Research in the Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery at UC Davis Health continually seeks to optimize patient care and outcomes via cutting edge research led by expert professors and experienced research staff. We are uniquely equipped to combine clinical expertise and a scientific approach to advance knowledge.
We conduct medical research in both clinical and laboratory settings in all of our surgical divisions and we collaborate with other divisions, departments and institutions within UC Davis Health and beyond to develop novel ideas in research which impact patient outcomes, teaching and clinical care.
Research is made possible by the efforts of surgeons and their associated staff as well as contributions from government grants and private investments. As part of a teaching hospital, our faculty hold numerous research grants from both federal and non-federal sources. Investigative endeavors give medical students, surgery residents and post-doctorate investigators the opportunity to gain valuable research experience while working with their clinical mentors.
- Potential long term treatment of hemophilia with stem cell-mediated gene therapy paper recently published
- 2018 Dean’s Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Awards to Dr. Wang
- Promising approach to curing spina bifida gets $5.6 million
- UC Davis scientist and surgeon team take on pancreatic cancer with SU2C grant
- Wounded warrior research to improve traumatic brain injury and burn care
- Kirane awarded Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Scholarship
- Brown Awarded UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center KL2 Program Scholarship
- Campbell releases new study on rare adrenal tumors
- Stem cell treatment for children with spina bifida helps dogs first
- Greenhalgh awarded DoD funding
- The science of surgery – International Innovation—Healthcare Edition
- Wang awarded Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) grant
- UC Davis Awards Proof-of-Concept Funding for Cutting-Edge Technologies with Commercial Potential
- Five Davis professors win grants to commercialize research
- The art of team science advances scientific discovery (PDF)
- In utero stem cell transplantation research highlighted as "Best of ASH" 2014
- Diana L. Farmer – the accidental translational scientist