Only days after arriving, the new medical school dean, who is also vice chancellor for Human Health Sciences, took time to be interviewed about herself, the future of health care and UC Davis.
When Leonard Abbeduto looks at the beautiful sandstone building that houses the UC Davis MIND Institute, its director thinks not only of the enormous amount of research and patient care aimed at children with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families that is conducted within. His gaze also is directed outside the walls – to the community at large.
For more than two decades, UC Davis has been a leader in telehealth, enhancing patient care and bringing specialist expertise to underserved areas. Part of the solution to America's health-care conundrum may come from the burgeoning field of connected health, which includes telehealth, networked devices, smart phone apps and electronic health records.
As the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center looks enthusiastically to the future, so does the survivor, Elizabeth Lacasia, who was diagnosed eight years ago with a rare form of lung cancer, bronchioalveolar carcinoma.
When a young pit bull rescue named Bean first visited the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, she had so many health problems that her chances of adoption – let alone survival – were slim.