September 20, 2016
Spirit Halloween Superstores won't have tricks, but they will be giving plenty of treats to UC Davis Children's Hospital this Halloween season.
September 7, 2016
The road to treating children with autism is still being paved, and while scientific, regulatory and other obstacles may slow progress, families and researchers alike are determined to forge ahead.
September 6, 2016
When children are scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized axial tomography (CT) scan, it can be a scary procedure. But thanks to the miniature wooden MRI and CT models, donated by the Sacramento Area Woodworkers, children are now able to play using these wooden toy models and familiarize themselves with what will happen during these procedures.
UC Davis Children's Hospital verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons
September 2, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital has become the first hospital on the West Coast, and only the fourth in the nation, to earn verification 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.
August 31, 2016
Entravision and Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis announced that more than $221,000 was raised for UC Davis Children’s Hospital during its 72-hour Radiothon this month. Sacramento was the third highest fundraising market for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationally.
August 30, 2016
The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one.
August 26, 2016
Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found.
August 25, 2016
Two UC Davis Children’s Hospital physicians joined Nilas Young, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UC Davis, on a 10-day mission to Lima, Peru, this summer.
August 25, 2016
East 7 acute care pediatric unit now offers coffee and tea service for parents or family members of patients on the unit.
August 23, 2016
Physicians from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, UC Davis Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with 19 other pediatric emergency departments around the country, have established a “proof of principle” for measuring patterns of ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression in the bloodstream that can enable clinicians to distinguish bacterial infections from other causes of fever in infants up to two months old.
August 22, 2016
Becker’s Hospital Review has named UC Davis Health System one of 100 in the country with “great oncology programs.”
August 18, 2016
Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis today kicks off a Radiothon with Entravision to raise funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
August 16, 2016
Soccer fans can help sick and injured children at UC Davis Children’s Hospital by buying tickets to the Sept. 3 Sacramento Republic FC match.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® mediathon on ABC10 raises $460,500 for UC Davis Children's Hospital
August 16, 2016
After a 19-hour Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® mediathon on ABC10 KXTV, the final tallies are in. Mediathon viewers and partners raised $460,500 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento - an increase of 67 percent from last year's mediathon total.
August 10, 2016
Costco stores in the Sacramento region raised $1,092,851, the third-largest amount of money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the country, during its national fundraising campaign in May.
August 10, 2016
The UC Davis Injury and Trauma Prevention Program has received a $202,309 donation from Kohl’sto support its child and adolescent injury prevention efforts in the Sacramento area. Kohl’s will formally present the donation at the ABC10 Give4Kids mediathon on Friday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. Since 2005, Kohl’s has donated more than $2.4 million to UC Davis Children’s Hospital to support its children’s health initiatives.
August 9, 2016
To better serve its patients, UC Davis Medical Group has merged its midtown outpatient services in Sacramento and some pediatrics care services into a larger, nearby facility on Folsom Boulevard.
July 28, 2016
UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will be collecting art supplies and toy donations at the Sacramento Republic FC match vs. San Antonio FC at Bonney Field taking place on Aug. 6. Kickoff is 8 p.m.
July 28, 2016
Researchers at UC Davis and Ionis Pharmaceuticals have developed a hybrid treatment that harnesses a monoclonal antibody to deliver antisense DNA to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells and that may lead to less toxic treatments for the disease.
July 27, 2016
The fourth annual Duck Dash will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. at Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. For the first time, proceeds will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
July 27, 2016
The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series in September with an address by Robert H. Ring, associate professor at Drexel University in the College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology.
July 27, 2016
One by one, the kids trickled into the room, checked in, put on their name badges and jumped into the games: matching cards, Hungry, Hungry Hippo and Guess Who?
July 27, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital recently opened a new pediatric dialysis center, where patients and their families will be trained on home-based peritoneal dialysis and receive follow-up care.
July 25, 2016
With triple digit temperatures in the Sacramento forecast this summer, it’s important to remember that it is never safe for a child to be left alone in a car – even if the windows are rolled down.
July 21, 2016
The play area in the pediatric infusion center is buzzing with activity. Kids are building, coloring, reading and, most importantly, laughing. Not just patients, but parents and siblings, too. The play area isn’t just a haphazard jumble of donated toys and books, it’s a space specially designed by the cancer center’s resident child life specialist and expert on fun, Ellen Meuchel.
July 19, 2016
UC Davis researchers have found a way to get MRI images of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability without sedating them first using the principles of applied behavior analysis.
July 18, 2016
Adding to its growing portfolio of important federal grants to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities, the UC Davis MIND Institute, in collaboration with California State University Sacramento, has been awarded $2.7 million, to be spent over five years, to train professionals and family members who care for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
July 14, 2016
Lily Chiquet would have been 4 this week.
July 11, 2016
The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® mediathon will be broadcast on ABC10 KXTV in Sacramento beginning Friday, Aug. 12 at 4:30 a.m. ending at 11:35 p.m. Funds raised will benefit UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
June 29, 2016
The 24-bed Women’s Pavilion on Tower 3 has had a face lift this spring.
June 28, 2016
In the summer of 2012, 2 ½-year-old Timmy Brown was going through chemotherapy treatments at UC Davis Children’s Hospital for medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer.
June 22, 2016
A UC Davis researcher has created a video game for children who experience cognitive impairments from genetic disorders with the hope that that it will improve their ability to mentally process information about space and time.
MIND Institute researcher studies feasibility of community providers training parents of children with autism
June 22, 2016
Research has long shown that parent-implemented “naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions,” which are applied in a child’s usual setting and designed to build developmentally appropriate skills, help decrease the main symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, parent training by community providers had not previously been studied.
June 21, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Reportamong the nation’s top hospitals in five pediatric subspecialties. UC Davis ranked 19th in neonatology, 29th in diabetes and endocrinology and 43rd in nephrology. UC Davis Children's Hospital also ranked 32nd in urology and 38th in orthopaedics, in collaboration with Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California
June 16, 2016
The West Coast Avengers caused quite a scene as they walked into the playroom at UC Davis Children’s Hospital earlier this week.
June 15, 2016
Andrew Pelech, professor of pediatrics, has been appointed as interim head of the UC Davis Division of Pediatric Cardiology, effective May 15.
June 14, 2016
The new East 7 acute care pediatric unit is now open. The purpose of the six-bed unit is to provide care to stable pediatric patients, ages 5 and older. East 7 is designed for patients with a length of stay shorter than 24 hours, but it is equipped to care for patients with a longer length of stay.
June 13, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients and their families will get a visit from West Coast Avengers, dressed as characters from the Marvel Universe films and other iconic films.
June 8, 2016
More than 5,000 children are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments each year for window fall-related injuries. These falls and injuries tend to be more common during the spring and summer months since people tend to open their windows during warm weather.
June 6, 2016
The best care begins not only with the right team, but also the right equipment. The UC Davis Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport (CCTT) Program is a dedicated children’s transport team available to a 33-county area – and sometimes beyond – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
June 2, 2016
swResearchers at UC Davis found that "en bloc" kidneys transplanted from very young deceased donors (median age 1 year) are safe and may have some advantages for children awaiting a kidney transplant.
June 1, 2016
Internationally renowned fetal and neonatal surgeon Diana Farmer was inducted for a one-year term as president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association during the organization’s annual meeting held May 15-17 in San Diego.
May 31, 2016
Ralph de Vere White, a beloved urologist and acclaimed researcher who led the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer to designation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), steps down as its long-time director on June 29.
May 27, 2016
Grade school is an important period in children’s development, when they begin to mature and prepare to enter adolescence. Now, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute hope to discover how to maximize that growth among children with autism to help them learn and thrive.
May 25, 2016
Project ADAM Sacramento, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital program, hosted a free community health fair and CPR/AED training event on May 20 at Sacramento Charter High School.
May 24, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital was once again named a recipient of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program’s grant award, State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC).
May 24, 2016
Jennifer Plant, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics, was honored for her 2015 Eli Gold Prize and presented a lecture at the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds last Friday.
May 17, 2016
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has re-designated the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center “comprehensive,” meaning that it meets stringent criteria in the areas of laboratory, clinical and population-based research, professional and public education and in the dissemination of clinical and public advances to the communities it serves.
May 12, 2016
Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new metabolic disorder that affects newborns and leads to death hours after their birth. Identification of the genetic defect has meant the delivery of a healthy newborn to a mother who earlier had lost two other newborns to the condition.
May 10, 2016
With the dramatic rise of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the numbers and types of interventions promoted to families and individuals with autism have surged as well.
May 6, 2016
Laura Goodman, a general surgery resident at UC Davis, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study the surgical needs of children in Mongolia. This will be Goodman’s second time living and working in Mongolia. It was there that she first decided to become a doctor while volunteering as an English teacher through the Peace Corps.
May 4, 2016
Three UC Davis Health System teams have been selected from among 54 highly competitive proposals to receive awards to develop innovative information technology solutions in human health care from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society — CITRIS — a collaboration of the UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz. The grants are awarded in collaboration with the Banatao Institute founded by high-tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Dado Banatao.
April 28, 2016
Ulfat Shaikh, professor of pediatrics and director of healthcare quality at UC Davis School of Medicine, accepted the invitation to serve on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Quality Improvement Innovation Networks (QuIIN) Steering Committee.
April 27, 2016
Sean Sawicki, who has fragile X syndrome, can be hard to understand and doesn’t always have the attention span to carry on a sustained conversation. But a novel intervention developed by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers seems to be making a difference.
April 27, 2016
Thirty-two students, trainees, clinicians and staff recently graduated from the UC Davis Health System Training Program in Health System Improvement last month. The program is designed to develop and support change agents at the frontlines of our health care system, focusing on key concepts in implementing, evaluating and sustaining quality improvement (QI) initiatives.
April 25, 2016
Miss California Bree Morse was a welcome sight, when she strolled into the pediatric playroom at UC Davis Children's Hospital last week. With a dazzling smile to rival her crown, Morse lit up the room, as she talked and played with children and signed autographs.
April 4, 2016
Whites with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in California receive more state funding than Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and others, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. The study also showed that spending on ASD increases dramatically with age. [en español]
April 1, 2016
Children and families at UC Davis Children’s Hospital had a chance to take a break from their daily routines and race around the pediatrics unit today, thanks in part to this year’s Credit Union Run SACTOWN partners. UC Davis Children's Hospital is a proud race sponsor and the chief beneficiary of the Credit Union Run SACTOWN and the Sacramento Running Association.
March 29, 2016
Monitoring blood glucose levels and giving multiple insulin injections every day are the keys to successfully managing diabetes, but it can be particularly challenging for young people. Thanks to the diabetes incentive program at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, pediatric patients are testing their blood sugar levels and dosing insulin as prescribed by their doctors, and being rewarded.
March 22, 2016
Lavjay Butani, professor and chief of pediatric nephrology at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, is a recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching.
March 17, 2016
Mark Underwood, associate professor and the chief of pediatric neonatology at UC Davis Children's Hospital, is the recipient of the 2015 Dean’s Excellence in Mentoring Award in the area of Clinical Care.
March 11, 2016
Rite Aid is kicking off its annual Miracle Balloon campaign by asking customers to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital. From March 13 to April 30, customers can purchase $1 paper Miracle Balloons and receive coupon offers for a variety of products sold at Rite Aid.
March 11, 2016
Visitors to the UC Davis MIND Institute’s Massie Family Clinic are now met with a wall of vibrant colors and whimsical designs in ceramic tile, a creation of The Mural Project, which combined the talents of three professional artists and artists with developmental disabilities from the Short Centers.
March 9, 2016
UC Davis Children’s hospital pediatric patients celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 112th birthday with green eggs and ham, Dr. Seuss stories, birthday cake and a special appearance by The Cat in the Hat.
March 3, 2016
IHOP® guests are invited to enjoy a free short stack of pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 8 and help raise funds for member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
March 3, 2016
When UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center surgeons faced a complex patient case in January, they consulted with cardiologists, pediatric intensive care unit physicians, radiologists, and, for the first time, biomedical engineers, who brought a new technology into the picture: three-dimensional printers. This new technology successfully created a model of a patient’s complex heart anatomy.
February 29, 2016
Josefina and Greg Walker, of Stockton, received a special Leap Year gift today – the birth of their identical, monoamniotic twin daughters, Isabella and Sofia, who were delivered this morning at UC Davis Medical Center at 32 weeks gestation.
UC Davis MIND Institute seeks teens, young adults for imaging study of how brain transitions to adulthood
February 26, 2016
Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute are seeking teens and young adults ages 12-22 to participate in an innovative brain imaging study aimed at understanding how the brain functions and behaviors emerge during a critical yet understudied period of development: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
February 25, 2016
Gilmore Heating and Air will host a “Red Carpet Black Tie Ball” Oscar viewing party on Sunday, Feb. 28.
February 24, 2016
Two UC Davis Children’s Hospital and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center patients had the chance to forget about cancer treatments for an evening and meet Princess Anna and Princess Elsa from Frozen at recent Disney On Ice performances.
February 24, 2016
It can’t be easy parting with a head of beautiful long, dark hair. But that’s exactly what Venessa Garcia plans to do. A patient care coordinator at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Garcia will undergo the razor treatment March 14 during the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation event for pediatric cancer research.
February 23, 2016
Patients often have routine procedures done while they are admitted in the hospital, including blood draws, IV placement or drain removal.
February 22, 2016
The UC Davis MIND Institute, in partnership with Lynn and Keith Volkerts and the George and Lena Valente Foundation, will host an “Afternoon of Discovery and Discussion” on Sunday, March 6.
February 17, 2016
Golfers can play “fore” the kids at this year's 10th annual Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Friendship Invitational on Monday, April 18 at Granite Bay Golf Club.
February 16, 2016
Wild Bill’s 15th annual tattoo-a-thon will take place this Saturday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to midnight.
February 11, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital patient Vestia Demarco celebrated her sixth birthday yesterday, with a visit from the Fairfield firefighters, who saved her life when she was injured by a hit-and-run driver earlier this month.
February 10, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients received a new fluffy friend, when Build-A-Bear Workshop hosted their annual event in the pediatric playroom this month.
February 10, 2016
Phi Delta Epsilon, the professional, co-ed, pre-medical fraternity based at UC Davis, will be hosting their 5th annual benefit ball to raise money for UC Davis Children's Hospital. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 from 7-10 p.m. at the ARC Ballroom on Davis campus.
UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series features renowned neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth
February 8, 2016
Neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, will discuss “Illuminating the Brain in Health and Disease” during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m.
Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $60,230 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department
February 4, 2016
UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will continue to train individuals to become certified child life specialists at UC Davis Children's Hospital, thanks to a generous donation by Spirit Halloween Superstores.
February 3, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital kicks off a new partnership this month with ABC10 and the Sacramento Public Library on a literacy initiative called 10 Books to Read.
February 2, 2016
UC Davis Health System employees and their friends and family can cheer on the Sacramento Republic FC and get discounted tickets to two pre-season games this month.
January 29, 2016
African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a mostly curable type of cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, a study by a UC Davis epidemiologist has found.
January 15, 2016
UC Davis investigators have found that telecommunication systems that provide remote monitoring and access to specialty care in intensive care units (ICUs) are cost-effective in most cases and can even be cost-saving in certain circumstances, making this intervention potentially economically favorable compared with other health-care services.
December 30, 2015
Jonathan Kipnis, director of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia, will discuss “The Brain’s Lymphatic System and Behavior” during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m.
December 22, 2015
Health system employees and the public can support Project ADAM Sacramento and get a discount on tickets at the Sacramento Kings game on Wednesday, Feb. 3, a night dedicated to heart health awareness.
December 22, 2015
UC Davis Children's Hospital patients and their families enjoyed a holiday tradition this week – cookie decorating and crafts in the pediatric playroom, led by The Frosting Queens, two Sacramento sisters Angela and Annette Del Biaggio, who own a frosting business.
December 10, 2015
American Idol stars Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams made a surprise visit to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital playroom today to perform during regularly scheduled music group.
December 9, 2015
Representatives from Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) at UC Davis Children's Hospital will join the estimated 1,000 people – including more than 50 cardiac arrest survivors – to march through the streets of downtown San Diego on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 11:25 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.
December 4, 2015
CBS Radio Mix96 and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is partnering for their second annual "Mix Cares 4 Kids" radiothon at UC Davis Children's Hospital. Mix96, 96.1FM will broadcast live each day from 6-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. Dec. 10-11 from the Tower Lobby of the hospital.
December 3, 2015
More than 100 volunteers from across UC Davis Health System will provide medical support at the 33rd annual California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday.
December 3, 2015
They came on foot, by toy car, by stroller and wheelchair. UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients were bustling with excitement at the starting line, eager to take part in today’s Mini Marathon, an event made possible by the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department and the Sacramento Running Association, which hosts the California International Marathon (CIM) each year.
November 24, 2015
Researchers at UC Davis have shown that the California Tele-Audiology Program (CTP), which provides follow-up diagnostic evaluations for infants who did not pass their initial newborn hearing test, dramatically improves access to audiologists. [en español]
November 19, 2015
Dozens of pediatric patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center spent a lovely fall day, bobbing for apples, applying tattoos, decorating picture frames, spinning pinwheels and coloring at a special Fall Festival held on the pediatric unit.
November 12, 2015
Sam’s Club on Power Inn Road last month celebrated being the No. 1 Sam’s Club store in the country for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising in 2015.
November 12, 2015
UC Davis Children's Hospital’s annual Halloween celebration took place Saturday, Oct. 31 on the pediatrics unit. Patients and staff got into the Halloween spirit with costumes, games and trick-or-treating. The special event was made possible by the Davis 7 pediatric nurses and the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.
November 12, 2015
UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Assistance to Newborns Using Telehealth (PEANUT) program marks its second anniversary this month. The program provides clinicians at rural hospitals round-the-clock access to neonatologists and other subspecialists through the use of UC Davis’ award-winning secure videoconferencing capabilities.
November 4, 2015
UC Davis researchers have received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a small, wearable sensor that can measure the relationship between environmental exposures and pediatric asthma.
October 28, 2015
Supporters of all ages are using their joy of gaming to raise funds and awareness this month for UC Davis Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.
October 27, 2015
UC Davis pediatric nurse manager Angie Marin has launched the Sacramento chapter of the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) this year.
October 20, 2015
UC Davis Children’s Hospital celebrated with a Halloween party, hosted by Spirit Halloween, last week which transformed patients into little pirates, princesses, ninjas and superheroes.
October 19, 2015
The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center has been accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echocardiology in the areas of pediatric transesophageal, pediatric transthoracic and fetal.
October 13, 2015
It is estimated that sports and recreational activities cause 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions in the U.S. each year. Concussions were previously underreported, as people didn’t fully understand all the symptoms that can indicate the presence of a concussion.
October 9, 2015
Hospitalized children were three times less likely to become sick with Clostridium difficile (C. diff), a serious bacterial infection that can occur after prolonged antibiotic use, following implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program, a new UC Davis study found. These programs reduce the misuse of antibiotics and therefore C. diff, and also result in antibiotic cost savings, according to research being presented at IDWeek 2015™.
October 6, 2015
A UC Davis research team has been awarded $15.5 million to build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated and put the university on the nation’s leading edge of molecular imaging.
October 5, 2015
Concussions — occurring from impacts to the head on the sports field, battlefield, or in an automobile or other accident — are the subject of a two-hour event featuring a multidisciplinary group of UC Davis physicians conducting leading-edge research to identify and treat traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their long-term aftermath, dementia.