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October 2020

UC Davis Health praised for training residents to care for medically underserved

October 22, 2020

UC Davis Health has been awarded $625,000 from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development for its commitment to train primary care residents to work in medically underserved areas.

Dean Allison Brashear elected to McKnight Brain Research Foundation board

October 21, 2020

The McKnight Brain Research Foundation has announced the election of Allison Brashear, dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine, to its Board of Trustees.

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

October 16, 2020

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

Students volunteer to provide flu shots at Yolo County drive-through clinic

October 13, 2020

Nearly 20 students from the UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing are volunteering their weekend hours at Yolo County’s free flu shot clinic in West Sacramento to help vaccinate the underserved.

Latinx Heritage Month event (Oct. 9) raises awareness and empowers medical students

October 9, 2020

The UC Davis School of Medicine chapter of Latino Medical Student Association invites the public to its final event of Latinx Heritage Month, a virtual celebration featuring inspiring speakers, music and cultural dance.

Morehouse medical school president to share health equity insights with UC Davis community

October 9, 2020

Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, will participate in a series of events with students and leaders, including a Facebook Live conversation on Oct. 12 with Gary May and Allison Brashear.

New nursing collaboration addresses discrimination, advances diversity and inclusion

October 5, 2020

UC Davis Health is tackling racism by giving nurses new tools to address discrimination, which includes an effort that focuses on relationships as well as anti-racism and cultural humility training at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

New website dedicated to education and awareness about firearm injury prevention

October 5, 2020

Firearm prevention and research experts at UC Davis Health have launched a web site designed for health care providers. The goal is to help them work with patients to prevent firearm-related harm.

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

October 1, 2020

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

September 2020

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

September 29, 2020

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

Fragile X research icon empowers hundreds of women as a dedicated mentor

September 29, 2020

Few physicians have mentored as many women at UC Davis Health and around the world, as Randi Hagerman, professor, pediatrician and fragile X research icon at the MIND Institute. Her global reach has increased the understanding and awareness of neurodevelopmental disorders.

A call for health care professionals to give engineering students their next big project

September 25, 2020

The CTSC and the College of Engineering are calling health care professionals to participate in informational interviews about COVID-19-related challenges.

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

September 25, 2020

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

Medical student takes a ‘break’ – and develops study aid app for histology, hematology and maybe more

September 24, 2020

UC Davis School of Medicine student Brandon Fennell built an app to help his histology studies. Then he reached out to HematologyOutlines co-founder Hooman Rashidi to augment that resource. Their new app was released in mid-August.

Mexican government honors faculty member with prestigious award

September 21, 2020

A UC Davis professor of internal medicine has received a prominent award granted by the Mexican government for improving the lives of Mexican nationals in the U.S.

Medical students honor the legacy of body donors

September 21, 2020

Annual Service of Gratitude ceremony allows students to express appreciation to the family members whose loved ones donated their bodies to the UC Davis School of Medicine anatomy program.

Sacramento philanthropists lend support to healthy aging efforts

September 18, 2020

Two Sacramento families - Angelo K. and Sofia Tsakopoulos and Chrysanthy and George Demos - donate funds to support an effort to preserve independence and choice for people as they age.

Service of gratitude to stream on Facebook live Saturday (video)

September 18, 2020

Medical students will thank family members of those who donated their bodies to science, during annual Service of Gratitude ceremony Saturday.

Student who seeks to be a doctor in her native South Central Los Angeles gets major award

September 17, 2020

A fourth-year medical student finds her calling in committing to bring good health to residents of neighborhoods like the one where she was raised in South Central Los Angeles.

Two teams, one mission: Caring for Medi-Cal and uninsured patients

September 17, 2020

Sacramento County and UC Davis Health providers work side-by-side at the Sacramento County Primary Care Center in treating Medi-Cal and uninsured patients. They also continuously find new and better ways to do so.

Introducing COVID19questions.org

September 17, 2020

UC Davis Health is part of a a new research consortium inviting clinicians, researchers, patients and the general public to submit questions that could be answered by COVID-19 patient record data. 

ACTIVATE will bring telehealth services to vulnerable, at-risk residents of California’s Central Valley

September 10, 2020

A new public-private pilot initiative will bring telehealth services to underserved rural residents to reach populations who are vulnerable to the worst outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic with the technology, skills and connections they need to access and utilize health care services.

Protecting yourself from smoky air

September 9, 2020

As the Sacramento region experiences poor air quality from Northern California wildfires, UC Davis Health pulmonary experts share how to protect your health. 

Death of Chadwick Boseman highlights colon cancer among younger patients, need for regular screening

September 1, 2020

A UC Davis specialist says rates of colorectal cancer for people younger than age 50 are on the rise, and that regular screenings and early treatment are the keys to a good outcome.

Aging Initiative: New integrated approach builds on foundation of older-adult care (video)

September 1, 2020

UC Davis Health launches a new initiative to provide world class care to older adults through clinical services, research and education.

August 2020

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

August 28, 2020

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

Gunshot injuries in California drop, but percentage of firearm deaths goes up

August 26, 2020

Despite a significant drop in gun injuries, California has experienced a substantial increase in the state’s overall death rate among those wounded by firearms.

A pesar de obstáculos y amenazas de deportación, un estudiante de medicina usa su determinación para salir adelante (video)

August 24, 2020

Un estudiante de segundo año de medicina que quiere ser médico de atención primaria es uno de más de 650,000 jóvenes en todo el país que están protegidos de ser deportados mientras el programa federal DACA siga en efecto

Despite obstacles and deportation threat, medical student finds success through resiliency (video)

August 24, 2020

A second-year medical student who aspires to be a primary care physician is one of more than 650,000 young people nationwide who are protected from deportation as long as the federal DACA program remains in effect.

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

August 20, 2020

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

New family medicine residency grad begins his career as a rural doctor

August 18, 2020

Family medicine physician Tommy Saborido is keeping the tradition of the country doctor alive. When he completed his residency training in June, he chose to work as one of the few physicians in the small rural town of Fall River Mills in Shasta County. 

Surgical and engineering researcher wins national dialysis innovation award

August 17, 2020

Aijun Wang, a UC Davis associate professor of surgery and biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $500,000 grant to create the next generation of vascular grafts for dialysis patients with end-stage kidney disease. 

New funding for firearm violence research in California

August 14, 2020

The UC Firearm Violence Research Center has awarded more than $250,000 in unique firearm violence research projects to seven teams of investigators.

UC Davis researchers find a way to help stem cells work for the heart

August 13, 2020

Blocking an enzyme — soluble epoxide hydrolase, or sEH — linked with inflammation makes it possible for stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue.

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

August 12, 2020

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

Brashear named to state stem cell agency’s governing board

August 12, 2020

School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear is the newest board member of the state’s stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Two UC Davis Health experts featured in national medical journal

August 4, 2020

Nancy Lane and Garen Wintemute each have featured commentaries in the Aug. 4 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Lane discusses a promising treatment for osteoarthritis. Wintemute has a call to action for health professionals to address disparities in society that are causing violence and harming health.

Larissa May named interim health officer for Yolo County

August 4, 2020

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

School of Medicine curriculum upgrade to be implemented next school year

August 4, 2020

The most significant upgrade in 15 years to the UC Davis School of Medicine curriculum will take effect next year based on a modernization proposal designed by a team of faculty, resident physicians, medical students, and staff

July 2020

Daniel T. O’Connor grant recipient aspires to establish clinical lactation center focused on precision medicine

July 31, 2020

This year’s Daniel T. O’Connor, M.D., Memorial Research Grant recipient is a student who is passionate about making new research discoveries in breastfeeding medicine and mammary gland biology that will benefit women and children around the world.

Induction ceremony welcomes Class of 2024

July 27, 2020

Medical school officially got underway with the annual induction ceremony during a virtual program where first-year students donned their white coats at home surrounded by friends and family.

UC Davis family medicine residents have a new clinical home: One Community Health

July 27, 2020

UC Davis Health’s decades-long partnership with One Community Health, a midtown health center that offers care to the area's most disadvantaged patients, has expanded to include a comprehensive family medicine clinic. 

Major grant for UC Davis Health center focused on disabilities research

July 24, 2020

An engine for interdisciplinary research: The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center is renewed with a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

UC Davis School of Medicine grad to lead Los Angeles County Medical Association

July 20, 2020

A UC Davis School of Medicine alumna is the first Asian American woman to lead the Los Angeles County Medical Assoication. 

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

July 15, 2020

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

UC Davis medical student wins global writing award

July 9, 2020

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

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.

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.

June 2020

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..

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.

Pilot grants open door to better mental health care

June 24, 2020

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis recented awarded seed funding to three projects designed to improve mental health research in California and strengthen collaborations with community, regional and statewide partners.

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.

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 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.

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.

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).

Student-run clinic continues offering care during the pandemic

June 4, 2020

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

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

June 4, 2020

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

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.

May 2020

Virtual graduation confers 114 Doctor of Medicine degrees

May 29, 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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. 

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.

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.

April 2020

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

April 29, 2020

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

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

April 29, 2020

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

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

April 28, 2020

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

UC Davis helps community health clinic purchase telemedicine equipment during pandemic

April 24, 2020

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

Arteries respond in opposite ways for males and females

April 23, 2020

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

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

April 21, 2020

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

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

April 17, 2020

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

Remdesivir improved majority of patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19

April 16, 2020

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

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

April 14, 2020

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

Computer model predicts how drugs affect heart rhythm

April 10, 2020

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

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

April 8, 2020

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

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

April 8, 2020

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

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

April 6, 2020

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

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

April 6, 2020

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

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

April 3, 2020

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

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

April 3, 2020

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

March 2020

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

March 30, 2020

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

UC Davis launches two clinical studies to treat COVID-19

March 26, 2020

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

How to reduce anxiety during the coronavirus

March 23, 2020

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

UC Davis researchers race to develop coronavirus solutions

March 20, 2020

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

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

March 20, 2020

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

In times of crisis, remember to meditate

March 18, 2020

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

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

March 17, 2020

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

Wearable device assists people with loss of bladder function

March 13, 2020

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

Meet Bob Kiaii

March 11, 2020

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

Wilkes honored for international engagement

March 11, 2020

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

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

March 9, 2020

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

Poster Day featured more than 100 studies by medical school students

March 5, 2020

Record number of participants at Poster Day

Care without judgment: The Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic

March 4, 2020

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

February 2020

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

February 25, 2020

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

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

February 21, 2020

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

Team sets a path to getting more patients into cardiac rehabilitation

February 21, 2020

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

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.

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

February 5, 2020

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

January 2020

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

January 31, 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

December 2019

MS doctor also provides community care

December 13, 2019

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

VIDEO: 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.

VIDEO: The Art of Healing

December 11, 2019

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

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

December 10, 2019

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

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

December 9, 2019

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

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

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

November 2019

Medical school training program is transforming health care in California

November 26, 2019

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

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

November 26, 2019

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

Brighten children’s spirits by donating gifts from the holiday Giving Tree

November 22, 2019

The Giving Tree seeks participants to buy gifts for children in need

UC Davis researchers recognized for being highly cited

November 21, 2019

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

Antibiotic resistance now poses bigger problems than previous estimates

November 18, 2019

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

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

November 15, 2019

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

Farmer becomes a regent of the American College of Surgeons

November 14, 2019

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

Military partnerships help advance health for all

November 8, 2019

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

Rising from the ashes with cancer care intact

November 7, 2019

Butch Bromley lost nearly everything in the Camp Fire, including his cancer medicine. UC Davis Health and Adventist Health teamed up to salvage his cancer care and get him back on track.

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

November 5, 2019

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

UC Davis Health researchers join the search for chlamydia vaccines

November 4, 2019

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