July 22, 2021
UC Davis Health experts are warning a Sacramento-area COVID-19 surge is likely in the coming weeks. Infections are rising, due largely to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates, which are around 50% in the region.
July 15, 2021
The Delta variant is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 in California and the U.S. It’s highly infectious, but epidemiologists say current vaccines are providing sufficient protection against illness and hospitalization.
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.
April 6, 2021
Down syndrome remains a strong risk factor for childhood leukemia, a new study led by UC Davis and UC San Francisco researchers has found.
March 30, 2021
Michelle Ko, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. She’ll examine whether exposure to community and structural violence at different points in life is associated with a decline in cognitive function or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among older African Americans.
February 23, 2021
In 2020, the UC Davis School of Medicine secured its highest-ever level of National Institutes of Health research funding at more than $181 million.
December 17, 2020
Wildfire smoke contains microbes, a fact that’s often ignored, but one that may have important health repercussions.
December 15, 2020
Valley fever exposure might be higher in certain agricultural tasks and types of crops, according to Prof. Stephen McCurdy’s research.
November 23, 2020
With COVID-19 surging at record rates, health leaders are frustrated with efforts to convince people not to gather for small events or holiday meals. Two experts explain the consequences of ignoring the warnings.
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
September 25, 2020
A team of UC Davis physicians, surgeons and public health specialists hoping to increase the use of recommended health screenings and vaccines are conducting a study to see if better planning in the doctor’s office can help.
August 31, 2020
UC Davis experts urge you to help stop another explosion of COVID-19 this Labor Day weekend – which could be a crossroads in the fight against the coronavirus – and they offer tips to stay safe.