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November 2014arrow

National study provides insights into childhood head injuries

November 12, 2014

This week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features an article that highlights an unprecedented analysis of the nation’s childhood head injuries.

September 2014arrow

School of Medicine alumni honored

September 23, 2014

This year’s UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Day honored three physicians and medical alumni for their longstanding commitment to excellence on both professional and personal levels.

July 2014arrow

Minor head injury not reason enough for CT scan in children

July 7, 2014

A nationwide study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma found that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms related to the head trauma, they are very unlikely to have sustained serious brain injuries. Children who have only isolated loss of consciousness after head trauma do not routinely require computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, reported researchers from UC Davis Health System and Boston Children’s Hospital. 

June 2014arrow

Local health professionals invited to educational workshop about sex trafficking

June 6, 2014

Concerned with increasing news reports of human trafficking in the Sacramento region, UC Davis School of Nursing professors developed a training workshop for area health professionals in hopes of helping practitioners better identify, and then support, victims of sex trafficking.

March 2014arrow

"The envelope please"

March 21, 2014

In a room filled with excitement and joy, 96 students from UC Davis School of Medicine today learned where they will be continuing their medical education over the next several years as they train to become licensed physicians.

September 2013arrow

Gun retailers strongly support expanded criteria for denying gun purchases, UC Davis survey finds

September 23, 2013

A scientific survey of gun dealers and pawnbrokers in 43 U.S. states has found nearly unanimous support for denying gun purchases based on prior convictions and for serious mental illness with a history of violence or alcohol or drug abuse – conditions that might have prevented Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis from legally purchasing a firearm.

"Incidental findings" rare but significant events in pediatric CT scans

September 11, 2013

The largest study of computed tomographic (CT) scans taken in emergency departments across the country for children with head injuries describes the prevalence of “incidental findings” –  results that were not expected from the injury –  and categorizes them by urgency. The article, titled “Incidental findings in children with blunt head trauma evaluated with cranial CT scans,” was published in the August issue of Pediatrics, and provides a context for doctors in emergency departments who encounter these situations.

August 2013arrow

International research team identifies top risk factors for children during influenza pandemics

August 13, 2013

An international team of pediatric specialists, representing the world’s five major pediatric emergency medicine research networks, has identified several crucial risk factors for alerting clinicians to children most susceptible to life-threatening infections from the H1N1 influenza (flu). It is the first study to detail which clinical factors at hospital arrival in children with influenza-like illness and H1N1 infection are associated with the progressive risk to either severe infection or death.

June 2013arrow

Emergency medicine faculty honored at national meeting

June 4, 2013

Three members of the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine were honored recently for their achievements and leadership at this year’s annual Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) meeting in Atlanta.

Code Blue training initiative pulsates with innovation and success

June 3, 2013

Working to improve cardiac arrest training — training for what are called “Code Blue” events — a multidisciplinary UC Davis Health System team has created a novel initiative that takes advantage of the university’s high-tech simulation facilities and equipment and its highly regarded emergency and trauma-care expertise.

April 2013arrow

UC Davis neurosurgeons launch clinical trial for acute spinal cord injury

April 3, 2013

Spinal surgeons at UC Davis Health System are enrolling individuals immediately following spinal cord injury in a multi-center clinical trial of an investigational compound that is being tested to determine whether it can protect and regenerate the spinal nerves after catastrophic injury.

March 2013arrow

New firearms law and mortality study fails to guide next steps

March 6, 2013

In an invited commentary, Garen Wintemute, an emergency medicine physician and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis, discusses important limitations of a new firearms and crime study linking firearms laws with lower firearm-related deaths.

February 2013arrow

First-year student wins Virginia Toombs, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

February 20, 2013

Karina Chavez, a first-year student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is the 2012-13 recipient of the Virginia Toombs, M.D. Memorial Scholarship.

Gun violence prevention experts call for more physician involvement

February 11, 2013

A new commentary in the Annals of Internal Medicine from researchers with The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and University of California, Davis, calls for more physician engagement in the current gun policy dialogue.

Needless abdominal CT scans can be avoided in children, study says

February 1, 2013

A study of more than 12,000 children from emergency departments throughout the country in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) has identified seven factors that can help physicians determine the need for a computed tomography (CT) scan following blunt trauma to the abdomen. Because CT scans pose radiation hazards for youngsters, the findings may enable doctors to determine which children do not need to be exposed to such tests after a traumatic injury.

November 2012arrow

UC Davis Health System's Institute for Population Health Improvement releases first-of-its-kind buyers' guide for health information exchange

November 1, 2012

The UC Davis Health System's Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) today released the first edition of its "HIE Ready Buyers' Guide" to facilitate health information exchange (HIE), especially in California.

August 2012arrow

White children more likely to receive CT scans than Hispanic or African-American children

August 6, 2012

White children are more likely to receive cranial (head) CT scans in an emergency department following minor head trauma, compared with African-American or Hispanic children, a study published by researchers at UC Davis has found. [en español]

June 2012arrow

Study finds career flexibility important among male and female physicians across generations

June 29, 2012

With increasing expectations from younger generations that careers be more family-friendly and to help address the predicted physician shortage in coming decades, academic medical centers nationwide are looking for ways to strengthen faculty workplace policies to attract and retain physicians. 

UC Davis emergency medicine leader named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow

June 27, 2012

Peter E. Sokolove, professor and vice chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, was selected as a 2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow. His one-year term runs from September 2012 through August 2013.

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UC Davis School of Medicine celebrates commencement

May 19, 2012

One hundred and eight medical students can officially enjoy being addressed as "doctor" following the commencement ceremony at UC Davis School of Medicine this morning. 

UC Davis School of Medicine announces students and faculty awarded for excellence

May 18, 2012

More than 80 graduating UC Davis medical students were honored yesterday at the UC Davis School of Medicine's annual awards banquet recognizing graduating seniors and their faculty.

March 2012arrow

New UC Davis physician training programs help meet demand for heart, lung and vascular specialists

March 20, 2012

UC Davis School of Medicine offers two new integrated residency programs and a new fellowship program to train physicians for careers in vascular and thoracic surgery and meet the national need for highly trained surgical specialists who can treat diseases of the blood vessels, heart and lungs -- leading causes of death and disability in the U.S.

UC Davis medical students celebrate Match Day

March 16, 2012

In a room filled with excitement and joy, 106 graduating students from UC Davis School of Medicine today learned where in the United States they will be continuing their medical education over the next several years as they train to become licensed physicians. [en español]

October 2011arrow

WHITE CHILDREN MORE LIKELY TO RECEIVE CT SCANS THAN HISPANIC OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN

October 27, 2011

White children are more likely to receive cranial (head) CT scans in an emergency department following minor head trauma, compared with African-American or Hispanic children, a study published by researchers at UC Davis has found.

White children far more likely to receive CT scans than Hispanic, African-American children

October 16, 2011

White children are far more likely to receive cranial computed tomography (CT) scans in an emergency department following minor head trauma than are African-American or Hispanic children, a study by researchers at UC Davis has found.

August 2011arrow

UC Davis medical student receives TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

August 26, 2011

Omar Washington, a fourth-year student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has received a TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship, awarded annually to help students who have chosen careers in health care and excel in leadership, academic performance and community involvement.

Stray-bullet shootings most often harm women and individuals at low-risk for violence

August 2, 2011

In the first nationwide study of stray-bullet shootings, Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center, quantifies mortality and injury among victims of these unexpected events. His research is published as a letter in the August 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

July 2011arrow

UC Davis researchers find work hours vary widely by physician specialty, could expand gap in access to primary care

July 15, 2011

The amount of time physicians spend on the job can vary widely based on specialty, according to UC Davis research published July 11 in the Archives of Internal Medicine. More than 25 work hours per week separated the most time-consuming specialty of vascular surgery and the least time consuming of pediatric emergency medicine.

Sokolove elected president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter

July 6, 2011

Peter E. Sokolove, professor and vice chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine, was elected president of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (California ACEP) on June 22. His term is for one year.

UC Davis researchers receive $3.3 million to train emergency medicine researchers

July 5, 2011

Emergency medicine research leaders at UC Davis will train the next generation of investigators in the field through a new, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

June 2011arrow

Hospitalizing children with normal CT scans after blunt head trauma is not necessary

June 16, 2011

A large, national multi-center study of thousands of children taken to emergency departments with minor blunt head trauma has found that most of those with normal computed tomography (CT) scans do not require hospitalization for further observation.  [en español]

Gun ownership, carrying a gun linked to heavy alcohol use

June 14, 2011

Gun owners who carry concealed weapons or have confronted another person with a gun are more than twice as likely to drink heavily as people who do not own guns, according to a study by UC Davis researchers.

Recruitment begins in Sacramento for the nation's biggest study of children's health

June 11, 2011

Pregnant women in Sacramento County may now be asked when they visit their doctor's offices if they would like to enroll their new babies in a major study of children's health.  [en español]

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UC Davis School of Medicine commencement

May 16, 2011

One hundred and one medical students will be placing an M.D. after their names following the commencement ceremony for UC Davis School of Medicine on Saturday, May 21, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Mondavi Center on the UC Davis campus.

Children don't always need CT scans after head injury

May 9, 2011

A multicenter study of more than 40,000 children with minor blunt head trauma, led by Children's Hospital Boston and UC Davis Health System, shows that allowing a period of observation reduces the use of head computed tomography (CT) scans by as much as half without compromising care and without exposing children to the dangers of ionizing radiation.

April 2011arrow

UC Davis recognized for quality stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

April 22, 2011

The UC Davis Stroke Program has received a 2011 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for its commitment to and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients.

HBO documentary features UC Davis emergency room physician

April 11, 2011

Garen Wintemute, an emergency room physician and public health epidemiologist at UC Davis Medical Center, is among the featured experts in the documentary "Gun Fight," which premieres on HBO on April 13.

March 2011arrow

UC Davis medical school students "match" to residency training programs

March 18, 2011

In a gathering filled with anticipation, excitement and certainly a bit of St. Patrick's Day good luck, ninety-two UC Davis School of Medicine students opened their Match Day letters of placement on March 17, 2011.

February 2011arrow

Kenneth W. Kizer named director of new Institute for Population Health Improvement at UC Davis Health System

February 7, 2011

Kenneth W. Kizer, one of the nation’s preeminent authorities on public health and health- care quality improvement, has been named the director of the new Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) at UC Davis Health System, and a Target of Excellence professor at the School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

UC Davis Health System Center for Virtual Care recognized by the American College of Surgeons

February 2, 2011

The UC Davis Center for Virtual Care, where patient-simulation and advanced robotics technologies create a virtual hospital environment for health-care learners, has been accredited as a Comprehensive Education Institute by the American College of Surgeons — an honor bestowed on only a handful of simulation centers worldwide.

December 2010arrow

UC Davis awarded $1.4 million to study pediatric emergency department care

December 7, 2010

Researchers at UC Davis Health System will study the quality of health care delivered to children in emergency departments throughout the United States through a new, three-year $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

October 2010arrow

UC Davis study identifies large wage differences for specialists and primary-care physicians

October 25, 2010

A national study of physician wages conducted by UC Davis Health System has found that specialists are paid as much as 52 percent more than primary-care doctors, even though primary-care doctors see far more patients. As efforts to implement health-care reform evolve, the study is important because it quantifies wage disparities and explores the need for wage reform to help assure a strong primary-care workforce.

UC Davis emergency medicine physician elected to the Institute of Medicine

October 11, 2010

Nathan Kuppermann, professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an achievement that is among the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

August 2010arrow

UC Davis researcher to study novel technologies for distinguishing bacterial infections from viral infections in infants

August 25, 2010

Nathan Kuppermann, professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at UC Davis School of Medicine, is one of three principal investigators who will share in a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

July 2010arrow

UC Davis Vascular Center collaboration expands access to care for fibromuscular dysplasia

July 2, 2010

The Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America has recognized the UC Davis Vascular Center as an evaluation and treatment site for patients with fibromuscular dysplasia, an underdiagnosed and potentially serious vascular disease that alters arterial development and function.

June 2010arrow

UC Davis physician recognized with prestigious awards from two national emergency medicine organizations

June 9, 2010

Nathan Kuppermann, professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has received two national awards for his groundbreaking research to improve the care of acutely ill children.

Five medical students receive scholarships from Leadership Council

June 2, 2010

 Five students from the UC Davis School of Medicine on May 5 received scholarships awarded annually by UC Davis Health System’s Leadership Council.

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Awards banquet recognizes outstanding medical students and instructors

May 25, 2010

Celebrating the end of medical school included a festive event recently as the Class of 2010, family members, friends and faculty gathered for UC Davis School of Medicine’s annual awards banquet to honor graduating seniors and their instructors.

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New FNP/PA faculty member wins publishing award

March 19, 2010

Kristine Himmerick, who recently joined the faculty of the Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has won the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ (AAPA) National Physician Assistant Publishing Award.

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UC Davis Kidney Transplant Program among top-rated in nation

February 17, 2010

UC Davis Medical Center was rated among the top hospitals in the United States for kidney transplantation by a leading, independent health-care ratings organization.

January 2010arrow

UC Davis to study drug therapy to minimize death and disability from traumatic brain injury

January 15, 2010

A clinical trial of a new neuroprotective drug for people with traumatic brain injuries will be offered to patients seen in UC Davis Medical Center’s level-1 trauma center, through an $8 million grant funded by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program of the U.S. Department of Defense.

October 2009arrow

UC Davis study finds distinctions in physician satisfaction by medical specialty

October 29, 2009

Results of a UC Davis study of more than 6,500 physicians has found significant distinctions in job satisfaction based on medical specialty. Physicians who treat the elderly and children top the satisfaction list, while gynecologists and some surgeons had lower satisfaction levels.

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Study identifies which children do not need CT scans after head trauma

September 14, 2009

A substantial percentage of children who get CT scans after apparently minor head trauma do not need them, and as a result are put at increased risk of cancer due to radiation exposure. After analyzing more than 42,000 children with head trauma, a national research team led by two UC Davis emergency department physicians has developed guidelines for doctors who care for children with head trauma aimed at reducing those risks.

UC Davis report exposes loopholes in gun-control laws

September 2, 2009

Gun shows and the lack of uniform gun-control laws provide easy access to guns that can be used for criminal purposes, according to a new report released today from the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program.

June 2009arrow

UC Davis Trauma Center receives level I verification for both adults and pediatrics

June 5, 2009

UC Davis Medical Center has been verified as a level I trauma center and a level I pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the trauma centers' dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

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UC Davis physician wins prestigious award from the national Academic Pediatric Association

April 17, 2009

Nathan Kuppermann, a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been awarded the Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award by the national Academic Pediatric Association (APA).

Expert available: Gun dealers, gun shows, crime guns and public health

April 15, 2009

News about the escalating and deadly violence among the drug cartels based in Mexico has highlighted the flow of firearms easily obtained in the United States and used in killings across the border.

January 2009arrow

Eight faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine selected for Dean's Awards

January 30, 2009

Eight faculty members have been selected to receive two awards from the Office of Faculty Development: the Dean’s Award for Excellence and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

June 2008arrow

Ketones may be culprits in some diabetics' heart problems

June 18, 2008

A new study by researchers at UC Davis suggests that the rare but potentially life-threatening irregular heartbeat that sometimes occurs in children with diabetes may be caused by high levels of ketones in the blood that are the byproduct of the body burning its own fat stores for energy instead of food. The study is published in the June issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.

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UC Davis to develop metrics to assess emergency preparedness at health-care facilities

February 27, 2008

Physicians and researchers from UC Davis Health System, along with Stanford University and the Battelle Memorial Institute, have received a $674,000 contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to develop indicators of emergency preparedness for the nation's hospitals and health-care facilities.

July 2007arrow

Endowed chair for UC Davis Emergency Medicine established

July 17, 2007

Joining a UC Davis Health System effort to support innovative research, teaching and patient care, the university's Department of Emergency Medicine has announced the creation of $1.5 million endowed chair in honor of a former faculty member and UC Davis School of Medicine graduate who passed away unexpectedly nearly a decade ago.

April 2007arrow

UC Davis health system receives $500,000 for new surgery and emergency services project

April 19, 2007

UC Davis Health System is another step closer to its goal of raising $20 million for new surgery and emergency care facilities thanks to a generous grant from Koret Foundation Funds.

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UC Davis School of Medicine honored for innovative doctoring program

December 6, 2005

An innovative series of classes and seminars at UC Davis School of Medicine that includes topics such as doctor-patient communication, ethics, clinical reasoning and end-of-life care was honored recently by the National Academies of Practice with its 2005 Interdisciplinary Creativity in Practice and Education Award.

October 2005arrow

Assessing California's emergency health-care system

October 3, 2005

From Hurricane Katrina to Capitol Hill, issues surrounding the health of the nation’s emergency medical systems — everything from preparedness to critical care services — remain a top concern for the general public and health-care workers alike.

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Memorial service to honor donors of bodies to medicine

September 28, 2005

A memorial service to recognize the individuals who have donated their bodies to support medical research and education at the UC Davis School of Medicine will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. at the UC Davis Cancer Center Auditorium, 4501 X St., Sacramento.

March 2005arrow

ALL UC DAVIS MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES ACCEPTED INTO RESIDENCY PROGRAMS ON "MATCH DAY"

March 17, 2005

One hundred UC Davis School of Medicine students learned today where in the United States they will be continuing their medical training over the next several years to become licensed to practice medicine.

January 2005arrow

Backcountry water quality tests are good news for campers

January 7, 2005

Data collected by experts from the UC Davis School of Medicine have revealed that except for some heavily used areas, streams and lakes in the high country of the Sierra Nevada are generally clean and fresh.

September 2004arrow

Memorial service to honor donors of bodies to medicine

September 27, 2004

A ceremony to recognize the individuals who have donated their bodies to support medical research and education at the UC Davis School of Medicine will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at the medical school. The ceremony will take place outside Medical Sciences Building 1C, on East Health Sciences Drive, on the UC Davis campus.

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STUDY UNCOVERS LIFE CYCLE PATTERNS OF GUNS USED IN CRIMES TO REFINE YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION EFFORTS

May 26, 2004

A new study uncovers distinct patterns in the life cycle of guns used by young people in crimes, which could help refine youth violence prevention efforts, according to a study to be published in the June 2004 Annals of Emergency Medicine (The Life Cycle of Crime Guns: A Description of Guns Recovered from Young People in California, p. 733).

February 2004arrow

HEART DISEASE AND STROKE PUBLIC FORUM AIMS TO DECREASE DEATH AND DISABILITY IN CALIFORNIA

February 25, 2004

A public forum to provide critical, local input on heart disease and stroke prevention and treatment will be held Friday, February 27, 2004, from 2:30 to 5 PM at the UC Davis Cancer Center Auditorium, 4501 X St., Sacramento. Input from this forum, and six other public forums throughout the state will be included in a report that will be submitted to a State Task Force to be appointed by the Governor and Legislature later this year.

June 2003arrow

SACRAMENTO RECEIVES GRANT TO REDUCE HEALTH-CARE COSTS AND USE OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

June 2, 2003

The Sacramento Community Frequent Users of Healthcare Task Force has received a $100,000 planning grant to explore new models of care to redirect frequent users of costly health-care services to more appropriate resources in the community. The grant, one of only seven awarded in the state, is a part of the Frequent Users of Health Services Initiative, a five-year, $10 million program funded by the California Endowment and the California HealthCare Foundation. The initiative aims to create a cost-effective, comprehensive and coordinated health-care delivery system to address the unique health and medical needs of chronically ill, uninsured Californians.

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PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN ELECTED TO NATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY

February 1, 2001

Nathan Kuppermann, associate professor and research director for the Division of Emergency Medicine, was recently elected a member of the Society for Pediatric Research. Established in 1929, the Society provides a forum for physicians and researchers engaged in the study of diseases of infancy and childhood to exchange ideas and further develop their careers. It is affiliated with the American Pediatric Society, which publishes the journal Pediatric Research.

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UC DAVIS MEDICAL STUDENTS HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED THEIR BODIES TO SCIENCE WITH MEMORIAL SITE

February 7, 2000

In recognition of the individuals who have donated their bodies to support medical research and education at UC Davis School of Medicine, students from the Class of 2002 raised funds to establish a memorial site on medical school grounds. The site will honor past and future donors and their families. The brief dedication ceremony takes place on Tuesday, February 15 at 4 p.m. outside Medical Sciences Building IC, Room 180, East Health Sciences Drive, on the Davis campus.

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UC DAVIS RESEARCHER IDENTIFIES GUN MAKERS

September 23, 1994

UC Davis violence prevention researcher Garen Wintemute today released a study showing that a small group of handgun manufacturers in the Los Angeles area manufactures most Saturday Night Specials used in the United States.