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News from UC Davis Health System

March 2019

Measles: What parents need to know

March 26, 2019

With measles outbreaks occurring now throughout the U.S., Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, answers some frequently asked questions about the disease and the MMR vaccine.

Rectal cancer program accredited by the American College of Surgeons

March 26, 2019

The rectal cancer surgery program at UC Davis Health has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), making it one of just nine programs in the nation to achieve this recognition.

What is child life?

March 22, 2019

The UC Davis’ Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy department offers support for children and their families to help minimize the anxiety of hospitalization, increase understanding and strengthen coping skills while helping children to continue their typical growth and development.

UC Davis Health IT leader is "One to Watch"

March 22, 2019

Jennifer Burger, executive director, Epic Applications, was recently honored with the prestigious “Ones to Watch” award at the International Data Group’s annual conference.

How does gestational diabetes affect pregnant women and their babies?

March 22, 2019

Gestational diabetes accounts for a majority of diabetes diagnoses in pregnant women. A UC Davis Health OB/Gyn physician discusses how mothers and their babies are affected.

UC Davis Health graduates meet growing demand for clinical laboratory scientists

March 21, 2019

Employment outlook is strong for clinical laboratory scientists, and graduates of UC Davis Health's training program are quickly hired by regional labs.

Meyers named president of Association for Clinical and Translational Science

March 19, 2019

Frederick Meyers, director of the UC Davis Center for Precision Medicine & Data Sciences and professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, leads association that works to move innovations from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside.  Meyers was instrumental in establishing the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC).

Baby born with large hole in her heart healed, thanks to innovative procedure

March 19, 2019

Redding resident Kacee Roberts was 13 weeks pregnant when an ultrasound detected a problem with her unborn baby. Learn how the UC Davis Health team repaired the defect.

UC Davis School of Nursing finalist for national award for excellence in health digital media

March 15, 2019

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing was named a finalist for a national award for excellence in health- and wellness-related programming across broadcast and digital media at the inaugural Sharecare Awards.

Match Day 2019: Soon-to-graduate medical students to attend residency in 10 states

March 15, 2019

Match Day 2019, a suspenseful and festive annual right of passage, determined where 93, 4th year students from the School of Medicine will go for residency training.

Cancer Center convenes educational roundtable on flavored tobacco products

March 15, 2019

UC Davis Health is hosting an educational roundtable on the impact of flavored-tobacco product use in the Sacramento community on Monday.

Pulmonary rehab is exercise therapy and much more

March 14, 2019

Gail Shamberg-Pero has dealt with chronic lung disease for years. While her physicians help make her "unsick," as she calls it, pulmonary rehabilitation plays an important role in her overall wellness.

UC Davis Health physicians perform California's first minimally invasive mitral valve replacements

March 14, 2019

UC Davis Health cardiologists are the first in the state to use a minimally-invasive system called transcatheter mitral valve replacement, or TMVR, to replace the mitral valve without the need for conventional open-heart surgery. The new technology is being tested as part of the SUMMIT study.

Valley fever on the rise in California

March 13, 2019

California has the distinction of having more Valley fever infections ithan anywhere else. UC Davis infectious disease specialist and director of the UC Davis Center for Valley Fever is a member of the Congressional Task Force that's working to develop new therapies. 

Dementia looks different in brains of Hispanics

March 12, 2019

A major new study from the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Center has uncovered dramatic differences in the brains of Hispanics with a dementia diagnosis compared with those of non-Hispanic whites and of African Americans.

UC Davis Children's Hospital honored in national Children's Hospital Association photo exhibit

March 12, 2019

A panel of distinguished judges chose three photographs of patients and caregivers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital for inclusion in the biennial Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit.

UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Nursing receive high national rankings by U.S. News

March 12, 2019

The medical and nursing schools at UC Davis Health again ranked among the best in the country in today’s release of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 graduate school rankings.

Support group for children with pacemakers and defibrillators scheduled for April 4

March 11, 2019

The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center will host its first gathering of a new support group for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators on Thursday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Room 1101, 2279 45th Street, Sacramento. 

Data-driven healthcare focus of 2019 Highman Lecture at UC Davis Health, March 21

March 8, 2019

Wilson To will deliver the 2019 Benjamin Highman Lecture on “Digitally-enhanced, Data-driven Healthcare.”

Fear of hospitalization keeps men from talking about suicide

March 7, 2019

Fear of psychiatric hospitalization is one of the primary reasons that older men — an age and gender group at high risk for suicide — don’t talk about suicide with their physicians. Researchers discovered this finding as part of a pre-launch, stakeholder assessment of a multimedia program designed to encourage men to open up to their primary care providers about suicidal thoughts.

'Jeopardy!' host diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: What you should know about the disease

March 7, 2019

Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Here are some things to know about the hard-to-detect disease.

New pediatric tele-physiatry program helps children in rural and underserved communities

March 7, 2019

Using the power of telehealth, children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities now have access to UC Davis Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians, funded by a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

David Lewis will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on March 13

March 7, 2019

Davis Lewis from University of Pittsburgh will present “Altered Neurodevelopment in Schizophrenia” on Wednesday, March 13 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Endometriosis explained: 8 things women should know

March 7, 2019

About one in 10 women in the United States suffer from endometriosis, but there are treatment options that can help with symptoms such as painful periods.

Stroke can strike at any age

March 6, 2019

The death of actor Luke Perry this week is a tragic reminder that stroke can affect anyone, anytime. While the risk of stroke increases with age, it can occur at any age. Vascular neurologist Kwan Ng provides tips for recognizing the signs of stroke, together with guidance for stroke prevention.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts first official head-shaving event

March 6, 2019

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is raising funds for pediatric cancer research by hosting Rock the Bald on Monday, March 11.

9th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum will be held March 13

March 6, 2019

The 9th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Health Education Building, Room 1222, 4610 X Street, Sacramento.

IHOP pancake drive-through raises funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital on March 11

March 6, 2019

On Monday, March 11, pancake lovers can drive through, eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in recognition of IHOP’s National Pancake Day. 

Month of Giving at Jersey Mike's Subs benefits UC Davis Children's Hospital

March 5, 2019

Eleven Jersey Mike's Subs locations in the greater Sacramento area will donate to Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis Children’s Hospital during March for the "Month of Giving."

Researchers seeking a cure for spina bifida get a step closer to their goal

March 5, 2019

Researchers on the path to finding a cure for spina bifida have identified specific elements in stem cell secretions as key to protecting neurons and ultimately reducing the lower-limb paralysis associated with the birth defect. The team will use the results to optimize the neuroprotective qualities of a stem cell treatment they developed that improves mobility in lab animals and dogs with spina bifida.

Training program teaches physicians, other providers to identify risk, prevent gun violence

March 5, 2019

The video “Preventing Firearm-Related Injury and Death: A Targeted Intervention” translates cutting-edge information on the causes and consequences of firearm violence into strategies that health professionals can use to prevent firearm-related injury and death. 

Plumas District Hospital named Rural Center of Excellence

March 5, 2019

Rural health care is getting a big boost in the small Northern California community of Quincy thanks to a new partnership between Plumas District Hospital and UC Davis Health.

UC Davis Medical Center's new campaign features local photographer, day-to-night concept

March 1, 2019

A first-of-its-kind ad campaign aimed at generating civic pride features daytime images of the Sacramento skyline during the daylight hours, and nighttime images of the city during the evening hours.

CA Quits teams up with community clinics to address tobacco use

March 1, 2019

UC Davis Health tobacco researcher and physician Elisa Tong and CA Quits are working to integrate tobacco cessation support for patients in several Sacramento-area community clinics.

3D printing becoming a surgical game changer

March 1, 2019

Thanks to high-tech, 3D printers, UC Davis Health physicians are enhancing their capabilities and mapping out surgeries in ways that benefit patients and surgical outcomes.

February 2019

Physicians advocate for increased diversity in medical training nationwide

February 28, 2019

New England Journal of Medicine article written by UC Davis Health professors shows what they consider a disturbing trend -- the share of medical students from underrepresented groups is on the decline nationwide. But the article also highlights proven strategies at UC Davis School of Medicine for advancing equity in admissions

Prenatal vitamin intake may reduce autism recurrence in high-risk families

February 27, 2019

High-risk younger siblings of children with autism are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have significantly lower autism symptom severity, and higher cognitive scores if their mothers take maternal prenatal vitamins during their first month of pregnancy, UC Davis research has found.

Heart conditions affect young patients, too

February 26, 2019

Adults are often the focus of American Heart Month in February, but children with heart defects and conditions are also being treated with innovative technologies at the UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center.

Radiologists quickly improve screening performance with 3D mammography

February 26, 2019

Radiologists quickly learn to read 3D mammography more accurately than they read standard 2D mammograms, a first-of-its-kind study by a UC Davis researcher has found.

UC Davis Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit honored with silver Beacon Award for Excellence

February 26, 2019

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the UC Davis Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Creinin's research receives national "Top Ten Clinical Achievement Award" by the Clinical Research Forum

February 22, 2019

A research study co-authored by UC Davis Health physician, Mitchell Creinin, has received a national “Top Ten Clinical Achievement Award” by the Clinical Research Forum.

Snively lecturer focuses on the evolution and future of family medicine

February 21, 2019

Valerie Gilchrist, the Millard Professor in Community Health and chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin, will speak on “Family Medicine: Persistent Themes that Define Us” as part of the George Snively Visiting Lectureship in Family Medicine. Her address is Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in lecture hall 1222 of the Education Building, 4610 X Street in Sacramento.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus non-surgical closures in preemies featured on KVIE digital short video

February 21, 2019

In the KVIE digital short video, Frank Ing, chief of pediatric cardiology at UC Davis Children's Hospital, discusses how advancements in new tools and treatment are enabling doctors to close that ductus arteriosus vessel in premature tiny babies, through an interventional cath procedure.

UC Davis School of Medicine recognized as research university powerhouse

February 19, 2019

10 UC Davis School of Medicine departments rank in top 20 for National Institutes of Health funding.

UC Davis Health gastroenterologists give new hope to patients with rare gastroparesis

February 19, 2019

UC Davis Health gastroenterologists give new hope to patients with rare gastroparesis battery-powered stomach stimulator moves things forward.

New ER protocol would allow some infants with fevers to avoid painful tests

February 18, 2019

A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers has identified a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers are at low risk of significant bacterial infections--a finding that has important implications for identifying cases in which infants may not need invasive medical care such spinal taps, antibiotics or hospitalizations.

Critical care transport nurses recognized for life-saving care

February 15, 2019

At UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the Critical Care Transport (CCTT) program is a dedicated children’s transport team available to a 33-county area – and sometimes beyond – 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The team specializes in bringing an advanced level of care to infants and children at surrounding community hospitals, where appropriate resources may not be available.

CommuniCare: Breaking down barriers in access to care

February 15, 2019

CommuniCare Health Centers began in 1972 as the Davis Free Clinic. Today, it encompasses rural and urban locations throughout Yolo County and partners with UC Davis Health to provide first-class care for Medi-Cal and underserved patient populations.

Spirit Halloween Stores' donations to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department tops $500K

February 15, 2019

Hospitalization is hard. It can be really scary, especially for children. But thanks to generous support from donors like Spirit Halloween Superstores, UC Davis Children’s Hospital can help through its Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

Join the 5K to benefit lung cancer research March 30

February 15, 2019

Two UC Davis Health lung cancer specialists are co-chairing the fourth annual “Your Next Step is the Cure” run/walk Saturday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to noon in Land Park and they are looking for more people to join their UC Davis Health team.

Expert in pediatric neurology to speak at North Pacific Child Neurology Colloquium

February 15, 2019

Tallie Baram, an internationally-recognized expert in pediatric neurology and neuroscience, will give the keynote address at this year’s North Pacific Child Neurology Colloquium on April 5 at the UC Davis Alumni Center.

Heart disease in women: Preventing the No. 1 cause of death

February 14, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for women, but only about half of women realize this is so. The good news, however, is that heart disease can often be prevented with a heart-healthy lifestyle.

UC Davis Children's Hospital launches early mobility program for pediatric heart patients

February 12, 2019

The UC Davis Pediatric Cardiac and Intensive Care Unit launched the Pediatric A-F Bundle and Early Mobility Program specifically for pediatric cardiology patients this week. A ribbon cutting was held to mark the start of this program for patients with congenital heart defects and other heart conditions.

Pediatric heart health lunch lecture scheduled for Feb. 21

February 8, 2019

UC Davis Health faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend a free lunchtime lecture about pediatric heart health entitled "The Latest in Congenital Heart Disease: Collaboration Between Interventional Cardiology and Surgery." The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Education Building's Third Floor Breezeway, 4610 X Street, Sacramento. 

Robot-assisted throat cancer surgery gets assist from novel optical device

February 8, 2019

For hard-to-reach tumors at the back of the throat, robots can assist surgeons to remove cancers in a less invasive way. But this high-tech approach has a drawback: the surgeon’s inability to assess through touch whether they’ve been able to get all of the cancer out.

UC Davis Health names interim chief of cardiovascular medicine

February 7, 2019

Cardiac imaging specialist Thomas Smith is interim chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and interim medical director of the Heart Center at UC Davis Health. He replaces Reginald Low, who led the division for two decades and plans to retire this year.

Women's heart health program celebrates 25th anniversary

February 7, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all women in the U.S., but only about half of women know this is so. Cardiologist Amparo Villablanca is changing that with her annual Women's Heart Care Forum.

UC Davis Health works to understand cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

February 7, 2019

Endocrinologist John Yoon is working toward understanding the root causes of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, which becomes more common for cystic fibrosis patients as they age. His research also has potential to help battle all forms of diabetes

Project aims to transform primary care with interdisciplinary health care teams

February 7, 2019

Studies show that care in a team-based environment enhances disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment — not only in sports, but also in business, in government — and in health care.

UC Davis Health nurse scientist among experts behind new plan to address looming health worker shortages

February 6, 2019

After nearly two years of study, the California Future Health Workforce Commission recently unveiled bold recommendations to eliminate the projected shortfall of primary care health providers. UC Davis Health already works toward the stated goals.

Atomic-scale Simulation of Antiarrhythmic Drug Interaction with Cardiac Cells

February 6, 2019

To unravel the mysterious mechanisms of drug potency for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, a group of researchers at UC Davis have developed novel simulations that provide insights on vital atomic-scale drug-cardiac cells interactions.

New treatment directs lymphoma patient's own cells to attack tumor

February 6, 2019

Oncologists at UC Davis Health treated their first patient with a revolutionary new kind of therapy developed for people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma for whom other treatment approaches have failed.

Symposium to tackle environmental cancer incidence

February 5, 2019

All students, staff and faculty members are invited to attend this first-ever symposium aimed at addressing the unique environmental challenges in our region and translating techniques to the cancer realm. 

Helping low-income patients: Hear Vice Chancellor Lubarsky on Cap Public Radio

February 4, 2019

UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky and Peter Beilenson, Sacramento County’s director of health services, talked about their nation-leading partnership that expands health care for low-income patients on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak.”

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Feb. 28

February 4, 2019

The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals aged 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one.

Early intervention in autism improves language, IQ and social skills

February 4, 2019

Breakthrough research demonstrating that children with autism as young as 18 months can vastly improve their language, cognition and social skills with an early intervention developed by UC Davis Professor Sally Rogers has been replicated in a major new study.

Sacramento radio host, IHOP partner to raise funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital

February 1, 2019

Hot 103.5’s SugaBear in the Morning is embarking on a Sacramento-area breakfast tour to raise awareness and generate donations for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN).

Walking lunch celebrates future eye institute, other exciting developments at UC Davis Health

February 1, 2019

Outdoor enthusiast and philanthropist Ernest E. Tschannen joined Chancellor Gary May, Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky, School of Medicine Interim Dean Lars Berglund and Eye Center Chair Mark Mannis for a walking lunch on the Sacramento campus.

January 2019

UC Davis Children's Hospital joins program to test critically ill newborns

January 31, 2019

UC Davis Children's Hospital this month joins Project Baby Bear, the first California state-funded program to offer rapid whole genome sequencing for critically ill newborns.

Neonatal doctor receives national award for webcam program

January 31, 2019

UC Davis neonatologist Kristin Hoffman was selected by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to receive the CMN Achievement Award, a national honor that goes to one caregiver, team, or unit which has significantly elevated the care of children and has specifically been impacted by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals’ funds.

Addiction program breaks the cycle by changing mindsets

January 30, 2019

UC Davis Health's successful addiction counseling program treats patients in the emergency department while working to shift mindsets from a moral failing to a treatable disease.

UC Davis Health immunology researcher named a 2019 Chancellor's Fellow

January 29, 2019

Dennis Hartigan-O'Connor, associate professor of medical microbiology and immunology, is one of 10 UC Davis early career researchers to receive the designation.

Celery juice: Are the benefits real?

January 29, 2019

Celery juice has become a popular health craze, but are the rumored benefits real? UC Davis Health senior dietitian Marie Barone weighs in on this latest food fad.

Neuroscience research funding at UC Davis Health among top in nation

January 29, 2019

UC Davis Health neuroscientists are among some of the best funded in the nation, according to data from the National Institutes of Health.

How much sleep do teens need?

January 29, 2019

UC Davis research has found that changes in brain physiology when asleep and awake holds promise as a noninvasive approach to determine if people are getting enough sleep.

Deanna Barch will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Feb. 13

January 29, 2019

Join us Wednesday, February 13 for an interesting lecture by Dr. Deanna Barch from Washington University in St. Louis. This talk is intended for faculty, staff, students and the public. 

Health care access expands for low-income patients in Sacramento region

January 28, 2019

UC Davis and Sacramento County partner to increase primary and specialty care services.

UC Davis pediatric heart patient enters Rock Your Scar contest

January 28, 2019

Four-month-old UC Davis patient Leo Woo has entered the Rock the Scar contest, a national photo contest to raise awareness about congenital heart defects.

Banners featuring student-designed red dresses on display at the State Capitol

January 28, 2019

A portion of the UC Davis Red Dress Collection is highlighted in a large banner display near the Governor's Office at the State Capitol this week, launching the countdown to National Wear Red Day® and day one of Heart Month on Friday.

A national spotlight on a new approach to opioid addiction treatment

January 24, 2019

National news site Vox's 'Future Perfect' series highlights a unique ER-based program at UC Davis Medical Center.

Improved medication safety can help save lives, reduce costs

January 24, 2019

By participating in a national study aimed at developing better ways for medications to be prescribed, documented, and reconciled accurately and safely, UC Davis Medical Center has become a California leader in improving outcomes for high-risk patients.

Join the Donut Dash for chance to win a donut party!

January 24, 2019

The 11th annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 2, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

Fostering the best patient experiences

January 23, 2019

NSICU Unit-Based Practice Council organized and invited patients and families back to the medical center for its first-ever family/patient brunch.

School of Medicine grad to become California Surgeon General

January 22, 2019

Nadine Burke Harris, class of 2001, is a national expert on adverse childhood experiences.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program launches monthly newsletter

January 22, 2019

As part of its education effort, UC Davis Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) has developed a monthly newsletter for UC Davis Health physicians and other interested parties.

UC Davis physician improves care for transgender and other vulnerable communities

January 18, 2019

Dr. Swati Rao is passionate about improving information and health care services for vulnerable communities.

10-year-old Kameron Fox to be honored at Aggies men's basketball game on Saturday

January 18, 2019

Like many boys his age, 10-year-old Kameron Fox loves sports. He loves to compete. He loves to win.

Experimental drug improves eye gaze behavior in fragile X syndrome

January 17, 2019

Researchers at MIND Institute at UC Davis and Rush University Medical Center have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS).

Anti-inflammatory compound helps protect against cancer growth

January 14, 2019

When chemotherapy kills cancer cells, the debris of dead and dying cells can lead to inflammation and the surge of more cancerous cells. Newly published research on ovarian cancer, involving an anti-inflammatory compound developed in the Bruce Hammock lab at UC Davis, and tested at Harvard Medical School on mouse models, indicates that the compound not only suppresses inflammation but reduces cancer growth, acting as a “surge protector.”

Six tips for flu prevention

January 14, 2019

Depending on your age and health status, influenza or “the flu” can act as a very achy nuisance or a threat to your life.

More than 150 UC Davis Health physicians named "Top Docs"

January 11, 2019

Annual Survey by Sacramento Magazine highlights expertise in primary and specialty care delivery.

One-stop relief from acid reflux

January 11, 2019

UC Davis Health's Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery has established a Reflux Clinic to provide one-stop specialty care for reflux patients -- something no one else in the entire Sacramento region is doing.

Using telementoring to help eradicate hepatitis C in Northern California

January 10, 2019

Through a unique telementoring program called ECHO-plus, UC Davis liver-disease specialists are providing primary care providers in rural and suburban Northern California with the resources they need to manage patients with hepatitis C in their communities.

Firefighters raise the spirits of burn patients

January 10, 2019

Firefighters, burn survivors and Firefighters Burn Institute representatives lifted the spirits of UC Davis Burn Center patients — along with their family members and care teams — by singing carols with Santa Claus and delivering gifts on Christmas morning.

UC Davis Health resident to attend prestigious military program for civilians

January 10, 2019

Internal Medicine/Psychiatry resident among select civilians to meet with military leaders.

San Diego Zoo Kids TV begins broadcasting at UC Davis Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California

January 10, 2019

Young patients, their families and invited guests were treated to a visit with some amazing animal ambassadors—including a hedgehog, a great horned owl, and a blue and gold macaw.

Health and wellness in 2019

January 10, 2019

UC Davis Health Chief Wellness Officer Peter Yellowlees offers tips for self-care in the new year.

Workshop on breastfeeding at work or school , Jan. 17

January 9, 2019

WorkLife and Wellness is offering a "Continuing to Breastfeed when Returning to Work or School" workshop on Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Drums of the Pacific concert to benefit Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis

January 9, 2019

The inaugural Drums of the Pacific benefit concert will take place Saturday, March 2 from 5-7p.m. at The Colonial Theater in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at UC Davis and provide funding for the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Amber Fitzgerald will speak as the next Minds Behind the MIND lecturer on Jan. 16

January 8, 2019

Join the MIND Institute's Amber Fitzgerald during a hands-on talk on Wednesday, Jan. 16 about visual supports for individuals with autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Families, caregivers and educators are encouraged to attend.

Application deadline for Coro Leadership Academy, Feb. 3

January 7, 2019

Training and Development is accepting applications from faculty, executive staff and mid-level managers for the UC Davis Health Coro Leadership Academy.

Top 15 foods you should be eating in 2019

January 4, 2019

New year, new diet, right? But which foods should we be eating in 2019 to optimize our health? We asked UC Davis Health experts which foods they recommend to help us all glean health benefits in the new year.

December 2018

Five facts families need to know about JUULing

December 28, 2018

It looks like a harmless USB flash drive, easily hidden in a school backpack or back pocket. But the JUUL, a slim electronic delivery device for nicotine, has become the e-cigarette of choice for many teens in the U.S.

Register for Donut Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life

December 28, 2018

The 11th annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 2, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

UC Davis Health leads effort to digitize microscope slides for developing artificial intelligence for Alzheimer's disease, other brain disorders

December 27, 2018

When both of Brittany Dugger’s grandmothers were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it left a lasting impression and desire to better understand how the same clinical diagnosis could produce different symptoms. Now a new grant will help across multiple UC campuses.

School of Medicine chosen to pilot virtual patient case curriculum

December 27, 2018

A leading provider of virtual case-based courses taps UC Davis to help develop curriculum

Mike Lake will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Jan. 9

December 27, 2018

Join us for a presentation by Canadian Parliament Member Mike Lake who will share his son's autism experience to illustrate why inclusion and out-of-the-box thinking is helpful.

Holidays and heart attacks

December 26, 2018

A recently published study conducted in Sweden showed higher rates of heart attacks during major holidays, including the Christmas and New Year holidays. UC Davis cardiologist Javier Lopez talks about heart health and what might be done to reduce the chances of having a heart attack during this and other potentially stressful times of year.

Sue Jane Leung Presidential Chair in Cancer Research Named

December 26, 2018

Kit Lam was honored December 21 as the inaugural holder of the Sue Jane Leung Presidential Chair in Cancer Research.

New study shows link between second-hand smoke and cardiac arrhythmia

December 26, 2018

Continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart’s electrical activity, known as cardiac alternans, that can predict cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, a new study from UC Davis Health researchers shows. The authors believe the study, conducted in mice, suggests that second-hand smoke exposure alters cells that regulate how the heart beats.

Using antibiotics wisely

December 21, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, both in the U.S. and around the world. Learn how to be a part of the solution to preserve the life-saving power of antibiotics.

300 Blind Mice Uncover Genetic Causes of Eye Disease

December 21, 2018

Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains. Many of these genes are likely important in human eye vision and the results could help identify new causes of hereditary blindness in patients

Outlook for hemophilia patients brightens with innovative treatments

December 21, 2018

Thirty or more years ago, a hemophilia diagnosis meant isolation from peers, damaged joints and exposure to diseases like HIV. Thanks to a better understanding of the disease and innovative new treatments, people with hemophilia today live longer and face fewer obstacles.

UC Davis Health partners with Amgen to understand patient decisions, drive design-thinking decisions

December 20, 2018

Researchers from UC Davis Health recently partnered with Amgen Inc. on two projects to better understand the decision-making processes and educational needs of patients, providers and family caregivers to develop solutions that meet the needs of people facing serious illness.

A painful loss becomes gifts for kids with cancer

December 20, 2018

The holidays were joyful for 7-year-old Ruben Contreras two years ago while he was being treated for a rare brain tumor at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, even though the family’s reality was grim and Ruben’s prognosis, grave.

Reminder: UC Davis Children's Hospital hosts toy drive Dec. 19-23

December 19, 2018

To make the donation of toys and other gifts easier for generous businesses, non-profit organizations and donors, UC Davis is offering donors the opportunity to drive up and drop off donations for the holidays.

Pediatric HIV/AIDS patients receive gifts of the season, thanks to donation

December 19, 2018

The holidays will be brighter for UC Davis Pediatric HIV/AIDS patients, thanks to a donation of gifts from the Progressive Insurance office on Harvard Avenue in Sacramento. 

Cardiothoracic surgery team brings advanced heart care to Mexico

December 19, 2018

A team led by UC Davis cardiothoracic surgeons Gary Raff and Victor Rodriguez recently traveled to Torreón in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, to treat children — from newborns to teens — with congenital heart defects.

Immunotherapy and another chance make the holidays brighter for Grass Valley man

December 19, 2018

In 2013 Phil Hindt faced a life-threatening diagnosis: liver failure. Doctors told him he needed a transplant, which he received at a Bay Area teaching hospital on Thanksgiving Day, 2014.

Special needs providers affected by Camp Fire get help from MIND Institute employees

December 18, 2018

The recent Camp Fire destroyed much more than homes in Paradise, Calif. and the surrounding areas. In many cases, people lost their jobs, cars and communities. And as devastating as fires can be for adults, they can be especially traumatic for children. For those with special needs such as autism, coping with change and loss can be even more difficult.

Community mental health clinic serves children in need

December 14, 2018

In partnership with Sacramento County, UC Davis Health specialists work to deliver mental health care to children.

Walking in a winter wonderland

December 11, 2018

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center became a winter wonderland on Saturday at the annual Mike Smyth Children’s Holiday Party.

Kids donate lemonade stand proceeds to the transplant center

December 10, 2018

A patient’s young sons recently visited UC Davis Transplant Center to hand off a check for $300, earnings from a lemonade stand they set up in a park near their home. The stand gave the boys — ages 5 and 2 — an opportunity to show gratitude to the center that restored their father's health.

Later-born siblings of children with autism or ADHD are at elevated risk for both disorders

December 10, 2018

Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for both disorders, a new study led by Meghan Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has concluded. The findings appear today in JAMA Pediatrics.

Global health leader to speak in Sacramento on emerging diseases

December 6, 2018

Kathrine Tan, an outbreak response expert with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will speak in Sacramento on “Emerging Diseases: Think Globally, Act Locally.” Her address is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in room 1222 of the Education Building at 4601 X Street on the Sacramento campus of UC Davis, with a reception at 5 p.m.

Beat the holiday blues and know when they're something major

December 6, 2018

Comparing the holiday blues to a depressive disorder is like comparing a cold to pneumonia. Know the common causes of holiday blues and how to recognize the signs of major depression.

Family turns Alzheimer's disease toll into research fund at UC Davis

December 6, 2018

David Higbee’s mother, Dorothy, lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. His sister, Suzzie, who is 69, also has the disease.

Addressing patients' medical, mental and social well-being

December 5, 2018

Working with Sacramento County's underserved as a resident inspired a UC Davis Health doctor to continue providing care for low-income populations.

EM Pulse, emergency medicine's podcast platform, awarded for its outstanding content

December 5, 2018

The award-winning EM Pulse podcast delves into current topics in emergency medicine, from addressing the challenges of caring for kids in the emergency department to diagnosing acute and chronic silicone syndromes.

Global Winter Wonderland raises funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital through promo code

December 4, 2018

Global Winter Wonderland and ABC10 have joined forces to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital this holiday season. By purchasing tickets for this magical event using promo code UCDAVISPROUD, UC Davis Children’s Hospital will receive $3.50 for each adult ticket sold and $2.50 from every child ticket. Adult tickets are $19. Children 4-12 years old are $17. Kids ages three and under are free. 

Medical volunteers complete a successful California International Marathon

December 4, 2018

More than 100 UC Davis faculty, staff and students volunteered to be part of the medical team at the 36th annual California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday.

Kinkajous and lemurs and insects, oh my!

December 4, 2018

On Saturday, the UC Davis MIND Institute became another world – with hanging vines, giant totems and live rain forest critters – to the delight of about 900 children and their families.

Celebrating Magnet® recognition and the best in nursing excellence

December 4, 2018

Two 'thank you' events on Dec. 5 -- at two different times that day -- are now scheduled so that everyone will have an opportunity to share in the celebration of UC Davis Medical Center's renewed Magnet nursing designation.

Five Researchers at UC Davis Health Named in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

December 3, 2018

Five UC Davis Health researchers were named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers List.

Retail outlets using telehealth pose significant privacy and policy concerns for health care

December 3, 2018

Retail outlets using telehealth have unique advantages and opportunities for delivering convenient care to consumers but policies need to be well-designed, relevant and anticipate future applications of telehealth, UC Davis Health physicians say.

November 2018

Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus will perform at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center on Dec. 10

November 30, 2018

Members of the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus (SGMC) will volunteer their time and talents at a holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. in the North Building lobby of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Lunchtime meditation workshop, Dec. 17

November 29, 2018

Attend the Dec. 17 Meditation Workshop to learn how to have more energy and vitality, recharge the body, calm the mind, open the heart, and have positive, cheerful and wholesome attitudes.

Caring for vulnerable populations

November 28, 2018

UC Davis Medical Center launches testing for at-risk patients for hepatitis C and HIV in the emergency department.

Medical volunteers gear up for California International Marathon this weekend

November 28, 2018

More than 100 volunteers from across UC Davis Health will provide medical support at the 36th annual California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday.

Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Dec. 12

November 28, 2018

Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek from the Temple University will present “High quality language environments create high quality learning environments” at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Wednesday, Dec. 12 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Home-based telemedicine project for children with diabetes awarded at national conference

November 27, 2018

Pediatrics associate professor and CTSC scholar Stephanie Crossen is using technology to help children better manage Type 1 diabetes.

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) program highlighted in KVIE digital short video

November 27, 2018

The UC Davis Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) program was recently highlighted in a KVIE digital short. The three-minute video provides a detailed glimpse into this test, which helps doctors gauge whether a pediatric patient with congenital heart disease requires surgical intervention.  

Votes for UC Davis Children's Hospital could result in $50,000 to help local kids

November 27, 2018

UC Davis Health employees and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

UC Davis nursing school announces fellows program in honor of founding dean

November 27, 2018

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announces the Heather M. Young Fellowship Program, which establishes multiyear grants designed to advance the field of gerontological nursing and care for older adults by emerging scholars from various disciplines.

Digitizing interactions between the brain and the heart

November 26, 2018

UC Davis Health researchers have been awarded $5.2 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health to develop the first computerized model of the relationship between the nervous system and cardiovascular disease. The tool is expected to lead to new understanding of conditions such as hypertension, arrhythmia, heart failure and stroke, along with how those conditions change in response to treatment.

School of Medicine invites staff, students and faculty to envision the future

November 26, 2018

Your ideas on what the School of Medicine will look like in 50 years can win you an iPad or gift card

Noncompliance thwarts comprehensive background check policy for private-party sales, study finds

November 26, 2018

Of the three states that recently expanded comprehensive background check (CBC) policies to include all gun transfers, including those among private parties, only Delaware showed an overall increase in firearm background checks. Washington and Colorado had no changes, which the study authors say suggests that compliance and enforcement were incomplete.

UC Davis Health volunteers respond to Camp Fire evacuees' urgent need for medical care

November 21, 2018

Physicians, nurses and students from UC Davis Health are providing urgently needed medical care to survivors of the Camp Fire in Butte County.

Promising approach to curing spina bifida gets $5.6 million

November 21, 2018

California's state stem cell agency has awarded a $5.66 million grant to UC Davis Health researchers who are pursuing a promising approach to repairing the birth defect that causes spina bifida.

Olson named associate dean for Curriculum and Medical Education

November 21, 2018

Kristin Olson, associate professor of pathology, has been named Associate Dean for Curriculum and Medical Education at UC Davis School of Medicine.

Last call: Medical volunteers needed at California International Marathon on Dec. 2

November 20, 2018

Medical volunteers are needed at this year's California International Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 and will be sponsored by UC Davis Children’s Hospital. UC Davis Health will provide medical care for the runners, both on course at medical stations from Folsom to Sacramento and at the finish line medical tent at the State Capitol. Volunteers are needed to be part of the medical team that will assess/triage runners who need medical assistance. 

UC Davis scientist and surgeon team take on pancreatic cancer with SU2C grant

November 20, 2018

UC Davis scientist Julie Sutcliffe and surgical oncologist Richard Bold have been awarded a $1 million “New Therapies Challenge” grant from the Pancreatic Cancer Collective in an effort to improve survival for people with the disease.

Man legally blind for 10 years thankful for sight restored

November 19, 2018

Last year, Dazell Mallory could only see shadows and vague movements of objects placed inches from his face. Today, his vision is near normal and he can drive and play tennis, thanks to UC Davis Eye Center surgeon Jeffrey Caspar.

Study does not find population-level changes in firearm homicide or suicide rates in California 10 years after comprehensive background check and violent misdemeanor policies enacted

November 19, 2018

Incomplete background-check records, absence of permit-to-purchase provision, and compliance among possible explanations for findings.

Human images from the world's first total-body medical scanner unveiled

November 19, 2018

EXPLORER, the world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans.

Aguilar-Gaxiola honored as 2018 California Champion of Mental Health

November 16, 2018

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of internal medicine and founding director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, was honored this week in Sacramento as a 2018 California Champion of Mental Health.

New UC Davis Children's Surgery Center now open

November 15, 2018

UC Davis Children’s Hospital opened its new Children’s Surgery Center, a 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art pediatric facility this week.

Young and Harvath named Gerontological Society of America fellows

November 15, 2018

Leaders from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis are among the 89 fellows of the Gerontological Society of America.

Physician volunteers needed in Butte County

November 15, 2018

UC Davis Health physicians are needed to volunteer at Butte County shelters to provide medical care to Camp Fire evacuees.

UC Davis Athletics expands Sports Medicine partnership with UC Davis Health

November 15, 2018

UC Davis' announcement today about building a student-athlete performance center will mean an expansion of the university's Sports Medicine partnership with UC Davis Health.

Public health researcher honored for pediatric head trauma study

November 15, 2018

Miriam Nuño, associate professor of biostatistics with the Department of Public Health Sciences, was recognized last week with the Joseph J. Tepas, M.D., Award at the Pediatric Trauma Society annual meeting in Houston for her presentation on “Age-Related Mortality in Abusive Head Trauma.”

Face transplant patient's story to be told by ABC's 20/20

November 14, 2018

ABC’s news magazine program 20/20 recently filmed interviews at UC Davis Medical Center about a face transplant patient whose story — and new look — will be revealed Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 p.m. on KXTV channel 10.

School of Medicine student receives scholarship for work with underserved communities

November 14, 2018

A Southern California foundation awards scholarship to medical student Christine Nguyen.

Obesity both feeds tumors and helps immunotherapy kill cancer

November 12, 2018

A groundbreaking new study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered why obesity both fuels cancer growth and allows blockbuster new immunotherapies to work better against those same tumors.

2018 California Safety and Wellbeing Survey details firearm ownership in the state

November 11, 2018

Fourteen percent of California adults, or roughly 4.2 million individuals, personally own firearms. There is more in this comprehensive survey of more than 2,500 Californians.

UC Davis nursing professor named UC Davis CAMPOS Scholar

November 9, 2018

Fawn Cothran, an assistant professor in the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is named a CAMPOS Faculty Scholar at UC Davis. This distinction recognizes Cothran’s transformative thinking and unique perspective, as well as the potential of her research to contribute to the public good.

Safety for all

November 9, 2018

Car seats protect kids from injuries, however they are not always easy to use, especially for families new to our country. For lower-resource families, they also might not be easy to buy. The UC Davis Health Trauma Prevention and Outreach Program is making sure that’s not the case in our community.

Goodnight feted at Cancer Center auditorium dedication

November 9, 2018

James E. Goodnight, Jr. a UC Davis cancer surgeon, the first cancer center director and later associate dean for clinical affairs and Practice Management Board executive director, was honored Thursday evening at an event dedicating the renovated Cancer Center Auditorium in his name.

Nominations sought for Children's Miracle Achievement Award

November 8, 2018

Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis is currently accepting nominations for the Children's Miracle Achievement Award. This award honors a caregiver who has significantly elevated the care of children and has specifically been impacted by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' (CMN) funds. The deadline is Nov. 26.

Swiss filmmaker visits MIND Institute to produce documentary

November 7, 2018

Kurt Widmer, a freelance filmmaker from Munich, Switzerland, spent two days at the UC Davis MIND Institute this week interviewing researchers and families about autism spectrum disorder.

New Josie King Hero Award presented to Lift Team's Johnny Vera

November 7, 2018

UC Davis Health has instituted a new award to honor employees, who have contributed to a culture of patient safety at UC Davis Medical Center, the Josie King Hero Award. Developed by the Quality and Safety Counsel, this award was presented for the first time last Thursday at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Symposium. 

High-tech pill bottle cap sends electronic reminders

November 6, 2018

Some kidney transplant patients will soon participate in a pilot project to see if "smart" pill bottle tops that alarm, text and call when they've missed a dose helps them adhere to their complex prescription protocols.

Continuing to breastfeed when returning to work or school workshop, Nov. 15

November 6, 2018

WorkLife and Wellness offering a "Continuing to Breastfeed when Returning to Work or School" workshop, Nov. 15.

Kales selected as chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences department

November 6, 2018

Helen C. Kales, a specialist in geriatric psychiatry, mood disorders and the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, has been selected as chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine and the Joe Tupin Endowed Chair in Psychiatry. Her appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2019 pending final review and approval according to University of California procedures.

Science Café talk: Accessing quality care and services for autism, Nov. 15

November 6, 2018

Join UC Davis Health’s Aubyn Stahmer and Elizabeth Morgan for a conversation about autism research on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Old Soul @ 40 Acres in Sacramento.

Medical student awarded Nickens scholarship

November 5, 2018

An exemplary student at the School of Medicine today was awarded a prestigious scholarship for his effort to eliminate healthcare inequities from the Oak Park neighborhood to the Central Valley

New Chief Wellness Officer Latest in Industry-Leading Wellness Efforts

November 5, 2018

UC Davis Health took another industry-leading step to connect outstanding patient care with the health and wellness of physicians, nurses and other health care workers by appointing a Chief Wellness Officer for all of the employees of the health system.

Sally Ozonoff will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Nov. 14

November 5, 2018

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear MIND Institute faculty member Sally Ozonoff as the MIND Institute's Distinguished Lecturer on Nov. 14.

Trauma chief selected as an inaugural member of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

November 2, 2018

Joseph Galante, chief of trauma, acute care surgery and surgical critical care at UC Davis Health, has been selected as an associate member of the new Academy of Master Surgeon Educators of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Galante is the only member from the Sacramento region.

Professor lauds UC Davis faculty diversity in overseas presentation

November 2, 2018

Colleen E. Clancy, associate vice chancellor for academic personnel, traveled to Switzerland in mid-September to deliver a talk titled, “Advancing women and other underrepresented groups in medicine: Lessons and successes at the University of California.”

UC Davis nursing research dean named fellow in American Academy of Nursing

November 1, 2018

Janice F. Bell is among the 195 highly distinguished nurse leaders inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing.

Leading researchers call for a ban on widely used insecticides

November 1, 2018

Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

October 2018

University of California drug discovery incubator now led from UC Davis

October 31, 2018

UC Davis neurologist Michael Rogawski has assumed the role of principal investigator of the University of California Drug Discovery Consortium, a group of researchers across five UC campuses working to translate basic science discoveries into new therapies that could benefit people worldwide.

Nominations sought for Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community

October 26, 2018

Nominations are now open for individuals whom you think are deserving of special recognition through the Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community. Deadline is Friday, Nov. 30.

Pumpkin carving contest = scary fun and prizes!

October 26, 2018

Free pumpkins will be available for the 2018 pumpkin carving contest sponsored by Food and Nutrition Services.

Holiday emancipation basket collection gears up for another successful season

October 23, 2018

Join UC Davis Health employees for this year's emancipation basket collection. The baskets, which contain basic items for the home in addition to cash-gift cards, help young adults transition from dependence on institutional support to independent living.

Music therapy helps UC Davis Children's Hospital patient through pain, fear of hospitalization

October 22, 2018

When Genesis Oliva contracted a dangerous cellulitis infection which required multiple, painful surgeries, she was terrified. But music helped to ease her fear.

No tricks, only treats at MIND Institute 2nd annual Fall Festival

October 22, 2018

More than 185 people gathered at the UC Davis MIND Institute’s 2nd annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 19 as part of the Family Time at the MIND series of events.

UC Davis Health experts and patients featured in KVIE program on sleep

October 22, 2018

A documentary exploring the frustrations and health consequences of sleep disorders along with the perspectives of UC Davis Health sleep experts and their patients airs October 24 at 7 p.m. on KVIE, the region’s public television station.

Twin pregnancies symposium scheduled for Nov. 2

October 22, 2018

UC Davis Health faculty will be speaking at the "Meet the Experts: Current Challenges in the Evaluation and Management of Twin Pregnancies," hosted by Natera, on Friday, Nov. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel.

Interview with Vice Chancellor Lubarsky featured in California Society of Anesthesiologists column

October 22, 2018

Lubarsky, vice chancellor of Human Health Sciences and CEO of UC Davis Health, is interviewed for CSA’s blog in a new column called “Head of the Table.”

Connecting patients with community health care resources

October 19, 2018

Navigators in UC Davis Medical Center's emergency department help patients connect with health insurance resources, primary care providers and more.

Nursing excellence at UC Davis Medical Center again receives national recognition

October 19, 2018

This week, the American Nurses Credentialing Center announced that it has renewed the hospital’s Magnet® designation for another four-year term.

Putting patients first: UC Davis Medical Groups nationally recognized for continuous quality improvement and patient-centered care

October 17, 2018

Sixteen UC Davis Medical Group sites have received Patient-Centered Medical Home recognitions from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an organization that studies how well health plans and doctors provide scientifically recommended care.

New therapies to treat naturally occurring eye diseases focus of $6 million grant from the National Eye Institute

October 17, 2018

Grant supports leading-edge research to better understand and develop novel regenerative therapies for vision loss and blindness

UC Davis Health's clinical trials directory recognized among most innovative at global clinical research summit

October 16, 2018

The Clinical Studies website is a resource for those who may be interested in participating in research studies at UC Davis Health. Easy-to-understand language, sharing options and online sign ups among the popular features.

Update: New location for 'Invisible no more!' Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue Series event, Oct. 18

October 15, 2018

New location for the UC Davis Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue Series discussion on unseen disabilities. Event to be held in the Education Building, Room 2222 (not the Cancer Center Auditorium as originally planned)

Open Enrollment 2019: Good news and new options

October 12, 2018

Learn more about health plan and other options for employees during this Open Enrollment season.

UC Davis pediatric cancer patient has wish granted to be a Sacramento Republic FC player

October 10, 2018

Wishes do come true. If in doubt, ask pediatric cancer patient Matthew Harding. The 15-year-old boy from Elverta received the surprise of a lifetime on Wednesday when he became the youngest soccer player in Sacramento Republic FC history to be signed to a contract, as part of his Make-a-Wish wish.

Mobile health clinic makes first stop at Street Soccer USA championships

October 10, 2018

In partnerhsip with Elica Health, UC Davis Health's new mobile clinic first opened to patients at the site of Street Soccer USA's championship game.

UC Davis Police Accountability Board to hold public meetings

October 10, 2018

The UC Davis Police Accountability Board will hold its fall quarter public meetings Wednesday, Oct. 17, one on the Davis campus and one on the Sacramento campus.

UC Davis Child Life Internship program receives ACLP accreditation

October 9, 2018

The UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department's internship program was just granted clinical internship accreditation by the Association of Child Life Professionals(ACLP). This designation has been given to only three children’s hospitals in the state. UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the only ACLP-accredited child life internship program in Northern California.

Changing hospital food one menu item at a time

October 8, 2018

First Farm-to-Fork dish for hospitalized patients launched at UC Davis Medical Center.

UC Davis-led statewide tobacco cessation effort launched

October 8, 2018

UC Davis Health tobacco researcher and physician Elisa Tong is leading a statewide effort to help safety-net health care systems guide their patients who use tobacco products to resources to help them quit.

UC Davis Health and Health Net sign Medi-Cal primary care contract

October 4, 2018

Sacramento County Medi-Cal enrollees continue to have UC Davis Health's primary care as an option, thanks to an agreement with Health Net.

Street soccer comes to Sacramento with support from UC Davis Health

October 4, 2018

Soccer has become a vehicle for social change through Street Soccer USA, the organization that brings free pop-up stadiums to low-income neighborhoods for pickup games. UC Davis Health is a sponsor of the 2018 championship games, which brings 14 teams to Old Sacramento this weekend to compete for trophies and a chance to compete in the world cup games.

Stem cell research and updates event on Oct. 10

October 4, 2018

Join the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and UC Davis Health to celebrate Stem Cell Awareness Day and learn about the latest in regenerative medicine research that could help patients with unmet medical needs.

First UC Davis fetal surgery patient turns 2

October 3, 2018

Matthew Saetern-Angeles, the first fetal intervention at the UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center, turned 2 years old last week.

Young UC Davis scientist receives major NIH grant for genetics research

October 2, 2018

Megan Dennis of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Genome Center is the recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to study genes unique to humans that may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders including autism.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center starts new adult infusion clinic on Oct. 6

October 2, 2018

Beginning Oct. 6, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer Saturday infusion services to adult oncology and non-oncology patients.

UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center earns echocardiography reaccreditation by IAC

October 2, 2018

The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center's Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in pediatric transthoracic, pediatric transesophageal and fetal echocardiography. This latest accreditation demonstrates the facility's ongoing commitment to providing high-quality patient care.

New sciatica treatment is being tested at UC Davis Health

October 1, 2018

A new non-surgical treatment that can potentially reduce pain from lumber disc herniation -- sometimes called "sciatica" — is being tested by spine specialists at UC Davis Health as part of a multicenter, nationwide clinical trial.

Tickets and tables available for Rocktoberfest 2018 to benefit CMN at UC Davis Children's Hospital

October 1, 2018

A fun night of music, food and drink under the stars awaits at Rocktoberfest 2018.

Wounded warrior research to improve traumatic brain injury and burn care

October 1, 2018

Better, more precise care for military personnel and civilians who suffer traumatic brain injury along with burns or other forms of trauma is in the work thanks to a new grant from Department of Defense that's been awarded toresearchers and clinical care specialists at UC Davis Health.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts final lecture in six-part series on Oct. 11

October 1, 2018

Join Denise Park from University of Texas for the final lecture in the six-part series focused on healthy brain aging and health. 

September 2018

UC Davis Children's Hospital expands services at Sacramento Native American Health Center

September 28, 2018

In partnership with UC Davis Children's Hospital, new programs for children are now offered at the Sacramento Native American Health Center.

Wintemute: How to stop mass shootings

September 28, 2018

If comprehensive background checks on firearm purchasers and gun violence restraining orders were properly designed, widely enacted and adequately implemented in the U.S., many lives lost through mass shootings, as well as the increasing rates of suicides and homicides, could be prevented, according to a perspective article by Garen Wintemute published Sept. 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Third study confirms: Increased cerebrospinal fluid can predict autism

September 27, 2018

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute and the University of North Carolina have shown for the third time that an increased amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is associated with the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in young children. The ability to identify ASD children early could improve both treatment and quality of life. The study was published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry.

Neurology Department represents at Parkinson's conference

September 27, 2018

UC Davis Department of Neurology faculty members were key contributors at the annual educational conference of the Parkinson Association of Northern California at McClellan Conference Center on Sept. 22.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center announces 2018-19 pilot research grant awardees

September 27, 2018

Read more about the 2018-2019 award recipients of the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center's pilot grants.

Lin Farley, who coined the phrase "sexual harassment," to speak in Sacramento and Davis on Oct. 17

September 26, 2018

Lin Farley, the first person to use the term “sexual harassment of women” and write a book on the topic, will speak on Oct. 17 in Sacramento and Davis as the 2018 UC Davis School of Medicine Nelson Lecturer in the Humanities.

New Children's Hospital's online newsletter published

September 26, 2018

The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its fall issue.

Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis raises funds, breaks records during Walmart, Sam's Club miracle balloon campaign

September 26, 2018

The annual Walmart and Sam’s Club miracle balloon campaign to benefit Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) and UC Davis Children’s Hospital kicked off Aug. 27. Although there are still a few days left of the campaign, numbers released from CMN corporate indicate that CMN at UC Davis already holds several top spots based on their fundraising efforts.

Alan Brown will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Oct. 10

September 26, 2018

Join us for the second lecture in the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Alan Bown from Columbia University Medical Center will present "Neurodevelopmental risk factors for autism."

Sutcliffe elected 2020 president of World Molecular Imaging Society

September 25, 2018

Read more about Julie Sutcliffe's position and how she plans to tackle the role of president of the World Molecular Imaging Society.

Simmons named Interim CEO of UC Davis Medical Center

September 25, 2018

Brad Simmons, currently the chief operating officer of UC Davis Medical Center, will become the interim chief executive officer of the medical center, pending approval by UC Regents next month.

Tele-ophthalmology launched at UC Davis midtown clinic

September 24, 2018

New tele-ophthalmology screening program at the UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center offers convenience, the latest technology and new hope to save vision for patients with diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of vision loss among working-age adults.

MIND Institute announces 2018-2019 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series starting Oct. 3

September 24, 2018

The first talk in a three-part Minds Behind the MIND lecture series kicks off Oct. 3 with Julie Schweitzer and Aubyn Stahmer, professors in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, who will present "How to be a wise consumer of treatments and practices for ADHD and ASD."

UC Davis Transplant Center milestone: 4,000th kidney transplant

September 21, 2018

Surgeons at the UC Davis Transplant Center reached a major milestone Wednesday night, when they completed the center’s 4,000th kidney transplant. Their patient, Pedro Chavez of Hanford, Calif., is doing well and is expected to be released from the hospital early next week. 

UC Davis Children's Hospital hosts annual Celebration of Life event

September 21, 2018

A large pastel colored kite with paper hearts on its tail carried the wishes and prayers from patient families who lost a child at this year's UC Davis Children's Hospital annual Celebration of Live event last Thursday.

Study seeks to improve cancer survival for Latinos, Asians and Blacks

September 21, 2018

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $6.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities for a 5-year study to tease out why some ethnic and racial minority groups fare worse than whites when they get cancer and to find more precise treatments to improve their chances of survival.

Study finds patient-centered visual aid helps emergency medicine doctors discuss risks, decide on diagnostic options with parents of children with minor head injuries

September 21, 2018

Shared decision-making tools in the pediatric emergency medicine department enhance parents' knowledge and trust in their physicians, study finds.

First UC Davis Center for Valley Fever symposium features latest on research and patient care

September 19, 2018

The UC Davis Center for Valley Fever is an international leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Valley fever and home to the Coccidioidomycosis Serology Laboratory, which serves as the gold standard reference laboratory for diagnosis, testing both human and veterinary specimens from across the world.

A fracture anywhere reduces bone density everywhere

September 19, 2018

New studies from UC Davis Health are among the first to associate fractures with systemic bone loss. They also begin the path to finding treatments that preserve long-term skeletal health and reduce susceptibility to additional fractures and, potentially, osteoporosis.

UC Davis Children's Hospital first to offer patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closures without surgery in tiny premature babies

September 18, 2018

Marcellus Brown was born prematurely at 24 weeks and his ductus arteriosus, an artery in the heart that normally closes after birth, didn’t close.

Kurzrock awarded Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program grant

September 17, 2018

Chief of pediatric urologic surgery Eric Kurzrock received a $785,000 grant from the Department of Defense to pursue spinal cord injury research.

UC Davis Children's Hospital launches 'Two Peds in a Pod' podcast

September 17, 2018

UC Davis Children’s Hospital today launches ‘Two Peds In A Pod,’ a podcast featuring two pediatricians, Dean Blumberg and Lena Rothstein, who discuss child health topics of interest to parents in plain, non-medical language.

From top student to top doc

September 14, 2018

Olivia Campa distinguished herself as a UC Davis medical student and resident with her dedication to delivering high-quality, compassionate care to financially disadvantaged patients. Today, she is a physician focused on ensuring that patients with opiate dependence get the care they need.

A new life with Parkinson's

September 14, 2018

If someone described Len Monaco in one word 10 years ago, it would be “tough.” But that changed when he found out he had Parkinson’s disease. Today, a technology known as deep brain stimulation, or DBS, helps control his symptoms and has given him back his life.

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial celebrates partnership with UC Davis Health at community event

September 14, 2018

The Lodi community gathered Thursday evening to celebrate the expansion of pediatric and neonatal services available at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, thanks to its new partnership with UC Davis Health.

Patient travels from Dubai for life-changing heart procedure at UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 14, 2018

Doctors told them nothing more could be done; that they’ve done all that can be done. They said their daughter Yuvna’s heart condition was too severe. It was too complex. She had surgery and cardiac catheterizations, but now she was at the end of the road.

2018 UC Davis Health Symposium on Valley Fever, Sept. 20

September 13, 2018

Join specialists from the UC Davis Center for Valley Fever as they share the latest accomplishments and strengths and illuminate the road ahead in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Chancellor May Invites All to Attend "Aggie Heroes" Celebration, Sept. 24

September 13, 2018

New Fall Welcome on the Davis campus combines Fall Convocation and the New Student Celebration from years past — mixing the formality of the former with the festivity of the latter, including a DJ, taiko drumming and lion dancing, as well as live social media posts projected on a giant screen.

UC Davis faculty shared best practices on dementia care in Vietnam

September 13, 2018

Vietnam has one of the fasting growing aging populations in the world. As part of that country's effort to better care for patients with dementia, they brought together the world's leading thought-leaders, including experts from UC Davis.

Spirit Halloween gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 12, 2018

Spirit Halloween Superstores won't have tricks, but they will be giving plenty of treats to UC Davis Children's Hospital this Halloween season.

Save the date: 9th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum on March 13, 2019

September 10, 2018

The 9th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Health Education Building, Room 1222, 4610 X Street, Sacramento.

Joining forces to help those in need

September 7, 2018

UC Davis Health providers help One Community Health deliver comprehensive care to the community, regardless of patients' abilities to pay. “This is a great example of health care teams coming together to better serve those in need,” said Christy Ward, chief executive officer of One Community Health.

Pathology department hosts symposium on cardiac biomarkers

September 7, 2018

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is hosting its annual Pathology Diagnostic Symposium, this year focusing on cardiac biomarkers: Sept. 13 in the Education Building, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

New Biomarker Panel Could Accelerate Autism Diagnoses

September 6, 2018

Investigators at the UC Davis MIND Institute and NeuroPointDX, a division of Stemina Biomarker Discovery, have identified a group of blood metabolites that could help detect some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Part of the Children’s Autism Metabolome Project (CAMP), the largest metabolomic ASD study ever attempted, these findings are a key step toward developing an ASD biomarker test. The research was published September 6 in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

UC Davis nursing doctoral student awarded grant from Jonas Philanthropies

September 6, 2018

Adebola Olarewaju, a doctoral student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, receives a grant from Jonas Philanthropies to advance her training as a future nurse leader.

UC Davis Health's Medical Information team invited to share findings at EPIC national conference

September 5, 2018

Individualized, in-clinic training helps UC Davis physicians better navigate EHRs,and shows significant improvements in satisfaction, efficiency and after-hours work 

University of California Firearms Violence Research Center announces call for research proposals on the prevention of firearm violence in California

September 5, 2018

UCFC, the firearm research center funded with an appropriation from the state in 2016 and housed within the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis, aims to catalyze research, awarding grants of up to $10,000.

August 2018

Providing convenient and free health services

August 31, 2018

For more than 45 years, UC Davis School of Medicine students have operated clinics in inner city neighborhoods of Sacramento, providing free and convenient care to uninsured, low-income and other medically underserved populations.

Improving depression care for older adults

August 31, 2018

Researchers and clinicians at UC Davis Health have launched a new study for older adults with depression that is designed to enhance their treatment and care with more focused assistance from patient family members and close friends.

UC Davis MIND Institute's 2018-19 Distinguished Lecturer Series kicks off Sept. 12

August 30, 2018

The UC Davis MIND Institute 2018-19 Distinguished Lecturer Series kicks off with a presentation by Christopher Coe from the University of Wisconsin on Sept. 12. Join us for a fascinating overview of recent discoveries on how an infant's gut microbiome is established.

Grief support group for young adults will begin Sept. 19

August 30, 2018

The Young Adult Bereavement Art Group will be offered for eight weeks by UC Davis Hospice and the UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program, starting Sept. 19.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts brain health lecture as part of series on Sept. 6

August 29, 2018

Join us for an interesting talk by led by UC Davis' Rachel Whitmer about healthy brain aging and cognitive function. 

UC Davis research informs new national cervical cancer screening recommendation

August 21, 2018

A comprehensive analysis of eight clinical trials and four cohort studies on cervical cancer screening by researchers from UC Davis and Kaiser Permanente Northwest has found that while Pap smears are still highly effective for detecting pre-cancerous cells and cancer, testing for the virus that causes these cancers also is an excellent screening tool.

Life's a picnic at Family Time at the MIND event

August 20, 2018

Nearly 175 people gathered at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Saturday for a back-to-school-themed picnic and talent showcase as part of the Family Time at the MIND series.

Pediatric patient receives life-changing care for double aortic arch

August 16, 2018

When Elk Grove resident Brooke Peoples was 1 year old, she was diagnosed with a double aortic arch, a rare congenital cardiovascular malformation.

Neurogenic obesity is topic of upcoming Kilmer Memorial lecture

August 15, 2018

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation expert Davis Gater Jr., from Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center, will deliver the annual David D. Kilmer Memorial Lecture on Friday, Sept. 7, with a presentation titled "Neurogenic obesity: Trimming the fat."

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers method to improve IQ test sensitivity now widely available

August 15, 2018

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers from the Translational Psychophysiology and Assessment Laboratory (T-PAL) developed a method to improve IQ test sensitivity and remove barriers associated with floor effects in people with intellectual disabilities.

Q&A with Laura Kester: Eating disorders and what families need to know

August 15, 2018

In her role as an adolescent medicine physician at UC Davis Children's Hospital, Laura Kester diagnoses and treats children and teens with eating disorders and helps to provide them with the resources and support that they need. The following is a Q&A with Kester, providing advice and help for families on this topic.  

UC Davis Diabetes Summer Camp offers friendship, fun

August 15, 2018

The UC Davis Diabetes Summer Camp, held last month in Davis, provided a week of friendship, fun and diabetes education for patients battling Type I Diabetes. 

UC Davis Medical Center Again Ranked One of California's Top Hospitals

August 14, 2018

U.S. News ranks the medical center among the nation's best in 11 specialties; No. 5 in California, and No. 1 in Sacramento overall for 2018-19.

On a mission: $12 million state appropriation earmarked for Jordan's syndrome

August 13, 2018

Nine teams, including UC Davis stem cell researchers, pursue a cure for rare disorder with links to autism, Alzheimer's disease and cancer

Study of cancer survival over 20-year period in California finds improvements for some, but not all

August 13, 2018

Better treatments and improved screening programs that detect cancer at earlier stages led to an overall 12 percent improvement in cancer survival in California, according to a new report from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement.

UC Davis Children's Hospital Symposium set for Nov. 1

August 13, 2018

The UC Davis Children’s Hospital Symposium will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Betty Irene Moore Hall, Room 1000.

Organ donor patients honored in Honor Guard procession

August 10, 2018

Since 2016, the UC Davis Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) staff has been honoring organ donors with an honor guard procession. Now this tradition   been extended to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and, soon, other intensive care units in UC Davis Medical Center.

UC Davis MIND Institute Summer Institute huge success

August 9, 2018

The sell-out crowd at this year's annual Summer Institute hosted by the MIND Institute brought together health care professionals, educators, therapists and self-advocates/families/caregivers to learn about the latest in treatment, public policy and research. 

UC Davis CAARE Center awarded grant to provide trauma training for staff, mental health providers

August 9, 2018

The UC Davis CAARE Center was recently awarded a $300,000, two-year grant by Sacramento County Behavioral Health Service to provide training and consultation for mental health providers and support staff treating youth with a history of sexual exploitation. 

UC Davis Announces New Second Hospital on University's Sacramento Campus

August 8, 2018

The University of California, Davis, today announced that along with Kindred Healthcare, it will construct and operate a second hospital on its downtown Sacramento campus to provide more inpatient rehabilitation services in Sacramento County.

UC Davis team recognized for national leadership in pulmonary embolism care

August 8, 2018

A team of UC Davis physicians and surgeons has been recognized for helping to launch a national effort to guide standards for treating pulmonary embolism, the third most common cause of death from cardiovascular disease in the U.S.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and UC Davis MIND Institute receive more than $3 million for Down syndrome research

August 8, 2018

While Down syndrome is the leading genetic cause of intellectual disability, evidence-based interventions lag behind other neurodevelopmental disorders. Angela John Thurman aims to understand language and pre-linguistic precursors to inform future interventions and treatments for those with the disorder.

MUSE microscopy named Innovation of the Year by Microscopy Today

August 8, 2018

Stunning images, like this breast tissue sample, was captured with the MUSE microscope, a technology developed by UC Davis and other scientists that holds great promise for analyzing tissue specimens immediately after a biopsy and getting results to patients faster.

Children's Miracle Network Care-a-thon listeners show how much they care, donations total $170,304

August 8, 2018

Sacramento’s Entravision radio stations teamed up for the annual Children’s Miracle Network Care-a-thon, which raised a total of $170,304 to support pediatric programs, equipment, research and patient care at UC Davis Children's Hospital. The event is part of the annual CMN Hospitals Entravision Radiothon

Mediathon nets $521,547.33 for UC Davis Children's Hospital

August 8, 2018

The annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) Mediathon on ABC10 raised more than $500,000 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento. Funds raised stay local, meaning all funds donated benefit the children in the 33-county service area served by the hospital.

UC Davis Children's Hospital receives $74,000 from CMN Friendship Invitational

August 8, 2018

Community members and corporate partners took to the links at the 2018 CMN Friendship Invitational Golf Tournament, raising close to $75,000 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. 

The Art of Pain Relief: How museums may help address chronic pain

August 8, 2018

UC Davis pain management specialists examine an art museum tour for a unique approach to addressing chronic pain.

Walmart superhero campaign to benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital begins end of August

August 7, 2018

Help Walmart help sick and injured children by making a donation at your local Walmart Aug. 27-Sept. 30 during the store’s annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals miracle balloon campaign. Donations stay local to support children in UC Davis Children’s Hospital 33-county service area.

Attacking cultural trauma and dementia among Vietnamese immigrants

August 7, 2018

Oanh Meyer’s mother Anh Le, arrived in the United States in 1975 as a Vietnam War refugee just a few days before the fall of Saigon. And while she settled in America and raised a family, the trauma of living in war-torn Vietnam throughout the conflict took a toll on her.

Children's Miracle Network (CMN) awards grants for 2018-2019

August 7, 2018

Thirteen grants totaling nearly $400,000 have been awarded by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at UC Davis to clinicians and researchers at UC Davis Medical Center. Grants in the amount of $225,388 will enhance the clinical care of children and $169,883 was awarded for research directly improving the health and welfare of children.

Acupuncture provides help for pediatric GI patient

August 7, 2018

Twelve-year-old Samantha Rickards was not one to complain. But when her stomach hurt and every day the pain got worse, her parents were alarmed … especially after a visit to her pediatrician, a gastroenterologist and two-and-a-half months of tests and medications with no answers or relief.

Liquid biopsy could ease the way to immunotherapy for lung cancer

August 6, 2018

Researchers at UC Davis, Genentech and Foundation Medicine are the first to show that a blood-based test to assess tumor mutational burden (TMB) accurately identifies non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who could benefit from immunotherapies called checkpoint inhibitors. The blood test offers a much less invasive and more repeatable alternative to tissue testing. The study was published online today in Nature Medicine.

UC Davis nursing students awarded for service to community from national association

August 3, 2018

Carter Todd and Sherena Edinboro, graduate students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, received 40 and Under Awards from the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). The master’s-degree leadership students, who also work as nurses at UC Davis Health, were among 19 black recipients at the 46th Annual NBNA Institute and Conference in St. Louis July 31-Aug.5.

UC Davis researchers find quiet viruses alter body's response to vaccines, pathogens

August 2, 2018

UC Davis study shows subclinical cytomegalovirus infections change microbe and immune cell populations and responses to influenza vaccine.

Entravision stations raise funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital Aug. 2-4

August 2, 2018

Entravision's 72-hour Radiothon kicks off today, raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. 

Sarcoma specialist chosen to lead orthopaedic surgery at UC Davis Health

August 1, 2018

UC Davis Health welcomes R. Lor Randall as the new chair of the UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic surgery. Randall is known for his compassion and expertise in treating and studying cancers of connective tissue in children and adults. 

More Active Shooter Survival workshops scheduled

August 1, 2018

The UC Davis Police Department is hosting another two Active Shooter workshops emphasizing the need for communities to pre-plan for catastrophic events.

Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day benefits UC Davis Children's Hospital Aug. 2

August 1, 2018

Help hospitalized kids by celebrating Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen (DQ) locations[this Thursday, Aug. 2. When you purchase a Blizzard® Treat, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold will go to UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Sacramento’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts sleep-related lecture as part of series on Aug. 9

August 1, 2018

Can your sleep habits today impact your risk for dementia years later? Join us for a talk with world-renowned expert, Kristine Yaffe, to find out.

July 2018

All about the virus responsible for the throat cancer surge

July 31, 2018

Humanpapilloma virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of certain types of throat cancer. Dr. Michael Moore, director of head and neck surgery at UC Davis and an HPV-related cancer expert, answers some tough questions about the trend and what can be done about it.

Ronald McDonald House Northern California gifts new caring cart to UC Davis Children's Hospital

July 31, 2018

Ronald McDonald House Northern California has donated a new caring cart to UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Kantamneni appointed director of pediatric epilepsy at UC Davis Health

July 31, 2018

Trishna Kantamneni has joined the UC Davis Department of Neurology as director of pediatric epilepsy, effective July 1, 2018.

Papa Murphy's pizza sales support UC Davis Children's Hospital on Aug. 3-4

July 30, 2018

In celebration of ABC10's Children's Miracle Network Mediathon on Aug. 3, Papa Murphy's Pizza is offering two ways to give back to UC Davis Children's Hospital.

NIH renews UC Davis Health's clinical research work in neurological disorders

July 27, 2018

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announced this week that it has renewed  UC Davis Health in Sacramento for another five years as one of just two locations on the West Coast for its NeuroNEXT Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials.

Let's ROC!! Join the 5K Run for Ovarian Cancer (ROC) on Sunday, Sept. 16

July 27, 2018

Get your running shoes on and bring the family to Let's Roc! The 5K Run for Ovarian Cancer starts and finishes at 45th and X Streets and is organized by the Ovarian Cancer Education & Research Network (OCERN)

USS La Jolla sailors visit UC Davis Children's Hospital

July 26, 2018

In celebration of Sacramento Navy Week, sailors from the USS La Jolla, a Los Angeles-class submarine, visited pediatric patients and families at UC Davis Children's Hospital last Friday.  

Dean's fellowships in entrepreneurship, informatics and precision medicine announced

July 25, 2018

Innovative projects focus on developing 'living' endothelium, predicting COPD exacerbations, improving safety of new antiarrhythmic drugs and tailoring breast cancer genomic testing for Latinas

Reproductive history may affect dementia risk

July 24, 2018

Research reported this week by UC Davis Health Professor Rachel Whitmer showed correlations between a dementia diagnosis in women and number of children, number of miscarriages, age at the time of first menstrual period, age at the start of natural menopause and total reproductive years. “The story of estrogen and the brain is just beginning," Whitmer said.

Oldham receives grant for pulmonary fibrosis biomarkers study

July 23, 2018

Justin Oldham, a specialist in the genetics and treatment of interstitial lung disease, has been awarded a CHEST Foundation research grant to study bloodstream biomarkers that can help predict therapeutic outcomes for patients with different types of pulmonary fibrosis.

Education, processes for identifying and caring for human trafficking victims being developed

July 20, 2018

Multidisciplinary teams at UC Davis Medical Center have come together to educate and develop clinical protocols to meet the needs of sex trafficking victims.

Cancer Center to help patients tackle nicotine addiction

July 18, 2018

Steven Berkstresser has chewed tobacco for most of the past 40 years, and he’s always wanted to kick the habit. But it was a cancer diagnosis that prompted him to join a UC Davis program to help him quit.

New Study Pages website helps volunteers, patients find clinical trials at UC Davis Health

July 17, 2018

The MIND Institute's study of early social skills of infants and toddlers is just one of the ongoing clinical studies volunteers and patients can find on the new Study Pages website, a resource for healthy volunteers, patients and clinical investigators.

2018 Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue Series presentation, July 18

July 13, 2018

Join Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra as he presents, "Immigration: Are we closing the door on the American Dream?" The discussion is part of UC Davis Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue Series.

Natale named chief of staff at UC Davis Medical Center

July 13, 2018

JoAnne Natale, professor of pediatric critical care and director of quality and safety at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has been elected chief of staff of UC Davis Medical Center, effective July 1.

Jonathan Riess receives 2018 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award

July 11, 2018

The National Cancer Institute recognizes UC Davis oncologist for outstanding clinical research.

Permanent supportive housing holds potential for improving health of the homeless

July 11, 2018

Would providing permanent supportive housing to the homeless improve their health? Find out more and the recommendations of a team of leading physicians and experts who evaluated current studies. The work, done on behalf of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, was led by Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and Institute for Population Health Improvement director at UC Davis.

Community colleges can boost physician diversity and access to primary care

July 10, 2018

New UC Davis Health research shows that medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine. “If we want to expand the primary care workforce together with culturally competent care, we need to focus more on community college as an important pathway to medical school,” said lead author Efrain Talamantes.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts brain food lecture as part of series on July 19

July 10, 2018

Join cardiovascular expert John Rutledge for a fascinating lecture on the link between a healthy heart and aging well. 

Coming home: Nurse who received life-saving care as a child returns

July 9, 2018

The life-saving care Elizabeth Clifton received 30 years ago at UC Davis Medical Center inspired her to become a registered nurse and educator. She's come full circle -- literally -- having returned to UC Davis to teach new nurses in the same room where she was treated for rare autoimmune disorder as a child.

Violence Prevention Research Program epidemiologists recognized for leading-edge studies

July 6, 2018

Methods to assess aspects of the environment at school, among peers and in neighborhoods awarded for best postdoctoral paper from the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Poster presentation on recurrent firearm assault injuries also recognized.

Be safe in the sun

July 3, 2018

Most young people don’t think much about the dangerous effects of the sun and artificial ultraviolet (UV) light, but sun safety early in life is crucial to preventing skin cancer in adulthood.

June 2018

UC Davis lung physiology student gets the chance of a lifetime: Attending a meeting with 43 Nobel Laureates

June 29, 2018

Cameron Flayer, a doctoral student in physiology and toxicology at UC Davis Health, gets tips from Laureates about being successful in science.

Surviving summer with chronic lung disease

June 29, 2018

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 likelihood of fires, extra precautions are necessary.

Exercise safely in summer heat

June 29, 2018

Continue your regular exercise program in the summer, but also take steps to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A sports medicine physician highlights the symptoms and ways to avoid them.

Treating AFib with ablation reduces mortality and stroke

June 28, 2018

Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib, new research from UC Davis physicians shows.

Celebrating Fourth of July safely

June 28, 2018

Commemorating our nation’s independence with fireworks is a valued tradition. If not handled properly, however, fireworks are common causes of hand, hearing and burn injuries. Here are ways to celebrate without making a trip to the emergency room.

Q&A with pediatric heart surgeon Amy Rahm

June 28, 2018

A mother and a pediatric heart surgeon, Amy Rahm is helping to build a national reputation for pediatric cardiac care at UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center. Here is a Q&A with her.

Farmers Market closed July 4

June 28, 2018

The Farmers' Market will be closed July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. The market will reopen July 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. as usual.

New model could illuminate autism subtype

June 27, 2018

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have created a mouse model for maternal antibody-related (MAR) autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that closely mimics the physiology and behaviors seen in people with this form of ASD. People with MAR ASD have been exposed to maternal autoantibodies, which can react with fetal brain tissue.

Cystic fibrosis diagnosis leads one family to move closer to UC Davis Children's Hospital

June 27, 2018

Six years ago, the Morales family was living in Oklahoma, when they welcomed their baby daughter Sandra into the world. Shortly after her newborn screening tests, they learned that Sandra had cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections, limits breathing and can cause respiratory failure.

Oh, my aching head! The who, what, why and how to cope with migraine

June 27, 2018

Migraine headaches can strike any time and be debilitating, making it impossible to work or enjoy even life’s simple pleasures. They affect approximately 12 percent of the population living in the U.S. and are three times more prevalent in women than men.

Register for Duck Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life

June 26, 2018

The sixth annual Duck Dash will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. at Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. Proceeds will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

UC Davis Children's Hospital ranked among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

June 26, 2018

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties in the new 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

UC Davis Health offers celebratory meals for new moms and their partners

June 21, 2018

Hospital food is usually the last thing on a new mom’s wish list … until now. UC Davis Health’s Mommy Meals program has arrived.

Fountain named Outstanding Cyclist for 2018

June 20, 2018

Mark Fountain, a biomedical equipment technician in Clinical Engineering, was named UC Davis Health's Outstanding Cyclist for 2018 at last month's Celebration of Cyclists at the West Steps of the Capitol. He was presented with a medal and a pair of coveted 2018 Bike Month socks.

Vascular surgery residents win conference competition

June 19, 2018

A team of UC Davis vascular surgery residents won first place in a contest of skills and knowledge at the June 15 Pacific Northwest Endovascular Conference in Seattle.

Survivors of gun crimes pay emotional cost

June 18, 2018

Victims of crimes committed with firearms suffer greater distress compared to victims of crimes involving other weapons or no weapons at all. As such, persons victimized with a firearm may require special attention with regard to their emotional well-being. Findings from a brief research report  by researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Where's Waldo? UC Davis Children's Hospital patients find fun in new construction

June 18, 2018

When construction began on the six-story UC Davis North Addition Office Building directly across from UC Davis Medical Center, it became a new draw for UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients.

Huggie doles out affection and eases stress for young patients

June 18, 2018

Who has four legs, wears a black coat and works alongside medical staff? Huggie – the newest member of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center team and first-ever facility dog at UC Davis Health. The two-year-old Labrador retriever supports children receiving treatments in the Pediatric Infusion Center.

UC Davis nursing school hosts graduation celebration

June 15, 2018

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis lauded the accomplishments of 128 master’s-degree students and six doctoral candidates at its seventh graduation celebration.

'Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge' features the UC Davis ALS clinic

June 15, 2018

KVIE recently held a community preview of the documentary “Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge” about the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Produced as part of the station’s Viewfinder series, the program features physicians and patients of the UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic.

Pregnant women and new moms invited to join UC Davis wildfire study

June 15, 2018

Women who were pregnant during or right after the October 2017 wildfires in Northern California are invited to participate in a new UC Davis study to determine if those fires affected their health and the health of their babies.

Elementary students learn about careers in health care

June 15, 2018

Career education events earlier this month enthralled more than 50 students from two schools. The events were hosted by UC Davis’ Department of Government and Community Relations, and supported by Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer’s “WayUp” initiative.

Good food is good medicine

June 14, 2018

Visitors and employees at UC Davis Medical Center are now able to enjoy locally sourced, healthy menu items in the hospital's café thanks to the inspired vision of the new executive chef, Santana Diaz.

Do excess fluids cause brain injuries in children with diabetic ketoacidosis?

June 13, 2018

For decades, clinicians have worried that giving too much intravenous fluid to children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) may contribute to brain swelling and injury, and even death. Now, after a national study that examined more than a thousand patients with DKA, UC Davis researchers and their colleagues from around the country have shown that fluid infusion does not cause  brain injury in children with DKA.

Walk to benefit lung cancer research June 23

June 12, 2018

Join two UC Davis lung cancer specialists for the third annual “Your Next Step is the Cure” run/walk on Saturday, June 23 in Sacramento.

Can watching pro sports on TV prevent crime?

June 12, 2018

The entertainment provided by televised sporting events has a significant effect on crime in Chicago, reducing the number of violent, property and drug crime reports by as much as 25 percent during the hours of a given game, according to a study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. The study published in the Journal of Sports Economics in May.

Nationally prominent brain tumor specialist to lead neurological surgery at UC Davis

June 12, 2018

Renowned surgeon, scientist and educator Griffith R. Harsh IV has been selected as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Julian R. Youmans Chair in Neurological Surgery at UC Davis Health. He begins his new position July 1.

Psychedelic drugs, ketamine change structure of neurons

June 12, 2018

A team of scientists at the University of California, Davis, is exploring how hallucinogenic drugs impact the structure and function of neurons — research that could lead to new treatments for depression, anxiety and related disorders.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts healthy brain aging and dementia prevention lecture series

June 11, 2018

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will host a monthly series of lectures focused on healthy brain aging and dementia prevention through October. Each lecture will take place at the UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The events are free, however, reservations are required.

Stem cell transplants extend life for multiple myeloma patients

June 11, 2018

Researchers at UC Davis have confirmed that autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant improves survival for people suffering from multiple myeloma, yet many potentially eligible patients never undergo the procedure.

A Cinderella story 16 years in the making

June 8, 2018

Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo describes the challenges she overcame and her drive to become a physician, which became a reality when she graduated this May from the UC Davis School of Medicine.

CPR training marathon at the Capitol helps share life-saving skills

June 8, 2018

Aimee Moulin and John Rose, UC Davis emergency medicine faculty members, were among the experts who taught CPR training workshops on the North Lawn of the state Capitol yesterday at an event organized by the California chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Francesca Happé will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on June 13

June 8, 2018

“Why study the mind if genes cause autism?” is the question Francesca Happé will address during her talk at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Wednesday, June 13, as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture.

UC Davis partners with other top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers

June 7, 2018

Nearly 80 million Americans – one out of every four people – are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). And of those millions, more than 31,000 will be diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer this year. Despite those staggering figures and the availability of a vaccine to prevent the infections that cause these cancers, HPV vaccination remains low in the United States.

Drug combination offers more effective care for women suffering miscarriage

June 6, 2018

A combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol can help bring closure to women experiencing miscarriage and reduce the need for surgery to complete the painful miscarriage process, research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine shows.

Physician assistant completes the heart failure team

June 4, 2018

There are many paths to a career in medicine. Felicia Corbett was well into a career as a middle school science teacher when she decided she wanted to be involved in patient care instead. Today, she is a physician assistant with the heart failure team at UC Davis Health.

Mikuni Scoop Scoot raises funds for UC Davis Child Life on July 13

June 4, 2018

Scoot over to William Land Park on Friday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. for the Mikuni Scoop Scoot to help raise funds for the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

Cancer center improves cancer screening and care in underserved Sacramento communities

June 1, 2018

A collaboration led by UC Davis Health cancer specialists enhances cancer prevention, screening and oncology care for Asian Americans.

Herman Hedriana appointed division director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

June 1, 2018

Herman Hedriana will focus on premature birth risk assessment, as well as prenatal diagnosis/screening, perinatal safety initiatives, prenatal diagnosis and  fetal ultrasound and management of labor.

May 2018

Children's Hospital's online newsletter published today

May 29, 2018

The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its summer issue today.

New #WhatYouCanDo handouts guide providers, patients to help reduce firearm violence

May 25, 2018

The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program's What You Can Do initiative has developed two handouts: one for patients that discusses firearm violence risk and firearm safety strategies, the other for providers that guides them through the firearm violence risk assessment and counseling process.

Heart attack mortality ratings can misrepresent performance of high-tech hospitals

May 25, 2018

An apparent flaw in the formula for assessing 30-day mortality following heart attacks may compromise quality ratings for hospitals that provide advanced cardiovascular care, new research on Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services quality measures finds.

Berglund named distinguished professor

May 23, 2018

Lars Berglund, interim dean of the School of Medicine, has received the honorary title of distinguished professor, in recognition of his exceptional level of scholarship and teaching.

UC Davis nursing school hosts Academic Symposium

May 22, 2018

From preparing new moms to put their babies to sleep safely and exploring alcohol consumption in Hmong Americans to developing data to support food as a prescription for health and examining nurse leadership through cultural competence, the research topics and scope of inquiry undertaken by graduate students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis takes center stage at the 2018 Academic Symposium June 8 at the UC Davis Sacramento campus.

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers recruiting parent participants for new study

May 22, 2018

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health is seeking participants for a research project that educates parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from under-served communities who have limited access to resources and support.

Chancellor May appoints Lubarsky as Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer of UC Davis Health

May 18, 2018

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May has appointed David A. Lubarsky to the position of vice chancellor of human health sciences and chief executive officer of UC Davis Health, which includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UC Davis Medical Center, and Primary Care Network. Lubarsky is the chief medical and systems integration officer with the University of Miami Health System, a position he has held since 2012.

UC Davis re-verified as level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons

May 18, 2018

UC Davis Medical Center has been re-verified as a level I trauma center, the highest level possible, by the American College of Surgeons, making it the only level I trauma center for both adults and children in inland Northern California and one of only two in California.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center teams up with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

May 18, 2018

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, in collaboration with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, presents “Live Your Best Life: Advances in Blood Cancer Treatment and Patient Support” on Saturday, June 9. The day-long conference will be held at the Medical Education Building, 4610 X Street, Sacramento, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.). The event is free to the public and includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Community-based outreach and care can detect and treat hepatitis B

May 17, 2018

Hepatitis B infection is a leading cause of liver cancer and is preventable with vaccination and treatable with antiviral medications, but many people in the United States are already infected with the virus and don’t know it.

Levenson selected to receive the UC Davis Innovator of the Year award

May 16, 2018

Richard Levenson, professor and vice chair for strategic technologies in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been selected Innovator of the Year for the development of Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation, or MUSE -- a technology that obtains high-resolution images of biological tissue specimens without first requiring the time-consuming preparation of thin sections mounted on glass slides.

UC Davis nursing researchers to develop innovative program for family caregivers of dementia patients transitioning from hospital to home

May 16, 2018

Researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis received a $224,000 grant from the Archstone Foundation for a one-year project, Development of an Innovative and Evidence-based Program to Advance Support for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia in the Transition from Hospital to Community.

19-month-old's life saved after near drowning accident

May 14, 2018

Feb. 12 was the day that changed life for the Cunha family forever. It started as just another quiet weekday at home. Amber Cunha and her 19-month-old daughter Avery were making Valentine’s Day cards. But while Amber was putting supplies away, Avery made a break for it.

Back to the Future: Quantum Dark Matter presentation, May 23

May 11, 2018

A "Back to the Future: Quantum Dark Matter" lecture will be presented by the UC Davis Department of Physics on Wednesday, May 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Education Building (Lecture Hall 1222) on the university's Sacramento campus, 4610 X Street.

Micro-preemie, pediatric cardiology and eye surgery patient is family's 'miracle'

May 9, 2018

Mark and Melanie Payne’s story started like a storybook romance. They were college sweethearts. Mark was the captain of the UC Davis basketball team. Melanie was the captain of the UC Davis volleyball team. They were engaged after college graduation, married in 2012 and then moved to Europe to pursue Mark’s career as a professional basketball player.

Review by UC Davis researchers informs new prostate cancer screening recommendations

May 9, 2018

An exhaustive review by UC Davis researchers of more than 60 studies is the basis for new national recommendations about prostate cancer screening. The review and the findings were published May 8 in JAMA.

James McCracken will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on May 16

May 4, 2018

The UC Davis MIND Institute will host James McCracken on Wednesday, May 16 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Can we improve treatments for ADHD?” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture.

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial and UC Davis Health announce partnership

May 2, 2018

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial is continuing to expand the care available to residents of San Joaquin and Sacramento counties with a first-of-its kind partnership bringing the world-class care of UC Davis Health directly to Lodi.

High-efficiency filters reduce indoor air pollution but not asthma symptoms

May 1, 2018

A new study focused on households with asthmatic children finds that the use of high-efficiency filtration, either as part of a central air system or standalone air cleaner, improves indoor air quality. The study also found that while participants did not report reduced asthma symptoms, they did have fewer visits to doctor’s offices and hospitals for asthma care.

UC Davis Health among California institutions launching landmark precision medicine research study

May 1, 2018

The All of Us Research Program officially opens for enrollment Sunday, May 6. Led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), All of Us is an unprecedented effort to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from 1 million or more volunteer participants living in the U.S. A major component of the federal Precision Medicine Initiative, the program’s ultimate goal is to accelerate research and improve health.

Michael Chapman, John and Lois Crowe, and Gurdev Khush to be honored with UC Davis Medal

May 1, 2018

Michael Chapman, a founder of modern trauma surgery and professor emeritus at UC Davis Health, will be a recipient of this year's UC Davis Medal, the highest honor the university bestows on individuals. Chapman is the first medical doctor to be honored with the medal.

April 2018

UC Davis Department of Urology now UC Davis Department of Urologic Surgery

April 30, 2018

Christopher Evans, chair of the Department of Urology, announced the department has a new name, effective immediately. The new name, Urologic Surgery, will provide clarity to the public and referring physicians.

UC Davis researchers discover how antiepileptic drugs induce birth defects

April 30, 2018

A common drug for treating epileptic seizures can lead to birth defects if used during pregnancy by interfering with glutamate signaling in earliest stages of nervous system development, a study by UC Davis School of Medicine researchers has found.

What has changed since 'Unequal Treatment' was published?

April 27, 2018

Alicia Fernandez, a UC San Francisco physician and expert on reducing health care disparities, will speak in Sacramento on “Health Care Disparities 15 Years After ‘Unequal Treatment.’” Her address is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, with a reception at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Sleep disturbances, genetic alterations and Prader-Willi syndrome

April 24, 2018

Research byJanine LaSalle, professor in the Department  of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, the UC Davis Genome Center and MIND Institute, was published today in Nature Communications. LaSalle describes her work and the importance of the research below: 

UC Davis Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety

April 24, 2018

UC Davis Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The award comes from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based nonprofit that promotes health care quality and safety. Leapfrog announced today that UC Davis Medical Center was one of just 750 hospitals across the nation to earn an ‘A’ grade for the Spring 2018 rating period. The rating is based on hospitals’ performance in preventing medical errors, infections and injuries among patients.

Study of firearm deaths over 16-year period in California finds shift in firearm homicides and suicides

April 23, 2018

A study of firearm deaths in California from 2000-2015 by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) has found that firearm homicides were largely an urban problem at the start of the study period, however, falling rates in urban counties resulted in more rural areas in the central part of the state having the highest rates of firearm homicide by 2015. It also found firearm suicides in California increased slightly since the mid-2000s, were three times higher in rural counties and were highest among whites.

UC Davis Health wins national award for sustainability and waste reduction

April 20, 2018

In recognition for achievements in sustainability and waste reduction, UC Davis Health has received a Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

UC Davis names interim dean for Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

April 20, 2018

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May has appointed Deborah Ward interim dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Ward, a clinical professor and former associate dean for academics at the school, will assume the school’s top leadership position Aug. 1, when Founding Dean Heather M. Young steps down after 10 years of service.

Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders the topic of April 25 series

April 20, 2018

The UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host “Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders” Wednesday, April 25 as part of the Minds Behind the MIND lecture series. The event runs from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with panelists will follow the presentation.

Support UC Davis programs on Give Day, April 20-21, 2018!

April 18, 2018

On UC Davis Give Day, employees, students, alumni, friends, parents, patients and clients are invited to support an area of UC Davis or UC Davis Health that is meaningful to them.

Immune system and gastrointestinal deregulation linked with autism

April 17, 2018

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota. The immune deregulation appears to facilitate increased inflammation and may be linked to the gastrointestinal issues so often experienced by children with ASD. The research was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

African Americans and Alzheimer's disease

April 17, 2018

In an ongoing effort to address the disproportionate needs of the African American community coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Alzheimer’s Association are hosting a free day-long forum on Saturday, April 21.

Film festival highlights UC Davis Children's Hospital patients-turned-filmmakers

April 17, 2018

UC Davis pediatric patients-turned filmmakers screened their movies for the first time in front of a large audience last Friday at the BayKids Film Festival held at the UC Davis MIND Institute.

Teen artists use their talents to share the 'donate life' message

April 13, 2018

Winners of the fourth annual Donate Life Visual Arts Contest were recognized and received prize money at a special event held in their honor Wednesday on the Sacramento campus of UC Davis.

Credit unions raise $235,300 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals

April 13, 2018

The 8th annual Credit Union SACTOWN Run generated more than $235,000 for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across California and Nevada. A portion of the funds raised will support UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

UC Davis nursing dean, faculty, students research showcased at regional conference

April 12, 2018

More than two dozen UC Davis nursing faculty, researchers and students will present their scholarly work focusing on the health care experiences of cancer patients, data-driven nursing and interprofessional approaches to collaborative teamwork at the Western Institute of Nursing 51ST Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Spokane, Washington, today through Saturday.

Abdominal aortic disease specialist to lead UC Davis vascular services

April 10, 2018

Matthew Mell, a national leader in defining health policy for managing and treating aortic disease, has joined UC Davis Health as director of the UC Davis Vascular Center and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery.

Spina bifida patient healthy, happy after fetal surgery

April 10, 2018

When Esparto resident Chloe MacCullough was pregnant at 25 weeks, her baby was flagged for increased risk of a neural tube defect in a routine screening. A private specialist in Sacramento confirmed by ultrasound that her son had spina bifida low on his back.

UC Davis pediatric heart patient is youngest Impella patient in the U.S.

April 9, 2018

Sergio Ledesma thought it was a cold. His son Adolfo had the usual symptoms. It was going around. But when he began to turn pale and could hardly breathe, his dad took him to the emergency room at their local hospital. By this point, Adolfo’s health had declined so much he was airlifted to UC Davis Children’s Hospital. He needed to be in the Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) and UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the Central Valley's only level I pediatric trauma center and emergency department that includes state-of-the-art neonatal, pediatric and pediatric cardiac intensive care units.

Media advisory: Teen artists honored for encouraging organ and tissue donation

April 9, 2018

Winners of the fourth annual Sacramento Regional Donate Life Visual Arts Contest will share their entries and be recognized with a total of $4,100 in prize money at a ceremony in their honor. The event is one of the ways UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services engage the community in Donate Life Month, a national campaign held each April to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Violence Prevention Research Program releases #WhatYouCanDo to help reduce gun violence

April 6, 2018

A new website shows doctors, nurses and other health care providers what they can do to stop gun violence.

Ralph Adolphs will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on April 11

April 6, 2018

The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Ralph Adolphs on Wednesday, April 11 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Predicting who you are from looking at your brain” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, but seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture.

Study does not find change in firearm homicide or suicide rates through 2008 after repeal of comprehensive background check laws in two states

April 4, 2018

A study of firearm homicide and suicide rates in the 10 years after two states repealed their comprehensive background check laws in 1998 found no change in the rates of either cause of death from firearms through 2008. The repeals eliminated background check requirements for private-party transfers, but not for firearm transfers from licensed dealers.

Primo "Lucky" Lara named UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director

April 3, 2018

Primo Nery Lara, Jr. has been named director of the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, leading a team of more than 300 scientists with an estimated $90 million in annual research funding and a clinical enterprise that serves more than 10,000 adult and pediatric patients throughout the region every year.