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July 2019

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 it's services.

Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky: My First Year with You

July 16, 2019

Part I of Vice Chancellor David Lubarsky’s review of his first year at UC Davis Health, where he notes that much of what was accomplished was made possible by creating partnerships, internally and externally, that freed up people to do the right thing.

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.

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.

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.