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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. 

October 2019

Mini Medical School in Spanish impresses capacity crowd

October 30, 2019

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

Cardiologist brings life-saving heart care to India

October 30, 2019

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

County clinic is known for great doctors and great care

October 25, 2019

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

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

October 25, 2019

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

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

October 24, 2019

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

Central Valley workplaces can be hostile for minority doctors

October 23, 2019

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

UC Davis Health students receive national scholarships for primary care commitment

October 23, 2019

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

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

October 21, 2019

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

UC Davis Health experts to lead national patient safety website

October 18, 2019

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

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

October 17, 2019

UC Davis Health experts lead culturally sensitive forum

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

October 15, 2019

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

UC Davis Health unaffected by power outage

October 9, 2019

PG&E outage not affecting UC Davis Health

Presenting the 39th Street/UC Davis Health Station

October 7, 2019

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

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

October 7, 2019

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

Student awarded major UniHealth scholarship

October 4, 2019

Medical student’s passion for caring for the underserved results in large scholarship.

Snively lecturer encourages 'upstream' health care

October 1, 2019

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

September 2019

Designing a new class of drugs to treat chronic pain

September 30, 2019

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

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

September 30, 2019

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

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

September 30, 2019

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

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

September 30, 2019

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

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

September 26, 2019

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

Do you vape? Stop!

September 25, 2019

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

Web tool prioritizes health risks for postmenopausal women

September 23, 2019

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

Physicians can play a crucial role in identifying human trafficking victims

September 20, 2019

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

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

September 19, 2019

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

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

September 16, 2019

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

UC Davis invests $4 Million to launch new research centers

September 16, 2019

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

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

September 13, 2019

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

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

September 12, 2019

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

New chief for biostatistics

September 5, 2019

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

Medical imaging rates continue to rise despite push to reduce them

September 3, 2019

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

August 2019

UC Davis School of Medicine student and former faculty member win major AAMC awards

August 28, 2019

UC Davis School of Medicine ranks at the top of medical schools for students receiving prestigious scholarship that reflects commitment to diversity

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

August 26, 2019

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

Romano selected to serve on National Quality Forum panel

August 26, 2019

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

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

August 19, 2019

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

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

August 14, 2019

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

VIDEO: New deans discuss workforce diversity

August 8, 2019

Stephen Cavanagh, dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, and UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear discuss the importance of diversity within health professions students and the workforce.

VIDEO: New deans discuss team-based care

August 6, 2019

UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear and Stephen Cavanagh, dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, discuss the importance of team-based care.

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

August 5, 2019

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

Brashear: Three Things I've Learned So Far

August 2, 2019

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

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

August 1, 2019

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

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

August 1, 2019

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

July 2019

Medical school Dean Allison Brashear welcomes the most diverse class ever

July 30, 2019

Medical School Dean Allison Brashear: Diversity among students and faculty leads to "great care of patients."

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

July 30, 2019

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

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

July 30, 2019

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

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

July 26, 2019

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

UC Davis Health aims to end hepatitis B spread

July 25, 2019

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

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

July 22, 2019

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

'A leader for these times': Get to know Allison Brashear, the School of Medicine's new dean

July 18, 2019

The School of Medicine’s new dean Allison Brashear is known for her problem-solving skills in leadership, academic medicine, research and patient care, as she has been a transformative force throughout her career.

Q&A with stem cell expert Jan Nolta

July 17, 2019

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

Skin condition affects patients inside and out

July 3, 2019

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

June 2019

California attorney general and others seek to end humanitarian crisis

June 27, 2019

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

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

June 24, 2019

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

Dual degrees can mean a doubly satisfying career

June 17, 2019

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

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

June 12, 2019

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

Vaccine aims to protect babies, pregnant women from infection

June 12, 2019

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

School of Medicine "Re-visioning" forum June 17

June 7, 2019

The medical school campus community is asked to provide input on curriculum revision.

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

June 7, 2019

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

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

June 5, 2019

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

May 2019

Robotic surgery for early throat cancer

May 29, 2019

Robotic-assisted surgery for throat cancer? Here's a success story peppered with good information!

More isn't better when it comes to evaluating chest pain

May 23, 2019

New and more effective tests are needed to help predict heart attacks and other major cardiac events in patients with chest pain, the second most common reason for emergency department visits in the U.S.

John Richards in emergency medicine receives School of Medicine's highest teaching prize

May 23, 2019

Highly distinguished educator with over 20 years' experience teaching residents, medical students and undergraduates awarded for expertise and his ability to make complex medical conditions understandable to students.

UC Davis launches center to advance genome-editing tools

May 20, 2019

The new UC Davis Nonhuman Primate Testing Center for Evaluation of Somatic Cell Genome Editing Tools is designed to serve the nation’s research community by supporting studies that will advance therapies for human diseases through gene editing.

School of Medicine graduates 93 students

May 17, 2019

Keynote speaker Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine Jorge Garcia urges students to discover the "joy of medicine" despite challenging circumstances

Researchers bring public health focus to UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center

May 17, 2019

The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is stepping up its public health approach to understanding and treating dementia and Alzheimer's disease with the addition of faculty from the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences and their major grant-funded research projects.

School of Medicine Class of 2019 Graduation Awards

May 16, 2019

Annual awards ceremony honors students, faculty, residents and staff.

Sally Rogers receives 2019 Hibbard Williams Award

May 16, 2019

Sally Rogers, a professor in the UC Davis Health Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the UC Davis MIND Institute, received the 2019 Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award.

Researchers uncover how the body can fight off staph infections

May 14, 2019

Research led in part by UC Davis School of Medicine scientists may help in developing a cell-based therapy to fight  potentially deadly staph infections.

Bold named physician-in-chief of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

May 14, 2019

Richard Bold, M.D., chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, has been named Physician-in-Chief of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UC Davis Health Recognition Awards

May 8, 2019

This year’s UC Davis Health Recognition Awards honored the stellar service of a number of faculty and staff in mentoring, mission excellence and teamwork in the community.

UC Davis Names New Dean for Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

May 6, 2019

Stephen J. Cavanagh is recognized for developing the health care workforce, maximizing the use of advanced practice nurses in clinics around the region to advance access, and educating the next generations of clinicians and scholars.

UC Davis Health is first in US to use advanced CT scanner on patients

May 1, 2019

Clinicians at UC Davis Medical Center have scanned more than 500 patients with a new ultra-high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scanner, the first health system in the U.S. to use the machine with patients.

April 2019

UC Davis Names New Dean for School of Medicine

April 30, 2019

Allison Brashear, professor of neurology, brings expertise in health policy, hospital-clinical integration, academic and research excellence, and a passion for inclusion and patient-centered care.

UC Davis faculty engage community in education about the impact of flavored tobacco use

April 25, 2019

UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty are addressing the surge in use of flavored tobacco products and their associated risks.

WarnMe Test Set for Wednesday, April 24

April 22, 2019

Faculty, staff and students on the Davis and Sacramento campuses, Bodega Marina Laboratory and Tahoe Environmental Research Center should be on the lookout for the WarnMe test, which offers an important opportunity to update contact and notification information. 

Can a virtual reality game make kids less distractible?

April 16, 2019

Pencils dropping, kids sneezing, clicking heels and other distractions can making classroom learning difficult for kids with ADHD or who are otherwise highly distractible. A new UC Davis study tests whether a virtual reality game exposing kids to these and other distractions can alleviate the problem and help them succeed.

Computer-based memory games may benefit people with fragile X syndrome

April 15, 2019

Cognitive interventions may benefit children with fragile X and other intellectual disabilities.

Neurologic disease research at UC Davis contributes to first treatment specifically approved for postpartum depression

April 11, 2019

UC Davis neurology research contributes to first-ever drug approved for postpartum depression.

UC Davis Health and Adventist Health partner to bring cancer care to Chico and patients affected by the Camp Fire

April 8, 2019

Camp Fire victims now have cancer care closer to home with new UC Davis Health-Adventist Health clinic in Chico.

State awards $8.8 million to UC Davis for Alzheimer's disease research

April 4, 2019

Can better fitness or diet help reduce the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease in African Americans? New state grants will help get the answers.

March 2019

Model opioid addiction treatment program expanding to other hospitals in California

March 22, 2019

More than 40 physicians and substance abuse counselors representing over 20 hospitals throughout California attended a two-day intensive training at UC Davis Health to establish their own programs to rapidly increase access to 24/7 treatment for substance use disorders.

Match Day 2019: Soon-to-graduate medical students to attend residency in 10 states

March 15, 2019

Match Day 2019, a suspenseful and festive annual rite of passage, determined where 93, 4th year students from the School of Medicine will go for residency training.

Valley fever on the rise in California

March 13, 2019

California has the distinction of having more Valley fever infections ithan anywhere else. UC Davis infectious disease specialist and director of the UC Davis Center for Valley Fever is a member of the Congressional Task Force that's working to develop new therapies. 

UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing receive high national rankings by U.S. News

March 12, 2019

The medical and nursing schools at UC Davis Health again ranked among the best in the country in today’s release of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 graduate school rankings.

Dementia looks different in brains of Hispanics

March 12, 2019

A major new study from the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Center has uncovered dramatic differences in the brains of Hispanics with a dementia diagnosis compared with those of non-Hispanic whites and of African Americans.

Training program teaches physicians, other providers to identify risk, prevent gun violence

March 5, 2019

The video “Preventing Firearm-Related Injury and Death: A Targeted Intervention” translates cutting-edge information on the causes and consequences of firearm violence into strategies that health professionals can use to prevent firearm-related injury and death. 

Plumas District Hospital named Rural Center of Excellence

March 5, 2019

Rural health care is getting a big boost in the small Northern California community of Quincy thanks to a new partnership between Plumas District Hospital and UC Davis Health.

UC Davis Center for Virtual Care earns reaccreditation from American College of Surgeons

March 1, 2019

The UC Davis Center for Virtual Care, an innovative health care and patient simulation facility, has been reaccredited as a Comprehensive Education Institute by the American College of Surgeons — an honor bestowed on only about 90 simulation centers worldwide.

3D printing becoming a surgical game changer

March 1, 2019

Thanks to high-tech, 3D printers, UC Davis Health physicians are enhancing their capabilities and mapping out surgeries in ways that benefit patients and surgical outcomes.