History of UC Davis Contribution to Science
1966 UC Davis School of Medicine established.
1985 UC Davis performs Northern California’s first combined Kidney and Pancreas Transplant.
1986 UC Davis physicists develop an air-pollution monitoring device using a particle accelerator.
1989 UC Davis is named a national center for AIDS research. The campus leads the nation in the number of Ph.D.s awarded in the biological sciences.
1994 The UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program was established in June.
1994 UC Davis professors founded the West Coast Center for Palliative Care Education and Research.
2001 UC Davis researchers discover Fragile-X associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS).
2002 UC Davis leads the nation for agriculture and environment publications.
2002 First vaccine for cat AIDS approved for veterinary use. FIV was isolated by UC Davis researchers in 1986.
2004 UC Davis opens Center for Mind and Brain, a multidisciplinary center dedicate to understanding mind-brain connections.
2004 UC Davis pioneers artificial cornea to restore sight.
2005 Division of Biological Sciences becomes College of Biological Sciences.
2005 Research funding passes a half billion dollars.
2006 The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center established.
2006 Researchers identify heart-healthy compound in chocolate.
2007 UC Davis wins national center for avian flu research.
2010 UC Davis performs world’s second larynx transplant.
2010 UC Davis performs California’s first minimally-invasive, robotic-assisted, multi-arterial bypass surgery.
2012 UC Davis researchers co-create Early Start Denver program for children with Autism.
2012 UC Davis Stem Cell researchers awarded $53 million grant.
2013 Stem Cell agency funds UC Davis tissue-engineering research.
2014 Stem Cell findings may offer answers for bladder defects and disease.
2015 Two UC Davis Scientists speak at World Stem Cell Summit.
2015 New York Blood Center partners with UC Davis to produce more viable stem cell therapies.
2016 UC Davis researchers receive grant to develop cure for Angelman Syndrome.
2017 Study quantifying oral antibiotic overprescribing in outpatient settings receives CDC national award.