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Emergency or non-emergency? Remember or store these numbers to call

February 24, 2020

The UC Davis Police Department reminds our community that 916-734-2555 should be used in non-emergency situations, while 9-1-1 should be dialed when there is a threat to life or safety or a crime is in progress.

Opening Ceremony and Fair: Principles of Community strengthen us, across the health system and beyond

February 24, 2020

UC Davis Health leaders, employees, faculty, students and affiliates celebrated the Principles of Community on Monday by reaffirming our commitments to supporting each other and our neighboring communities.

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.

IHOP's National Pancake Day on Feb. 25 supports Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis 

February 24, 2020

IHOP® guests are invited to enjoy a short stack of pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 25 and help raise funds for member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

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.

Special treat for employees on Feb. 25, in appreciation of pharmacy and code green teams

February 21, 2020

Stop by the hospital cafeteria on Feb. 25 for a free bubbly drink or fruit, and express your thanks for the work of the pharmacy and code green teams during the compounding pharmacy code green event.

Apply for STAIR and DIAL grants, supporting translational science and innovative research; due March 3

February 21, 2020

Learn more about the Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) and Data, Informatics and Application Launch grant programs during a webinar (2/24) and information session (2/28). Applications due March 3.

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.

FACEBOOK LIVE (2/19): Rebecca McCormac & Lynette Mendoza, cardiac arrest, CPR and AED

February 20, 2020

Project ADAM Sacramento coordinator Rebecca McCormac and UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center practice manager Lynette Mendoza participated in a Facebook Live on Feb. 19 to discuss signs of cardiac arrest and life-saving techniques.

Satisfaction Survey on UC Davis services now open through March 11; complete the survey for a gift

February 20, 2020

UC Davis and UC Davis Health employees received an email on Feb. 19 with a link to the Academic and Staff Satisfaction Survey, your opportunity to provide feedback on a range of university services. Survey runs until March 11.

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. 

FACEBOOK LIVE (2/18): Luis Carvajal-Carmona discusses cancer prevention with Spanish-speaking community

February 20, 2020

In a Feb. 18 Facebook Live conversation on the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Facebook page, Associate Professor Luis Carvajal-Carmona spoke to the Spanish-speaking community about cancer prevention.

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. 

Doggone to a new home: Beloved ‘Dogs Playing’ sculpture moves to parklet by North Addition

February 19, 2020

Due to construction staging, Lisa Reinertson’s much-loved sculpture of dancing dogs was moved earlier this month to the “parklet” next to the police station on the northern edge of the Sacramento campus.

Principles of Community Week: RSVP for opening ceremony (Feb. 24), pop-up events Feb. 24-28

February 18, 2020

New in 2020, “pop-up” events will be held throughout UC Davis Health on Feb. 24-28 to celebrate the UC Davis Principles of Community, the embodiment of our shared commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community.

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.

Make an appointment today for next blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at UC Davis Medical Center

February 18, 2020

Your donation can help save a life. Take a few minutes to give the gift of life at the next American Red Cross blood drive at UC Davis Medical Center on Feb. 25. Make your appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org.

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.

Second Annual Smoking Cessation Day (2/21): Learn about efforts to reduce use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes

February 14, 2020

Intended for providers and staff who treat smokers, this California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) event provides updates on a range of smoking cessation research and innovations.

Be bold, go bald: Sign up for St. Baldrick's head-shaving (3/6), raise funds for childhood cancer research

February 14, 2020

Join the fight against childhood cancer. Sign up to have your head shaved on March 6 and help raise funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance, supporting research at UC Davis Health.

Call for volunteers: Seeking women’s voices at UC Davis Health for International Women’s Day video

February 14, 2020

The UC Davis Health social media team is seeking staff, faculty and students who identify as women to lend their voices and stories to an International Women’s Day video campaign. Check out where and when you can participate.

Support V-Day for V’s Day: Buy tickets to ‘The Vagina Monologues’ (2/29), benefiting women’s charity

February 14, 2020

Presented by the School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, this production of “The Vagina Monologues” benefits a local nonprofit that helps women involved in sexual exploitation, sex trafficking or sex work.

Upcoming Training and Development opportunities in March

February 14, 2020

Advance your career by attending a class or workshop. See the list of courses offered in March by UC Davis Health's Human Resources department.

FACEBOOK LIVE (2/14): Philina Lamb, eyelash lengthening, Latisse, lash extensions

February 14, 2020

Watch a Facebook Live chat with UC Davis Health dermatologist Philina Lamb, who discusses the variety of ways people can thicken or lengthen their eyelashes, through drugs (like Latisse), synthetic lash extensions or “lash lifts.”

Parking Structure 3 modernization upgrades continue; East entry to be closed Feb. 18

February 13, 2020

The East entry/exit gates for Parking Structure 3 (PS3) will close for construction beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18. The West gates (near Stockton Blvd.) will be open during this time, accessible via the access road off Stockton Boulevard. Thank you for your patience.

Nominate outstanding employees for Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award, Soaring to New Heights Award

February 13, 2020

Submit nominations by Feb. 23 for awards that recognize employees for their contributions to public safety through community engagement, and for extraordinary efforts to advance diversity and the Principles of Community.

UC Davis Police Accountability Board public meeting set for Feb. 19

February 13, 2020

Winter-quarter public meetings will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 on the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Here in Sacramento, the meeting is slated for noon to 1 p.m. in Room 3103 of the Education Building.

Save the date: See the latest cutting-edge student research on Poster Day, March 4

February 13, 2020

The Medical Student Research Forum (aka “Poster Day”) showcases work by researchers from the Medical Student Research Fellowship, the Fourth Year Scholarly Project and the NIH-sponsored TL1 program.

UC Davis Health surgeons honored for helping save CHP officer’s life

February 12, 2020

Swift intervention and ongoing care key to restoring CHP motorcycle officer’s health after hit-and-run accident in 2016.

DiversABILITY group brings together people with visible and invisible disabilities to share resources, experiences

February 12, 2020

The DiversABILITY Employee Resource Group welcomes UC Davis Health staff, faculty and students with disabilities – and those who do not – to join a group of open-minded and compassionate colleagues in sharing stories and offering support.

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. 

Reminder: UCPath online portal unavailable Feb. 15-16

February 11, 2020

The second of systemwide planned outages in February will take place on Feb. 15-16, to accommodate the transition of UC Hastings College of Law to UCPath. Please plan your UCPath activities accordingly; thank you for your cooperation.

Tune in, veg out: Sign up for the online 21-Day Plant-Based Challenge and enjoy healthy and tasty benefits

February 11, 2020

Discover a path to a healthier mind, body and planet. All UC Davis Health affiliates are invited to join the online 21-Day Plant-Based Challenge, and get access to recipes, support and inspiration on your three-week plant-based journey.

Share your thoughts on UC Davis services; survey invitation coming via email Feb. 19

February 10, 2020

On Feb. 19, all UC Davis and UC Davis Health employees will receive an invitation to take the Academic and Staff Satisfaction Survey – your opportunity to provide feedback on a wide range of university services, from Payroll Services to Distribution Services to the Police Department.

In appreciation of staff: Enter to win tickets, VIP experience at 2020 Sac Republic FC home matches

February 10, 2020

For each home match during the 2020 Sacramento Republic FC season, UC Davis Health employees are invited to enter a drawing to win up to four tickets, which include access to a hospitality tent with a menu inspired by Executive Chef Santana Diaz.

Registration now open for Young Adult Bereavement Support Group beginning March 11

February 10, 2020

Appropriate for any young adult (age 17 to 24) coping with a death of someone close, this group meets on Wednesdays for eight weeks, starting March 11. Registration closes March 1, or earlier if filled.

Staff-appreciation ticket giveaway for Sac Republic FC soccer matches; employee discounts on gear

February 10, 2020

In appreciation of staff, UC Davis Health employees are invited to enter a drawing to win up to four Sac Republic FC tickets for a home match during the 2020 season.

UC Davis Health Leadership: Coronavirus update

February 7, 2020

On Feb. 7, Chief Medical Officer J. Douglas Kirk; Chief Nursing Officer Toby Marsh; and Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Stuart Cohen updated employees on the coronavirus situation and reminded the community to be mindful of mask use.

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.

Your chance to chat with the Chancellor: Apply for Feb. 26 breakfast event with Gary S. May

February 7, 2020

The next Breakfast with the Chancellor, a Staff Assembly program, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Apply today for this opportunity to meet with Chancellor Gary S. May in an informal setting.

Three things to know about 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.

VIDEO: Information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

February 6, 2020

Background, FAQs and resource links about the 2019 novel coronavirus.

UC Davis Health wins national recognition as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2020

February 6, 2020

UC Davis Health has achieved the Best Workplaces for Commuters National Standard of Excellence by providing a variety of benefits for employees, including subsidized transit fares, carpool/vanpool, bike facilities and more.

Get pumped for Healthy Heart Fair on Saturday (2/8), part of Heart Failure Awareness Week

February 6, 2020

By 2030, about 8 million adult patients will live with heart failure in the U.S. But many of those cases are highly preventable. Learn how to manage your risk factors at an interactive and educational resource fair on our Sacramento campus.

UC Davis Health Leadership: Coronavirus Preparedness Update

February 5, 2020

Chief Medical Officer J. Douglas Kirk; Chief Nursing Officer Toby Marsh; and Medical Director, Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Stuart Cohen provide an update for employees on systemwide preparations for potential coronavirus cases and share contact information for employee questions.

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.

FACEBOOK LIVE (2/5): Travis Tollefson, otolaryngology, cleft lip and palate, Treacher Collins syndrome

February 5, 2020

During a Feb. 5 Facebook Live, Travis Tollefson, professor and director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology, talked about cleft and craniofacial surgery, a field that gained notice from the novel/movie “Wonder.”

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.

IT Security: Stay vigilant for coronavirus-related phishing scams

February 4, 2020

With the novel coronavirus prominently in the news, scammers are attempting to capitalize on concerns and entice victims to click links or open attachments. Be on the lookout for these phishing campaigns.

FACEBOOK LIVE (2/4): Cassandra Lee, getting and staying on track with your exercise routine

February 4, 2020

Did your resolve dissolve, when it came to your New Year’s fitness goals? Watch the Facebook Live conversation we recorded with Cassandra Lee, chief of orthopaedic sports medicine, for tips on sticking with your exercise plan.

Register and submit poster abstracts for Aging in a Digital World Conference, April 1-2 (POSTPONED)

February 3, 2020

Thought leaders in aging, technology and health care policy research will gather at Betty Irene Moore Hall for the Aging in a Digital World Conference. Originally slated for April 1-2, the conference is in the process of being rescheduled.

Patients now able to sign up for health and wellness classes through MyUCDavisHealth

February 3, 2020

A recently added feature enables patients – including UC Davis Health employees – to sign up for many health and wellness classes through the MyUCDavisHealth online portal.

Causeway Connection update

February 3, 2020

The Causeway Connection, the new intercampus shuttle service, will launch in April. There has been significant progress made on the schedule, fares and other issues over the last month.

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

Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer: Update on Novel Coronavirus Preparedness

January 31, 2020

Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer Toby Marsh provided an update on the novel coronavirus situation, and reminded our community of the "real and present danger" of seasonal influenza, including important hygiene reminders that can block the potential spread of viruses.

Cybersecurity reminder: Beware of purchase requests from scammers purporting to be UC Davis leaders

January 31, 2020

In light of recent scam attempts, it’s important to remember that no UC Davis Health leader will ask you via a text or informal email to purchase something on their behalf. Ignore the request and report the message immediately to abuse@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis Children's Hospital approved for $4.1 million in research funding for study comparing standard and virtual pediatric trauma care

January 31, 2020

A research team at UC Davis Health has been approved for a $4,199,464 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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. 

2019 Novel Coronavirus: Information and Resources for Employees

January 30, 2020

Check this page for new information and resources as they become available regarding the novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. UC Davis Health teams are closely monitoring the latest developments.

Beginning in February, increased UC Davis Police, Sacramento PD presence to conduct focused enforcement of traffic laws

January 30, 2020

To better ensure the safety of UC Davis Health affiliates and neighbors, UC Davis Police and Sacramento Police officers will begin focused enforcement of traffic laws relating to speed limits, stop signs, cellphone use and more.

Elsevier update: Poll to gauge impact; publisher negotiations; Journal of Medical Internet Research agreement

January 30, 2020

This update from the UC Davis Library includes the latest on UC’s negotiations with Elsevier and other publishers, a short poll about Elsevier, and ways researchers can request financial support to publish their work open access.

FACEBOOK LIVE 1/29: Daphne Olivia Darmawan and Dean Blumberg, myths and facts about cold, flu and coronaviruses

January 30, 2020

Daphne Olivia Darmawan and Dean Blumberg in the Department of Pediatrics help sift the facts from the myths and misconceptions about the flu, colds and the 2019 novel coronavirus.

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. 

POP Award recipients provide comfort and support to patient’s family, Rehab unit team members

January 28, 2020

During a Jan. 28 ceremony on the East 5 Rehab unit, case manager Jodie Sakaris and social worker Holly Bleasdale received Point of Pride Awards for providing extraordinary support to a bereaved family and distressed team members.

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.

Register for UC Davis Children’s Hospital Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference (5/21)

January 28, 2020

Specialty physicians, nurses, paramedics and respiratory specialists are invited to learn on May 21 about the assessment, stabilization and transport of critically ill neonatal and pediatric patients.

Something to contemplate: Free meditation workshops on Sacramento campus; next session Feb. 3

January 28, 2020

Open to all staff, faculty, students, retirees and patients, monthly meditation sessions at the Glassrock Building provide an opportunity to recharge the body and calm the mind. Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

New primary care clinic to open on the Davis campus later this year

January 28, 2020

Construction of a new primary care clinic on the Davis campus will begin this month. Slated to open in November 2020, it will be an extension of the existing Davis clinic on West Covell Blvd., with many of the same UC Davis Health physicians practicing at both locations.

Coronavirus Preparedness: An Update from the Chief Medical Officer

January 27, 2020

Chief Medical Officer J. Douglas Kirk provides an update on clinical preparedness in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus, as teams throughout the health system work to protect our community and region.

Watch video: Deans Brashear, Cavanagh share insights on KVIE’s “Studio Sacramento”

January 27, 2020

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Dean Stephen Cavanagh and School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear conversed recently with host Scott Syphax about the evolving relationships among physicians, nurses and patients.

Spirit Halloween donates $71,943 to UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s Child Life Fellowship Program

January 27, 2020

Spirit Halloween continues support of UC Davis Children's Hospital through Spirit of Children Program

Windows 10 Enterprise Migration nears completion

January 27, 2020

The nine-month project to perform Windows 10 upgrades on more than 15,000 desktops and laptops across UC Davis Health will be completed on Thursday, Jan. 30.

VIDEO: Wuhan coronavirus--What U.S. residents need to know

January 24, 2020

Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, explains why experts are so concerned about the new coronavirus, and why masks aren’t always recommended.

UCPath outages slated for Feb. 1-2, Feb. 15-16

January 24, 2020

With UC Hastings College of Law transitioning to UCPath, the UCPath system will be unavailable to all UC employees from Saturday, Feb. 1 (midnight) to Sunday, Feb. 2 (8 a.m.), and Saturday, Feb. 15 (midnight) to Sunday, Feb. 16 (8 a.m.).

UPDATE: Chief Medical Officer's message on "2019 novel coronavirus" (2019-nCoV)

January 24, 2020

Chief Medical Officer J. Douglas Kirk provided updates regarding the UC Davis Health response to the novel coronavirus, and offered reminders on health practices that can help prevent the spread of all viruses.

WarnMe alert system test set for Jan. 29: Have you verified or updated your information?

January 24, 2020

Now is a good time to double-check your contact information, as UC Davis Health faculty, staff and students will receive email/text notifications at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 29, as part of a test of the WarnMe system.

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.

Sacramento teens express their grief, trauma and resilience through spoken word performance (1/29)

January 23, 2020

In a special presentation at Betty Irene Moore Hall on Jan. 29, young people from Luther Burbank High School in the Meadowview neighborhood will share their stories at “Speaking to Live: Local Youth Spoken Word Performance.”

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.

Don’t skip the footnotes: Ten important safety tips for pedestrians

January 23, 2020

In the winter, darker and shorter days demand extra vigilance for (and by) pedestrians around our campus. Take a minute to review these all-weather walking safety reminders from the UC Davis Police Department.

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.

One of the best in the West: UC Davis ranks third among public colleges across the region

January 22, 2020

UC Davis ranks third in a list of the top public schools in the West, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. Six UC schools are in the regional top 10.

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.

As the role of the hospitalist evolves, Hospital Medicine recognized as its own Division

January 22, 2020

Hospital Medicine – which had been a Section under the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine – was recently granted approval to become its own Division in the Department of Internal Medicine.

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.

UPDATE: Parking Structure 1 (PS1) South Gate reopened; periodic closures of North Gate begin Jan. 20

January 17, 2020

To complete parking upgrades to Parking Structure 1 (PS1), the North Gate will be subject to periodic closures for about four weeks, beginning Jan. 20. The South Gate of PS1, with direct access to/from Stockton Blvd., has reopened.

Did your child receive stellar care at UC Davis Health? We want to spotlight your story!

January 17, 2020

Our Public Affairs & Marketing team is seeking UC Davis Health employees whose children have received outstanding care with a primary care provider, specialist, or at the Children’s Hospital.

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.

Upcoming Training and Development opportunities in February

January 17, 2020

Advance your career by attending a class or workshop. See the list of courses offered in February by UC Davis Health's Human Resources department.

UC Davis Police shares four essential tips for driving – and arriving – safely

January 16, 2020

With wet and windy winter weather, it’s more important than ever to drive with caution. Here are some reminders from the UC Davis Police Department on how to stay safe and keep everyone around you safe, too.

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.

Starting Jan. 17, UC Davis Health IT customers will receive a survey to rate their experiences

January 16, 2020

To better evaluate and improve quality of service, UC Davis Health affiliates who submit incidents/requests through the online IT Self Service Portal or call the Help Desk will receive a survey about their experience.

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.

Don’t miss it: All invited to Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 22

January 15, 2020

All UC Davis faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the annual Health and Wellness Fair at the Education Building on Jan. 22. Play games, win prizes and learn about a wide variety of health resources.

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

Most UC Davis Health employees to receive two W-2s, one from AYSO, one from UCPath

January 14, 2020

Due to the transition to UCPath late last year, the majority of UC Davis Health employees will receive two W-2s for 2019 – one in AYSO (At Your Service Online) and one in UCPath.

Learn how to accelerate your career with a UC Davis Sacramento Part-Time MBA

January 14, 2020

At MBA Showcase Day on Jan. 25, get all the details on the Part-Time MBA program offered at UC Davis Health’s Sacramento campus, as well as the Health Professions MBA Scholarships of up to $36,000.

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

UC Davis Health partners with Adventist Health Employee Health Plan

January 14, 2020

UC Davis Health launched a strategic partnership with Adventist Health Employee Health Plan, which means California-based Adventist Health employees will have access to our inpatient and outpatient services in the Greater Sacramento area.

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.

If Mr. Rogers worked here, he’d be a good neighbor – and you can be, too!

January 13, 2020

Resolve to follow these pointers in 2020 and help ensure it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood for everyone in and around the UC Davis Health campus and at all our facilities.

Submit abstracts to 10th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum

January 13, 2020

The 10th annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Health Education Building, Room 1222, 4610 X Street, Sacramento.

The faster way to stress-free commutes: Buy Intercampus/Elk Grove Shuttle tickets on your smartphone

January 13, 2020

Thanks to SacRT's free ZipPass mobile app, UC Davis/UC Davis Health affiliates no longer need to go to Parking and Transportation Services to purchase single-ride and monthly passes for the Intercampus Shuttle or Elk Grove Shuttle.

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.

Volunteers needed for Children's Hospital booth at Super Sunday Run

January 13, 2020

Volunteers are needed to staff a Children’s Hospital booth at the Super Sunday Run on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Sacramento State University. 

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.

An important cyber safety reminder from UC Davis Health IT Security

January 10, 2020

Please remember and follow these tips from IT Security to help keep UC Davis Health data safe and secure.

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.

Apply for Breakfast with the Chancellor program (1/30), your chance to chat with Chancellor May

January 10, 2020

Brought to you by UC Davis Staff Assembly, Health Chapter, this program offers non-faculty staff an opportunity to meet with Chancellor Gary S. May in an informal, small-group setting.

State Treasurer Fiona Ma visits Children’s Surgery Center, presents resolution honoring UC Davis Medical Center

January 9, 2020

California Treasurer Fiona Ma toured the only level 1 children’s surgery center on the West Coast and thanked voters for approving the bond funds that helped build this state-of-the-art UC Davis Health facility.

VIDEO: Full recording of the UC Davis Health Leadership Town Hall meeting (1/8)

January 9, 2020

Couldn’t make it to the Town Hall on Jan. 8? We’ve got you covered with the full video, in which Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky and other UC Davis Health leaders answer a variety of questions from your colleagues.

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.

FACEBOOK LIVE 1/8: Filmmaker Janet Grillo, identity and representation among individuals with autism

January 9, 2020

Watch a Facebook Live conversation we recorded on Jan. 8 with Janet Grillo, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who discussed identity issues in the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) community during her Distinguished Lecturer Series talk at the MIND Institute.

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.

Capacity crowd packs Town Hall meeting featuring Vice Chancellor Lubarsky, other health system leaders

January 8, 2020

The Town Hall meeting this morning, the first convened under the leadership of Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky, provided employees a chance to ask questions about a wide range of issues across UC Davis Health.

UCPath team: Double-check your electronic W-2 preference to verify it converted correctly

January 7, 2020

It’s a new calendar year, so now’s a good time to double-check your UCPath information, including your preference to receive an electronic W-2. Log in to ensure your choice was converted (deadline for requesting an electronic W-2 is Jan. 18).

Two bereavement support groups starting in January

January 7, 2020

A six-week Bereavement Support Group, for any adult experiencing grief associated with the loss of a loved one, will begin on Jan. 17. Another support group – for parents who have lost a pediatric age child – will begin on Jan. 28.

Last chance for tickets: Wine-tasting event (1/11) benefits student-run clinics in underserved communities

January 7, 2020

Enjoy wine, food and fun times at the Wine Tasting Benefit & Auction on Saturday, Jan. 11. All proceeds support clinics run by School of Medicine students, who help provide care to underserved populations in the Sacramento area.

UC Davis Health implements contract management system

January 7, 2020

UC Davis Health is in the process of implementing a new contract management system to support the health system’s contracting needs.  The new system rollout is expected in spring 2020.

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.

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.

No wipes in the pipes: Flushing items other than tissue causes flooding, damage

January 3, 2020

Flooding and leaks have been reported in patient care and administrative areas due to wipes and other items in the pipes. Please do not flush these items; only Kleenex and toilet tissue can be flushed.

You’re invited: Join Vice Chancellor Lubarsky, health system leadership for a town hall meeting

January 2, 2020

Join Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and CEO for UC Davis Health David Lubarsky and other health system leaders for a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Ten tips for striding safely into the new year at UC Davis Health

January 2, 2020

Stay safe at work and around our Sacramento campus in 2020 with these pointers from the friendly folks at the UC Davis Police Department.

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.

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.

Six steps to a healthier, happier you in 2020

December 26, 2019

Peter Yellowlees, UC Davis Health chief wellness officer and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, offers a few simple reminders on how you can take better care of yourself in the new year.

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

December 23, 2019

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.

Cancer Center again receives national Commission on Cancer accreditation

December 23, 2019

In addition to attaining three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center received five commendations for meeting and exceeding standards.

‘I put myself in the patient’s perspective’: Patient Billing employee receives POP Award

December 20, 2019

For impressing a patient with her knowledge, understanding and patience during a difficult phone call, patient biller Nicole Hallett was recognized today with a Point of Pride (POP) Award.

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.

Integrating genomic data with clinical data provides new research opportunities, improved patient outcomes

December 20, 2019

The Cancer Center Data Informatics Integration Initiative (CDI3) combines genomic data from vendors with UC Davis Health’s cancer registry and EHR clinical data to create comprehensive views of patients’ cancer experiences.

Summary report details Office of the Future research findings

December 20, 2019

The Office of the Future initiative has issued a consolidated summary report detailing the results of its Workplace Performance Index, Time Utilization Study and North Addition Post Occupancy Survey.

Sign up today: Dec. 27 blood drive at medical center open to all employees, family members, friends

December 20, 2019

Keep that holiday spirit of giving going strong! Donate life-saving blood at the next UC Davis Health/American Red Cross Blood Drive on Dec. 27. Sign up at redcrossblood.org and search “UC Davis” in the upper-right box.

UC Davis Health to expand outpatient services to the Arden Area, PM&R Therapies in ACC to relocate

December 19, 2019

UC Davis Health recently signed a long-term lease in the Arden area to prepare for the relocation of the existing PM&R Therapies clinic located on the first floor of the Ambulatory Care Center. The facility at 1535 River Park Drive will be formally known as the “UC Davis Health Specialty Clinics Point West” and is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2020.

FACEBOOK LIVE 12/19: Danielle Tartar, dry and itchy skin, winter skin problems

December 19, 2019

Learn how to avoid – or at least lessen – wintry skin problems by watching this Facebook Live conversation we recorded on Thursday (12/19) with Danielle Tartar, assistant professor of dermatology.

Now accepting applications for the UC Davis Health Administrative Assistant Academy

December 19, 2019

Applications are being accepted through Jan. 19, 2020 for the Administrative Assistant Academy, intended for employees interested in transitioning into an administrative assistant role or improving their current skill set.

Drug take-back initiative yields impressive results

December 19, 2019

The Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative launched in April 2019 has led to the collection of over 1000 pounds of pharmaceutical waste at select UC Davis Health pharmacy locations.

Save the date: UC Davis Health Leadership Town Hall on Jan. 8

December 18, 2019

Connect with UC Davis Health leadership on Jan. 8 at a Town Hall meeting, open to all employees. Hear from Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky and other leaders and learn what’s happening across our health system.

‘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.

Assistant professor of Internal Medicine receives $5.7 million in grants to study links between fibrosis, cancer

December 17, 2019

Ching-Hsien Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, and her team conduct research on molecular connections between fibrosis and certain types of cancer, including lung and kidney.

Patient agrees to live-tweeting of robotic hysterectomy to educate others

December 17, 2019

On Tuesday (Dec. 17), the UC Davis Health social media team live-tweeted a robotic hysterectomy by Bahareh Nejad and her team to educate patients who may have this type of surgery.

In memoriam: Phillip J. Raimondi, M.D.

December 16, 2019

Friends and colleagues remember and the celebrate the life of Dr. Phillip J. Raimondi, former UC Davis Health Primary Care Network Medical Director.

FACEBOOK LIVE 12/16: Sandy Borowsky, mammograms and breast cancer screening

December 16, 2019

Watch a Facebook Live chat we recorded on Dec. 16 with Sandy Borowsky and Kathleen Stock, one of the thousands of women who have joined a study to learn more about their own risk of breast cancer.

New awards program recognizes achievements in patient experience, innovation

December 16, 2019

At the Clinician Health and Wellbeing Summit last month, a recognition program was inaugurated, with four physicians winning Excellence Awards and eight emerging leaders garnering Innovation Awards.

Upcoming Training and Development opportunities in January

December 16, 2019

Advance your career by attending a class or workshop. See the list of courses offered in January by UC Davis Health's Human Resources department.

Nordstrom partners with CMN Hospitals this holiday season

December 16, 2019

When you purchase a $10 giving-tree card at a Sacramento area Nordstrom store, your donation will help provide life-saving care, education and research at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

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. 

FACEBOOK LIVE 12/13: Jon Walker and Sarah Vogt, Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program

December 13, 2019

Discover why collecting cord blood is so important (and learn what expecting moms should know about donating their baby’s cord blood) in this Facebook Live conversation we recorded on Dec. 13.

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.

Air Force brigadier general tours UC Davis Medical Center

December 13, 2019

Brig. Gen. Robert J. Marks visited UC Davis Medical Center on Wednesday and learned about UC Davis Health’s combined training programs with David Grant USAF Medical Center.

Incorrect benefits confirmation statements for UC Blue & Gold HMO enrollees

December 13, 2019

If you enrolled in the UC Blue & Gold HMO, the pre-tax deduction listed on your UCPath benefits confirmation statement is incorrect. Your actual deduction will reflect the special pricing previously announced.

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.

Upgrades to UC Davis Health online patient portal make appointments more convenient, efficient

December 13, 2019

Since the launch of the Epic Refuel program in February, more than 20 enhancements have been made to the patient portal MyUCDavisHealth, encompassing activation and sign up, billing and ease of use.

Reminder: UCPath outage slated for Dec. 18 (5 p.m.) to Dec. 22 (8 a.m.)

December 13, 2019

As part of the UCPath conversion process for UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz, UCPath will be unavailable from Wednesday, Dec. 18 starting at 5 p.m. to Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8 a.m. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Voting begins for Ace Hardware's Coolest Christmas Contest

December 13, 2019

A vote for Emigh is a vote for UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Over 600 ‘Gifts From the Heart’ embody the spirit of the UC Davis Health community

December 12, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of UC Davis Health employees, the holidays will be a little brighter for 250 children, seniors and adults with disabilities served by the Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services.

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.

Medical volunteers support successful California International Marathon

December 12, 2019

More than 100 UC Davis faculty, staff and students volunteered to be part of the medical team at the 37th annual California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday.

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.

Water you waiting for? Your survey responses could determine locations of new water stations

December 10, 2019

Do you need better access to appealing drinking water on our campus? Take a survey to offer suggestions on where new water stations should be installed, as part of the Healthy Beverage Initiative.

Causeway Connection bus service approved, set to begin trips in early April

December 10, 2019

The two operators, Yolobus and Sacramento Regional Transit, approved the service that features new electric buses, running multiple non-stop and express trips during peak commute hours between the Davis campus and UC Davis Health.

It was all Fun & Games Saturday at the MIND Institute’s 'thank-you party'

December 10, 2019

Hundreds brave the weather to enjoy fun and games at the MIND Institute “thank-you party.”

VIDEO: Save lives by donating during blood drive at UC Davis Medical Center, Dec. 27

December 10, 2019

Help ensure that our patients have ample blood supplies. Reserve your appointment for the blood drive on Friday, Dec. 27 by visiting redcrossblood.org and type “UC Davis” in the top-right corner.

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. 

Will you make the cut? Let us know if you’re assembling a Rock the Bald team

December 9, 2019

Is your department, division or unit gearing up to “brave the shave?” Contact us if you’re getting ready to go bald to raise vital funds on March 6, 2020 for pediatric cancer research.

Intercampus shuttle update: New service, schedule continue to take shape

December 9, 2019

Visit the Causeway Connection page for the latest updates on the new intercampus shuttle service, including schedules and long-term planning information.

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.

Outpatient Apheresis moving to Glassrock

December 6, 2019

A new location for Outpatient Apheresis in the Glassrock Building will offer better access, more space and greater convenience for patients and families.

Process-improvement team reduces safety incidents in the Children’s Surgery Center

December 6, 2019

A systematic approach to addressing problematic transfers and handoffs has led to greatly enhanced patient safety at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

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.

Leap at this chance: Free SacRT light rail rides Dec. 9-14 for JUMP bike users

December 5, 2019

SacRT and JUMP have teamed up to offer free rides on light rail for riders who use a JUMP bike Dec. 9-14. This is a great opportunity to check out the 39th Street/UC Davis Health station (and try out your car-free commute!).

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

Infor Lawson downtime set for 12/13 to 12/15; URL to change after upgrade

December 4, 2019

To upgrade Infor Lawson from Windows 2008 to Windows 2012 servers, the system will be down from Dec. 13-15. After the system comes back online, there will be a new URL to log into Infor Lawson.

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.

Construction update: Fencing installed between the North/South Wing and PS1

December 4, 2019

In preparation for the closure of the North/South Wing of the hospital, a secured construction staging area is required between the wing and Parking Structure 1. The site fence was installed this week.

Reminder: UCPath unavailable Dec. 5 (at 5 p.m.) to Dec. 9 (8 a.m.); Dec. 18 (at 5 p.m.) to Dec. 22 (8 a.m.)

December 4, 2019

Due to conversion processes at UC Santa Cruz and UC Irvine, two outages are scheduled for the UCPath online portal in December. Please plan accordingly, and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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.

School of Medicine lab recognized for safety

December 3, 2019

Burns-Pugh lab at School of Medicine wins safety award

Deadline approaching: Dec. 16 last day for nominations for two UC Davis Health staff awards

December 3, 2019

Nominations are currently being accepted for awards that recognize employees who exemplify service-orientation, leadership and dedication, and excellence in mentoring. Deadline is Dec. 16.

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.

Last chance: Nominations deadline for Pharmacy Awards extended to Dec. 4

December 2, 2019

Nominations for the Jeff King Pharmacy Leadership Award, David Buckle Annual Service Award and Pharmacy Service Excellence Award are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4.