Welcome to the Health Alumni and Friends section of UC Davis Health magazine. This section includes news and updates from the UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association and the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. It is also a source to keep in touch with faculty, staff, students and graduates of UC Davis Health System's many programs. These include the medical degree, graduate nursing, health informatics, public health and physician assistant/family nurse practitioner programs, as well as the graduate medical education program at UC Davis Medical Center.
The need is significant. More than 81 million Americans over age 20 have one or more types of cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease or congestive heart failure. Peripheral vascular disease is estimated to affect up to 10 million Americans. UC Davis Health System is improving cardiovascular health through state-of-the-art patient care, cutting-edge research, education and outreach.