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"" New Park Honoring Cancer Survivors Opens ""
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"" Increase in Autism Cases is Real, Report Finds ""
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  Breastfeeding Boosts Baby's Resistance to Respiratory Illnesses  
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  Grant Supports Rural Areas in Helping Children with Autism  
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  Study Shows Syringe-Exchange Reduces HIV Risk Behavior  
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  Consumers: UC Davis Medical Center has Highest Quality in Sacramento  
     
  Handgun Study to Fortify Crime Prevention Efforts  
     
  UC Medical Center Ranks Among Country's Top 50 Hospitals  
     
  Unique Program Aims to Get Pediatricians into Communities  
     
  New Predictor of Heart Disease Risk Causes Vessel Damage, Plaque Formation  
     
  Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law Established  
     
  UC Davis Study Identifies Promising Epilepsy Treatment  
     
  UC Davis Study Finds Eye Drops Delay Onset of Glaucoma  
     
  M.I.N.D. Institute Seeks Diagnostic Test for Autism  
     
  New Chair of Microbiology, Immunology Named  
     
  Career Satisfaction Varies by Specialty, Geographic Region  
     
  New Chair of Biological Chemistry Appointed  
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GRANT SUPPORTS RURAL AREAS IN HELPING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

UC Davis Health System's Center for Health and Technology and M.I.N.D. Institute received a $375,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop telemedicine as a mental health tool for rural communities trying to care for children with autism.

"Because more children are diagnosed with autism in California, it is important for us to use telehealth technologies to deliver to rural communities the most effective interventions available," said Thomas S. Nesbitt, associate dean for outreach, telehealth and continuing medical education and director for the Center for Health and Technology.

Funding from the grant will bring together a multidisciplinary group of UC Davis experts in sociology, special education, medical ethics, child psychiatry, child psychology, communication sciences and technology and developmental disabilities.

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