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"" New fragile X syndrome test ""
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"" Regaining impulse control ""
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"" Early attention problems affect high school graduation ""
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  National autism study partner  
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  Working Professional MBA Program relocates to Sacramento campus  
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  Depression, cognitive decline linked in older Latino couples  
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  Forming new blood vessels  
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  New stem cell grants  
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  New synapse formation imaged  
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  Job-related hypertension lingers  
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  Level I status for trauma center  
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  Foundation research award  
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  Nesbitt leads technology advancement, partnership development  
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  Albertson acting chair for Internal Medicine  
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  Meyers new executive associate dean  
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New Radiation Oncology chair

 
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Hales M.I.N.D. Institute's acting director

 
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New trauma program chief

 
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Level I status for trauma center

 "" PHOTO — Radiation oncologist Allen Chen discusses a case during a meeting of
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The American College of Surgeons has verified UC Davis Medical Center as a level I trauma center and a level I pediatric trauma center. Of the 112 level I trauma centers in the United States, less than 20 are verified for both adults and pediatrics. A level I trauma center provides the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients. It has a full range of specialists and equipment available 24 hours a day and must admit at least 1,200 trauma patients a year. In 2008, the UC Davis Trauma Center admitted more than twice that amount, 2,836 patients. Historically, the trauma center has been among the nation's busiest.

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