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September 2021

UC Davis Health sponsors biggest breast cancer fundraiser in NorCal

September 22, 2021

The American Cancer Society’s 25th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is on Oct. 17 at the west steps of the California State Capitol. Staff will be on hand at the UC Davis Health “Return to Screening” booth to talk about the importance of breast cancer screenings and why delaying care during the COVID pandemic could put your health at risk.

NIH grant funds new study to evaluate heart failure in California Central Valley patients

September 21, 2021

Martin Cadeiras, Javier E. López and Nipavan Chiamvimonvat are co-principal investigators for a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to take a precision medicine approach to evaluate patients with a poorly understood form of heart failure.

UC President Michael Drake on campus to help induct Eye Center chairholder

September 20, 2021

UC President Michael Drake was at the UC Davis Health campus to help induct the new presidential chair in vitreoretinal science. The inaugural appointment of world-renowned physician Paul A. Sieving was held Sept. 17 with recognition of Neil and MJ Kelly and their generous donation that established the Kelly Presidential Chair in Vitreoretinal Science.

Hospitalized Caldor firefighter gets moral and monetary support

September 17, 2021

Hospitalized Caldor firefighter gets a visit from fellow firefighters before being presented with a check for $1,500 by the Firefighters Burn Institute executive director.

New research funding aims to improve the health of women

September 9, 2021

UC Davis School of Medicine will receive funds set aside but no longer needed to settle a class-action lawsuit against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The award will fund projects focused on women of color and in underserved communities.

COVID-19 pandemic inspires students to pursue medicine and help underserved communities (video)

September 8, 2021

For the second year in a row, students have entered the UC Davis School of Medicine during a global pandemic. For many, the decision to be doctors was influenced by inequities they observed first-hand during the pandemic.

School of Medicine receives state funding to address Native American health needs

September 3, 2021

The recently adopted California state budget includes $3.4 million for the UC Davis School of Medicine to grow its Rural PRIME program and create a new pathway to train students to address health needs of Native Americans.

Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona selected as HACU Leadership Academy fellow

September 2, 2021

Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been selected as a fellow for the third cohort of the Presidential Leadership Academy by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

August 2021

Pandemic takes center stage at annual health equity conference

August 30, 2021

The annual student-run Coalition for Health Equity 2021 conference will focus on the role of the pandemic on marginalized communities, including vaccine hesitancy.

New study shows breast density is a cancer risk factor, even in older women

August 27, 2021

A new study proves that breast density can lead to breast cancer in women 75 and older. Strong evidence indicates life expectancy should be included in risk prediction models to help identify women who may benefit most from continued mammography.

Student’s journey to medical school includes farmworker, construction jobs

August 25, 2021

Alex Villegas didn’t think he had what it takes to get into medical school, but an unexpected conversation with his boss prompted him to think otherwise. Villegas is now a first-year medical student at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

Researchers Identify a Potentially Safer Approach to Opioid Drug Development

August 25, 2021

A study from Jennifer Whistler and her team at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience contradicts existing thinking about how opioid drugs cause tolerance and respiratory depression, and suggests a new approach to developing safer analgesics.

The White Ribbon Project comes to cancer center to shine light on deadliest of cancers

August 25, 2021

Retired NFL linebacker Chris Draft, who lost his wife to lung cancer, presented white ribbon plaques to UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in recognition of the advancements being made to save lives from the deadliest of cancers.

Crush Challenge returns to in-person cancer fundraiser Oct. 9

August 24, 2021

The annual Crush Challenge, raising money for research into innovative, cancer treatments, is back for a 7th year and includes a cycling excursion through the Napa Valley along with food and wine events on Oct. 9.

Electronic health systems deployed during COVID-19 help halt Hep B

August 23, 2021

A new UC Davis study shows how using telehealth and technology during the pandemic, together with bilingual/bicultural outreach, increased hepatitis B screenings of underserved populations and will likely save lives.

How to protect yourself from smoky air due to the Caldor, Dixie wildfires

August 19, 2021

Poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke can affect lung health, particularly for those with asthma and other respiratory conditions. UC Davis Health experts have some tips for protecting yourself when it’s smoky outside.

Sports medicine doctor reflects on her role at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

August 18, 2021

UC Davis Health family medicine physician Marcia Faustin was thrust into the global stage at the Olympic Games in Tokyo when she provided care to Simon Biles after the elite gymnast withdrew from competitions citing mental health issues.

UC Davis School of Medicine partners with Pfizer to study COVID-19 booster vaccine

August 13, 2021

UC Davis Health has chosen 60 people to participate in a clinical trial to determine if a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot is necessary, safe and effective. The participants are among 225 who signed up more than a year ago for the clinical trial that led to the FDA Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer vaccine.

Get outdoors but stay skin safe with free UC Davis Health sunscreen stations

August 12, 2021

Free sunscreen stations, provided by UC Davis Health, make it easy to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors while protecting skin and preventing cancer.

Treating our own: Turning to colleagues for cancer care

August 11, 2021

UC Davis faculty with cancer don’t have to go far to get care. A leading national expert on COVID-19 who was diagnosed with colon cancer at the height of the pandemic is back on the job quickly after robotic surgery is performed by his peer.

Study suggests holistic admissions policies increase medical school diversity

August 6, 2021

New study by School of Medicine faculty members confirms the importance of pre-med Postbaccalaureate programs to better prepare medical school applicants. The programs are also known to increase diversity of applicants from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Learn & Lounge series empowers adolescents and young adults during cancer treatment and beyond

August 6, 2021

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center teamed up with UCLA Health to launch Learn & Lounge during the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual monthly meetup for adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors.

School of Medicine Class of 2025 begins academic journey (video)

August 3, 2021

The UC Davis School of Medicine officially welcomed 132 first-year students wearing their white coats and blue face masks to an in-person, pandemic-era induction ceremony that was void of guests but full of tributes to family members.

July 2021

Clinic transforms cancer treatment by combining diagnosis and therapy – or theranostics

July 29, 2021

A theranostics clinic is coming to UC Davis Health that will leverage the next generation in nuclear medicine to attack cancer in ways that traditional options cannot do alone. It combines diagnostics and therapeutics to deliver targeted radiotherapy.

UC Davis Medical Center ranks as # 1 hospital in Sacramento, among the best in the U.S.

July 27, 2021

U.S. News & World Report named UC Davis Medical Center as one of the nation's Best Hospitals, the #1 hospital in Sacramento and among the top 10 in California.

Stem cell transplants now available for some on outpatient basis

July 20, 2021

Multiple myeloma patient Dara Kara, from Benicia, receives first outpatient stem cell transplant at UC Davis Health. Also referred to as a bone marrow transplant, performing the procedure on an outpatient basis is expected to shorten recovery times and save health care costs.

Travel tips to stay healthy this summer during the pandemic

July 16, 2021

Travel plans this summer should include staying updated on changing COVID-19 conditions and being ready to change or cancel your trip. Vaccinated travelers have less to worry about but still need to be prepared.

Turning tarantula venom into pain relief (video)

July 13, 2021

Researchers at UC Davis Health are “toxineering” venom from the Peruvian green velvet tarantula into a non-opioid medication that could help people with chronic pain. Approximately 20 percent of the adults in the U.S., or about 50 million, are affected by chronic pain.

2020 Deans’ Excellence Awards recognize School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty, staff and teams

July 9, 2021

This year’s Deans’ Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional contributions of School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing faculty, staff and teams across UC Davis Health that are transforming education, patient care and community health.

June 2021

Internal medicine resident praised for contributions to diversity

June 25, 2021

Jorge Salazar, an internal medicine resident, is the first recipient of a newly created award to recognize significant contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion in Graduate Medical Education.

Chancellor’s Innovation Awards highlight new therapeutics, pandemic response (video)

June 24, 2021

Two School of Medicine faculty received UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. David E. Olson received an Innovator of the Year Award and Richard W. Michelmore received an Innovative Community Partner Award.

New grants awarded for projects to improve mental health for Californians

June 21, 2021

UC Davis' Behavioral Health Center of Excellence has awarded three seed grants to help support new research efforts aimed at improving mental health in California.

UC Davis Health scientist awarded Pew Scholarship to beat bacteria behind tuberculosis

June 18, 2021

Bennett Penn, assistant professor of infectious diseases and of medical microbiology and immunology, has been named a 2021 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. He will receive funding over the next four years to investigate how bacteria causing tuberculosis build resistance to antibiotics.

Thoracic surgery chief David Tom Cooke named to Cancer Health’s 25: Black Lives Matter list

June 18, 2021

The second annual edition of Cancer Health magazine’s Change Makers recognizes 25 individuals working to break down barriers to the best cancer care for all Americans. The list includes David Tom Cooke, chief of general thoracic surgery at UC Davis Health.

$3.98 million federal grant to advance cancer researcher bench strength

June 17, 2021

The National Cancer Institute is providing another $3.98 million federal grant to increase the number of cancer researchers at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Local cancer award given to Janai Carr-Ascher to advance soft tissue sarcoma research

June 16, 2021

2021 Christine and Helen Landgraf Memorial Research Award will help further recipient Janai Carr-Ascher’s work studying sarcomas and testing new therapies.

Pandemic inspires trio to provide for the underserved in Knights Landing (video)

June 8, 2021

Three friends connected to UC Davis wanted to help underserved families in Knights Landing during the pandemic, so they've set up a table each Sunday filled with groceries, baby supplies, pet food and other items - all free for the community.

Ralph Green honored for major contributions to field of nutrition

June 7, 2021

Professor Ralph Green has been inducted into the American Society for Nutrition's Class of 2021 fellows. He is an expert in diagnosing and treating diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies. Green’s research has focused on the role of micronutrients, including iron, B12 and folate.

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

June 4, 2021

More than 100 students, residents, faculty and a staff member were honored for their exceptional contributions as part of the UC Davis School of Medicine’s annual awards. Some of the awards were announced at the recent commencement ceremony.

Hospital visits for extreme blood sugar highs and lows increase chance of dementia

June 2, 2021

Older people with type 1 diabetes who have been to the hospital at some point for both low and high blood sugar levels may be six times more likely to develop dementia later, according to a new study from UC Davis Health.

May 2021

Treatment provides brighter future for patient living with mental illness (video)

May 27, 2021

The UC Davis Early Psychosis Programs’ holistic approach to treating mental illness is featured in a moving new documentary short about Chris Ferrari, who received life-changing help from the clinic. The release is from One Mind, a leading brain health nonprofit.

104 graduating doctors celebrated virtually in 50th annual commencement (video)

May 24, 2021

The UC Davis School of Medicine celebrated its 50th annual commencement ceremony on Saturday. School leaders conferred 104 Doctor of Medicine degrees during a virtual ceremony that honored the students’ diversity, commitment, and resilience.

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visits community vaccine clinics in Sacramento (video)

May 21, 2021

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra came to Sacramento to learn first-hand how UC Davis Health and its community partners are helping people from underserved communities get the COVID-19 vaccine in neighborhood clinics.

Improving mental health focus of Xavier Becerra visit to UC Davis Health

May 20, 2021

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra made a visit UC Davis Medical Center on Wednesday to tour the Early Psychosis Programs and meet with campus leadership and faculty. The programs are nationally recognized as a leading provider of early psychosis care.

UC Davis drops race-based reference ranges from a standard kidney test

May 18, 2021

Race-based reference ranges will no longer be part of a test routinely used to check a patient’s kidney health. UC Davis Health is one of the first in the nation to make the change to the estimated glomerular filtration rate or eGFR.

Presentation for Race and Health course spurs change for common test

May 18, 2021

Megan Byrne, who graduated from the School of Medicine in 2020, is one of two students who helped inspire the elimination of race-based reference ranges from a test routinely used to check how well a patient’s kidneys are functioning.

Juneteenth discussion of health inequities helps lead to change for common test

May 18, 2021

Bisrat Woldemichael, a fourth-year medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine, is one of two students who helped inspire the elimination of race-based reference ranges from a test routinely used to check how well a patient’s kidneys are functioning.

School of Medicine launches new interdisciplinary center focused on diagnostic innovations

May 10, 2021

The UC Davis School of Medicine has launched a new initiative, the Center for Diagnostic Innovation, to bring together industry partners, clinicians, researchers and educators to develop innovative new testing methods to improve patient health.

April 2021

UC Davis students launch COVID-19 vaccine clinic and administer 7,600 doses (video)

April 30, 2021

When essential workers lacked access to the COVID-19 shot, the student-run Shifa Community Clinic decided to set up a vaccination site. The effort by UC Davis undergraduates and medical students has delivered more than 7,000 vaccine doses at a downtown Sacramento mosque.

Male bladder cancer vulnerability could lead to a new treatment approach

April 28, 2021

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that targeting androgen receptors - a type of protein specific to men - may destroy cancer cells. Focusing on this male protein variant common in malignant bladder tumor cells may serve as a new avenue for treating bladder cancer in men.

David Tom Cooke to lead national thoracic surgeon association

April 28, 2021

General thoracic surgery chief David Tom Cooke becomes the first African American to be elected president-elect of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association.

Encouraging COVID-19 vaccines in communities of color (video)

April 27, 2021

UC Davis Health staff and The California Endowment team up to create multilingual public service announcements to encourage underrepresented communities to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

New rapid COVID-19 test the result of university-industry partnership (video)

April 26, 2021

A partnership between UC Davis and Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Company, has led to a 20-minute COVID-19 test. The method pairs a mass spectrometer with a powerful machine-learning platform to detect SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swabs. A recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports shows the test to be 98.3% accurate for positive COVID-19 tests and 96% for negative tests. 

Volunteers from UC Davis Health provide COVID-19 vaccinations at Sleep Train Arena

April 26, 2021

Dozens of volunteers from UC Davis Health helped vaccinate vulnerable populations against COVID-19 over the weekend at a drive-thru clinic organized by the Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento.

Celebrating translational science researchers at UC Davis

April 23, 2021

During its 16th annual CTSC Scholar Symposium, UC Davis celebrated the graduation of its newest cohort of scholars who conduct innovative applied health research.

Is raising the sales age of tobacco reducing youth smoking?

April 22, 2021

A new study, conducted by three UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, studies young adult smoking trends three years after the start of California’s law raising the sales age of tobacco to 21.

UC Davis Health surgery chair to lead prestigious organization

April 22, 2021

Diana Farmer tapped to lead the oldest surgical association in the U.S.

Robotic surgery saves lives and restores hope for esophageal cancer patients

April 21, 2021

April is esophageal cancer awareness month and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is using robotic surgery technology to change the odds of surviving this rare cancer.

A behind-the-scenes department steps into the COVID-19 spotlight

April 19, 2021

In March 2020, UC Davis was in a race to create something that didn’t exist yet: a home-grown COVID-19 test. How the campus pulled together to help Pathology and Laboratory Medicine launch the first of over 100,000 COVID-19 tests this past year.

New remote patient-care technology assists patients using neuromodulation therapy

April 9, 2021

The Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program at UC Davis Health has a new tool to treat patients receiving neuromodulation therapy for movement disorders. Abbott’s  NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic is a first-of-its-kind remote patient care system. UC Davis Health is the first hospital in Northern California and among the first 10 in the United States to offer it to patients.

Participants sought for COVID-19 vaccine trial for booster and variant protection

April 9, 2021

UC Davis Health seeks volunteers for a clinical trial to determine the efficacy of a COVID-19 booster shot and protection against the South African virus variant.

$15 million grant to renew center studying effects of maternal infections on offspring

April 7, 2021

Discovering how infections during pregnancy can lead to psychiatric illness and developmental disorders in offspring years later is the subject of a $15.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to the Conte Center at the University of California, Davis.

Digital kiosk displaying notable alums installed in Education Building

April 7, 2021

Framed portraits of distinguished alums in the Education Building have been replaced by a digital kiosk. Users can click their way through screens to view pictures and read bios of notable graduates.

UC Davis Health opens two more vaccination sites in underserved areas

April 2, 2021

UC Davis Health now has three locations where residents of underserved neighborhoods can get their COVID-19 vaccine, thanks to partnerships with churches and a community organization that serve vulnerable populations.

March 2021

UC Davis School of Medicine ranks No. 4 nationally in diversity

March 31, 2021

The UC Davis School of Medicine is ranked No. 4 in diversity nationwide, thanks to a number of innovative programs over the past decade that draw underrepresented minority groups.

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

March 30, 2021

The UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing continue to distinguish themselves as national leaders in training the next generation of health care providers and research innovator.

Match Day celebrates more than 100 medical students

March 19, 2021

After months of waiting, graduating medical students finally learned which training programs they will attend for the next three to seven years on their path to becoming specialists.

Doctors volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness (video)

March 19, 2021

A team of UC Davis Health doctors volunteered their time to immunize people experiencing homelessness near downtown Sacramento, the latest effort to protect vulnerable populations from COVID-19.

UC Davis Health named Age-Friendly Health Systems Participant

March 18, 2021

UC Davis Health is leading the way in making sure that every day, every older adult receives age-friendly health care.

Oak Park church is latest venue for UC Davis Health COVID-19 community vaccinations (video)

March 17, 2021

UC Davis Health has started a weekly community vaccination clinic in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. It’s the latest in a series of partnerships that have resulted in more than 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to the underserved, essential workers and others.

March 12 event features mRNA therapy pioneer Katalin Karikó

March 10, 2021

Join a fascinating March 12 event featuring mRNA pioneer Katalin Karikó, senior vice president at BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals, as part of the UC Davis Lung Center Seminar Series co-hosted by the School of Medicine and Office of Research.

February 2021

UC Davis Health joins Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic and Northwestern in grant to implement and evaluate IBD Digital Therapeutics Toolkit within EHR

February 19, 2021

UC Davis Health has joined with several of the nation’s top health systems to help launch a NIH-sponsored initiative for an new digital therapeutics toolkit targeting inflammatory bowel disease.

UC Davis surgery resident awarded grant to create palliative care curriculum

February 17, 2021

Surgical resident Jennifer Geiger has received a $30,000 research grant to devise a new curriculum that teaches residents how to better communicate with patients facing end-of-life decisions.

New hope for patients with papillary kidney cancer as clear winner emerges in drug trial

February 16, 2021

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Primo “Lucky” Lara, Jr. helped author a clinical trial testing the best treatment for metastatic papillary kidney cancer. The promising results are published in The Lancet.

Tobacco program enrollment up sixfold as patients coached to quit for cancer and COVID

February 11, 2021

There is a sixfold increase in patients getting tobacco treatment thanks, in part, to training medical staff to proactively reach out to patients who could benefit, especially during the pandemic when smoking can lead to COVID-19 complications.

Equalizing breast cancer detection is key to improving outcomes for Black women

February 4, 2021

Addressing health disparities is key to raising awareness on World Cancer Day and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is asking women of color to help by participating in an important breast cancer study.

Tackling the complex problem of pain

February 3, 2021

Scholars from throughout UC Davis will showcase their diverse work that informs and advances our understanding and treatment of pain.

Three medical students advance in global competition to address health inequities

February 2, 2021

Three UC Davis School of Medicine students – Annica Stull-Lane, Erica Lin and Christina Lowry – are finalists in an international competition aimed at finding solutions to health inequities in low-resource settings.

January 2021

Leading oncology organizations issue joint warning

January 28, 2021

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is joining the American Cancer Society and the nation’s leading oncology organizations to urge people to schedule cancer screenings as soon as possible in order to prevent unnecessary deaths.

New report shows critical link between tobacco use and cancer deaths

January 27, 2021

The first report in the state to track tobacco-related cancers looks at the nexus between tobacco use and cancer risk by examining regional data based on ethnicity, gender and age.

Winter 2021 Synthesis shows cancer advancements continue despite COVID-19

January 26, 2021

Winter 2021 Synthesis magazine is now available online. The issue spotlights cancer care in the era of COVID-19 as well as lessons learned during the pandemic that will help UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center combat health inequities through outreach to rural communities.

COVID-19 vaccine is not the only shot in the arm that saves lives

January 25, 2021

Thanks to a new National Cancer Institute grant, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is expanding its study into why certain populations are more hesitant than others to get the HPV vaccine. The new study, called UC HPV, starts this week and runs through June 30, 2021.

Student-run health care clinics rely on donation drive after annual fundraiser canceled

January 22, 2021

The 41st annual Silent Auction and Wine Tasting Benefit, which raises funds for the School of Medicine’s student-run clinics, has been canceled due to the pandemic. Organizers have begun an online donation drive to collect much-needed funding.

UC Davis Health professor named City of Davis Citizen of the Year

January 19, 2021

Associate Professor Jann Murray-García receives top award from City of Davis for her sustained volunteer work to promote platforms for positive discussion of race and social justice in our community.

New radiology chair an internationally recognized pioneer in high risk breast screenings

January 15, 2021

Dr. Elizabeth Morris was appointed chair of the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Radiology, assuming the post January 18, 2021.

Research on COVID-19 vaccine includes data from UC Davis School of Medicine

January 13, 2021

The New England Journal of Medicine published a peer-reviewed paper on the newly available Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. It includes clinical trial data collected from UC Davis Health, the only academic medical center on the West Coast to take part in the study.

MIND Institute and psychiatry researcher receives ‘early career’ honor

January 11, 2021

UC Davis’ Angela John Thurman has received the Early Career Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The honor recognizes her considerable research contributions in the development of language, cognition and behavior.

Outreach to vulnerable populations key to studying the impact of COVID-19 on cancer prevention

January 8, 2021

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is collaborating with 17 other cancer centers to study the impact COVID-19 is having on cancer prevention, control and survival, thanks to a grant from the National Cancer Institute. The UC Davis work will focus on diverse communities.

UC Davis students develop mentorship program for Oak Park neighborhood youth

January 5, 2021

When the pandemic prompted the closure of student-run clinics, volunteers with Imani Clinic made the most of the unfortunate situation: They created a mentorship program to provide tutoring for K-12 students in and around Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood.

December 2020

UC Davis Health launches new COVID-19 vaccine trial

December 30, 2020

Participants are needed for a new clinical trial at UC Davis Health to test another experimental COVID-19 vaccine that could help address the global pandemic.

Student-run clinic provides care in rural Yolo County

December 28, 2020

Knights Landing One Health addresses the health needs of a farmworker community.

Collaborative approach to fighting cancer in canines and humankind gets a boost

December 23, 2020

UC Davis has received the first federal grant in the country to fund a comparative oncology training program, which was launched on August 1, 2020. The comparative oncology training partnership is a collaboration between the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“Fauci Effect” prompts nearly 40% increase in UC Davis medical school applications

December 18, 2020

A record number of medical students are applying to UC Davis, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, which has inspired a new generation of future doctors who admire well known physicians such as Anthony Fauci.

UC Davis Health is prepared to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

December 10, 2020

With an allotment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive as early as Monday, UC Davis Health is preparing its storage space and its employees for one of the most significant inoculation efforts in recent history.

Neurologist Michael Rogawski named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

December 8, 2020

Michael Rogawski has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction given to academic inventors, for his inventions in drug discovery and development.

Kidney and brain injuries linked to diabetic ketoacidosis

December 4, 2020

UC Davis Health experts have identified factors that make children with diabetic ketoacidosis more likely to experience acute kidney injury. The results may eventually lead to new options and better treatments for the dangerous condition. 

November 2020

Obesity affects stem cell transplants for cancer, blood disorder treatments

November 25, 2020

Led by a UC Davis Health team, researchers have found that obesity can block the benefits of a stem cell transplant when it is used for treating blood cancers and other related disorders.

Student-run clinic provides drive-through flu shots in Del Paso Heights

November 24, 2020

A group of students from UC Davis and Sacramento State set up a drive-through flu shot clinic on Sunday to connect with a Hmong population that has been reluctant to seek health care from western medicine.

School of Medicine team contributes to special issue of Birth Defects Research

November 18, 2020

A UC Davis research team, consisting of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates led by Chengji Zhou, professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has made major contributions to the latest issue of Birth Defects Research. This issue was published online this month.

UC Davis rolls out COVID-19 exposure app to campuses (video)

November 18, 2020

UC Davis Health expands the fight against the coronavirus by encouraging students, staff and faculty to use the California COVID Notify exposure notification system.

Free, student-run community health clinic grapples with pandemic constraints

November 18, 2020

The Paul Hom Asian Clinic has been delivering personalized, compassionate and free health care for nearly 50 years in Sacramento.

Medical student focused on global health receives new, national scholarship

November 16, 2020

National Medical Fellowships has selected second-year School of Medicine student Zena Simmons for its inaugural Dr. Prentiss Taylor Scholarship.

Jennifer Doudna on CRISPR, coronavirus and curiosity-driven research

November 3, 2020

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna gave a fascinating talk on CRISPR and its potential to improve diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

October 2020

The CTSC paves the way for promising medical researchers through KL2 awards

October 27, 2020

CTSC encourages medical researchers to apply now to KL2 Mentored Career Development grants.

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