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August 2020

UC Davis Children's Hospital is named gold safe sleep champion by National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program

August 3, 2020

UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a gold safe sleep champion for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.

Music & Memory reduces dementia medications and aggressive behavior

August 3, 2020

In the most comprehensive study of its kind on the effects of the Music & Memory program, researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis found personalized music reduces the amount of medication taken by nursing home residents and lessens their aggressive behaviors.

July 2020

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

July 31, 2020

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

Advice from UC Davis experts to calm the anxieties of back-to-school during COVID-19 (video)

July 31, 2020

Kids get anxious when their lives are uncertain, and in this coronavirus era, almost everything is uncertain. Two experts help families work through the stress of an unprecedented back-to-school year.

UC Davis Health helps two Fontan patients fulfill their dreams of motherhood

July 31, 2020

Before the Fontan procedure, most children born with single ventricles would die before their second birthday. These days, the survival rate of these patients has extended through young adulthood and now patients with prior Fontan procedures are interested in trying to have children. UC Davis Health helped two of these patients this year.

Insights about firearm ownership and opinion may help advance gun violence prevention policy

July 31, 2020

Understanding firearm ownership and opinion may help advance gun violence prevention policies, according to UC Davis Health researchers in a new study out today.

UC Davis experts detail common mistakes about COVID-19

July 30, 2020

Infectious disease experts offer a guide through the science that explains some of the most common mistakes, ranging from hand sanitizer and gloves to herd immunity and long-term impacts.

UC Davis Health leads in research and coordination of early psychosis programs in California

July 30, 2020

Tara Niendam has received a $2.8 million contract from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health in support of EPI-CAL, a network of early psychosis programs in California.

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.

Meet MILO, a powerful machine learning AI tool from UC Davis Health

July 29, 2020

Meet MILO, a turnkey software tool that provides a fully automated ML/AI solution to many different research and business needs.

New nurse practitioner residents begin clinical rotations

July 29, 2020

The first group of nurse practitioner residents begin clinical rotations in a program to equip new advanced practice providers with new skills for better patient care and increased access to care.

Toy or therapy device? UC Davis Health researchers study effectiveness of fidget tools

July 29, 2020

A new UC Davis MIND Institute Study explores whether a high-tech fidget device increases focus and relieves anxiety in adults with ADHD, which is particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis Health expert: Don’t let COVID boredom cloud your judgment on risk

July 28, 2020

A leading infectious disease physician sorts through your risk of coronavirus infection in activities ranging from dining and takeout to sports, shopping, going to the dentist and opening your mail.

US News names UC Davis Medical Center among the nation’s best

July 28, 2020

US 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.

How to talk about racism with children

July 28, 2020

As our country continues a national conversation about racial injustice, UC Davis pediatrician Mikah Owen shares his thoughts on how parents can talk to their children about race and help create more equity in children’s health.

Induction ceremony welcomes Class of 2024

July 27, 2020

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

Cardiac rehabilitation program achieves recertification

July 27, 2020

UC Davis Health’s Cardiac-Vascular Rehabilitation Program has been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This renewed certification recognizes UC Davis’ continuing commitment to improving the health and quality of life of patients with heart and blood vessel disease through a supervised, evidence-based exercise and education program.  

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

July 27, 2020

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

UC Davis LIVE on children, anxiety and going back to school

July 27, 2020

In this week’s UC Davis LIVE: COVID-19 two psychologists from the UC Davis MIND Institute will discuss how children and parents can manage the stress and anxiety of going back to school this fall.

Year of the Nurse Blog, Cassi Carter: 'Learning from every patient'

July 27, 2020

For UC Davis Health nurse Cassi Carter, supporting the needs of the many pysch patients in her care is where she learns her greatest lessons.

North Addition’s new art connects to culture of the region and of UC Davis Health

July 24, 2020

More than 80 pieces of art from the UC Davis Health collection – ranging from paintings and full wall murals to medallions and digital images – bring depth, energy and beauty to the newest building on the Sacramento campus.

Gastroschisis patient now a happy, healthy 2-year-old

July 24, 2020

Early in her pregnancy, Liz Curtis received the life-changing news that her baby had gastroschisis, a birth defect in which the intestines are outside of the body, due to a hole in the abdominal wall. 

Major grant for UC Davis Health center focused on disabilities research

July 24, 2020

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

From UC Davis Health experts: A guide to caring for yourself at home during COVID-19

July 23, 2020

With so much cross chatter on coronavirus testing, symptoms, isolating and staying safe, it can be hard to know what to do if you suspect you might have COVID-19. Two UC Davis Health physicians offer guidance and tips.

UC Davis Health, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial launch telehealth ICU services

July 23, 2020

UC Davis Health and Adventist Health Lodi Memorial have launched the Lodi hospital’s first telehealth intensive care unit to provide a link between clinicians at each hospital and enhance round-the-clock care for patients.

10-year-old girl fights leukemia battle with resilience, grace

July 22, 2020

When Jessenia Muro was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), she turned to the UC Davis Children's Hospital care team. 

Brain builds and uses maps of social networks, physical space, in the same way

July 22, 2020

Even in these social-distanced days, we keep in our heads a map of our relationships with other people: family, friends, co-workers and how they relate to each other. New research from the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis, shows that we put together this social map in much the same way that we assemble a map of physical places and things.

Children’s Miracle Network donations help fund community hospital outreach program

July 22, 2020

CMN grant helps UC Davis Children’s Hospital expand Pediatric Acute Care Education Sessions (PACES).

UC Davis nurses raise funds for Make-a-Wish kids

July 21, 2020

UC Davis nurses Kendra Teetsle, Janeen Robinson and Deborah Woods are participating in the first Make-a-Wish Trail Blaze Challenge on Aug. 15 to raise funds to support pediatric patients at UC Davis Children's Hospital. 

UC Davis Health pulmonary rehab mixes science and kindness to inspire exercise during COVID-19

July 21, 2020

The UC Davis Health pulmonary rehab team helps bring fitness to patients who are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus by combining gentle persuasion, exercise science and kindness – and a playbook that will work for anyone from beginners to trained athletes.

UC Davis Health study seeks better detection of depression in children with autism

July 21, 2020

UC Davis Health researchers are hoping to create better interventions for children with autism who struggle with depression.

Quitline plus surgery are big motivators for giving up smoking

July 20, 2020

Smokers who had thoracic surgery were much more likely to stop using tobacco if they also completed a quitline intervention, a new UC Davis Health study shows. 

New am-bark-ssador Rono the K-9 begins making rounds at UC Davis Medical Center

July 20, 2020

Following in the pawsteps of Charlie on the Davis campus, Rono is the Sacramento campus’ very own UC Davis Police Department K-9. After a “swearing-in” ceremony last Thursday, he began his first shift at the hospital.

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

July 20, 2020

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

UC Davis Health tests monoclonal antibodies as potential COVID-19 treatment

July 20, 2020

Timothy Albertson leads a new clinical trial at UC Davis Health to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of an antibody cocktail in hospitalized adult patients with COVID-19.

Year of the Nurse Blog, Sally Easley: ‘You realize you’re reaching through to people’

July 17, 2020

For UC Davis Health nurses such as Sally Easley, it’s sometimes the smallest things that linger longest in memory. Hear her recount one of those memorable moments, in the latest installment of our Year of the Nurse blog.

UC Davis Medical Center rated among the Best Maternity Care Hospitals by Newsweek

July 17, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center is one of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals in 2020, according to rankings released today.

Walmart and Sam’s Club CMN Campaign extended to July 31

July 17, 2020

Local store associates continue to #HelpKidsLiveBetter by fundraising for UC Davis Children’s Hospital through July 31.

Radio stations dedicate 72 hours to UC Davis Children’s Hospital fundraising efforts

July 16, 2020

Radio listeners help sick and injured children in 33-county service area.

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.

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

July 15, 2020

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

Becoming Arizona: On climate justice, COVID-19 and unsung solutions in Sacramento

July 15, 2020

In the fifth and final installment of UC Davis’ Becoming Arizona climate change series, scientists, health professionals and community leaders examine the connecting dots of climate change, COVID-19 and racism, and discuss unsung solutions that may help warming cities like Sacramento address them.

High-fat diet with antibiotics use linked to gut inflammation

July 14, 2020

Combining Western diet and antibiotic use is a significant pre-inflammatory bowel disease (pre-IBD) risk factor.

UC Davis Children's Hospital gives local girl every opportunity to just be a kid

July 14, 2020

Isabella Lazzerini's two rare diagnoses warrant ongoing, specialized care but that doesn't stop her from enjoying life.

UC Davis Health expert offers family caregivers road map for navigating COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Few groups have faced more stress and confusion facing down COVID-19 than older adults and the people who care for them. Terri Harvath, director of the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, offers guidance and tips.

Study finds that special filters in glasses can help the color blind see colors better

July 13, 2020

A new UC Davis Eye Center study found that glasses engineered with spectral notch filters enhance color vision for those with the most common types of red-green color vision deficiency.

Domestic violence increased in the Great Recession

July 13, 2020

Emergency room visits for domestic violence incidents in California more than tripled during the Great Recession compared to the years before, signaling a need to prepare for similar and more prolonged effects during the COVID-19 financial crisis, suggest University of California, Davis, researchers.

Year of the Nurse blog, Julie Petray: ‘Care for patients with compassion, concern, as if this is a family member’

July 10, 2020

Early in Julie Petray’s career, she had a challenging patient experience that taught her that every person has a “soft spot.” She explains the importance of finding that connection in UC Davis Health’s Year of the Nurse blog.

Burn center team braces for wildfire season

July 10, 2020

The number and intensity of Northern California wildfires trigger fear that there could be another one in 2020. Preparing for that possibility is a central mission of the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center.

Higher temps, reduced air quality and COVID-19 are a triple threat for those with chronic lung disease

July 10, 2020

Summer days of high heat and poor air quality can be extremely challenging for those with COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and other lung conditions. Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic and the likelihood of fires, extra precautions are necessary this year.

Stephanie Crossen, Daphne Say receive 2020 Eli Gold Prize

July 10, 2020

Stephanie Crossen, assistant professor of pediatrics and pediatric endocrinologist, and Daphne Say, health sciences assistant clinical professor and pediatric gastroenterologist, have received the 2020 Eli Gold Prize this month.

Michael Condrin named COO of UC Davis Health Outpatient Care

July 10, 2020

Michael Condrin has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, Ambulatory Care for UC Davis Health. The position is responsible for all of UC Davis Health’s outpatient care, including 70 clinics at 25 clinical care locations.

Heartbreaking loss leads to unique donations for sarcoma cancer research

July 10, 2020

Rebecca Hastings created an ecommerce business she had hoped to run with her daughter Kelsey, but Kelsey died in her early 20s from a sarcoma cancer. Now the business gives 90% of its proceeds to top sarcoma cancer centers, including UC Davis.

UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team adapts activities, crafts, even bingo for kids during COVID-19

July 9, 2020

Nothing will ever take the place of in-person contact but the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in new ways to provide activities, crafts, music and art groups to pediatric patients.

UC Davis medical student wins global writing award

July 9, 2020

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

Advanced heart pump and line dancing bring fuller life back to heart patient

July 8, 2020

Alice Marez says she was saved by UC Davis surgeons, an LVAD pump and line dancing. If she had to choose only one, 79-year-old Marez might just pick the line dancing. 

Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis announces local 2020 champion

July 8, 2020

Isabella Lazzerini has been a patient at UC Davis Children's Hospital since she was three days old.

"COVID fatigue" is hitting hard. Fighting it is hard, too, says UC Davis Health psychologist

July 7, 2020

People go through emotional stages of dealing with disasters. As a community, we’re in the disillusionment stage – people are tired, angry and don’t want to hear cautions about the coronavirus. That stage can last up to a year after the event – except we’re still in the event.

School of Nursing welcomes new students (VIDEO)

July 7, 2020

137 future registered nurses, physician assistants and family nurse practitioners embarked upon their education journeys at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Hospital patient and care team member discover their unique bond

July 7, 2020

Medical student Pauline Nguyen was amazed when she learned that a patient she was caring for had funded one of her scholarships.

UC Davis Health saves 2-year-old with dangerously high blood pressure

July 7, 2020

When Owen had an MRI appointment at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, his parents got the shocking news that Owen needed to be immediately transported to UC Davis Children’s Hospital via ambulance for monitoring and blood pressure control. 

UC Davis experts: Science says wearing masks and social distancing slow COVID-19 (VIDEO)

July 6, 2020

Evidence about how COVID-19 spreads clearly shows social distancing and wearing a mask help prevent people from spreading the coronavirus, and the mask protects wearers from being infected themselves.

UC Davis nursing school selects inaugural nurse leader fellows

July 6, 2020

The 11 members of the inaugural cohort for the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators bring diversity of perspective and great potential to advance the nursing profession and are affiliated with major public and private universities across the country.

Year of the Nurse blog, Yusuf Rizam: ‘It’s a teamwork environment…you’re not on your own’

July 6, 2020

UC Davis Health nurse Yusuf Rizam started in the ICU right as the COVID-19 pandemic was hitting the hospital. Hear his thoughts on the challenges and rewards of his job, in the latest installment of the Year of the Nurse blog.

Surge in firearm purchasing during pandemic’s onset linked to higher rates of firearm violence in U.S.

July 6, 2020

A surge in firearm purchasing in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic – estimated to be over 2.1 million excess purchases – is linked to a significant increase in firearm violence, a study by UC Davis Violence Prevention Program suggests.

Walmart and Sam’s Club CMN campaign: The show goes on

July 2, 2020

"Appreciation Tour" takes UC Davis Children's Hospital leadership from Modesto to Redding

Deans’ Awards spotlight excellence

July 1, 2020

Leaders from UC Davis Health recognize individuals and teams for their contributions as transformative leaders in our community and the extraordinary work they do on behalf of our patients, staff members, faculty, students and the public.

CMN grant funds non-English caregiver booklets about home care of pediatric G-tube patients

July 1, 2020

Russian and Spanish language guides help caregivers understand their child’s gastrostomy tube.

UC Davis Medical Center again listed among ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’

July 1, 2020

In the annual list assembled by Becker’s Hospital Review, UC Davis Medical Center was selected based on analysis of ranking and award agencies that recognize excellence, leadership and innovation in the hospital and health care sector.

June 2020

Summer parties and COVID-19 can mix – if you’re careful

June 30, 2020

UC Davis experts offer tips for safe gatherings in the summer of COVID-19, including advice for handling food and beverages, setting up and spacing, and managing bathroom visits.

UC Davis Health’s Lydia Pleotis Howell named president of Association of Pathology Chairs

June 30, 2020

Lydia Pleotis Howell, chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, will serve a two-year term as president of the Association of Pathology Chairs. She has been in the role of president-elect for the past two years.

Year of the Nurse blog, Crissi Patel: ‘Nothing stopped me from just getting to that goal’

June 30, 2020

In the latest installment of our Year of the Nurse blog, UC Davis Health nurse Crissi Patel recounts her long journey to becoming a nurse. She never gave up on her dream, and her determination finally paid off.

Raw milk may do more harm than good

June 30, 2020

Raw or unpasteurized cows’ milk from U.S. retail stores can hold a huge amount of antimicrobial-resistant genes if left at room temperature, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study also found bacteria that harbored antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them to other bacteria, potentially spreading resistance if consumed. The study was published in the journal Microbiome.

Experts offer tips for summer gatherings with family amid COVID-19

June 29, 2020

UC Davis Health officials warn to not let your guard down and don’t assume keeping things within the family is safe or free from masking and social distancing guidelines..

UC Davis Health donates 10,000 masks to business community

June 29, 2020

UC Davis Health partnership provides thousands of surgical masks to local businesses through Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce initiative.

Wanted: Field guide to coronaviruses, says UC Davis evolutionary biologist

June 29, 2020

UC Davis evolutionary biologist Jonathan Eisen says if we understood more about coronaviruses, we could have fought COVID-19 more quickly and effectively – and we should work now to be prepared for the next new dangerous virus.

New road map drives better health outcomes for everyone by 2030

June 29, 2020

New recommendations focus on the importance of a seamless system of comprehensive, accessible care designed to keep people healthy and well.

Fireworks in the age of COVID-19: More dangers than ever

June 26, 2020

This year, with most public fireworks displays canceled due to COVID-19, personal use of fireworks and related injuries are expected to increase.

A primer on sun safety from a UC Davis Health expert

June 26, 2020

It’s summer, which means UC Davis pediatricians are fielding questions from families about sunscreen, sunburn and how to best protect children from the Sacramento sun.

UC Davis nursing school names new health equity, diversity and inclusion dean

June 25, 2020

Piri Ackerman-Barger is tapped to lead the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's efforts to create a diverse and welcoming setting in which to learn, work and collaborate. She is the first to hold this position in the school.

UC Davis researchers adapt amyloid technology to catch coronavirus

June 25, 2020

Two researchers at the University of California, Davis, are adapting their technology for amyloid-based, self-organizing protein scaffolds to combat coronavirus. They hope the technique could be used in diagnostic tests or for virus-neutralizing masks and other protective equipment.

UC Davis Vascular Center lab earns reaccreditation

June 24, 2020

The UC Davis Vascular Center’s lab has been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for vascular testing in extracranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral venous testing, peripheral arterial testing and visceral vascular testing. 

Unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses found in patients with rare genetic disorder

June 24, 2020

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found an unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses in patients with a rare gene mutation. These patients had a “double hit” condition that combined features and symptoms of fragile X syndrome and premutation disorder, in addition to a range of psychiatric symptoms.

Pilot grants open door to better mental health care

June 24, 2020

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

UC Davis Health helps bring triplets into the world during COVID-19 pandemic

June 24, 2020

When Amanda Boucher found out that she was expecting triplets, she turned to UC Davis Medical Center, which offers expertise across all areas of high-risk obstetrical care.   

UC Davis Health provides telehealth services to 14 counties in new Partnership HealthPlan of California affiliation

June 23, 2020

UC Davis Health has entered into a new agreement to provide pediatric telehealth services to the 14 Northern California counties that Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) serves, starting July 1, 2020.

Q&A with UC Davis Health expert: COVID-19 advice on barbers, salons, tattoo parlors, massage services

June 23, 2020

A range of services are now open to the public, including hair and nail salons, barbers, tattoo parlors and more. Natascha Tuznik, associate professor of infectious disease, offers advice for staying safe, plus some serious cautions.

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.

Defining paths to possible mother to child coronavirus transmission

June 23, 2020

UC Davis Health physicians defined the conditions of viral transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy and delivery.

Male contraception clinical trial launches in Sacramento

June 22, 2020

UC Davis Health is testing a potential new birth control option that could lead to the first male hormonal birth control on the market.

Satya Dandekar honored with prestigious NIH MERIT award for HIV research

June 22, 2020

Prestigious MERIT award from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases honored Satya Dandekar, chairperson of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, for her illustrious journey in HIV research.

Movie theaters may pose less COVID-19 risk than we think, says UC Davis Health expert

June 22, 2020

If moviegoers are careful, and theater companies take precautions, going to the movies can be much less risky than other social outings during the COVID-19 pandemic, says an infectious disease associate professor.

Chancellor May: Remember the meaning of Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May shares his thoughts and reflections on Juneteenth, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. He encourages the UC Davis community to learn more about the history and profound resonances of this day.

Second Breath redistributes medical supplies

June 19, 2020

When Andrew Li was training to be a surgeon at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he launched Second Breath  Now, as part of the faculty of the UC Davis Health Division of Plastic Surgery, he has brought Second Breath to the Sacramento region. 

UC Davis Health expert: How to tune up your immune system during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

June 19, 2020

Our immune systems naturally weaken and slow as we age, but we can still give them a boost. Satya Dandekar, chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, offers practical tips.

Year of the Nurse blog, Heather Donaldson: ‘Now my life is very much a life of service’

June 18, 2020

In the latest installment of our Year of the Nurse blog, Heather Donaldson explains how she pivoted from her dream of becoming a rock star to embark on a fulfilling career as a critical care nurse – and what that path has taught her.

UC Davis experts explain the importance and the “how to” of wearing masks to fight COVID-19

June 18, 2020

Wearing a mask is an act of kindness to prevent infection in others, experts said. They have advice for when to wear them, what not to wear and how to care for masks – and the takeaway is clear: Wear masks to protect your community.

UC Davis study details use of extreme risk protection orders in California over first four years

June 18, 2020

The population-based study is one of the first to detail the early use of ERPOs in California. The policies help fill a gap in violence prevention efforts by allowing individuals to intervene when someone who is not prohibited from owning a firearm poses an immediate risk of violence to themselves or others.

Project Baby Bear shows genomic sequencing for infants in intensive care yields life-changing benefits and medical cost savings

June 18, 2020

In a pilot program funded by the State of California, Project Baby Bear demonstrated that a rapid precision medicine program for critically ill babies enrolled in Medi-Cal produced better health outcomes and reduced suffering for the infants while decreasing the cost of their care. UC Davis Children’s Hospital was one of five participating hospitals statewide in the pilot program. The pilot program was started at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

UC Davis Health’s Wraparound program celebrates two years

June 18, 2020

For the past two years, the UC Davis Health Wraparound program has been offering the Oak Park community ongoing support for these violently injured young people as they return home and recover from their trauma. Last year, the program expanded support to include patients from six other neighborhoods in Sacramento County that have high rates of community violence.   

Walmart #HelpsKidsLiveBetter through their support of CMN at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

June 17, 2020

All funds stay local when you round up at the register beginning June 22.

UC Davis Health replaces car seat challenge with new standard of care

June 17, 2020

UC Davis Health is no longer performing routine car seat challenges for newborn infants before hospital discharge.

Noninvasive fetal oxygen monitor could make for safer deliveries

June 17, 2020

A device to directly measure blood oxygen saturation in a fetus during labor has been developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis. By providing better information about the health of a fetus right before birth, the device could both reduce the rate of cesarean sections and improve outcomes in difficult deliveries.

Surprising tips for cleaning surfaces in your house and around town

June 16, 2020

A UC Davis infectious disease expert says many people don’t really know how and what to clean to avoid COVID-19 infection.

Cinthia Tirado named by Gov. Newsom to Medical Board of California

June 16, 2020

Cinthia Tirado, associate clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UC Davis Health, has been appointed to the Board that protects health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians, surgeons and other providers.

Among the nation’s best

June 16, 2020

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked in four pediatric specialties in the new 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report, published online today. 

With the help of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, pediatric patient gets to celebrate turning nine years old

June 16, 2020

Every birthday is a milestone when you have cystic fibrosis.

UC Davis Health researchers win 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

June 15, 2020

Recipients of the UC Davis 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards include four UC Davis Health researchers. 

New UC Davis cystic fibrosis parent peer support group launched

June 15, 2020

A new parent peer support group launched on Saturday via Zoom for parents and families of UC Davis pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) patients.

UC Davis Medical Center surgery patient said he was treated like royalty

June 15, 2020

Alexander Estrada was referred to UC Davis Medical Center for surgery by a specialist through a partnership with Dignity Health and was thrilled with his outcome and his care.

Crossen leads telehealth how-to videos for Pediatric Endocrine Society

June 15, 2020

As more health care providers adapt to telehealth to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are finding occasional challenges with the experience when it’s new to them. Now, some help is available in a new set of how-to videos for health care providers from UC Davis pediatric endocrinologist Stephanie Crossen.

Statement: UC Davis Health is committed to transgender and non-binary communities

June 15, 2020

UC Davis Health has a longstanding, continuing commitment to providing compassionate, high-quality and equitable care for LGBTQ+ patients.

UC Davis Vascular Center named a TCAR Center of Excellence

June 12, 2020

The UC Davis Vascular Center has been named a TCAR Center of Excellence for the high quality of its care team and patient outcomes for transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).

UC Davis Health experts give status report on COVID-19 testing

June 12, 2020

The capacity for testing for COVID-19 infections has come a long way, while testing for antibodies to determine immunity is still a work in progress.

Let’s talk about mental health: The invisible impact of COVID-19

June 12, 2020

The next virtual CTSC Science Café will be held on June 18 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. to discuss the intersections of mental health and the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Q&A: Safety tips for Phase 3 openings from a UC Davis Health infectious disease expert

June 11, 2020

Safely venturing back to bars, restaurants, gyms, brew pubs and more will take caution and some planning. Here are some key do's, don'ts and important warnings.

UC Davis nursing school hosts virtual celebration

June 11, 2020

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis celebrates the accomplishments of this year's graduates with a virtual celebration.

NIH grant funds a new study of infants at higher risk for ADHD and ASD

June 11, 2020

A $3.65 million grant from NIH to fund Meghan Miller’s study of autism and ADHD markers in babies.

Northern California hospital partnership saves local girl’s life

June 11, 2020

From Red Bluff to Redding to Sacramento, Harper Bruckenstein held on for dear life.

Falcons at UC Davis Medical Center

June 10, 2020

The nest is much less active these days as the young peregrine chicks at UC Davis Medical Center are now spreading their wings, practicing flight and rarely spending much time at home anymore.

Join Chancellor May, health system leaders for virtual celebration of Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute, June 16

June 10, 2020

The new eye institute, slated for completion in 2022, expands outstanding patient care, inspired educational programs and innovative research to develop new treatments. RSVP to attend celebration.

Sepideh Gholami wins prestigious Young Investigator Award

June 10, 2020

UC Davis Health surgeon and researcher Sepideh Gholami was named the 2020 recipient of the Society of Surgical Oncologists’ grant for innovative ideas and concepts designed to improve patient cancer care.

Izumiya, Tuscano, and Siefkes receive grants to advance innovative solutions with commercial potential

June 10, 2020

Three UC Davis Health researchers will receive grants to advance research and innovations with commercial potential.

UC Davis Health offers game changing treatment for some liver tumors

June 10, 2020

UC Davis Health is offering an innovative treatment for liver tumors for patients who might not qualify for surgery.

UC Davis experts provide tips and cautions for visiting older family members

June 9, 2020

Visiting older family members now requires balancing their emotional and physical health. Two UC Davis Health experts offer advice for a visit, how to keep them safe and whether you should go.

UC Davis Health CEO, infectious disease expert discuss COVID-19 testing, vaccine, lessons learned (FB Live)

June 9, 2020

Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases Stuart Cohen shared the latest developments during a conversation on the UC Davis Health Facebook page on June 9.

How schools might reopen safely amid coronavirus pandemic

June 9, 2020

We asked Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, about some health and safety measures that K-12 schools should consider when navigating reopenings.

UC Davis Dental Clinic reopens today using coronavirus best practices

June 9, 2020

By leveraging the strengths of UC Davis Health, the UC Davis Dental Clinic will reopen with a series of COVID-19 prevention protocols that are unique in the Sacramento region. 

National survey shows different bacteria on cellphones and shoes

June 9, 2020

The largest study of its kind in the U.S. shows thousands of different types of bacteria living on cellphones and shoes, including groups that have barely been studied by scientists.

Survey of California Filipinos finds health and education resources lacking

June 9, 2020

The hundreds of Filipinos answering these surveys are telling researchers that 40 percent of homes have a health care worker living there. And more than 95 percent of the survey respondents said they had not been tested for the coronavirus yet. Nationwide, it has been reported that Filipinos are overrepresented among health care workers, and the California data show similar trends, researchers said.

Special performance on Facebook Live supports autism community

June 9, 2020

The Balcony theater group and the MIND Institute are hosting an event streamed on the MIND’s Facebook page in support of the autism community on June 13 at 5 p.m. PT. The event includes an expert panel discussion and a performance of Through Andrew’s Eyes play.

Duchenne clinical trial offers promising results using unique therapy

June 9, 2020

UC Davis Health researchers say there is promising news about a potential stem cell-related treatment for people with the progressive genetic disorder known as Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Pilot grants boost COVID-19 research

June 8, 2020

The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Center for Health and Technology and the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis have collaborated to fund projects that explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, breast cancer screening, NICU care, children with disabilities and post-surgery therapies. 

Year of the Nurse blog, Aron Anthony King: ‘I want to bring more people in...and push them to do more’

June 8, 2020

UC Davis Health nurse Aron Anthony King highlights two of his goals: increase diversity in his profession to provide more culturally competent care, and help encourage future nurses and leaders.

Pediatric resident promotes health equity

June 8, 2020

An abstract by UC Davis pediatric resident Jess Huang has been accepted as a poster presentation at this month’s Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH)’s Healthcare Communication Virtual Research Forum.

UCOP Seed Grants Fund COVID-19 Research Projects

June 8, 2020

UC Office of the President funds UC Davis School of Medicine and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research projects aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

Rescheduled to June 11: UC Davis LIVE on coronavirus testing with Nam Tran, Larissa May

June 5, 2020

Originally slated for June 4, the UC Davis LIVE conversation with UC Davis Health's Larissa May and Nam Tran has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m. Tune in then on UC Davis' social media channels to hear the latest on coronavirus testing.

After scary diabetic ketoacidosis, 11-year-old patient and family give thanks

June 5, 2020

When Kristin Javier was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at Mercy San Juan, she was transferred to UC Davis Children’s Hospital where she received the life-saving care she needed.

Davis teen suffers ski injury, has successful surgery during COVID-19

June 5, 2020

Audrey Adamchak's love for the outdoors took her to Dartmouth, but a fall brought her back to UC Davis Health.

Student-run clinic continues offering care during the pandemic

June 4, 2020

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

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

June 4, 2020

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

Q&A: An infectious disease expert's travel do's and don'ts on road trips

June 4, 2020

More travel advice in this time of COVID-19 – about roads trips, camping, rest stops and more – from Natascha Tuznik, assistant clinical professor of infectious diseases.

Q&A: An infectious disease expert’s travel do’s and don’ts on air travel, hotels

June 3, 2020

Natascha Tuznik, assistant clinical professor of infectious diseases, has helpful, and surprising, advice about traveling in this time of COVID-19 – or deciding to stay home.

17 researchers win COVID-19 seed grants

June 2, 2020

UC Davis researchers have a role in nine of the 25 COVID-19-related projects that recently received seed grants averaging about $50,000 from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, a systemwide UC initiative headquartered at Berkeley.

UC Davis Health adapting from lessons of telehealth

June 2, 2020

UC Davis Health adapted to telehealth at an unprecedented rate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it’s using lessons learned to adapt for the future an even fuller experience for patients.

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

June 2, 2020

Annual awards recognize talented students, residents and faculty within School of Medicine.

Prompt diagnosis, team surgery and intensive care save the life of landscape architect

June 2, 2020

Getting medical care right away when health conditions arise are essential despite coronavirus.

Q&A with new community pediatrician Mikah Owen

June 1, 2020

A Q&A with Mikah Owen, who joined UC Davis Health last month as an assistant clinical professor in pediatrics, with a focus on community pediatrics.

New grant brings advanced vascular care to small communities

June 1, 2020

The UC Davis Vascular Center has launched a telehealth initiative to improve assessments and care for patients who live in small communities and have lower-extremity ulcers due to peripheral artery disease or diabetes.