Study provides new clinical guidance that avoids painful tests, antibiotics and hospitalizations for infants with a fever
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 28, 2019
UC Davis and Sacramento County partner to increase primary and specialty care services.
January 22, 2019
Nadine Burke Harris, class of 2001, is a national expert on adverse childhood experiences.
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.
January 10, 2019
Internal Medicine/Psychiatry resident among select civilians to meet with military leaders.
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.
December 27, 2018
A leading provider of virtual case-based courses taps UC Davis to help develop curriculum
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.
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.
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.
December 7, 2018
Join UC Davis Graduate School of Management's admissions team to learn about their innovative programs, including the part-time MBA program in Sacramento.
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.
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.
December 3, 2018
Five UC Davis Health researchers were named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers List.
November 29, 2018
The UC Davis School of Medicine on Saturday will host the 2018 Western regional meeting of the American Physician Scientist Association.
November 28, 2018
UC Davis Medical Center launches testing at-risk patients for hepatitis C and HIV in the emergency department.
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.
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
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.
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.
November 21, 2018
Full scholarships awarded to students from the School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing who aspire to be primary care providers.
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.
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.
November 16, 2018
Many cyber-threats are avoidable. Learn how to shop online more safely from UC Davis Health's Information Technology Security Office.
November 16, 2018
For John Rose, a professor of emergency medicine and director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Management at UC Davis Health, venturing outside of the National Science Foundation’s South Pole Station is an ordeal.
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.
November 14, 2018
A Southern California foundation awards scholarship to medical student Christine Nguyen.
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.
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
November 2, 2018
Join Veterans Employee Association representative Jim Marchetti and Professor of neuroradiology Arthur B. Dublin at this year's Veterans Day celebration, from noon to 1:30 p.m., 2nd floor breezeway, Education Building Nov. 8
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.
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.”
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.
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
October 16, 2018
You served your country. You serve the University. Now, let us serve you. Sign on and be counted by attending an upcoming Vet Self-ID event or by completing an online form.
October 8, 2018
First Farm-to-Fork dish for hospitalized patients launched at UC Davis Medical Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 7, 2018
Junior faculty who are interested in pursuing careers as independent clinical researchers are invited to apply for the KL2 Mentored Career Development program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 1, 2018
UC Davis Health welcomes R. Lor Randall as the new chair of the UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic surgery. Randall is known for his compassion and expertise in treating and studying cancers of connective tissue in children and adults.
July 31, 2018
Humanpapilloma virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of certain types of throat cancer. Dr. Michael Moore, director of head and neck surgery at UC Davis and an HPV-related cancer expert, answers some tough questions about the trend and what can be done about it.
July 27, 2018
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announced this week that it has renewed UC Davis Health in Sacramento for another five years as one of just two locations on the West Coast for its NeuroNEXT Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials.
July 18, 2018
Steven Berkstresser has chewed tobacco for most of the past 40 years, and he’s always wanted to kick the habit. But it was a cancer diagnosis that prompted him to join a UC Davis program to help him quit.
July 12, 2018
The new cardiac test is enabling UC Davis emergency medicine physicians to more quickly identify heart attack patients who come to the medical center with chest pain
July 10, 2018
New UC Davis Health research shows that medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine. “If we want to expand the primary care workforce together with culturally competent care, we need to focus more on community college as an important pathway to medical school,” said lead author Efrain Talamantes.
UC Davis lung physiology student gets the chance of a lifetime: Attending a meeting with 43 Nobel Laureates
June 29, 2018
Cameron Flayer, a doctoral student in physiology and toxicology at UC Davis Health, gets tips from Laureates about being successful in science.
June 28, 2018
Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib, new research from UC Davis physicians shows.
June 27, 2018
Resident physicians, faculty and staff from the Neurology Department enjoy cuteness and cuddles between meetings.
June 27, 2018
Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have created a mouse model for maternal antibody-related (MAR) autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that closely mimics the physiology and behaviors seen in people with this form of ASD. People with MAR ASD have been exposed to maternal autoantibodies, which can react with fetal brain tissue.
June 20, 2018
Bus service is going electric for people shuttling between the Davis and Sacramento campuses, including the forthcoming Aggie Square innovation and technology hub.
June 19, 2018
A team of UC Davis vascular surgery residents won first place in a contest of skills and knowledge at the June 15 Pacific Northwest Endovascular Conference in Seattle.
June 15, 2018
Emergency medicine physicians at UC Davis Health will begin using the latest-generation cardiac troponin (cTn) test next week to more quickly identify heart attack patients who come to the medical center with chest pain.
June 13, 2018
For decades, clinicians have worried that giving too much intravenous fluid to children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) may contribute to brain swelling and injury, and even death. Now, after a national study that examined more than a thousand patients with DKA, UC Davis researchers and their colleagues from around the country have shown that fluid infusion does not cause brain injury in children with DKA.
June 12, 2018
The entertainment provided by televised sporting events has a significant effect on crime in Chicago, reducing the number of violent, property and drug crime reports by as much as 25 percent during the hours of a given game, according to a study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. The study published in the Journal of Sports Economics in May.
June 12, 2018
Get a taste of the Mediterranean on Wednesday, June 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pavilion
Cafe and the cafeteria in the Larry J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center!
June 12, 2018
Renowned surgeon, scientist and educator Griffith R. Harsh IV has been selected as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Julian R. Youmans Chair in Neurological Surgery at UC Davis Health. He begins his new position July 1.
June 11, 2018
Researchers at UC Davis have confirmed that autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant improves survival for people suffering from multiple myeloma, yet many potentially eligible patients never undergo the procedure.
June 8, 2018
Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo describes the challenges she overcame and her drive to become a physician, which became a reality when she graduated this May from the UC Davis School of Medicine.
June 5, 2018
As a freshman, Sid Ganesh had just finished a class and found herself late to an internship and career fair on campus. At the fair, Ganesh hurried from table to table, collecting flyers for each program and opportunity. She then saw the EMRAP display.
Cancer Center joins clinics to improve cancer screening and care in underserved Sacramento communities
June 1, 2018
A collaboration led by UC Davis Health cancer specialists enhances cancer prevention, screening and oncology care for Asian Americans.
May 29, 2018
National Cancer Survivors Day will be celebrated Saturday, June 2 during the Sacramento Republic FC game at Papa Murphy’s Park against Orange County SC starting at 8 p.m.
Chancellor May appoints Lubarsky as Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer of UC Davis Health
May 18, 2018
UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May has appointed David A. Lubarsky to the position of vice chancellor of human health sciences and chief executive officer of UC Davis Health, which includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UC Davis Medical Center, and Primary Care Network. Lubarsky is the chief medical and systems integration officer with the University of Miami Health System, a position he has held since 2012.
May 9, 2018
An exhaustive review by UC Davis researchers of more than 60 studies is the basis for new national recommendations about prostate cancer screening. The review and the findings were published May 8 in JAMA.
May 4, 2018
The UC Davis MIND Institute will host James McCracken on Wednesday, May 16 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Can we improve treatments for ADHD?” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture.
May 1, 2018
Michael Chapman, a founder of modern trauma surgery and professor emeritus at UC Davis Health, will be a recipient of this year's UC Davis Medal, the highest honor the university bestows on individuals. Chapman is the first medical doctor to be honored with the medal.
May 1, 2018
A new study focused on households with asthmatic children finds that the use of high-efficiency filtration, either as part of a central air system or standalone air cleaner, improves indoor air quality. The study also found that while participants did not report reduced asthma symptoms, they did have fewer visits to doctor’s offices and hospitals for asthma care.
April 27, 2018
Alicia Fernandez, a UC San Francisco physician and expert on reducing health care disparities, will speak in Sacramento on “Health Care Disparities 15 Years After ‘Unequal Treatment.’” Her address is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, with a reception at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
Study of firearm deaths over 16-year period in California finds shift in firearm homicides and suicides
April 23, 2018
A study of firearm deaths in California from 2000-2015 by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) has found that firearm homicides were largely an urban problem at the start of the study period, however, falling rates in urban counties resulted in more rural areas in the central part of the state having the highest rates of firearm homicide by 2015. It also found firearm suicides in California increased slightly since the mid-2000s, were three times higher in rural counties and were highest among whites.
April 17, 2018
Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota. The immune deregulation appears to facilitate increased inflammation and may be linked to the gastrointestinal issues so often experienced by children with ASD. The research was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.
April 10, 2018
Matthew Mell, a national leader in defining health policy for managing and treating aortic disease, has joined UC Davis Health as director of the UC Davis Vascular Center and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery.
April 6, 2018
The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Ralph Adolphs on Wednesday, April 11 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Predicting who you are from looking at your brain” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, but seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture.
April 3, 2018
Primo Nery Lara, Jr. has been named director of the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, leading a team of more than 300 scientists with an estimated $90 million in annual research funding and a clinical enterprise that serves more than 10,000 adult and pediatric patients throughout the region every year.
March 20, 2018
In a striking new finding, researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute found that typically-developing children gain more neurons in a region of the brain that governs social and emotional behavior, the amygdala, as they become adults. This phenomenon does not happen in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Instead, children with ASD have too many neurons early on and then appear to lose those neurons as they become adults. The findings were published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
March 16, 2018
Today’s annual Match Day ceremony at UC Davis School of Medicine gave more than 100 future physicians an exciting glimpse of what the future holds for them in medicine.
March 14, 2018
Twenty years ago a small group of frustrated but determined Sacramento-area parents of children with autism decided it was time to fill a glaring hole in medical research: understanding and treating autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
March 9, 2018
Primo “Lucky” Lara, Jr. will become the new deputy chair of SWOG, a research organization of more than 12,000 people at over 1,000 hospitals and clinics that designs and conducts publicly funded cancer clinical trials and that represents a major force cancer advances worldwide.
March 8, 2018
Researchers at UC Davis have shown that patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who received their care at a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center in California had a dramatically reduced risk of early mortality. Using data from the California Cancer Registry and the Patient Discharge Dataset, the team determined that the risk was reduced by 53 percent. These findings were reported in February in the journal Cancer.
March 6, 2018
Vitamin D has long been known to be important for healthy bone growth, but new evidence suggests it also may help keep the brain sharp as people age. The problem is that most older people don’t get enough of it.