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Michael V. Drake named new UC president

July 7, 2020

The University of California Board of Regents announced today (July 7) the appointment of Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the new UC president. Most recently president of The Ohio State University, Drake was previously chancellor of UC Irvine and UC's systemwide vice president for health affairs.

New Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Croughan: A short guide

July 7, 2020

UC Davis' new provost and executive vice chancellor, Mary Croughan, has hit the ground running since starting on July 1. Learn about her background as a proud Aggie and accomplished epidemiologist, as well as her vision for advancing opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Julie Petray, DAISY Nurse Leader Award recipient, cultivates culture of caring, collaboration, safety and support

July 7, 2020

The Patient Care Services Council presented the 2020 DAISY Nurse Leader Award last week to Julie Petray, director of Ambulatory Nursing Practice and Regulatory Compliance, for her extraordinary impact on patient care.

School of Nursing welcomes new students (VIDEO)

July 7, 2020

137 future registered nurses, physician assistants and family nurse practitioners embarked upon their education journeys at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Hospital patient and care team member discover their unique bond

July 7, 2020

Medical student Pauline Nguyen was amazed when she learned that a patient she was caring for had funded one of her scholarships.

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

July 7, 2020

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

UC Davis Health saves 2-year-old with dangerously high blood pressure

July 7, 2020

When Owen had an MRI appointment at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, his parents got the shocking news that Owen needed to be immediately transported to UC Davis Children’s Hospital via ambulance for monitoring and blood pressure control. 

Alumni award nominations deadline extended to July 27

July 6, 2020

The deadline to nominate alumni and friends of UC Davis for the The Cal Aggie Alumni Association awards has been extended to July 27.

UC Davis nursing school selects inaugural nurse leader fellows

July 6, 2020

The 11 members of the inaugural cohort for the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators bring diversity of perspective and great potential to advance the nursing profession and are affiliated with major public and private universities across the country.

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

July 6, 2020

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

Year of the Nurse blog, Yusuf Rizam: ‘It’s a teamwork environment…you’re not on your own’

July 6, 2020

UC Davis Health nurse Yusuf Rizam started in the ICU right as the COVID-19 pandemic was hitting the hospital. Hear his thoughts on the challenges and rewards of his job, in the latest installment of the Year of the Nurse blog.

Virtual Town Hall with David Lubarsky, Allison Brashear and Stuart Cohen on July 10 at 12:30 p.m.

July 6, 2020

The next virtual Town Hall will take place on Friday, July 10 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. It will feature Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky, School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Medical Director of the Department of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Stuart Cohen.

Surge in firearm purchasing during pandemic’s onset linked to higher rates of firearm violence in U.S.

July 6, 2020

A surge in firearm purchasing in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic – estimated to be over 2.1 million excess purchases – is linked to a significant increase in firearm violence, a study by UC Davis Violence Prevention Program suggests.

New IT Education video site covers telehealth etiquette tips, audio troubleshooting, interpreter services and more

July 2, 2020

A primer on video visit etiquette by Misty D. Humphries, associate professor in the Department of Surgery, is among the helpful resources on UC Davis Health IT Education’s new micro learning site for providers.

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

July 2, 2020

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

Associate Vice Chancellor Hendry Ton discusses how UC Davis Health advances equity, diversity, inclusion (FB Live)

July 2, 2020

During a Facebook Live conversation on July 1, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Hendry Ton shared how UC Davis Health – and each of us – plays a key role in promoting greater equity, diversity and inclusion.

Maricel Lumaquin receives 2020 CUCSA Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award

July 2, 2020

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) has named Maricel Lumaquin, data analyst at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the recipient of an award recognizing staff for contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Lars Berglund, UC Davis Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research and School of Medicine Vice Dean for Research, retires

July 1, 2020

After more than 18 years of distinguished leadership and service, Lars Berglund, UC Davis Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research and School of Medicine Vice Dean for Research, retired today. He will continue to serve as an emeritus faculty member.

Coping with stress featured in next UC Living Fit Forever Lunch and Learn (7/6), now open to all UC Davis affiliates

July 1, 2020

Explore the stages of stress – and get tips on how to manage them – during the next installment of the Lunch and Learn series, on Monday, July 6 (12:10 to 12:50 p.m.). Registration is required to receive meeting details.

Appointment slots open now for next American Red Cross blood drive on July 20

July 1, 2020

As part of its ongoing partnership with the American Red Cross, UC Davis Health is hosting a blood drive on Monday, July 20 at the North Addition. Appointment slots are being held for UC Davis Health affiliates until July 6.

Deans’ Awards spotlight excellence

July 1, 2020

Leaders from UC Davis Health recognize individuals and teams for their contributions as transformative leaders in our community and the extraordinary work they do on behalf of our patients, staff members, faculty, students and the public.

Confidentiality disclaimer will be added to all emails to external recipients, starting today (July 1)

July 1, 2020

As part of UC Davis Health security and compliance enhancements, a Confidentiality Disclaimer will automatically be appended to outgoing emails from Office 365 (Outlook and OWA) sent to external recipients.

CMN grant funds non-English caregiver booklets about home care of pediatric G-tube patients

July 1, 2020

Russian and Spanish language guides help caregivers understand their child’s gastrostomy tube.

UC Davis Medical Center again listed among ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’

July 1, 2020

In the annual list assembled by Becker’s Hospital Review, UC Davis Medical Center was selected based on analysis of ranking and award agencies that recognize excellence, leadership and innovation in the hospital and health care sector.

Vote for UC Davis Health “Top Docs” by July 24

July 1, 2020

Voting for the Sacramento magazine's "Top Doctors" list is in full swing. All licensed physicians are encouraged to vote for their UC Davis Health colleagues.

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

June 30, 2020

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

UC Davis Health’s Lydia Pleotis Howell named president of Association of Pathology Chairs

June 30, 2020

Lydia Pleotis Howell, chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, will serve a two-year term as president of the Association of Pathology Chairs. She has been in the role of president-elect for the past two years.

Year of the Nurse blog, Crissi Patel: ‘Nothing stopped me from just getting to that goal’

June 30, 2020

In the latest installment of our Year of the Nurse blog, UC Davis Health nurse Crissi Patel recounts her long journey to becoming a nurse. She never gave up on her dream, and her determination finally paid off.

Raw milk may do more harm than good

June 30, 2020

Raw or unpasteurized cows’ milk from U.S. retail stores can hold a huge amount of antimicrobial-resistant genes if left at room temperature, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study also found bacteria that harbored antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them to other bacteria, potentially spreading resistance if consumed. The study was published in the journal Microbiome.

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

June 29, 2020

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

African American Faculty and Staff Association receives affinity group award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine

June 29, 2020

Recognizing programs across the country that are creating more inclusive and welcoming campus communities, the first annual Inspiring Affinity Group Awards has honored the UC Davis Health employee resource group.

UC Davis Health donates 10,000 masks to business community

June 29, 2020

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

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

June 29, 2020

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

New road map drives better health outcomes for everyone by 2030

June 29, 2020

New recommendations focus on the importance of a seamless system of comprehensive, accessible care designed to keep people healthy and well.

New visitation policy for UC Davis Medical Center

June 26, 2020

Effective today (June 26), the updated visitor policy limits visitation within UC Davis Medical Center to help keep COVID-19 (coronavirus) out of the hospital and better protect patients with elevated risk for complications.

Community’s generous response to COVID-19 galvanizes UC Davis Health, American Red Cross partnership

June 26, 2020

Since the first American Red Cross blood drive on the Sacramento campus last August, the UC Davis Health community has donated more than 600 units of blood at 11 drives. That partnership has only grown stronger during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fireworks in the age of COVID-19: More dangers than ever

June 26, 2020

This year, with most public fireworks displays canceled due to COVID-19, personal use of fireworks and related injuries are expected to increase.

A primer on sun safety from a UC Davis Health expert

June 26, 2020

It’s summer, which means UC Davis pediatricians are fielding questions from families about sunscreen, sunburn and how to best protect children from the Sacramento sun.

Open access publishing update: Springer Nature deal; Elsevier developments

June 25, 2020

The UC system and Springer Nature have announced a deal to support open access publishing of UC research; the agreement also adds read-access to more than 1,000 Springer Nature journals. Plus, an update on UC’s negotiations with Elsevier.

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

June 25, 2020

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

Shift to virtual health education classes makes it more convenient for busy patients to participate

June 25, 2020

One consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the transition from in-person to online sessions has removed barriers for some patients, who are now able to fit the Health Management and Education classes into their schedule.

UC Davis nursing school names new health equity, diversity and inclusion dean

June 25, 2020

Piri Ackerman-Barger is tapped to lead the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's efforts to create a diverse and welcoming setting in which to learn, work and collaborate. She is the first to hold this position in the school.

UC Davis researchers adapt amyloid technology to catch coronavirus

June 25, 2020

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

UC Davis Vascular Center lab earns reaccreditation

June 24, 2020

The UC Davis Vascular Center’s lab has been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for vascular testing in extracranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral venous testing, peripheral arterial testing and visceral vascular testing. 

Unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses found in patients with rare genetic disorder

June 24, 2020

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found an unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses in patients with a rare gene mutation. These patients had a “double hit” condition that combined features and symptoms of fragile X syndrome and premutation disorder, in addition to a range of psychiatric symptoms.

UCPath unavailable Friday, June 26 (8 p.m.) to Monday, June 29 (6 a.m.); Friday, July 17 (10 p.m.) to Monday, July 20 (6 a.m.)

June 24, 2020

To accommodate the transition of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UCPath will experience a scheduled outage across the UC system from the night of June 26 to the morning of June 29, and again from July 17-20.

UC Davis Health helps bring triplets into the world during COVID-19 pandemic

June 24, 2020

When Amanda Boucher found out that she was expecting triplets, she turned to UC Davis Medical Center, which offers expertise across all areas of high-risk obstetrical care.   

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

June 23, 2020

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

UC Davis Health provides telehealth services to 14 counties in new Partnership HealthPlan of California affiliation

June 23, 2020

UC Davis Health has entered into a new agreement to provide pediatric telehealth services to the 14 Northern California counties that Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) serves, starting July 1, 2020.

Wall of Hope gives families optimism and inspiration

June 23, 2020

The Wall of Hope, located next to the entrance of the NSICU, was started by certified neuroscience registered nurse Delia Christian about 13 years ago. Its location is intentional -- it’s the first thing patients and families see when entering the NSICU, and the last thing they see when they leave.

Defining paths to possible mother to child coronavirus transmission

June 23, 2020

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

Five tips and reminders to keep in mind as wildfire season begins

June 22, 2020

An alarmingly early start to Northern California’s fire season serves to remind us that it’s essential to prepare for potentially hazardous fire and smoke. Emergency Manager Kristina Spurgeon offers some tips and resources to help keep you safe.

Male contraception clinical trial launches in Sacramento

June 22, 2020

UC Davis Health is testing a potential new birth control option that could lead to the first male hormonal birth control on the market.

Satya Dandekar honored with prestigious NIH MERIT award for HIV research

June 22, 2020

Prestigious MERIT award from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases honored Satya Dandekar, chairperson of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, for her illustrious journey in HIV research.

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

June 22, 2020

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

Chancellor May: Remember the meaning of Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May shares his thoughts and reflections on Juneteenth, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. He encourages the UC Davis community to learn more about the history and profound resonances of this day.

Your feedback wanted on Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program; survey closes June 22

June 19, 2020

The UC Davis Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program is gathering feedback on how the shelter-in-place order has affected your health and well-being, and how the program can better serve your needs.

After son’s accident, UC Davis employee sees first-hand how hospital teams ‘give the best care possible’

June 19, 2020

From the care providers to the Environmental Services staff, UC Davis Medical Center employees left an impression on a UC Davis employee, who was relieved to see her teenager recover from a frightening injury – and continue to pursue his dream.

Second Breath redistributes medical supplies

June 19, 2020

When Andrew Li was training to be a surgeon at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he launched Second Breath  Now, as part of the faculty of the UC Davis Health Division of Plastic Surgery, he has brought Second Breath to the Sacramento region. 

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

June 19, 2020

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

Year of the Nurse blog, Heather Donaldson: ‘Now my life is very much a life of service’

June 18, 2020

In the latest installment of our Year of the Nurse blog, Heather Donaldson explains how she pivoted from her dream of becoming a rock star to embark on a fulfilling career as a critical care nurse – and what that path has taught her.

Up to $36,000 in MBA scholarships available for UC Davis Health professionals; apply by July 13

June 18, 2020

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is offering special Health Professions Scholarships of up to $36,000 over three years for professionals enrolling in its nationally ranked part-time MBA program. Deadline is July 13.

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

June 18, 2020

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

UC Davis study details use of extreme risk protection orders in California over first four years

June 18, 2020

The population-based study is one of the first to detail the early use of ERPOs in California. The policies help fill a gap in violence prevention efforts by allowing individuals to intervene when someone who is not prohibited from owning a firearm poses an immediate risk of violence to themselves or others.

Project Baby Bear shows genomic sequencing for infants in intensive care yields life-changing benefits and medical cost savings

June 18, 2020

In a pilot program funded by the State of California, Project Baby Bear demonstrated that a rapid precision medicine program for critically ill babies enrolled in Medi-Cal produced better health outcomes and reduced suffering for the infants while decreasing the cost of their care. UC Davis Children’s Hospital was one of five participating hospitals statewide in the pilot program. The pilot program was started at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

UC Davis Health’s Wraparound program celebrates two years

June 18, 2020

For the past two years, the UC Davis Health Wraparound program has been offering the Oak Park community ongoing support for these violently injured young people as they return home and recover from their trauma. Last year, the program expanded support to include patients from six other neighborhoods in Sacramento County that have high rates of community violence.   

IT Security to automatically encrypt emails with protected health information sent to external email addresses

June 17, 2020

Beginning June 23, UC Davis Health emails containing electronic Protected Health Information that are sent to external email addresses (outside of UC Davis Health) will be automatically encrypted. The current method of typing #secure# will still work.

UC Davis MIND Institute experts discuss new research on changes in severity of autism during childhood (FB Live)

June 17, 2020

Distinguished Professor David Amaral and graduate researcher Einat Waizbard-Bartov participated in a Facebook Live conversation on June 17 to provide updates on the latest autism research.

Walmart #HelpsKidsLiveBetter through their support of CMN at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

June 17, 2020

All funds stay local when you round up at the register beginning June 22.

UC Davis Health replaces car seat challenge with new standard of care

June 17, 2020

UC Davis Health is no longer performing routine car seat challenges for newborn infants before hospital discharge.

Noninvasive fetal oxygen monitor could make for safer deliveries

June 17, 2020

A device to directly measure blood oxygen saturation in a fetus during labor has been developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis. By providing better information about the health of a fetus right before birth, the device could both reduce the rate of cesarean sections and improve outcomes in difficult deliveries.

Surprising tips for cleaning surfaces in your house and around town

June 16, 2020

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

Parking spaces at Lot 22 impacted by Heating Hot Water Replacement Project (6/17 to 10/31)

June 16, 2020

The southernmost row of parking spaces at Lot 22 (the lot between the UC Davis MIND Institute and Ronald McDonald House) will be closed from June 17 to October 31 to accommodate project work.

Chancellor May selects Mary Croughan as next provost and executive vice chancellor

June 16, 2020

A former UCSF School of Medicine faculty member, Mary Croughan brings extensive experience in university administration to her new role as UC Davis' chief academic officer. In addition to overseeing the university budget and daily campus operations, she will partner with Chancellor Gary S. May to develop Aggie Square.

Cinthia Tirado named by Gov. Newsom to Medical Board of California

June 16, 2020

Cinthia Tirado, associate clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UC Davis Health, has been appointed to the Board that protects health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians, surgeons and other providers.

Among the nation’s best

June 16, 2020

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked in four pediatric specialties in the new 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report, published online today. 

With the help of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, pediatric patient gets to celebrate turning nine years old

June 16, 2020

Every birthday is a milestone when you have cystic fibrosis.

UC Davis Health researchers win 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

June 15, 2020

Recipients of the UC Davis 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards include four UC Davis Health researchers. 

Service road by west gate of Parking Structure 3 closed on Wednesday, June 17

June 15, 2020

Painting and restriping work will necessitate a one-day closure of the service road at the west gate of PS3 on Wednesday, June 17. All permit and daily parkers must use the east gates for entry and exit.

New UC Davis cystic fibrosis parent peer support group launched

June 15, 2020

A new parent peer support group launched on Saturday via Zoom for parents and families of UC Davis pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) patients.

UC Davis Medical Center surgery patient said he was treated like royalty

June 15, 2020

Alexander Estrada was referred to UC Davis Medical Center for surgery by a specialist through a partnership with Dignity Health and was thrilled with his outcome and his care.

Crossen leads telehealth how-to videos for Pediatric Endocrine Society

June 15, 2020

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

Statement: UC Davis Health is committed to transgender and non-binary communities

June 15, 2020

UC Davis Health has a longstanding, continuing commitment to providing compassionate, high-quality and equitable care for LGBTQ+ patients.

UC Davis Vascular Center named a TCAR Center of Excellence

June 12, 2020

The UC Davis Vascular Center has been named a TCAR Center of Excellence for the high quality of its care team and patient outcomes for transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).

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

June 12, 2020

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

Virtual Town Hall with UC Davis Health leaders TODAY (6/12) at noon

June 12, 2020

Today (Friday, June 12), a virtual Town Hall will feature Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky; UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear; UC Davis Medical Center Interim CEO Brad Simmons and Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Hendry Ton.

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

June 12, 2020

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

Chancellor May announces formation of task force to examine reforms that advance campus safety

June 11, 2020

On June 11, Chancellor Gary S. May announced the formation of a task force to discuss and assess how the university’s Police Department should evolve on both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Renetta Tull, vice chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Kevin Johnson, dean of the School of Law, will serve as co-chairs.

A teacher’s learning experience with stroke

June 11, 2020

Peter Dwyer’s birthday this year may not have happened at all. Last September, the retired high school teacher was raking leaves when his left side suddenly buckled. He had experienced an acute ischemic stroke.

Share appreciation, give thanks to a colleague through a UC systemwide gratitude campaign

June 11, 2020

The COVID-19 public health crisis inspired many of our co-workers, friends and neighbors to go above and beyond. Share those acts of heroism – great or small – through a UC systemwide effort to highlight their efforts. Nominate online.

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

June 11, 2020

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

UC Davis nursing school hosts virtual celebration

June 11, 2020

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis celebrates the accomplishments of this year's graduates with a virtual celebration.

NIH grant funds a new study of infants at higher risk for ADHD and ASD

June 11, 2020

A $3.65 million grant from NIH to fund Meghan Miller’s study of autism and ADHD markers in babies.

Northern California hospital partnership saves local girl’s life

June 11, 2020

From Red Bluff to Redding to Sacramento, Harper Bruckenstein held on for dear life.

Falcons at UC Davis Medical Center

June 10, 2020

The nest is much less active these days as the young peregrine chicks at UC Davis Medical Center are now spreading their wings, practicing flight and rarely spending much time at home anymore.

Join Chancellor May, health system leaders for virtual celebration of Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute, June 16

June 10, 2020

The new eye institute, slated for completion in 2022, expands outstanding patient care, inspired educational programs and innovative research to develop new treatments. RSVP to attend celebration.

Sepideh Gholami wins prestigious Young Investigator Award

June 10, 2020

UC Davis Health surgeon and researcher Sepideh Gholami was named the 2020 recipient of the Society of Surgical Oncologists’ grant for innovative ideas and concepts designed to improve patient cancer care.

Izumiya, Tuscano, and Siefkes receive grants to advance innovative solutions with commercial potential

June 10, 2020

Three UC Davis Health researchers will receive grants to advance research and innovations with commercial potential.

UC Davis Health offers game changing treatment for some liver tumors

June 10, 2020

UC Davis Health is offering an innovative treatment for liver tumors for patients who might not qualify for surgery.

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

June 9, 2020

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

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

June 9, 2020

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

How schools might reopen safely amid coronavirus pandemic

June 9, 2020

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

UC Davis Dental Clinic reopens today using coronavirus best practices

June 9, 2020

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

National survey shows different bacteria on cellphones and shoes

June 9, 2020

The largest study of its kind in the U.S. shows thousands of different types of bacteria living on cellphones and shoes, including groups that have barely been studied by scientists.

Survey of California Filipinos finds health and education resources lacking

June 9, 2020

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

Special performance on Facebook Live supports autism community

June 9, 2020

The Balcony theater group and the MIND Institute are hosting an event streamed on the MIND’s Facebook page in support of the autism community on June 13 at 5 p.m. PT. The event includes an expert panel discussion and a performance of Through Andrew’s Eyes play.

Duchenne clinical trial offers promising results using unique therapy

June 9, 2020

UC Davis Health researchers say there is promising news about a potential stem cell-related treatment for people with the progressive genetic disorder known as Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Pilot grants boost COVID-19 research

June 8, 2020

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

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

June 8, 2020

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

Year of the Nurse blog, Aron Anthony King: ‘I want to bring more people in...and push them to do more’

June 8, 2020

UC Davis Health nurse Aron Anthony King highlights two of his goals: increase diversity in his profession to provide more culturally competent care, and help encourage future nurses and leaders.

Pediatric resident promotes health equity

June 8, 2020

An abstract by UC Davis pediatric resident Jess Huang has been accepted as a poster presentation at this month’s Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH)’s Healthcare Communication Virtual Research Forum.

UCOP Seed Grants Fund COVID-19 Research Projects

June 8, 2020

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

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

June 5, 2020

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

After scary diabetic ketoacidosis, 11-year-old patient and family give thanks

June 5, 2020

When Kristin Javier was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at Mercy San Juan, she was transferred to UC Davis Children’s Hospital where she received the life-saving care she needed.

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

June 5, 2020

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

Student-run clinic continues offering care during the pandemic

June 4, 2020

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

Parking Structure 3 west exit lanes closed Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12

June 4, 2020

To accommodate road and curb work from June 8 to June 12, the PS3 west EXIT gate will be closed and all exiting traffic will be directed to the east exit. However, the PS3 west ENTRY gate from Stockton will remain open.

Sac Republic FC distributes care packages to front-line providers, staff at UC Davis Medical Center

June 4, 2020

Sacramento Republic FC President and COO Ben Gumpert, midfielder Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu and other representatives from the soccer club handed out bags of snacks and treats to UC Davis Health providers and staff on Wednesday morning.

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

June 4, 2020

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

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

June 4, 2020

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

Academic Council of the UC Faculty Senate calls for systemwide moment of silence at 11 a.m. today (6/4)

June 4, 2020

To honor the memory of George Floyd and other black lives lost, the UC Senate Academic Council is asking all members of the UC community observe a moment of silence on June 4 at 11 a.m. – when Floyd’s memorial service will begin in Minneapolis.

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

June 3, 2020

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

‘Coping as a Community’ webinar on racism’s effect on health in the black community: Thursday, June 4 at noon

June 3, 2020

Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Hendry Ton will lead a virtual discussion on the historical challenges of racism, the need to support black communities and the impact of emotional trauma on health outcomes.

Public Affairs and Marketing garners Josie King Hero Award for promoting patient safety resources, culture

June 3, 2020

In recognition of Public Affairs and Marketing’s efforts to keep the UC Davis Health community informed and our patients safe during the pandemic, the Quality and Safety Council recently honored the team with a Josie King Hero Award.

17 researchers win COVID-19 seed grants

June 2, 2020

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

UC Davis Health adapting from lessons of telehealth

June 2, 2020

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

School of Medicine honors dozens of students, residents and faculty with annual awards

June 2, 2020

Annual awards recognize talented students, residents and faculty within School of Medicine.

Recording of memorial program, moment of silence for George Floyd and other black lives lost (FB Live)

June 2, 2020

On June 2, the UC Davis community came together to observe a collective moment of silence in memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark and other men and women whose deaths are sparking protests for reform and change.

Reminder: Daily ASAP Support Groups available for UC Davis Health community members to share, cope

June 2, 2020

The Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) continues to offer daily virtual support groups to UC Davis Health staff, faculty, students, residents, fellows and affiliates. All are welcome; RSVP to receive meeting details.

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

June 2, 2020

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

Q&A with new community pediatrician Mikah Owen

June 1, 2020

A Q&A with Mikah Owen, who joined UC Davis Health last month as an assistant clinical professor in pediatrics, with a focus on community pediatrics.

UC Davis Health leadership’s statement on George Floyd

June 1, 2020

Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky; Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Hendry Ton; School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear; and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Dean Stephen Cavanagh released a statement on George Floyd and the underlying structural racism and inequities in our society.

New grant brings advanced vascular care to small communities

June 1, 2020

The UC Davis Vascular Center has launched a telehealth initiative to improve assessments and care for patients who live in small communities and have lower-extremity ulcers due to peripheral artery disease or diabetes.

UC President Napolitano's statement on George Floyd

June 1, 2020

University of California President Janet Napolitano has issued a statement on the death of George Floyd, condemning the "continued brutality against people of color in communities across the country." She also reiterated and reaffirmed UC's bedrock principles of treating all people with fairness, respect and dignity.

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.

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.

Return to the Workplace Q&A

May 29, 2020

We’ve done a short Q&A about the protocols for returning to work in UC Davis Health facilities – protocols that are based on the latest science and guided by rigorous public health safety.

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.

Just in time for Commencement Week, ‘White Coats & Coffee’ blog launches to share School of Medicine stories

May 29, 2020

“White Coats & Coffee,” our new UC Davis School of Medicine blog, offers insights on the journey of medical students and professionals. It debuted this week with a special message from Dean Allison Brashear.

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.

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

May 29, 2020

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

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.

Overnight, 12-hour pipe repair keeps ACC running, exemplifies dedication of PO&M plumbing crew

May 28, 2020

Plant Operations & Maintenance employees work tirelessly to make sure UC Davis Health is able to serve our patients – even when the emergency work takes place overnight, and one intrepid crew leader stays until 4:30 a.m.

Has COVID-19 worry derailed your sleep journey? Receive six weeks of ‘Rest and Revive’ tips, starting June 1

May 28, 2020

As it has in so many aspects of our lives, the pandemic crisis has affected our ability to rest. Get back on track through “Rest and Revive,” a six-week email program starting June 1, aimed at helping you sleep, relax and recharge.

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.

Returning to the workspace: the UC Davis Health three-stage approach

May 28, 2020

UC Davis Health has launched Restore, Renew, Reimagine, an effort to thoughtfully restore normalized operations in the coming months. As part of this effort, we are providing a framework to bring many employees back onsite in the near-term while continuing with our analysis of potential longer-term remote work in certain areas.

“Top Docs” voting is now open

May 28, 2020

Voting has begun for Sacramento Magazine’s 2020 “Top Doctors” list. All active physicians in the Sacramento region can cast votes through July 24, 2020.

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.

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

May 27, 2020

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

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.

Stroke team commemorates Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, Stroke Awareness Month

May 27, 2020

Just in time for Stroke Awareness Month, the stroke team celebrated UC Davis Medical Center’s certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest possible recognition from The Joint Commission.

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.

Privacy reminder: Watch those group invites, video conference environments

May 27, 2020

Patient privacy is a paramount concern, no matter the context. Take extra precautions to ensure patient information is protected in emails, video conference environments (Zoom and WebEx, for example) and video visits. Please check with the UC Davis Health Compliance office if you have any questions or concerns.

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.

Volunteers needed for N95 respirator fit-testing

May 26, 2020

UC Davis Health recently launched a small but important project to decontaminate N95 respirators as a backup plan in case PPE supplies are again threatened throughout the nation.

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.

Parking Lot 4 by Comprehensive Cancer Center to return to normal operations on Monday, June 1

May 26, 2020

Parking regulations at Parking Lot 4, which mainly serves patients and visitors of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, will return to normal operations on Monday, June 1.

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

May 26, 2020

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

Alumni award nominations now open

May 26, 2020

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association announced that nominations for its 2021 Alumni Awards are open now.

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. 

10th annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum to be held virtually on June 24

May 26, 2020

The 10th annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum, originally scheduled to take place in March, will be held as a virtual conference on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

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.

Remember to be a good neighbor

May 26, 2020

UC Davis Health is committed to maintaining friendly relationships with our neighbors. As such, we are reminding all employees about our "Good Neighbor Principles."

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. 

Local girl rocks the kindness at UC Davis Medical Center campus

May 22, 2020

Inspiring messages let health care workers know just how much they're appreciated.

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

May 22, 2020

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

UC Davis Health thankful for donations of pastries, pizzas, goodies and more to lift the spirits of employees

May 22, 2020

The donations of food and treats from Sacramento area businesses and organizations have been truly inspirational to UC Davis Health’s front-line providers and staff. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of our communities for their support.

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.

Shuttle services to resume normal routes beginning Tuesday, May 26, with extra safety measures

May 22, 2020

Shuttle services return to normal operations on Tuesday, May 26, and Parking, Transportation and Fleet Services is taking extra precautions to keep riders safe – including limiting the number of riders and requiring masks.

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.

Needham elected to board of NATCO, national organization of transplant professionals

May 21, 2020

Heart Transplant NP Coordinator Annette Needham was recently elected to the Board of Directors of NATCO, a national transplant organization that unites members, advances transplant education and promotes transplant research. 

QS ranks: UC Davis takes top spot in diversity and internationalization, seventh overall among U.S. public universities

May 21, 2020

In the inaugural QS World University Rankings: USA, UC Davis was first in the diversity and internationalization category, tied with UCLA and New York University. That category accounts for 25% of the overall ranking.

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.

Reminder: Josie King HERO Award nominations sought for outstanding caregivers who contribute to patient safety

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a diminished number of nominations for the Josie King HERO Award. If you know someone who has gone above and beyond to foster a culture of patient safety, it’s easy to nominate them online.

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.

UC Davis Health’s Sandrock selected for advisory team reviewing, shaping statewide Crisis Care Guidelines

May 20, 2020

Christian Sandrock, professor of medicine and vice chair for Quality and Safety at UC Davis Health, has been invited to serve on the Science Advisory Team that will help evolve the California Crisis Care Guidelines.

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.

Virtual lecture on Wednesday, May 27: How Big Soda Got Us Hooked

May 20, 2020

As part of the “Savor” lecture series, tune in online to a discussion with UC Davis Professor Jennifer Falbe and Assembly Member Richard Bloom about California's fight against “Big Soda.” Advance registration required.

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.

Normal parking procedures, regulations back in effect on Tuesday, May 26, as COVID-19 rules end

May 20, 2020

As UC Davis Health welcomes back employees to the Sacramento campus, Parking, Transportation and Fleet Services has announced a resumption of normal parking operations and enforcement, starting May 26.

UCPath unavailable Friday, May 22 (10 p.m.) to Wednesday, May 27 (Noon) for transitioning other UCs

May 19, 2020

As UC San Diego and UC San Francisco make the transition to UCPath, the system will be unavailable for all UC employees from Friday, May 22 starting at 10 p.m. until Wednesday, May 27 at noon.

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.

EXPLORER total-body scanner wins two awards, needs your vote in People’s Choice category

May 19, 2020

EXPLORER has been honored with 2020 “Stevies” from the American Business Awards, winning Gold in the “Innovation of the Year (Business Products Industries)” category and Silver in “Health and Pharmaceuticals Products.”

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.

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

May 19, 2020

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

Environmental Services team keeps hospital clean and safe at all times

May 18, 2020

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

UC President Napolitano announces systemwide pay freeze for policy-covered employees

May 18, 2020

In a May 18 letter, UC President Janet Napolitano announced a systemwide freeze on salaries for policy-covered staff employees, one of several measures to address the significant financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Health panel examines disparities in COVID-19 pandemic

May 15, 2020

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

UC Davis leaders and scientists answer pressing COVID-19 questions

May 15, 2020

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

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.

Full of gratitude: Local businesses, organizations keeping UC Davis Health employees fed, delighted and inspired

May 15, 2020

Cookies, flowers and delicious meals came to the health system this week – more gestures of thanks and appreciation from generous community businesses and organizations to our front-line health care providers and staff.

New ‘Healthy UC Davis’ website launches with enhanced search for finding employee wellness programs

May 15, 2020

Health and wellness resources are more important than ever for UC Davis Health staff, faculty, students and affiliates. The redesigned “Healthy UC Davis” website at healthy.ucdavis.edu makes it easy to discover wellness classes, events and activities.

Virtual Town Hall meeting with UC Davis Health leaders TODAY at noon

May 15, 2020

To keep employees updated on the latest developments, Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky, School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs Susan Murin will speak during a virtual Town Hall on Friday, May 15, from noon to 12:30 p.m.

'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.

New equipment helps UC Davis Health save two million gallons of water annually

May 14, 2020

By replacing University Tower’s nearly 40-year-old medical vacuum and medical air pump systems, a recently completed project will decrease water costs and significantly reduce the health system’s water use.

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.

UCPath Center employees share message of support to front-line health care professionals

May 14, 2020

Our colleagues at the UCPath Center have assembled this message of support and encouragement to UC Davis Health and other UC Health campuses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Scholarship support ‘by philanthropy’ lifts School of Medicine students to aspire and inspire

May 13, 2020

The UC Davis Foundation’s "by philanthropy" initiative highlights how donor generosity fuels the dreams and hopes of medical students. Learn about how four scholarship recipients are staying focused amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Put your mettle to the pedal: Bike Month rolls on with chances to win prizes

May 13, 2020

Thursday, May 14 would have been a Bike to Work Day full of festivities at UC Davis Health – if not for the COVID-19 crisis. Fortunately, there are still fun ways to celebrate this week/month, including a number of ways to win fabulous prizes.

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).

Parking update: Lot 18 changes and Parking Structure 2 gate testing begin this week

May 12, 2020

Beginning Wednesday, May 13, the Y Street entrances to Lot 18 (north of the ACC) will be closed and inaccessible and alternative entry points will be available. Also, testing of the gate system at the nearby Parking Structure 2 begins on Thursday, May 14.

UC Davis Health nurses discuss self-care during virtual gathering

May 12, 2020

More than 50 nurses from throughout UC Davis Health gathered virtually on Mon. May 11 to share experiences on the front lines and best practices for self-care.

Integration of interpreting services into video visit program shows commitment to health equity, diversity and inclusion

May 12, 2020

In response to increased video visits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, IT and ambulatory clinic leadership and staff worked quickly to incorporate Medical Interpreting Services and ensure all patients could communicate with providers.

UC Davis Health thanks sworn officers, security personnel during Police Week (May 10-16) and all year-round

May 12, 2020

Take time this week to express your gratitude for the commitment, compassion and service of UC Davis Police Department officers and security personnel on the Sacramento campus and across our communities.

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. 

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

May 11, 2020

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

National Hospital Week (May 10-16): A moment for reflection and appreciation, in a year like no other

May 11, 2020

In addition to UC Davis Health’s exceptional care providers, the behind-the-scenes employees who enable UC Davis Medical Center to deliver world-class care also deserve our thanks – during National Hospital Week and all year-round.

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. 

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

May 8, 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

Virtual Town Hall with UC Davis Health leaders TODAY at noon

May 8, 2020

To help commemorate Nurses Week, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Dean Stephen Cavanagh will join Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky and medical center interim CEO Brad Simmons for this week's virtual Town Hall at noon on May 8.

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. 

Gratitude blooms across the health system as UC Davis Health continues to cultivate community well-being

May 7, 2020

Among the many generous community donations this week, more than 130 beautiful blue hydrangeas were delivered to UC Davis Medical Center on Thursday, to be given to nurses during Nurses Week.

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.

Parking news: PS1 system installed, PS2 work update, Lot 18 construction

May 7, 2020

Parking, Transportation and Fleet Services provides updates on a number of parking-related projects at PS1, PS2 and Lot 18 across from the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center (ACC).

Causeway Connection launches with modified schedule

May 7, 2020

For the time being, the new all-electric bus service between the Davis campus and Sacramento campus is only running during peak hours, with direct hourly trips from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. See details at causewayconnection.com.

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.

Catastrophic Leave Program enhanced

May 7, 2020

The Catastrophic Leave Sharing program has been changed so that employees at both the Davis and Sacramento campuses can donate vacation hours to a general pool, accessible by eligible employees in either location.

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.

Year of the Nurse blog, Al Nutt: ‘I can tell what you're feeling without even you having to say anything’

May 6, 2020

During nursing school, UC Davis Health nurse Al Nutt grew alarmed by how diseases disproportionately affected the African American community. Now he’s striving to change the narrative – and improve outcomes – for all patients.

Update on SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing for select UC Davis Health employees

May 6, 2020

As part of a study on antibody presence in people exposed to COVID-19, UC Davis Health is offering a blood test that can identify antibodies for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A limited number of employee volunteer subjects will be invited to participate in the testing. 

May ASP newsletter available now

May 6, 2020

The UC Davis Antimicrobial Stewardship Program May newsletter is available now.

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. 

Our health is in your hands: Hand Hygiene Day 2020

May 5, 2020

May 5 is Hand Hygiene Day, an opportunity to remember the practice of sound hand hygiene in all health care facilities, clinics and office buildings. Hand hygiene is the single most important way to stop the spread of infection in health care settings.

UC Davis simulation center provides COVID-19 trainings for health care providers

May 5, 2020

Since late March, the UC Davis Center for Simulation and Education Enhancement team, simulation fellows, faculty and nurses have held twice daily training sessions helping frontline and ICU providers caring for patients with COVID-19. Trainings have been conducted in situ (in the hospital) and at the simulation center

Year of the Nurse blog, Melissa Tayarani: 'She came over, put her arm around me'

May 5, 2020

A veteran nurse with over 40 years of experience, Melissa Tayarani recounts a powerful and formative moment in her career, when she felt how the care and compassion of a nursing colleague extended to her co-workers, at an hour of unimaginable difficulty.

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.

Join Team UC Davis Health for Parkinson’s Virtual Moving Day Walk

May 5, 2020

Join Team UC Davis Health for this year’s Parkinson’s Virtual Moving Day Sacramento Walk on May 9. The event, sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation, raises money for advancing research toward a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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.

Davis campus custodial staff help UC Davis Health

May 4, 2020

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

UC Davis Health physician runs to give back and connect

May 4, 2020

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

Recording of the May 1 virtual Town Hall with UC Davis Health leaders [video]

May 4, 2020

A recording of the May 1 virtual town hall is available now, featuring Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky, UC Davis Medical Center interim CEO Brad Simmons and School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear.

A calling and a career, of care and compassion: For Nurses Week and beyond, nurses share their unforgettable stories

May 4, 2020

During Nurses Week (May 6-12) and throughout the “Year of the Nurse” in 2020, hear powerful stories from UC Davis Health nurses about why they became a nurse, and the deep meaning behind their life-saving, life-changing calling.

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.

UC Davis Health provides guidance for new inpatient telehealth program

May 1, 2020

In an effort to connect hospitalized patients with clinicians and family members, a multidisciplinary team with representation from the Center for Health and Technology, IT and Patient Care Services worked together to rapidly implement an inpatient telehealth plan.

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?

Big smiles, even bigger gratitude: UC Davis Health providers, staff appreciate generous donations

May 1, 2020

The generosity of businesses in and around Sacramento has been truly remarkable. Thank you to the entire community for keeping UC Davis Health frontline providers and staff energized and inspired during this challenging time.