edited, stem cell reporter line is promising tool for cardiac research

September 30, 2019

A UC Davis Health study in the journal Stem Cells details the development of CRISPR-generated ArcLight hiPSCs for studying cardiomyocytes.

$4 million grant to UC Davis and Drexel tests online tool for caregivers of individuals with dementia

September 27, 2019

Agitation and aggression are just a few of the symptoms caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease find challenging to manage. But an easy-to-use online platform, called WeCareAdvisor, aims to bridge the information gap.

Sally Rogers inaugurates the UC Davis MIND Institute's 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series

September 26, 2019

The 17th season of the UC Davis MIND Institute’s 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series, featuring world-class leaders in research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, begins October 9 with Sally Rogers, the pioneer in early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism.

School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear seeks cure for rare neurological disorders

September 26, 2019

Allison Brashear, UC Davis School of Medicine dean and world-renowned neurologist, discusses Rapid Onset Dystonia Parkinsonism (RDP) and Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC), both rare neurological disorders that she has been researching for more than a decade. 

Do you vape? Stop!

September 25, 2019

The California Department of Public Health advises against vaping due to a continued increase in cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury. 

Save the date: 10th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum on March 25, 2020

September 25, 2019

The 10th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Health Education Building, Room 1222.

Web tool prioritizes health risks for postmenopausal women

September 23, 2019

A new web-based calculator helps middle-aged women predict their risks of experiencing heart attack, stroke, hip fracture, or breast, lung or colorectal cancer within 5, 10 or 15 years.

All of Us Research Program enrolls more than 200,000 core participants nationwide

September 20, 2019

The California consortium, which includes UC Davis Health, just surpassed 23,000 core participants. Outreach efforts to roll  out in Davis, Elk Grove and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center this October.

Physicians can play a crucial role in identifying human trafficking victims

September 20, 2019

While it is difficult to get accurate data on human trafficking, California has the most calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the U.S. UC Davis Health psychiatrist Rachel Robitz is working to improve the care of patients with emotional trauma and educate health care providers.

UC Davis Health honored by Vizient as one of the nation's Top 10 for quality outpatient care

September 20, 2019

UC Davis Health placed ninth in ambulatory care, representing a significant rise of 14 slots over last year’s ranking by Vizient.

Study to test a new way of talking with patients about low-back pain imaging

September 19, 2019

Joshua Fenton, a UC Davis professor of family and community medicine, has received a $1.4 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to test an approach to helping low-back pain patients understand when they do not need imaging tests that increase radiation exposure and provide no clinical benefit.

UC Davis Health again named "Most Wired" health care organization

September 19, 2019

For an eighth time, UC Davis Health has been honored with "Most Wired" designation. This year, it was one of just three hospitals in California to achieve Level 9 status, which puts the health system in the top 99th percentile of those who responded to this year's technologies' survey.

Spirit Halloween gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 18, 2019

Participating Spirit Halloween stores in the Sacramento region will donate 10 percent of its sales to the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, while offering shoppers 10 percent off their purchases.

UPDATE: New live-viewing link for Wintemute presentation at House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in Washington, DC

September 18, 2019

Wintemute is one of several experts who will discuss the impact of gun violence on children and the need to pass universal background checks. 

Latino Leadership Council honors Prep Médico for program's role in advancing health across Latinx communities

September 18, 2019

Prep Médico, a pipeline program of UC Davis Health, Kaiser Permanente and The Permanente Medical Group to encourage young scholars on their path to medical careers, recently received a Quetzal Award.

Rocktoberfest benefit for UC Davis Children's Hospital - EVENT IS CANCELLED

September 17, 2019

Don't miss an opporutnity to check out Auburn Road at the 2019 Rocktoberfest to benefit CMN at UC Davis.

Facebook Live event aims to raise awareness, prevent physician suicide, Sept. 17

September 16, 2019

Become an advocate for life and learn more about preventing suicide as part of all day Facebook Live event. Chief Wellness Officer Peter Yellowlees talks about his personal experience as a psychiatrist, including the stories of two physicians who committed suicide.

CMN Extra Life joins celebrities and fans at Wizard World

September 16, 2019

Get a UC Davis discount on admission to Wizard Wrold Sacramento, Sept. 20-22.

Annual ABC10 Mediathon raises $561,482 for UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 16, 2019

Patient stories aired during this year's Give for Kids Mediathon helped illustrate the impact of local donations

Contraceptive implant removals by experienced family planning specialists minimizes complications, scarring

September 16, 2019

Referral centers staffed with experienced family planning specialists are the best places for patients to have their nonpalpable, or deep, birth control implants removed, according to new research by UC Davis Health.

When to worry about AFib

September 16, 2019

Heart specialist Uma Srivatsa answers questions about a common type of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib.

UC Davis invests $4 Million to launch new research centers

September 16, 2019

A gene therapy center and a perinatal origins of disparities center are part of a new $4 million initiative at UC Davis that is designed to address some of society's greatest challenges and needs.

Prestigious scholarship recognizes medical student's activism, UC Davis' leadership in reducing health inequities

September 13, 2019

No other school has more recipients of the Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship than UC Davis.

Mentoring Academy at UC Davis Health: A framework to support junior faculty

September 12, 2019

Through its Mentoring Academy, UC Davis Health provides junior faculty the opportunity to establish and maintain solid mentoring relationships with more seasoned faculty members. Find what junior faculty worry most about in their individual career development plans.

Two UC Davis Health pathologists named among the nation's top 100 industry trailblazers

September 10, 2019

Breakthroughs at the bench, in the clinic and in every facet of the laboratory have helped diagnostic medicine grow from strength to strength. Two UC Davis pathologists have been recognized for their contributions.

New Children's Hospital's online newsletter published

September 10, 2019

The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its summer issue.

Fibroid Q&A with UC Davis Health OB/GYN

September 10, 2019

What is a fibroid? How are fibroids diagnosed? UC Davis Health OB/GYN Clara Paik answers those questions and more in our fibroid Q&A.

Medical volunteers needed at California International Marathon on Dec. 8

September 9, 2019

Medical volunteers are needed at this year's California International Marathon (CIM), which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 and will be sponsored by UC Davis Children's Hospital. UC Davis Health will provide medical care for the runners, both on course at medical stations from Folsom to Sacramento and at the finish line medical tent at the State Capitol. Volunteers will assess/triage runners who need medical assistance. 

New chief for biostatistics

September 5, 2019

Diana Miglioretti has been selected as chief of the Division of Biostatistics in the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences.

Street soccer championships begin Friday

September 4, 2019

UC Davis Health and Sacramento Republic FC have teamed up to sponsor the 2019 Street Soccer USA National Cup Sept. 6-8 on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall.

Mobile clinics bring health to work

September 4, 2019

Two fully equipped, custom-built mobile clinics transport medical teams directly to work sites for employee health screenings and injury prevention services.

UC Davis Health and NEC Society partner to help premature infants, families

September 3, 2019

The UC Davis Health Center for Healthcare Policy and Research will partner with the NEC Society during a two-year project to benefit premature babies who develop this devastating disease.

Medical imaging rates continue to rise despite push to reduce them

September 3, 2019

Physician groups have pushed to reduce rates of medical imaging, but they continue to go up, raising concerns about potential harms to patients, UC Davis and other researchers have found.

Grief support group for young adults will begin Sept. 25

September 3, 2019

The Young Adult Bereavement Art Group will be offered for eight weeks by UC Davis Hospice and the UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program, starting Sept. 25.

August 2019

Probiotic use can lead to major economic and health savings related to flu-like illnesses

August 28, 2019

A team of researchers developed an economic model to estimate the cost savings of general probiotic use in the U.S. by simulating a population representative of the national demographics. They found that savings to the health care payer and the economy could reach $1.4 billion a year in medical bills and lost productivity due to acute respiratory tract infections.

Annual back-to-school picnic and talent showcase draws nearly 200

August 27, 2019

Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families were invited to spend quality time with each other, have fun and make friends.

Spikes in handgun purchases after high-profile events linked to more firearm injuries

August 26, 2019

A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) study assessed the sharp rise in handgun purchasing in 2012 after Sandy Hook and the re-election of President Obama, across 499 Californian cities. It found that these spikes in handgun purchases have been linked to a 4% increase in firearm injury in California.

Romano selected to serve on National Quality Forum panel

August 26, 2019

Patrick Romano, professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has been selected to serve on the Scientific Methods Panel of the National Quality Forum, a nonprofit organization that sets national standards for health care quality and value.

VIDEO: Celebrating milestones at the UC Davis School of Nursing

August 23, 2019

Physician assistant and family nurse practitioners at UC Davis' nursing school mark milestones in their education and professional journeys.

Surgeon helps patient survive pancreatic cancer

August 22, 2019

The power of positivity has kept Arthur “Chip” Hollister on a road to recovery — first for prostate cancer and then for pancreatic cancer.

Case studies suggest that protection orders play a role in preventing mass shootings

August 19, 2019

Nearly 80% of those who commit mass violence in public places make explicit threats or reveal their intent to carry out an attack. The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program identified 21 cases of threats that were averted due to friends, family members or employers, for instance, seeing something amiss, deciding to say and do something about it.

In the wake of traumatic events: How to cope with anxiety and fear

August 16, 2019

Mental health experts at UC Davis Health recently talked about coping with traumatic events that affect people even when they are not directly involved. It is termed "trauma by proxy," but there are ways to grapple with these all-to-common feelings.

Mapping the brain landscape for Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence

August 14, 2019

A team of researchers lead by Brittany Dugger of UC Davis Health has been awarded a major grant from the National Institute for Aging (NIA) to help define the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease in individuals of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent. The five-year grant will fund the first large-scale initiative to present a detailed description of brain manifestations of the Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Advanced Valley Eye Associates to join UC Davis Health September 1

August 13, 2019

As part of its commitment to the Davis community and improved health-related services in Yolo county, UC Davis Health will offer advanced eye specialty services in Davis.

Home dialysis program gives child a chance to be a kid

August 13, 2019

Thanks to outpatient peritoneal dialysis, 4-year-old Braylin can spend less time in the hospital and more time being at school and playing at home. 

4 things to know about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBACs)

August 12, 2019

UC Davis OB/GYN physician Michael Trifiro shares the pros and cons of VBAC.

Ceremony honors organ donors and their families

August 9, 2019

243 names were read aloud last night at a special ceremony honoring UC Davis Health patients who became organ donors in the past three years.

UC Davis specialists to serve on statewide Alzheimer's Disease Task Force

August 9, 2019

David Lubarsky and Oanh Le Meyer are working to raise awareness and develop a plan to manage the expected rise in Alzheimer’s disease as the population ages.

REACH helps homeless children cope

August 8, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital crisis therapists are providing services to homeless children at the Mustard Seed School and Bannon Street Shelter.

Street Soccer USA National Cup returns to Sacramento

August 8, 2019

For the second year, UC Davis Health is joining Sacramento Republic FC in sponsoring the Street Soccer USA National Cup. The Sept. 6-8 event will bring participants from throughout the U.S. to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall to play on specially-made pop-up soccer pitches.

Delivering healthy babies after treatment for opioid use disorder

August 8, 2019

Substance abuse experts at UC Davis Health are helping fight the opioid epidemic by expanding access and improving the quality of care for women who use drugs during pregnancy.

Full house for annual MIND Summer Institute

August 7, 2019

More than 300 people attended the MIND Summer Institute to learn about the latest in research, services and advocacy in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

"You look like the best that this country has to offer," induction speaker tells first-year students

August 5, 2019

Dean Allison Brashear encourages medical students to listen to their patients, in induction remarks.

Brashear: Three Things I've Learned So Far

August 2, 2019

New medical school dean impressed with “everyone’s commitment to excellence in patient care, research and education.”

Breastfeeding Q&A: What all moms should know

August 2, 2019

Laura Kair, pediatric hospitalist and medical director of well newborn care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, answers some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding.

Med student focusing on gut biome awarded 2019 O'Connor research grant

August 1, 2019

Simran Sandhu, a medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine, earned the 2019 Daniel T. O’Connor, M.D., Memorial Research Grant for his translational research examining how different pathologies may result in gut and skin microbiome imbalance in patients.

UC Davis lung cancer experts introduce Latin American oncologists to advances in care

August 1, 2019

Oncologists visiting from various Latin American countries learn the latest in lung cancer diagnosis and care at UC Davis Health.

Meth use linked to same health outcomes but different discharge conditions for burn patients

August 1, 2019

UC Davis Health study reveals that methamphetamine use is not linked with worse health outcomes among burn patients but associated with significantly worse discharge realities.

July 2019

Healing heels: The ins and outs of plantar fasciitis

July 31, 2019

What is plantar fasciitis and why are some more susceptible to it than others? UC Davis Health sports medicine physician Marcia Faustin explains.

UC Davis Medical Center earns national LGBTQ health care honors

July 31, 2019

UC Davis Medical Center has again been named a national “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” in this year's upcoming Healthcare Equality Index report.

Individualized physician EHR training program expands reach

July 30, 2019

Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, the Physician Efficiency Program (PEP) is growing its capacity to engage all primary and specialty care ambulatory physicians across UC Davis Health.

Less-invasive procedures as good as open surgery in restoring leg blood flow, avoiding amputation

July 30, 2019

Surviving with their legs intact is just as likely for patients having a less-invasive procedure to open clogged leg arteries as for patients having an invasive surgery. 

U.S. News ranks UC Davis Medical Center #1 in Sacramento

July 30, 2019

In its annual Best Hospitals rankings, U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked UC Davis Medical Center #1 in Sacramento.

Taking on a taboo: Finding non-opioid alternatives for cancer pain

July 29, 2019

Wesley Watson, who has multiple myeloma and related spinal pain, hopes for relief with a surgical procedure that should reduce the need for opioid medication and the potential for addiction.

7 things you need to know about the Allergan breast implant recall

July 26, 2019

UC Davis plastic surgeon Granger Wong answers questions about what patients should know about these textured breast implants.

Inspiring the future generation: Undergraduates get inside look at UC Davis School of Medicine

July 26, 2019

Prep Medico, the pipeline program, completes its fourth year preparing college freshman and sophomores for careers in medicine

UC Davis Health aims to end hepatitis B spread

July 25, 2019

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, with partners in Sacramento County and the community, has an ambitious goal to end the transmission of hepatitis B in the Asian American community through comprehensive screening and vaccination.

Two UC Davis studies assess the health effects of the Camp Fire

July 24, 2019

UC Davis researchers are conducting two studies to better understand how the November 2018 Camp Fire affected the health of people in the region. They hope Northern Californians will join one or both of the studies.

Worrisome increase in some medical scans during pregnancy

July 24, 2019

Study finds high rate of CT scan use in pregnant women in the U.S. and Canada, despite warnings to reduce radiation exposure to mothers and fetuses during pregnancy.

School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear seeks to support, connect with students

July 23, 2019

On her first afternoon on the job, School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear told a group of students that she would like to get to know each of them. "My door will be open," she said.

Two new deans start on same day, strive for same goal

July 22, 2019

New leaders for School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis to work hand in hand.

What is 'gut health' and why is it important?

July 22, 2019

Everyone at some point experiences digestive problems such as abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools, constipation, heartburn, nausea or vomiting. Find out how to limit those symptoms.

Snagging the 'job of the year': Meet new School of Nursing Dean Stephen Cavanagh

July 19, 2019

Stephen Cavanagh assumes the dean position at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and welcomes the opportunity to find new ways to deliver care and innovate in cross-campus collaborations.

Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease

July 18, 2019

A team of UC Davis Health scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications — blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

UC Davis joins national study to test protective effects of lifestyle changes on brain health

July 18, 2019

Adults aged 60 to 79 at risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are invited to take part in the landmark U.S. POINTER study. It examines whether exercise, diet, mentally challenging tasks and regular health monitoring together improves brain health.

UC Davis researchers find a cellular link between high blood sugar and blood vessel constriction

July 17, 2019

A series of studies on the effects of high glucose on blood vessels could lead to new treatments that target the molecular source of the damaging effects of diabetes on the vascular system.

Q&A with stem cell expert Jan Nolta

July 17, 2019

Jan Nolta, director of UC Davis' stem cell program, answers questions about treatments and therapies using stem cells, including what people should be very cautious about when a clinic attaches a pricetag to its services.

Health insurance linked to hospitals' decision to transfer or admit children with mental health emergencies

July 15, 2019

A national study by UC Davis Health researchers finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients’ insurance type. Children without insurance are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than those with private insurance.

Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day benefits UC Davis Children's Hospital July 25

July 15, 2019

Help hospitalized kids by celebrating Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen (DQ) locations on Thursday, July 25. When you purchase a Blizzard® Treat, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold will go to UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Sacramento’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Epilepsy: 9 things you need to know about the disorder that caused a Disney star's death

July 12, 2019

Following the tragic death of Disney star Cameron Boyce from an epileptic seizure this week, many questions have arisen about seizures and epilepsy. UC Davis Health pediatric epileptologist Trishna Kantemneni shares what you need to know. 

Register today for 12th annual ovarian cancer 5K run/walk on Sept. 15

July 11, 2019

The 12th annual Let’s ROC! 5K Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer will be held on September 15, beginning at 8 a.m. at 45th and X Streets in Sacramento.

Recognizing kidney injury due to burns is improved by artificial intelligence

July 9, 2019

Acute kidney injury in severe burn patients can now be predicted faster and more accurately than ever with a new Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning model developed at UC Davis.

UC Davis doctors help Haitian residents, physicians years after quake

July 9, 2019

Pediatrician Douglas Gross provided emergency care to Haitians after the devastating earthquake in 2010. His trip sparked a partnership between University of California campuses and the State University of Haiti -- the UC Haiti Initiative.

UC Davis simulation center stays contemporary with name change

July 9, 2019

The UC Davis Center for Virtual Care is changing its name to the UC Davis Center for Simulation and Education Enhancement.

Laura Kair named Women's Health Research scholar for BIRCWH K12 program

July 8, 2019

Laura Kair, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatrician and clinical researcher focused on breastfeeding and maternal-child health, was selected as a Women’s Health research scholar in the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program. 

Skin condition affects patients inside and out

July 3, 2019

UC Davis Health dermatologists have new approaches to treating vitiligo, a very visible condition that causes patches of skin to lose color and sometimes make individuals feel very self-conscious.  

Mom gives thanks for NICU team that saved her son

July 3, 2019

This week, 12 years ago, Charlotte Barbee held her son Josiah in the UC Davis Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the first time. 

At UC Davis, clinical research brings hope for patients with rare diseases

July 2, 2019

CTSC Clinical Research Center provides hope to many patients fighting tough and rare diseases. As an outpatient clinic, CCRC runs numerous clinical studies to find cures to some of the most complicated health challenges.

Luis Carvajal-Carmona named basic science leader at Cancer Center

July 1, 2019

Carvajal-Carmona to lead basic science at Cancer Center.

June 2019

California attorney general and others seek to end humanitarian crisis

June 27, 2019

Immigration experts and advocates expressed alarm over the U.S.-Mexico border crisis at a UC Davis Health symposium.

National Eye Institute director and vision scientist to join UC Davis

June 27, 2019

Paul A. Sieving, an internationally renowned physician, vision scientist and thought leader in eye care, will join the UC Davis Health Eye Center faculty this fall. He will establish a new Center for Ocular Regenerative Therapy to advance gene-based treatments.

Celebrate Fourth of July safely

June 27, 2019

Fireworks are a valued Fourth of July tradition but also a common cause of hand, hearing and burn injuries. UC Davis Health experts help you celebrate without a trip to the emergency room.

Honoring a patient's gift of life

June 26, 2019

UC Davis Medical Center staff  from throughout the hospital formed a special honor guard last week in tribute to a patient who was giving the gift of life.

Exercise safely this summer

June 26, 2019

You can continue your regular exercise program in the summer as long as you also take steps to prevent heat-related illness. A UC Davis sports medicine physician highlights symptoms to be aware of and ways to avoid them.

Teen cancer patient gives back to kids with autism

June 25, 2019

Make-A-Wish granted teenage cancer patient Carlo Sandoval's wish. What did he ask for? To help kids with autism. 

U.S. surgeon general calls for advocacy, partnering with communities

June 24, 2019

Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the U.S., encouraged everyone to get involved to build healthier communities at a talk he gave students and faculty at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

Primary care physician addresses the opioid crisis

June 20, 2019

Physicians throughout UC Davis Health, including primary care providers like Stephen Henry, are addressing the nation's opioid crisis.

Behavioral approaches cut inappropriate antibiotic use by over 30%

June 19, 2019

A UC Davis study of nine emergency departments and urgent care centers in California and Colorado found educating physicians and patients about safe antibiotic use can cut overuse by one-third.

Long-time pediatric residency volunteer honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

June 18, 2019

Michael Sugawara, a volunteer clinical faculty member with the UC Davis pediatric residency program, is the latest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

UC Davis Children's Hospital ranked among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

June 18, 2019

UC Davis Children's Hospital is nationally ranked among the nation’s 50 best in neonatology, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology, orthopaedics and urology.

EXPLORER, a UC Davis imaging breakthrough, makes a media splash

June 17, 2019

EXPLORER, the world's first total-body PET scanner, has been installed at UC Davis Health and will be ready for patient use this summer. Area media outlets got a sneak peek of the new technology on Monday.

Dual degrees can mean a doubly satisfying career

June 17, 2019

The dual degree -- M.D./Ph.D. -- at UC Davis School of Medicine is a unique pathway through medical school that enables students to bridge the worlds of medical research and patient care.

UC Davis doctors care for kids at Stockton community clinic

June 17, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatricians are now offering specialty care at the Community Medical Centers clinic on West Lane in Stockton. The specialties are gastroenterology, cardiology and endocrinology.

UC Davis nursing school hosts commencement

June 14, 2019

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May conferred degrees for 137 master’s-degree students and six doctoral candidates at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's 2019 commencement.

Quick tips to stay cool

June 12, 2019

How can you cool down on these triple-digit days? UC Davis Health occupational and environmental medicine expert Sheri Belafsky offers tips to beat the heat. 

Vaccine against cytomegalovirus slowed transmission in monkeys. Goal is to prevent disabilities in infants.

June 12, 2019

A CMV vaccine in infants and toddlers would help to prevent infections in pregnant women, reducing the chance that their babies become infected and develop disabilities. Research paves the way for further study and trials in people.

Vaccine aims to protect babies, pregnant women from infection

June 12, 2019

Research shows a new vaccine developed by UC Davis holds promise for slowing an infection that can have severe and even life-threatening impacts on some people and children.

More than 130 attend second annual blood cancer event

June 12, 2019

Blood cancer patients and their caregivers from as far as Oregon attended Live Your Best Life, an annual blood cancer event co-hosted by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Walmart and Sam's Club Campaign helps kids treated at UC Davis Children's Hospital live better

June 7, 2019

Walmart and Sam's Club are giving sick and injured kids at UC Davis Children's Hospital a chance at a "Happily Ever After" by raising money for Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals during their month-long campaign.

Neurodiversity Summit explores autism as a difference, not a disorder

June 6, 2019

Neurodiversity Summit brings experts, advocates together to discuss autism as a difference, not a disorder.

Heifetz honored at Cancer Care Network's Tahoe Forest Hospital event

June 6, 2019

Tahoe Forest Hospital honors one of its own at 20th anniversary fundraising event.

New partnership seeks to transform health care in rural California and Oregon

June 5, 2019

American Medical Association grant will boost graduate medical education and connect resident physicians to communities in need of more providers

New clinical guide helps physicians identify risk, talk with patients about firearm safety and injury

June 5, 2019

Guide gives providers the knowledge and tools they need to help protect patients and communities.

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area teen shares gift with pediatric cancer patients

June 5, 2019

UC Davis Health patient Saul Dominguez received news that Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area granted his wish. What did he ask for? To help others. 

10 health benefits of meditation

June 4, 2019

Find out how meditation can improve your abilities to cope with a busy world.

All-female UC Davis Health crew builds homes for neighbors

June 3, 2019

This volunteer work aligns with the UC Davis Health philosophy of caring for community members inside and outside a medical setting. 

Former FBI agent meets his match, and his hero

June 3, 2019

Jeff Rinek spent three decades capturing child murderers, kidnappers and molesters. But as dangerous as the retired FBI agent’s job was, it was his knees that nearly killed him.