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October 2020

Epilepsy expert selected as neurology department chair

October 20, 2020

The UC Davis School of Medicine appointed internationally recognized neurologist Amy Brooks-Kayal professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Neurology.

UC Davis School of Medicine and UTHealth get nearly $54 million to study the role of white matter lesions in dementia

October 5, 2020

Brain scientists from UC Davis School of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center have been awarded a six-year, $53.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine the role of incidental white matter lesions, or WMLs, in dementia.

August 2020

UC Davis surgeon uses lasers to treat brain tumors and ease the stress of surgery

August 28, 2020

A UC Davis neurosurgeon is the first in the region to use NeuroBlate technology to treat brain tumors.

UC Davis Medical Center recognized for quality stroke care

August 7, 2020

The UC Davis Comprehensive Stroke Center has received the 2020 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for consistently adhering to measures backed by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.

July 2020

African Americans with early-life cardiovascular disease risks have worse late-life cognitive function

July 30, 2020

Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference shows that African Americans with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks prior to or during mid-life tend to have worse cognition when they age than those with no CVD risks.

U.S. News names UC Davis Medical Center among the nation’s best

July 28, 2020

U.S. News & World Report's rankings are out. UC Davis Medical Center is again the #1 hospital in Sacramento, and in the Top 10 in California -- distinctions it has earned for many years in a row.

Teen’s heart is still going strong thanks to UC Davis Children’s Hospital

July 16, 2020

UC Davis pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons gave Damian Del Rio a chance at a future.

June 2020

Wall of Hope gives families optimism and inspiration

June 23, 2020

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

A teacher’s learning experience with stroke

June 11, 2020

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

May 2020

Know and respond quickly to signs of stroke

May 22, 2020

A UC Davis Health specialist recommends learning more about common stroke symptoms and your own risks for the condition.

Seeking pain-relieving surgery during a pandemic

May 20, 2020

Roseville patient who had debilitating pain from a slipped disk grateful for surgery.

'Pillow Project' makes UC Davis Leukodystrophy Clinic patients comfortable

May 15, 2020

Young leukodystrophy patients who are seen at the UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center and UC Davis Medical Center will be getting specially made positioning pillows to make their visits more comfortable, courtesy of a partnership between the UC Davis Leukodystrophy Subspecialty Clinic and the Olivia Kay Foundation.

Can a drug developed for sickle cell anemia mitigate lung damage in patients with COVID-19?

May 12, 2020

UC Davis scientists provide senicapoc for COVID-19 clinical trial in Denmark.

New insight on maternal infections and neurodevelopmental disorders

May 5, 2020

The immune responses of a female mouse before pregnancy can predict how likely her offspring are to have behavioral deficits if the immune system is activated during pregnancy, according to researchers from the Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis. The findings, published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, could help resolve what role serious infections during pregnancy play in the later development of conditions such as autism and schizophrenia in offspring.

UC Davis Medical Center achieves top stroke certification

May 1, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest recognition possible from The Joint Commission

April 2020

UC Davis Medical Center thanks contributors of protective equipment

April 28, 2020

Many companies and organizations stepped up to support UC Davis Medical Center with personal protective equipment, or PPE, donations for health care teams treating patients with COVID-19. Because of this generosity, together with carefully planned equipment purchasing, the medical center no longer needs PPE donations.

Pediatric neurosurgery team at UC Davis saves local boy's life

April 23, 2020

To relieve pressure on his brain, Rhoen Papini had to have part of his skull removed.

Surgery to ease severe pain of a pinched nerve a 'godsend'

April 8, 2020

Many surgeries are essential, despite coronavirus concerns

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program receives highest national accreditation rating

April 2, 2020

The UC Davis Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program recently earned accreditation as a Level 4 epilepsy center, the highest rating awarded by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

March 2020

Long-term motor recovery possible after severe traumatic brain injury, neuroscience expert says

March 24, 2020

Developments in non-invasive forms of measuring brain function have shown that long-term motor recovery can occur beyond six years after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to Ryan D’Arcy, an internationally-known speaker who recently presented at a special Grand Rounds session at UC Davis Health.

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.

January 2020

Five ways to protect brain health

January 3, 2020

Learn how to make the most of your brain and help reduce some risks as you age.

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. 

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 funding for high-tech approaches for detecting Alzheimer’s in women and communities of color

December 6, 2019

Machine-learning approaches to detect abnormalities in blood vessels associated with dementia and liquid biopsy-guided strategies to define dementia across disease stages are two exciting areas funded prevent Alzheimer’s disease.