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October 2019

First-in-the-nation gun violence prevention training program for health professionals established at UC Davis Health

October 15, 2019

Assembly Bill 521, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Oct. 11, designates the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center to expand its research and give health care professionals the clinical tools they need to assess patients for risk, provide counseling and intervene when necessary.

In rare honor, UC Davis Health physician named as Academy Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 15, UC Davis Health dermatologist and autoimmune disease specialist Emanual Maverakis will be inducted as an Academy Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, a rare distinction for a physician.

UC Davis Pediatric Aerodigestive is first of its kind in inland Northern California

October 14, 2019

The new UC Davis Pediatric Aerodigestive Center is now open and accepting patient referrals. It’s the first and only center of its kind in inland Northern California.

UC Davis Health nurse named ANCC Magnet Nurse of the Year

October 11, 2019

UC Davis Health NICU nurse Christa Bedford-Mu was named National Magnet Nurse of the Year for New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvement at the American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference in Orlando, Fla.

UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief explores opioid crisis, alternative approaches during pain conference

October 10, 2019

More than 140 health care professionals from across California gathered for a two-day conference last month to explore options and strategies for pain management, hosted by the UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief.

National Institute on Aging grant focuses on improving Alzheimer's and family caregiving research in Vietnam

October 10, 2019

The number of older adults with dementia in Vietnam and other low and middle-income countries is expected to  nearly triple over the next 40 years. With NIH funding, UC Davis Health will provide critical data for policymakers and more broadly share information to help patients and their families.

Study identifies 5 patterns of gun ownership by motivation, practices, other features

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.

UC Davis Health unaffected by power outage

October 9, 2019

PG&E outage not affecting UC Davis Health

One man's 1,800-mile bike ride to the border of a country, and the bounds of a lifetime

October 8, 2019

For procurement analyst Mike Lain, the challenge of cycling from Canada to Mexico turned out to be more than just an epic adventure – it was a tribute to the man who made it all possible. Read about Lain’s journey and the cause he’s supporting.

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts 8th annual research symposium Nov. 14

October 8, 2019

Keynote speaker Douglas Galasko from UC San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will present “Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders: the ATN Framework and Beyond.”

Presenting the 39th Street/UC Davis Health Station

October 7, 2019

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) and UC Davis Health have officially announced a new name for the 39th Street light rail station: the 39th Street/UC Davis Health Station. 

Study finds public support for health care providers talking about gun safety

October 7, 2019

What do gunowners and non-owners think about gun safety conversations that take place between health care providers and their patients in the exam room? A survey found little difference when a patient -- or someone in the patient's home -- is at increased risk for firearm-related harm.

Four UC Davis studies report on key issues in preventing gun violence

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.

Cellular therapy shows promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

October 7, 2019

UC Davis Health researchers announced promising findings from interim results of HOPE-2 clinical trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Sacramento Republic FC's Cleats for Causes highlights father-daughter UC Davis Health patients

October 4, 2019

Can cleats tell a story? Sacramento Republic FC today launched its latest pair of one-of-a-kind cleats that will be up for auction, which tells the unique patient story of UC Davis neurosurgery patients Kevin Arredondo and his 11-year-old daughter Gianna, along with Sacramento Republic FC midfielder and childhood cancer survivor Ray Saari.

UC Davis Children's Hospital re-verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons

October 3, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been re-verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The designation from the ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program focuses on the nation’s first and only multi-specialty standards of surgical care for pediatric patients. UC Davis Children's Hospital was the first hospital on the West Coast to earn this distinction.

Blood flow screening to improve detection of critical congenital heart defects in newborns

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.

Snively lecturer encourages 'upstream' health care

October 1, 2019

Physician and health care visionary Rishi Manchanda will speak in Sacramento on the importance of an "upstream" — or systemic — approach to health care. “Moving Upstream: Improving Care and the Social Determinants of Health” takes place Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in lecture hall 1222 of the Education Building at 4610 X Street in Sacramento.

Menopause Q&A with UC Davis OB/GYN

October 1, 2019

What are the signs, symptoms and treatment options for menopause? UC Davis Health OB/GYN Elaine Waetjen answers those questions and more in our menopause Q&A.

UC Davis awarded new CRISPR grant to test novel approach to cancer treatment

October 1, 2019

UC Davis scientists win NIH award to develop a novel approach to using CRISPR to tackle colon cancer cells.

September 2019

A celebration of the new edition of The Book on orthopaedic surgery

September 30, 2019

In 1988, Michael Chapman published the first definitive text on the treatment of orthopaedic conditions. He and his UC Davis Health collaborators gathered last week to sign copies of the fourth edition of Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery.

Designing a new class of drugs to treat chronic pain

September 30, 2019

A UC Davis research team, led by Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy and Heike Wulff, will receive a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a novel class of peptides that are better at treating pain and don’t have the side effects of opioids.

Handgun purchasers with a prior DUI have a greater risk for serious violence, study finds

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.

$4 million grant to UC Davis and Drexel tests online tool for caregivers of individuals with dementia

September 27, 2019

Agitation and aggression are just a few of the symptoms caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease find challenging to manage. But an easy-to-use online platform, called WeCareAdvisor, aims to bridge the information gap.

School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear seeks cure for rare neurological disorders

September 26, 2019

Allison Brashear, UC Davis School of Medicine dean and world-renowned neurologist, discusses Rapid Onset Dystonia Parkinsonism (RDP) and Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC), both rare neurological disorders that she has been researching for more than a decade. 

Sally Rogers inaugurates the UC Davis MIND Institute's 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series

September 26, 2019

The 17th season of the UC Davis MIND Institute’s 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series, featuring world-class leaders in research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, begins October 9 with Sally Rogers, the pioneer in early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism.

Do you vape? Stop!

September 25, 2019

The California Department of Public Health advises against vaping due to a continued increase in cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury. 

Save the date: 10th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum on March 25, 2020

September 25, 2019

The 10th Annual UC Davis Health Quality Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Health Education Building, Room 1222.

Web tool prioritizes health risks for postmenopausal women

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.

All of Us Research Program enrolls more than 200,000 core participants nationwide

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.

Physicians can play a crucial role in identifying human trafficking victims

September 20, 2019

While it is difficult to get accurate data on human trafficking, California has the most calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the U.S. UC Davis Health psychiatrist Rachel Robitz is working to improve the care of patients with emotional trauma and educate health care providers.

UC Davis Health honored by Vizient as one of the nation's Top 10 for quality outpatient care

September 20, 2019

UC Davis Health placed ninth in ambulatory care, representing a significant rise of 14 slots over last year’s ranking by Vizient.

Study to test a new way of talking with patients about low-back pain imaging

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.

UC Davis Health again named "Most Wired" health care organization

September 19, 2019

For an eighth time, UC Davis Health has been honored with "Most Wired" designation. This year, it was one of just three hospitals in California to achieve Level 9 status, which puts the health system in the top 99th percentile of those who responded to this year's technologies' survey.

Spirit Halloween gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 18, 2019

Participating Spirit Halloween stores in the Sacramento region will donate 10 percent of its sales to the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, while offering shoppers 10 percent off their purchases.

Latino Leadership Council honors Prep Médico for program's role in advancing health across Latinx communities

September 18, 2019

Prep Médico, a pipeline program of UC Davis Health, Kaiser Permanente and The Permanente Medical Group to encourage young scholars on their path to medical careers, recently received a Quetzal Award.

UPDATE: New live-viewing link for Wintemute presentation at House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in Washington, DC

September 18, 2019

Wintemute is one of several experts who will discuss the impact of gun violence on children and the need to pass universal background checks. 

Rocktoberfest benefit for UC Davis Children's Hospital - EVENT IS CANCELLED

September 17, 2019

Don't miss an opporutnity to check out Auburn Road at the 2019 Rocktoberfest to benefit CMN at UC Davis.

Facebook Live event aims to raise awareness, prevent physician suicide, Sept. 17

September 16, 2019

Become an advocate for life and learn more about preventing suicide as part of all day Facebook Live event. Chief Wellness Officer Peter Yellowlees talks about his personal experience as a psychiatrist, including the stories of two physicians who committed suicide.

Annual ABC10 Mediathon raises $561,482 for UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 16, 2019

Patient stories aired during this year's Give for Kids Mediathon helped illustrate the impact of local donations

UC Davis invests $4 Million to launch new research centers

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.

When to worry about AFib

September 16, 2019

Heart specialist Uma Srivatsa answers questions about a common type of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib.

Contraceptive implant removals by experienced family planning specialists minimizes complications, scarring

September 16, 2019

Referral centers staffed with experienced family planning specialists are the best places for patients to have their nonpalpable, or deep, birth control implants removed, according to new research by UC Davis Health.

CMN Extra Life joins celebrities and fans at Wizard World

September 16, 2019

Get a UC Davis discount on admission to Wizard Wrold Sacramento, Sept. 20-22.

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.

Mentoring Academy at UC Davis Health: A framework to support junior faculty

September 12, 2019

Through its Mentoring Academy, UC Davis Health provides junior faculty the opportunity to establish and maintain solid mentoring relationships with more seasoned faculty members. Find what junior faculty worry most about in their individual career development plans.

New Children's Hospital's online newsletter published

September 10, 2019

The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its summer issue.

Two UC Davis Health pathologists named among the nation's top 100 industry trailblazers

September 10, 2019

Breakthroughs at the bench, in the clinic and in every facet of the laboratory have helped diagnostic medicine grow from strength to strength. Two UC Davis pathologists have been recognized for their contributions.

Fibroid Q&A with UC Davis Health OB/GYN

September 10, 2019

What is a fibroid? How are fibroids diagnosed? UC Davis Health OB/GYN Clara Paik answers those questions and more in our fibroid Q&A.

Medical volunteers needed at California International Marathon on Dec. 8

September 9, 2019

Medical volunteers are needed at this year's California International Marathon (CIM), which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 and will be sponsored by UC Davis Children's Hospital. UC Davis Health will provide medical care for the runners, both on course at medical stations from Folsom to Sacramento and at the finish line medical tent at the State Capitol. Volunteers will assess/triage runners who need medical assistance. 

New chief for biostatistics

September 5, 2019

Diana Miglioretti has been selected as chief of the Division of Biostatistics in the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences.

Mobile clinics bring health to work

September 4, 2019

Two fully equipped, custom-built mobile clinics transport medical teams directly to work sites for employee health screenings and injury prevention services.

Street soccer championships begin Friday

September 4, 2019

UC Davis Health and Sacramento Republic FC have teamed up to sponsor the 2019 Street Soccer USA National Cup Sept. 6-8 on Sacramento’s Capitol Mall.

Medical imaging rates continue to rise despite push to reduce them

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.

UC Davis Health and NEC Society partner to help premature infants, families

September 3, 2019

The UC Davis Health Center for Healthcare Policy and Research will partner with the NEC Society during a two-year project to benefit premature babies who develop this devastating disease.

August 2019

Probiotic use can lead to major economic and health savings related to flu-like illnesses

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.

Annual back-to-school picnic and talent showcase draws nearly 200

August 27, 2019

Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families were invited to spend quality time with each other, have fun and make friends.

Spikes in handgun purchases after high-profile events linked to more firearm injuries

August 26, 2019

A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) study assessed the sharp rise in handgun purchasing in 2012 after Sandy Hook and the re-election of President Obama, across 499 Californian cities. It found that these spikes in handgun purchases have been linked to a 4% increase in firearm injury in California.

Romano selected to serve on National Quality Forum panel

August 26, 2019

Patrick Romano, professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has been selected to serve on the Scientific Methods Panel of the National Quality Forum, a nonprofit organization that sets national standards for health care quality and value.

VIDEO: Celebrating milestones at the UC Davis School of Nursing

August 23, 2019

Physician assistant and family nurse practitioners at UC Davis' nursing school mark milestones in their education and professional journeys.

Surgeon helps patient survive pancreatic cancer

August 22, 2019

The power of positivity has kept Arthur “Chip” Hollister on a road to recovery — first for prostate cancer and then for pancreatic cancer.

Case studies suggest that protection orders play a role in preventing mass shootings

August 19, 2019

Nearly 80% of those who commit mass violence in public places make explicit threats or reveal their intent to carry out an attack. The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program identified 21 cases of threats that were averted due to friends, family members or employers, for instance, seeing something amiss, deciding to say and do something about it.

In the wake of traumatic events: How to cope with anxiety and fear

August 16, 2019

Mental health experts at UC Davis Health recently talked about coping with traumatic events that affect people even when they are not directly involved. It is termed "trauma by proxy," but there are ways to grapple with these all-to-common feelings.

Mapping the brain landscape for Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence

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.

Advanced Valley Eye Associates to join UC Davis Health September 1

August 13, 2019

As part of its commitment to the Davis community and improved health-related services in Yolo county, UC Davis Health will offer advanced eye specialty services in Davis.

Home dialysis program gives child a chance to be a kid

August 13, 2019

Thanks to outpatient peritoneal dialysis, 4-year-old Braylin can spend less time in the hospital and more time being at school and playing at home. 

4 things to know about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBACs)

August 12, 2019

UC Davis OB/GYN physician Michael Trifiro shares the pros and cons of VBAC.

UC Davis specialists to serve on statewide Alzheimer's Disease Task Force

August 9, 2019

David Lubarsky and Oanh Le Meyer are working to raise awareness and develop a plan to manage the expected rise in Alzheimer’s disease as the population ages.

Ceremony honors organ donors and their families

August 9, 2019

243 names were read aloud last night at a special ceremony honoring UC Davis Health patients who became organ donors in the past three years.

Delivering healthy babies after treatment for opioid use disorder

August 8, 2019

Substance abuse experts at UC Davis Health are helping fight the opioid epidemic by expanding access and improving the quality of care for women who use drugs during pregnancy.

REACH helps homeless children cope

August 8, 2019

UC Davis Children’s Hospital crisis therapists are providing services to homeless children at the Mustard Seed School and Bannon Street Shelter.

Street Soccer USA National Cup returns to Sacramento

August 8, 2019

For the second year, UC Davis Health is joining Sacramento Republic FC in sponsoring the Street Soccer USA National Cup. The Sept. 6-8 event will bring participants from throughout the U.S. to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall to play on specially-made pop-up soccer pitches.

Full house for annual MIND Summer Institute

August 7, 2019

More than 300 people attended the MIND Summer Institute to learn about the latest in research, services and advocacy in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

"You look like the best that this country has to offer," induction speaker tells first-year students

August 5, 2019

Dean Allison Brashear encourages medical students to listen to their patients, in induction remarks.

Breastfeeding Q&A: What all moms should know

August 2, 2019

Laura Kair, pediatric hospitalist and medical director of well newborn care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, answers some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding.

Brashear: Three Things I've Learned So Far

August 2, 2019

New medical school dean impressed with “everyone’s commitment to excellence in patient care, research and education.”