July 2, 2015
Latino Aging Research Center announces new scholars

A. Susana Ramírez, UC Merced assistant professor of public health, will research “Innovative Application of Communication Theory to Increase Latino Research Participation.” The project addresses the challenge of communicating in a culturally appropriate manner with caregivers of aging Latinos, by collecting data to create a culturally tailored peer-navigator intervention to enhance decision-making among caregivers of Latino patients with dementia who experience neuropsychiatric symptoms.

February 25, 2015
CTSC partners with LARRC to co-sponsor new pilot grant opportunity

The UC Davis CTSC and the LARRC jointly request submission of proposals in response to this call for projects focused on cognitive aging research in diverse populations to be conducted during the 2015- 2016 academic year. These awards are intended to support highly innovative projects that have the potential for high impact, will provide preliminary data for new extramural grant applications, and are intended to support projects focused on cognitive aging in underrepresented minorities.

December 1, 2014
Perceptions, referrals by medical providers affect mental-health treatment disparities

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Disparities in mental-health treatment are known to be associated with patients' racial and ethnic backgrounds. Now, a large study by researchers with UC Davis has found one possible reason for those disparities: Some racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be assessed and referred for treatment by their medical providers.

November 12, 2014 

Hinton appointed to IOM committee on family caregiving for older adult

Ladson Hinton, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been appointed to an ad hoc study committee of the Institute of Medicine, Family Caregiving for Older Adults. The committee will examine unmet needs for caregivers and caregiving, such as differences in needs associated with race, ethnicity and other factors, and progress in delivery reform.

September 18, 2014 
Aguilar-Gaxiola presents NIH seminar on mental-health treatment gaps among Latinos

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of clinical internal medicine and director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, on Thursday, Sept. 18, presented a seminar entitled, “If You Build It, Will They Come? Addressing Mental-Health Treatment Gaps in Latinos,” at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.