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News from UC Davis Health System

July 2019

School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear seeks to support, connect with students

July 23, 2019

On her first afternoon on the job, School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear told a group of students that she would like to get to know each of them. "My door will be open," she said.

Two new deans start on same day, strive for same goal

July 22, 2019

New leaders for School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis to work hand in hand.

What is 'gut health' and why is it important?

July 22, 2019

Everyone at some point experiences digestive problems such as abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools, constipation, heartburn, nausea or vomiting. Find out how to limit those symptoms.

Snagging the 'job of the year': Meet new School of Nursing Dean Stephen Cavanagh

July 19, 2019

Stephen Cavanagh assumes the dean position at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and welcomes the opportunity to find new ways to deliver care and innovate in cross-campus collaborations.

'A leader for these times': Get to know Allison Brashear, the School of Medicine's new dean

July 18, 2019

The School of Medicine’s new dean Allison Brashear is known for her problem-solving skills in leadership, academic medicine, research and patient care, as she has been a transformative force throughout her career.

Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease

July 18, 2019

A team of UC Davis Health scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications — blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

UC Davis joins national study to test protective effects of lifestyle changes on brain health

July 18, 2019

Adults aged 60 to 79 at risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are invited to take part in the landmark U.S. POINTER study. It examines whether exercise, diet, mentally challenging tasks and regular health monitoring together improves brain health.

Q&A with stem cell expert Jan Nolta

July 17, 2019

Jan Nolta, director of UC Davis' stem cell program, answers questions about treatments and therapies using stem cells, including what people should be very cautious about when a clinic attaches a pricetag to its services.

Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day benefits UC Davis Children's Hospital July 25

July 15, 2019

Help hospitalized kids by celebrating Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen (DQ) locations on Thursday, July 25. 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.

Health insurance linked to hospitals' decision to transfer or admit children with mental health emergencies

July 15, 2019

A national study by UC Davis Health researchers finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients’ insurance type. Children without insurance are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than those with private insurance.

Epilepsy: 9 things you need to know about the disorder that caused a Disney star's death

July 12, 2019

Following the tragic death of Disney star Cameron Boyce from an epileptic seizure this week, many questions have arisen about seizures and epilepsy. UC Davis Health pediatric epileptologist Trishna Kantemneni shares what you need to know. 

Register today for 12th annual ovarian cancer 5K run/walk on Sept. 15

July 11, 2019

The 12th annual Let’s ROC! 5K Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer will be held on September 15, beginning at 8 a.m. at 45th and X Streets in Sacramento.

UC Davis simulation center stays contemporary with name change

July 9, 2019

The UC Davis Center for Virtual Care is changing its name to the UC Davis Center for Simulation and Education Enhancement.

Recognizing kidney injury due to burns is improved by artificial intelligence

July 9, 2019

Acute kidney injury in severe burn patients can now be predicted faster and more accurately than ever with a new Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning model developed at UC Davis.

UC Davis doctors help Haitian residents, physicians years after quake

July 9, 2019

Pediatrician Douglas Gross provided emergency care to Haitians after the devastating earthquake in 2010. His trip sparked a partnership between University of California campuses and the State University of Haiti -- the UC Haiti Initiative.

Laura Kair named Women's Health Research scholar for BIRCWH K12 program

July 8, 2019

Laura Kair, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatrician and clinical researcher focused on breastfeeding and maternal-child health, was selected as a Women’s Health research scholar in the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program. 

Mom gives thanks for NICU team that saved her son

July 3, 2019

This week, 12 years ago, Charlotte Barbee held her son Josiah in the UC Davis Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the first time. 

Skin condition affects patients inside and out

July 3, 2019

UC Davis Health dermatologists have new approaches to treating vitiligo, a very visible condition that causes patches of skin to lose color and sometimes make individuals feel very self-conscious.  

At UC Davis, clinical research brings hope for patients with rare diseases

July 2, 2019

CTSC Clinical Research Center (CCRC) provides hope to many patients fighting tough and rare diseases. As an outpatient clinic, CCRC runs numerous clinical studies to find cures to some of the most complicated health challenges.

Luis Carvajal-Carmona named basic science leader at Cancer Center

July 1, 2019

Carvajal-Carmona to lead basic science at Cancer Center.

Register for Duck Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life

July 1, 2019

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.

June 2019

Celebrate Fourth of July safely

June 27, 2019

Fireworks are a valued Fourth of July tradition but also a common cause of hand, hearing and burn injuries. UC Davis Health experts help you celebrate without a trip to the emergency room.

National Eye Institute director and vision scientist to join UC Davis

June 27, 2019

Paul A. Sieving, an internationally renowned physician, vision scientist and thought leader in eye care, will join the UC Davis Health Eye Center faculty this fall. He will establish a new Center for Ocular Regenerative Therapy to advance gene-based treatments.

California attorney general and others seek to end humanitarian crisis

June 27, 2019

Immigration experts and advocates expressed alarm over the U.S.-Mexico border crisis at a UC Davis Health symposium.

Exercise safely this summer

June 26, 2019

You can continue your regular exercise program in the summer as long as you also take steps to prevent heat-related illness. A UC Davis sports medicine physician highlights symptoms to be aware of and ways to avoid them.

Honoring a patient's gift of life

June 26, 2019

UC Davis Medical Center staff  from throughout the hospital formed a special honor guard last week in tribute to a patient who was giving the gift of life.

Teen cancer patient gives back to kids with autism

June 25, 2019

Make-A-Wish granted teenage cancer patient Carlo Sandoval's wish. What did he ask for? To help kids with autism. 

U.S. surgeon general calls for advocacy, partnering with communities

June 24, 2019

Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the U.S., encouraged everyone to get involved to build healthier communities at a talk he gave students and faculty at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

Primary care physician addresses the opioid crisis

June 20, 2019

Physicians throughout UC Davis Health, including primary care providers like Stephen Henry, are addressing the nation's opioid crisis.

Behavioral approaches cut inappropriate antibiotic use by over 30%

June 19, 2019

A UC Davis study of nine emergency departments and urgent care centers in California and Colorado found educating physicians and patients about safe antibiotic use can cut overuse by one-third.

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

June 18, 2019

UC Davis Children's Hospital is nationally ranked among the nation’s 50 best in neonatology, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology, orthopaedics and urology.

Long-time pediatric residency volunteer honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

June 18, 2019

Michael Sugawara, a volunteer clinical faculty member with the UC Davis pediatric residency program, is the latest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

EXPLORER, a UC Davis imaging breakthrough, makes a media splash

June 17, 2019

EXPLORER, the world's first total-body PET scanner, has been installed at UC Davis Health and will be ready for patient use this summer. Area media outlets got a sneak peek of the new technology on Monday.

UC Davis doctors care for kids at Stockton community clinic

June 17, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatricians are now offering specialty care at the Community Medical Centers clinic on West Lane in Stockton. The specialties are gastroenterology, cardiology and endocrinology.

Dual degrees can mean a doubly satisfying career

June 17, 2019

The dual degree -- M.D./Ph.D. -- at UC Davis School of Medicine is a unique pathway through medical school that enables students to bridge the worlds of medical research and patient care.

UC Davis nursing school hosts commencement

June 14, 2019

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May conferred degrees for 137 master’s-degree students and six doctoral candidates at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing's 2019 commencement.

Scoop Scoot raises funds for UC Davis Child Life on July 12

June 13, 2019

Scoot over to William Land Park on Friday, July 12 for ice cream and raise funds for the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. 

More than 130 attend second annual blood cancer event

June 12, 2019

Blood cancer patients and their caregivers from as far as Oregon attended Live Your Best Life, an annual blood cancer event co-hosted by the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Vaccine aims to protect babies, pregnant women from infection

June 12, 2019

Research shows a new vaccine developed by UC Davis holds promise for slowing an infection that can have severe and even life-threatening impacts on some people and children.

Vaccine against cytomegalovirus slowed transmission in monkeys. Goal is to prevent disabilities in infants.

June 12, 2019

A CMV vaccine in infants and toddlers would help to prevent infections in pregnant women, reducing the chance that their babies become infected and develop disabilities. Research paves the way for further study and trials in people.

Quick tips to stay cool

June 12, 2019

How can you cool down on these triple-digit days? UC Davis Health occupational and environmental medicine expert Sheri Belafsky offers tips to beat the heat. 

Six tips to protect kids from the dangers of hot cars

June 10, 2019

Last year, 52 children died from heat stroke after they were left in hot cars. These cases happen when kids are left alone in a car – either they are mistakenly forgotten, or the child gets into an unlocked car without the parent knowing. Get the six tips that experts recommend for parents. 

Walmart and Sam's Club Campaign helps kids treated at UC Davis Children's Hospital live better

June 7, 2019

Walmart and Sam's Club are giving sick and injured kids at UC Davis Children's Hospital a chance at a "Happily Ever After" by raising money for Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals during their month-long campaign.

Heifetz honored at Cancer Care Network's Tahoe Forest Hospital event

June 6, 2019

Tahoe Forest Hospital honors one of its own at 20th anniversary fundraising event.

Neurodiversity Summit explores autism as a difference, not a disorder

June 6, 2019

Neurodiversity Summit brings experts, advocates together to discuss autism as a difference, not a disorder.

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area teen shares gift with pediatric cancer patients

June 5, 2019

UC Davis Health patient Saul Dominguez received news that Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area granted his wish. What did he ask for? To help others. 

New clinical guide helps physicians identify risk, talk with patients about firearm safety and injury

June 5, 2019

Guide gives providers the knowledge and tools they need to help protect patients and communities.

New partnership seeks to transform health care in rural California and Oregon

June 5, 2019

American Medical Association grant will boost graduate medical education and connect resident physicians to communities in need of more providers

10 health benefits of meditation

June 4, 2019

Find out how meditation can improve your abilities to cope with a busy world.

Former FBI agent meets his match, and his hero

June 3, 2019

Jeff Rinek spent three decades capturing child murderers, kidnappers and molesters. But as dangerous as the retired FBI agent’s job was, it was his knees that nearly killed him.

Drowning: It takes seconds for your child to be in danger

June 3, 2019

To prevent drownings, safety precautions are crucial. Follow our recommendations.

All-female UC Davis Health crew builds homes for neighbors

June 3, 2019

This volunteer work aligns with the UC Davis Health philosophy of caring for community members inside and outside a medical setting. 

May 2019

Med Center teams step up efforts to help homeless patients

May 31, 2019

Safely discharging patients who don’t have stable housing is a very challenging and labor-intensive part of the care process.UC Davis Medical Center staff goes to extraordinary lengths to help homeless patients.

Reimagining communities and assessing disaster response and health after the California wildfires, June 4-5

May 31, 2019

A two-day forum June 4-5 on the UC Davis Sacramento campus will share the latest information and insights to plan for a better future.

Frank Ing receives Master Interventionalists designation

May 31, 2019

Frank Ing, chief of pediatric cardiology and co-director of the UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center, received a Master Interventionalists of SCAI (MSCAI) designation by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) this month. 

UC Davis neuroscientist awarded for pioneering work on schizophrenia, other serious mental illnesses

May 31, 2019

Cameron Carter awarded for pioneering work to understand the healthy brain and how processes go awry in serious mental disorders

Laura Kair named 2019 Eli Gold Prize recipient

May 29, 2019

Laura Kair, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded the 2019 Eli Gold Prize this month.

UC Davis nursing school graduate students showcase scholarly work

May 29, 2019

From barbershops to intensive care units, the research presented by graduate students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing demonstrates a range of impact on health.

Spanish language support group for Type 1 diabetic children created

May 28, 2019

UC Davis Children's Hospital nurse resident Diana Arellano noticed Spanish-speaking patients with Type 1 diabetes and their families faced language barriers that prevented them from learning. Together with her colleagues, she tackled the issue by creating a new support group to help.

Cancer Center receives $3 million national clinical trials grant

May 24, 2019

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded the National Clinical Trials Network - Lead Academic Participating Sites (LAPS) UG1 grant – the only center in California to do so.

Primo Lara named deputy chair of leading cancer research network

May 24, 2019

Lara takes on deputy chair role at SWOG.

More isn't better when it comes to evaluating chest pain

May 23, 2019

New and more effective tests are needed to help predict heart attacks and other major cardiac events in patients with chest pain, the second most common reason for emergency department visits in the U.S.

UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center hosts cardiac care event

May 23, 2019

UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center welcomed a crowd of 200 to hear about the latest in innovations, research updates and extremes of cardiac care. 

Filmmakers help pediatric patients express themselves through film

May 21, 2019

Thanks to UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s partnership with BayKids Studios, pediatric patients are transforming into directors, actors and heroes of their own stories.

Department of Defense grant will support novel bladder cancer treatment research

May 21, 2019

Large federal grant will boost research into immunotherapy treatment for bladder cancer.

UC Davis launches center to advance genome-editing tools

May 20, 2019

The new UC Davis Nonhuman Primate Testing Center for Evaluation of Somatic Cell Genome Editing Tools is designed to serve the nation’s research community by supporting studies that will advance therapies for human diseases through gene editing.

Keeping up with the peregrines

May 20, 2019

Sibling rivalries. Food fights. Empty nest syndrome. UC Davis Medical Center's new livestream has it all. It's their new web cam for watching a peregrine falcon family that lives atop the hospital. Stay tuned! 

School of Medicine graduates 93 students

May 17, 2019

Keynote speaker Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine Jorge Garcia urges students to discover the "joy of medicine" despite challenging circumstances

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center lecture to cover brain health May 23

May 17, 2019

Join renowned UC Davis Health Alzheimer's disease researcher and expert Charles DeCarli during a lecture on brain health and wellness.

Researchers bring public health focus to UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center

May 17, 2019

The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is stepping up its public health approach to understanding and treating dementia and Alzheimer's disease with the addition of faculty from the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences and their major grant-funded research projects.

Sally Rogers receives 2019 Hibbard Williams Award

May 16, 2019

Sally Rogers, a professor in the UC Davis Health Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the UC Davis MIND Institute, received the 2019 Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award.

To meat or not to meat: Are meatless burgers really healthier?

May 16, 2019

Meatless burgers are more popular than ever - but are they good for us? UC Davis Health senior dietitian Marie Barone shares her recommendations. 

School of Medicine Class of 2019 Graduation Awards

May 16, 2019

Annual awards ceremony honors students, faculty, residents and staff.

Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research

May 15, 2019

Artificial intelligence tool, developed by UC Davis and UCSF scientists, can detect Alzheimer's disease markers in autopsied brain tissue.

In the spotlight: 'The answer to the opioid crisis?'

May 15, 2019

A novel pain drug developed at UC Davis has proven effective and non-addictive so far in animal trials, leading to hope it might help ease the opioid crisis in humans.

UC Davis hosts 20th Northern California Genetics Exchange

May 14, 2019

The UC Davis Health Department of Pediatrics, division of Genomic Medicine, hosted the 20th annual Northern California Genetics Exchange (NCGE) Friday, May 10 at the UC Davis MIND Institute.

Researchers uncover how the body can fight off staph infections

May 14, 2019

Research led in part by UC Davis School of Medicine scientists may help in developing a cell-based therapy to fight  potentially deadly staph infections.

Bold named physician-in-chief of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

May 14, 2019

Richard Bold, M.D., chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, has been named Physician-in-Chief of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Cycling: Good for you and the environment

May 10, 2019

Want to start bike riding for fun and fitness? The head coach of the UC Davis Cycling Team offers guidance for getting started and getting the most out of your time in the bike saddle. 

Young artists promote organ and tissue donation

May 10, 2019

The UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services visual arts contest gives high schoolers the chance to express their creativity, win prize money and engage their communities in the Donate Life message. Winners for 2019 were announced this week.

Is blue light from your cell phone, TV bad for your health?

May 9, 2019

Blue light boosts alertness, helps memory and cognitive function, and elevates mood. But overexposure to blue light could be hurting your eyes, sleep cycle. Learn how you can reduce the risk.

UC Davis Health joins study to improve TBI outcomes

May 9, 2019

UC Davis Health has joined a nationwide study — called the Brain Oxygen Optimization in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury trial, or BOOST3 — to identify the safest and most effective way to monitor and treat patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Telemedicine brings care closer to pediatric patients in rural communities

May 9, 2019

While families may be able to find primary care close to home, specialty care is often scarce. To get specialized care for their children, many families are turning to innovations like telehealth – remote consultation through video or audio. James Marcin, director of the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology, answered questions that many parents ask about telehealth.

Treating substance use disorder in California emergency departments

May 8, 2019

Offering prescription medicine to quell opiate withdrawal and on-site counselors in the emergency department is helping patients with addictions get into recovery programs in their own communities.

Knowing how to talk with patients about substance abuse and where they can get help, June 14

May 7, 2019

'Breaking the chains of addiction' gives physicians, nurses and counselors the tools and resources they need to get patients on the road to recovery.

UC Davis Names New Dean for Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

May 6, 2019

Stephen J. Cavanagh is recognized for developing the health care workforce, maximizing the use of advanced practice nurses in clinics around the region to advance access, and educating the next generations of clinicians and scholars.

Is a nurse ever really on vacation?

May 6, 2019

A Sacramento man is thankful for the quick thinking and life-saving skills of a UC Davis Medical Center nurse and several others who recently saved his life as he was finishing up a Hawaiian vacation.

UC Davis Health to boost revitalization in underserved communities

May 3, 2019

Promise Zone initiative funded by UC Davis Health and community partners will improve neighborhoods

Tips to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms

May 3, 2019

Sneezing. Itchy throat. Watery eyes. It's definitely spring — and allergy time. UC Davis Health allergist Rosemary Hallett offers guidance for controlling symptoms and surviving spring.

Personalized medicine pioneer details regulation in breast cancer, May 7

May 3, 2019

Columbia University Professor Kevin L. Gardner describes the latest research into the molecular mechanisms that increase breast cancer risk. He is the keynote speaker at the 2019 Stowell Lecture at UC Davis Health.

Warmer weather increases kids' risk of falling from windows

May 2, 2019

Each year, about 5,000 children are treated for window fall-related injuries in hospital emergency departments across the country. Here are some preventative tips to keep your family safe.

A possible explanation for the higher rate of autism in males?

May 2, 2019

Staci Bilbo will share recent research that demonstrated communication, socialization and cognition difficulties in male mice after experiencing maternal stress and exposure to diesel exhaust particles. 

Can horses bring healing for dementia patients and their caregivers?

May 1, 2019

The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is working with Connected Horse, a nonprofit that introduces horses and equine activities to people with dementia and their caregivers. The hope is that the connection will support healing.

UC Davis Health is first in US to use advanced CT scanner on patients

May 1, 2019

Clinicians at UC Davis Medical Center have scanned more than 500 patients with a new ultra-high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scanner, the first health system in the U.S. to use the machine with patients.

April 2019

UC Davis Names New Dean for School of Medicine

April 30, 2019

Allison Brashear, professor of neurology, brings expertise in health policy, hospital-clinical integration, academic and research excellence, and a passion for inclusion and patient-centered care.

California breast cancer experts gather to address health equality among Latinas

April 30, 2019

This mini-symposium, led by Luis Carvajal-Carmona, is part of the Cancer Center's Latino Cancer Health Equity Initiative funded by a $3 million grant received in February.

UC Davis faculty engage community in education about the impact of flavored tobacco use

April 25, 2019

UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty are addressing the surge in use of flavored tobacco products and their associated risks.

Cancer Center signs MOU with Filipino hospital

April 22, 2019

A partnership between Makati Medical Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center launched.

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 21-27

April 22, 2019

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine kicks off a week of celebration and recognition for the 400 staff and faculty who conduct about 10 millions tests each year at UC Davis Health.

IBD: What it is and how to control it

April 22, 2019

Those with an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis know all too well the gut pain and other symptoms that can frequently interrupt and even control their lives. UC Davis Health gastroenterologist Jesse Stondell, who specializes in treating IBD, discusses the latest treatment options and what he typically recommends for his patients.

Postpartum depression affects 1 in 9 women: What you should know

April 19, 2019

A UC Davis Health physician-scientist and his team researched and tested a new drug called Zulresso, which is the first to specifically treat postpartum depression.

CBD 101

April 19, 2019

Is cannabidiol, better known as CBD, right for you? UC Davis Health physiology associate professor Yu-fung Lin answers some questions about its safety and health benefits.

UC Davis physician was part of the landmark NASA twin study

April 19, 2019

UC Davis Health nephrologist Maryam Afkarian was a researcher on NASA’s study of physiological differences in identical twin astronauts — Scott Kelly, who traveled in space, and Mark Kelly, who remained on Earth.

Preventing 'whooping cough'

April 18, 2019

Pertussis, widely known as “whooping cough,” is a contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It’s called “whooping cough” because children infected with it gasp for air between the fierce bouts of coughing that it causes.

John Boone earns top honor from American Association of Physicists in Medicine

April 18, 2019

John Boone was named the American Association of Physicists in Medicine's 2019 William D. Coolidge Gold Medal winner for more than three decades of expertise in the field of medical physics. This is the highest honor given to scientists in the field. 

MIND Institute to host annual open house and resource fair April 27

April 18, 2019

Parents, friends, special educators, medical professionals and self-advocates are encouraged to attend this event to learn more about UC Davis MIND Institute research and resources. 

UC Davis nursing school partners with AARP on national family caregiving report

April 17, 2019

According to the special report, Home Alone Revisited: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care, 20 million family caregivers perform complex nursing and medical tasks with little instruction. The nationwide report is co-authored by Heather M. Young, dean emerita of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Can a virtual reality game make kids less distractible?

April 16, 2019

Pencils dropping, kids sneezing, clicking heels and other distractions can making classroom learning difficult for kids with ADHD or who are otherwise highly distractible. A new UC Davis study tests whether a virtual reality game exposing kids to these and other distractions can alleviate the problem and help them succeed.

Patty Schetter will speak as the next Minds Behind the MIND lecturer on April 24

April 16, 2019

Patty Schetter from the UC Davis MIND Institute will discuss video modeling as a tool that can teach people with developmental disabilities a variety of skills they can use in school, their jobs and relationships.

Shaikh to serve on American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

April 15, 2019

Ulfat Shaikh, professor of pediatrics and director of healthcare quality at UC Davis School of Medicine, has been elected to serve on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Executive Committee of the Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (COQIPS). 

Empowering foster parents to become super parents

April 15, 2019

UC Davis Health now offers free trainings in child passenger safety, water safety and infant-safe sleeping for foster parents.

Computer-based memory games may benefit people with fragile X syndrome

April 15, 2019

Cognitive interventions may benefit children with fragile X and other intellectual disabilities.

Creating a culture of safety

April 15, 2019

There are three types of huddles that take place every day at UC Davis Medical Center, and they all have one thing in common: ensuring and improving patient care and safety.

Kandice Duns named part of 2019 Emerging Leaders Cohort by AWHONN

April 15, 2019

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has selected Kandice Dunn as part of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Cohort.

New show spotlights mother's disease, negative effects on daughter

April 12, 2019

A new show depicts an abusive relationship between a mother, who suffers from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, and her daughter who appears to be constantly sick.

Former PICU patient named this year's Children's Miracle Network child champion for Sacramento

April 12, 2019

PICU patient Jackson Manning returned to UC Davis Children’s Hospital this week, not as a patient but as the new Children’s Miracle Network child champion for 2019 in the Sacramento region.

Neurologic disease research at UC Davis contributes to first treatment specifically approved for postpartum depression

April 11, 2019

UC Davis neurology research contributes to first-ever drug approved for postpartum depression.

Department of Neurology faculty member receives American Heart Association award

April 11, 2019

Frank Sharp, distinguished professor in the Department of Neurology, received the prestigious Thomas Willis Lecture Award from the American Heart Association for his work in stroke.

UC Davis nursing faculty, students and alumni present research at regional conference

April 10, 2019

A contingent of more than 40 nursing faculty, researchers, alumni and students from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis will present their scholarly work at the annual Western Institute of Nursing conference.

Welcome all soccer players: There's a new place to play in Oak Park

April 9, 2019

UC Davis Health, Sacramento Republic FC and Street Soccer USA have joined forces to bring soccer players in Oak Park a safe and exciting new place to play: UC Davis Health Neighborhood Street Soccer Park.

Bringing brains to classrooms

April 9, 2019

Every March, UC Davis Health pathologists take real brain specimens to local schools as part of multiple community outreach programs.

How Salmonella hijacks immune cells

April 9, 2019

Study shows how bacteria flip "bioelectrical switch," redirecting immune cells away from infection site to spread disease.

Employees step up to support patient care for Wednesday's labor action

April 9, 2019

Dozens of employees sign up to join volunteer labor pool in support of patients during strike

UC Davis Health and Adventist Health partner to bring cancer care to Chico and patients affected by the Camp Fire

April 8, 2019

Camp Fire victims now have cancer care closer to home with new UC Davis Health-Adventist Health clinic in Chico.

Is there a better way to test for heart attacks in women in emergency departments?

April 8, 2019

UC Davis study to assess sex-specific levels of heart muscle damage to guide emergency care for women nationwide

Aguilar-Gaxiola appointed to national committees to improve health and community engagement

April 8, 2019

UC Davis Health thought leader focused on reducing health disparities and building strong communities has been named to two national committees.

Minimally invasive options expand for surgical patients in the Sacramento region

April 5, 2019

UC Davis is the first health system in California, and the second on the West Coast, to welcome the arrival of a new robotic surgery system that offers patients the advantages of miniminally invasive surgery plus another: just one small incision.

'Before I die' art project gives ED staff opportunity to publicly post dreams, wishes

April 5, 2019

Every day UC Davis Medical Center's emergency department staff respond to psychiatric emergencies, abuse and assault cases, and other traumatic situations. Read what they publicly posted about their own dreams wishes as part of the Before I Die, I Want To ... initiative.

UC Drug Discovery Consortium announces first partnership

April 5, 2019

New industry partnership to provide seed funding for early-stage drug discovery.

State awards $8.8 million to UC Davis for Alzheimer's disease research

April 4, 2019

Can better fitness or diet help reduce the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease in African Americans? New state grants will help get the answers.

UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center sponsors Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium

April 4, 2019

The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center will host its third annual Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium on May 11, 2019. It will provide a forum for collaboration within the multidisciplinary congenital cardiac community.  

Volunteers needed at Sactown Run this Sunday

April 3, 2019

UC Davis Health volunteers are needed to staff the UC Davis Children's Hospital booth at the Sactown Run this Sunday.

March 2019

World-renowned geneticist to speak at the MIND Institute on April 10

March 28, 2019

Join us for a fascinating talk and Q&A with world-renowned geneticist, Huda Zoghbi, who discovered the gene that causes Rhett syndrome. Her extensive research has provided insights into other disorders such as autism and bipolar disorder.

Assisted dying: The search for ensuring unconsciousness and a humane death

March 27, 2019

Using protocols anesthesiologists follow before surgery can help improve assisted dying and capital punishment to ensure people are unconscious at the time of death, according to a published review by UC Davis Health's CEO.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 rite of passage, determined where 93, 4th year students from the School of Medicine will go for residency training.

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.

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.”

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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."

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.

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).

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mobile health clinic makes first stop at Street Soccer USA championships

October 10, 2018

In partnership 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.