January 13, 2020
In an open community event, Dr. David Cooke will discuss the importance of early detection of lung cancer and the current disparities in screening for it.
January 10, 2020
Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act may have saved as many as 8,132 people from fatal opioid overdoses, virtually all involving heroin and fentanyl, a study by UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and NYU School of Medicine shows.
January 8, 2020
The results of a new survey, published Jan. 8 as a research letter in JAMA Network Open, suggest firearm owners and non-owners generally agree on policies aimed at preventing firearm injury and death.
December 12, 2019
Did newly enacted laws result in more background checks for private-party sales – the major source of guns for persons who commit crimes and are prohibited from owning them? A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research study reviewed the data.
December 6, 2019
UC Davis researchers asked Californians if they owned firearms and when, where and how they got them. They estimated 4.2 million California adults personally own a gun, and an additional 3.1 million live in a home with someone else who does. Find out more.
December 5, 2019
Lars Berglund will serve as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, effective January 1, 2020.
December 4, 2019
Women who initiate medical abortion but opt to stop in the middle of treatment may be at risk for serious blood loss, a UC Davis Health study finds.
December 3, 2019
Burns-Pugh lab at School of Medicine wins safety award
November 26, 2019
UC Davis Health neuroscientist, Robert Berman, has been elected as a AAAS fellow for his contributions to understanding traumatic brain injury, autism and Fragile-X-related disorders.
November 26, 2019
To promote cardiac safety, researchers at the GRANDi laboratory are using computer simulations to understand and predict the impact of new drugs on the cardiac cells.
November 15, 2019
New research shows that opioid dose tapering can occur at rates much higher than recommended, increasing the risks of withdrawal, uncontrolled pain or mental health crises.
November 7, 2019
Electronic health record systems that house patient medical histories can also easily link them with telephone counseling services ― or quitlines ― that improve their chances of giving up tobacco.
November 7, 2019
Guobao Wang received a "Trailblazer R21" grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop a new method combining positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanning.
November 4, 2019
Laurel Beckett and Alexander “Sandy” Borowsky are part of a new research effort to develop vaccines for a common sexually transmitted disease.
October 24, 2019
Dean Brashear during the UC Davis School of Medicine Office of Research Expo showcased some of the exciting research happening at the School of Medicine and called for more clinical trials to be open for patients.
October 23, 2019
Despite the dire need for primary health care providers in California’s Central Valley, workplace discrimination and harassment can cause minority providers to change practices or leave the region entirely.
October 10, 2019
The UC Davis study is the first to identify nuanced patterns of gun ownership. Striking differences between the groups, suggests one-size-fits-all approaches to prevent firearm injuries and death may be less effective than those that consider these differences.
October 9, 2019
PG&E outage not affecting UC Davis Health
October 7, 2019
UC Davis Health researchers announced promising findings from interim results of HOPE-2 clinical trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
October 7, 2019
Research from scholars at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center published this week are informing the national dialogue on reducing injury and death from gun violence.
October 2, 2019
Heather Siefkes, assistant professor of pediatric critical care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, was awarded National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant to improve critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) early detection in newborns by establishing a threshold to blood flow levels.
October 1, 2019
UC Davis scientists win NIH award to develop a novel approach to using CRISPR to tackle colon cancer cells.
September 30, 2019
A UC Davis study of nearly 80,000 legal handgun owners in California finds that those with a prior DUI conviction have a greater risk of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other serious violent crimes compared to those without DUI convictions.
September 30, 2019
A UC Davis Health study in the journal Stem Cells details the development of CRISPR-generated ArcLight hiPSCs for studying cardiomyocytes.
September 23, 2019
A new web-based calculator helps middle-aged women predict their risks of experiencing heart attack, stroke, hip fracture, or breast, lung or colorectal cancer within 5, 10 or 15 years.
September 20, 2019
The California consortium, which includes UC Davis Health, just surpassed 23,000 core participants. Outreach efforts to roll out in Davis, Elk Grove and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center this October.
September 19, 2019
Joshua Fenton, a UC Davis professor of family and community medicine, has received a $1.4 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to test an approach to helping low-back pain patients understand when they do not need imaging tests that increase radiation exposure and provide no clinical benefit.
September 16, 2019
A gene therapy center and a perinatal origins of disparities center are part of a new $4 million initiative at UC Davis that is designed to address some of society's greatest challenges and needs.
Prestigious scholarship recognizes medical student's activism, UC Davis' leadership in reducing health inequities
September 13, 2019
No other school has more recipients of the Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship than UC Davis.
September 3, 2019
Physician groups have pushed to reduce rates of medical imaging, but they continue to go up, raising concerns about potential harms to patients, UC Davis and other researchers have found.
August 28, 2019
A team of researchers developed an economic model to estimate the cost savings of general probiotic use in the U.S. by simulating a population representative of the national demographics. They found that savings to the health care payer and the economy could reach $1.4 billion a year in medical bills and lost productivity due to acute respiratory tract infections.
August 14, 2019
A team of researchers lead by Brittany Dugger of UC Davis Health has been awarded a major grant from the National Institute for Aging (NIA) to help define the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease in individuals of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent. The five-year grant will fund the first large-scale initiative to present a detailed description of brain manifestations of the Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence and machine learning.
August 1, 2019
Simran Sandhu, a medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine, earned the 2019 Daniel T. O’Connor, M.D., Memorial Research Grant for his translational research examining how different pathologies may result in gut and skin microbiome imbalance in patients.
July 30, 2019
Surviving with their legs intact is just as likely for patients having a less-invasive procedure to open clogged leg arteries as for patients having an invasive surgery.
July 25, 2019
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, with partners in Sacramento County and the community, has an ambitious goal to end the transmission of hepatitis B in the Asian American community through comprehensive screening and vaccination.
July 24, 2019
Study finds high rate of CT scan use in pregnant women in the U.S. and Canada, despite warnings to reduce radiation exposure to mothers and fetuses during pregnancy.
July 23, 2019
One person per household in Butte and other counties affected by the Camp Fire are asked to answer an online questionnaire about their daily lives, property and health before the fires occurred and immediately afterward, along with their current situations.
July 23, 2019
Researchers leading a series of studies on wildfires and health answer common questions about their survey, which is now open to those affected by the November 2018 Camp Fire.
July 23, 2019
Women in Northern California who were pregnant during or right after the 2018 Camp Fire are invited to participate in a UC Davis study to determine if the fire affected their health and the health of their babies.
July 17, 2019
A series of studies on the effects of high glucose on blood vessels could lead to new treatments that target the molecular source of the damaging effects of diabetes on the vascular system.
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.
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.
July 1, 2019
Carvajal-Carmona to lead basic science at Cancer Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 5, 2019
American Medical Association grant will boost graduate medical education and connect resident physicians to communities in need of more providers
June 5, 2019
Mario Capecchi, who was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize for his pioneering work on the development of genetically engineered mice, will speak on June 14 at UC Davis' Sacramento campus.
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.
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.
May 21, 2019
Large federal grant will boost research into immunotherapy treatment for bladder cancer.
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.
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.
May 15, 2019
Artificial intelligence tool, developed by UC Davis and UCSF scientists, can detect Alzheimer's disease markers in autopsied brain tissue.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
April 15, 2019
Cognitive interventions may benefit children with fragile X and other intellectual disabilities.
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.
April 9, 2019
Study shows how bacteria flip "bioelectrical switch," redirecting immune cells away from infection site to spread disease.
April 8, 2019
UC Davis study to assess sex-specific levels of heart muscle damage to guide emergency care for women nationwide
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
February 27, 2019
The Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis has created a support program to help caregivers with the hospital-to-community transition of family members who have dementia.
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.
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.
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
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
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.