As its name suggests, our new blog “Cultivating Health” explores an extraordinary growth process – how an idea germinates to meets a need, how that concept takes root and flourishes, and how a brilliant person and team make it all happen.

Check out the "Cultivating Health" blog to learn more about the high-capacity machine speeding COVID-19 testing.
Check out the "Cultivating Health" blog to learn more about the high-capacity machine speeding COVID-19 testing.

At UC Davis Health, these cultivators can be found in and across many departments and functions. With the latest research, cutting-edge technology and a deep reserve of expertise, they are exploring and developing creative approaches to challenging problems.

And, as a result, their innovations are improving the health of people in the Sacramento region, across the state and around the world.

Visit the blog to watch videos and read briefs about:

  • Neonatologist Kristin Hoffman and the effort to install webcams for every crib in the NICU, so parents can stay connected with their babies until they can go home
  • Elisa Tong, medical director for UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Stop Tobacco Program (SToP), and her novel programs that are helping people quit tobacco and live better lives
  • Brandi Hawk, co-developer/supervisor of the PC-Care program at the UC Davis CAARE Center, and the seven-week intervention that dramatically improves parent-child relationships
  • Senior director of clinical pathology Nam Tran and UC Davis Health’s ability to conduct up to 1,000 COVID-19 tests per day, thanks to a game-changing robot and skilled lab scientists

Bookmark the blog and check back regularly to discover the latest ways that UC Davis Health providers and staff are “cultivating health!”