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November 2019

Military partnerships help advance health for all

November 8, 2019

A training partnership betweeen 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.

Car seat safety tips for families using rideshare services, taxis

November 7, 2019

What do families need to know when using a rideshare service like Uber and Lift with their children?

Automated quitline referrals help patients give up tobacco

November 7, 2019

Electronic health record systems that house patient medical histories can also easily link them with telephone counseling services ― or quitlines ― that improve their chances of giving up tobacco.

Radiology professor awarded "Trailblazer" grant for hybrid imaging research

November 7, 2019

Guobao Wang received a "Trailblazer R21" grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop a new method combining positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanning.

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.

B. infantis reduces intestinal inflammation in infants

November 4, 2019

B. infantis, a strain of probiotic bacteria, reduces intestinal inflammation in infants, a new study shows.

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. 

VIDEO: KVIE shares Emmy honors with UC Davis Health

November 1, 2019

PBS TV station KVIE presented commemorative Regional Emmy Awards today to UC Davis Health for the documentary “Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge – Battling ALS,” which featured physicians and patients of the UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic.

VIDEO: Trick or treating fun, country fair-style, at UC Davis Children's Hospital

November 1, 2019

Hospitalized children at UC Davis Children’s Hospital didn't miss out on trick or treating today. The children's hospital team brought the trick or treating fun to the kids.

UC Davis Children's Hospital launches virtual holiday toy drive

November 1, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital will launch its first virtual holiday toy drive this year at https://toydrive.ucdavis.edu.

October 2019

Eye Center resident honored for research on telemedicine and diabetic eye disease

October 31, 2019

Early diagnosis and care can decrease the risk of severe vision loss from diabetes. But less than half of the 29.1 million Americans with diabetes receive yearly eye screenings. Telemedicine can improve access to care.

UC Davis Health receives 2019 Excellence in Healthcare award

October 31, 2019

Of the 200 physician organizations in California that participated in the program, only 30 met the performance standards to receive an award for excellence.

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”

Autism diagnosis doesn't stop Abby Lone Bear from dancing

October 30, 2019

From pow wows to the Nutcracker: 9-year-old with autism dances with joy

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.

"Anxiety and Autism" for the first lecture of 2019-20 Minds Behind the MIND series

October 28, 2019

The 2019-20 Minds Behind The MIND series begins Wednesday, Nov. 6 with a lecture by UC Davis MIND Institute psychologists on “Anxiety and Autism.”

UC Davis Children's Hospital unveils new high-tech, child-friendly ambulance

October 28, 2019

The UC Davis Children's Hospital has a new ride -- see the new Children's Hospital ambulance. 

Young investigator awarded $1 million for prostate cancer research

October 28, 2019

UC Davis scientist to tackle prostate cancer with new award.

UC Davis One Health Symposium on "Interfaces: One Health at Borders and Margins"

October 25, 2019

The 6th annual UC Davis One Health Symposium, on November 2, is to showcase projects addressing critical global health challenges, including emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, climate change and environmental pollution.

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.

Medical Center ranked alongside pair of top Sacramento restaurants

October 25, 2019

Earlier this month, UC Davis Health joined a pair of highly regarded Sacramento restaurants, Mulvaney’s and Magpie, on the national “Good Food 100 Restaurants” list for 2019.

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 nursing professor named fellow in American Academy of Nursing

October 25, 2019

Piri Ackerman-Barger, associate clinical professor Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the academy's highest honor.

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.

Back from the depths of postpartum depression

October 23, 2019

For the first four months of her baby’s life, Tiffany Loesch was overwhelmed by feelings of panic, anxiety and hopelessness. Luckily for Loesch, she had a family friend who had heard about Zulresso, the first intravenous (IV) drug for the treatment of postpartum depression to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2019. Loesch asked her physician about the treatment and was referred to UC Davis Medical Center. 

UC Davis Health launches nurse practitioner residency program

October 23, 2019

Applications open for a new UC Davis Health nurse practitioner residency program aimed at improving skills of advanced practice providers and access for underserved patients.

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.

Anthony Seibert to receive Radiological Society's highest honor

October 22, 2019

Tony Seibert will be honored with the Gold Medal by the Radiological Society of North America.

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. 

UC Davis Health offers free flu shots at Yuba City Sikh Festival Nov. 1-3

October 18, 2019

UC Davis Health employees will be on site with a booth, offering free flu vaccines at the Yuba City Sikh Festival. 

UC Davis psychiatrist awarded for advocacy, education on gun violence restraining orders

October 17, 2019

Efforts to develop and educate health care providers and the general public about gun violence restraining orders for individuals who have access to guns and are in crisis lands Amy Barnmorst, psychiatry associate professor, national recognition.

Rite Aid awards $50,000 to UC Davis Children's Hospital, money will fund Project Adam

October 17, 2019

Cardiac awareness continues in local schools, courtesy of Rite Aid

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

October 17, 2019

UC Davis Health experts lead culturally sensitive forum

In rare honor, UC Davis Health physician named as Academy Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 15, UC Davis Health dermatologist and autoimmune disease specialist Emanual Maverakis will be inducted as an Academy Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, a rare distinction for a physician.

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 Pediatric Aerodigestive is first of its kind in inland Northern California

October 14, 2019

The new UC Davis Pediatric Aerodigestive Center is now open and accepting patient referrals. It’s the first and only center of its kind in inland Northern California.

UC Davis Health nurse named ANCC Magnet Nurse of the Year

October 11, 2019

UC Davis Health NICU nurse Christa Bedford-Mu was named National Magnet Nurse of the Year for New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvement at the American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference in Orlando, Fla.

UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief explores opioid crisis, alternative approaches during pain conference

October 10, 2019

More than 140 health care professionals from across California gathered for a two-day conference last month to explore options and strategies for pain management, hosted by the UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief.

Study identifies 5 patterns of gun ownership by motivation, practices, other features

October 10, 2019

The UC Davis study is the first to identify nuanced patterns of gun ownership. Striking differences between the groups, suggests one-size-fits-all approaches to prevent firearm injuries and death may be less effective than those that consider these differences.

National Institute on Aging grant focuses on improving Alzheimer's and family caregiving research in Vietnam

October 10, 2019

The number of older adults with dementia in Vietnam and other low and middle-income countries is expected to  nearly triple over the next 40 years. With NIH funding, UC Davis Health will provide critical data for policymakers and more broadly share information to help patients and their families.

UC Davis Health unaffected by power outage

October 9, 2019

PG&E outage not affecting UC Davis Health

One man's 1,800-mile bike ride to the border of a country, and the bounds of a lifetime

October 8, 2019

For procurement analyst Mike Lain, the challenge of cycling from Canada to Mexico turned out to be more than just an epic adventure – it was a tribute to the man who made it all possible. Read about Lain’s journey and the cause he’s supporting.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts 8th annual research symposium Nov. 14

October 8, 2019

Keynote speaker Douglas Galasko from UC San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will present “Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders: the ATN Framework and Beyond.”

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. 

Cellular therapy shows promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

October 7, 2019

UC Davis Health researchers announced promising findings from interim results of HOPE-2 clinical trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Four UC Davis studies report on key issues in preventing gun violence

October 7, 2019

Research from scholars at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center published this week are informing the national dialogue on reducing injury and death from gun violence.

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.

Sacramento Republic FC's Cleats for Causes highlights father-daughter UC Davis Health patients

October 4, 2019

Can cleats tell a story? Sacramento Republic FC today launched its latest pair of one-of-a-kind cleats that will be up for auction, which tells the unique patient story of UC Davis neurosurgery patients Kevin Arredondo and his 11-year-old daughter Gianna, along with Sacramento Republic FC midfielder and childhood cancer survivor Ray Saari.

UC Davis Children's Hospital re-verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons

October 3, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been re-verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The designation from the ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program focuses on the nation’s first and only multi-specialty standards of surgical care for pediatric patients. UC Davis Children's Hospital was the first hospital on the West Coast to earn this distinction.

Blood flow screening to improve detection of critical congenital heart defects in newborns

October 2, 2019

Heather Siefkes, assistant professor of pediatric critical care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, was awarded National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant to improve critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) early detection in newborns by establishing a threshold to blood flow levels.

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.

Menopause Q&A with UC Davis OB/GYN

October 1, 2019

What are the signs, symptoms and treatment options for menopause? UC Davis Health OB/GYN Elaine Waetjen answers those questions and more in our menopause Q&A.

UC Davis awarded new CRISPR grant to test novel approach to cancer treatment

October 1, 2019

UC Davis scientists win NIH award to develop a novel approach to using CRISPR to tackle colon cancer cells.

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.

$4 million grant to UC Davis and Drexel tests online tool for caregivers of individuals with dementia

September 27, 2019

Agitation and aggression are just a few of the symptoms caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease find challenging to manage. But an easy-to-use online platform, called WeCareAdvisor, aims to bridge the information gap.

Sally Rogers inaugurates the UC Davis MIND Institute's 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series

September 26, 2019

The 17th season of the UC Davis MIND Institute’s 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series, featuring world-class leaders in research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, begins October 9 with Sally Rogers, the pioneer in early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism.

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. 

Save the date: 10th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum on March 25, 2020

September 25, 2019

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

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.

All of Us Research Program enrolls more than 200,000 core participants nationwide

September 20, 2019

The California consortium, which includes UC Davis Health, just surpassed 23,000 core participants. Outreach efforts to roll  out in Davis, Elk Grove and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center this October.

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.

UC Davis Health honored by Vizient as one of the nation's Top 10 for quality outpatient care

September 20, 2019

UC Davis Health placed ninth in ambulatory care, representing a significant rise of 14 slots over last year’s ranking by Vizient.

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.

UC Davis Health again named "Most Wired" health care organization

September 19, 2019

For an eighth time, UC Davis Health has been honored with "Most Wired" designation. This year, it was one of just three hospitals in California to achieve Level 9 status, which puts the health system in the top 99th percentile of those who responded to this year's technologies' survey.

Spirit Halloween gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 18, 2019

Participating Spirit Halloween stores in the Sacramento region will donate 10 percent of its sales to the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, while offering shoppers 10 percent off their purchases.

UPDATE: New live-viewing link for Wintemute presentation at House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in Washington, DC

September 18, 2019

Wintemute is one of several experts who will discuss the impact of gun violence on children and the need to pass universal background checks. 

Latino Leadership Council honors Prep Médico for program's role in advancing health across Latinx communities

September 18, 2019

Prep Médico, a pipeline program of UC Davis Health, Kaiser Permanente and The Permanente Medical Group to encourage young scholars on their path to medical careers, recently received a Quetzal Award.

Rocktoberfest benefit for UC Davis Children's Hospital - EVENT IS CANCELLED

September 17, 2019

Don't miss an opporutnity to check out Auburn Road at the 2019 Rocktoberfest to benefit CMN at UC Davis.

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.

CMN Extra Life joins celebrities and fans at Wizard World

September 16, 2019

Get a UC Davis discount on admission to Wizard Wrold Sacramento, Sept. 20-22.

Annual ABC10 Mediathon raises $561,482 for UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 16, 2019

Patient stories aired during this year's Give for Kids Mediathon helped illustrate the impact of local donations

Contraceptive implant removals by experienced family planning specialists minimizes complications, scarring

September 16, 2019

Referral centers staffed with experienced family planning specialists are the best places for patients to have their nonpalpable, or deep, birth control implants removed, according to new research by UC Davis Health.

When to worry about AFib

September 16, 2019

Heart specialist Uma Srivatsa answers questions about a common type of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib.

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.

Fibroid Q&A with UC Davis Health OB/GYN

September 10, 2019

What is a fibroid? How are fibroids diagnosed? UC Davis Health OB/GYN Clara Paik answers those questions and more in our fibroid Q&A.

Two UC Davis Health pathologists named among the nation's top 100 industry trailblazers

September 10, 2019

Breakthroughs at the bench, in the clinic and in every facet of the laboratory have helped diagnostic medicine grow from strength to strength. Two UC Davis pathologists have been recognized for their contributions.

New Children's Hospital's online newsletter published

September 10, 2019

The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its summer issue.

Medical volunteers needed at California International Marathon on Dec. 8

September 9, 2019

Medical volunteers are needed at this year's California International Marathon (CIM), which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 and will be sponsored by UC Davis Children's Hospital. UC Davis Health will provide medical care for the runners, both on course at medical stations from Folsom to Sacramento and at the finish line medical tent at the State Capitol. Volunteers will assess/triage runners who need medical assistance. 

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.

Street soccer championships begin Friday

September 4, 2019

UC Davis Health and Sacramento Republic FC have teamed up to sponsor the 2019 Street Soccer USA National Cup Sept. 6-8 on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall.

Mobile clinics bring health to work

September 4, 2019

Two fully equipped, custom-built mobile clinics transport medical teams directly to work sites for employee health screenings and injury prevention services.

UC Davis Health and NEC Society partner to help premature infants, families

September 3, 2019

The UC Davis Health Center for Healthcare Policy and Research will partner with the NEC Society during a two-year project to benefit premature babies who develop this devastating disease.

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.

Grief support group for young adults will begin Sept. 25

September 3, 2019

The Young Adult Bereavement Art Group will be offered for eight weeks by UC Davis Hospice and the UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program, starting Sept. 25.