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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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$5 million preparedness grant
UC Davis Health System is among five recipients of $5 million grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the abilities of hospitals and communities to prepare and respond to disasters and emergencies...
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New technology officer
Michael Minear has been appointed chief information officer for UC Davis Health System. Minear was an associate faculty member in health management information systems in the Bloomberg Graduate School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University...
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Stent inventor joins board
Julio Palmaz, widely credited with inventing the first commercially successful stent for opening clogged arteries, has joined the UC Davis School of Medicine's Board of Visitors...
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March of Dimes grant
Paul S. Knoepfler, one of UC Davis School of Medicine's recent stem cell recruits, received a prestigious Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation...
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Research funding up
UC Davis received $532,271,401 in research grants and contracts for the 2006-07 fiscal year that ended June 30, the third consecutive year that research funding exceeded the half-billion-dollar mark...
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UC Davis to co-manage $22 million FC telehealth grant
The University of California, in partnership with a coalition of government agencies, health-care providers and others, received a three-year, $22 million award from the Federal Communications Commission to help develop a new California Telehealth Network...
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Dementia care faces barriers
Built-in limitations of the U.S. health-care system, such as time and reimbursement constraints, inhibit the ability of primary-care doctors to best meet the needs of dementia patients and their families, according to a new UC Davis study...
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  Smoke-free in 2008
UC Davis' Sacramento campus will become a completely smoke-free environment on July 1. UC Davis joins a growing number of institutions that have adopted smokefree policies...
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  Fatal cancer cells identified
UC Davis researchers have identified a microRNA that helps jump-start prostate cancer cell growth midway through the disease process, eventually causing it to become fatal. The discovery is an important link to finding new treatments...
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  Inflammation pathway found
UC Davis researcher Ishwarlal Jialal and his team have discovered a novel pathway that results in increased inflammation of blood vessels in patients with type 1 diabetes....
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  National panel role
Thomas Nesbitt, executive associate dean for clinical and administrative affairs at UC Davis School of Medicine, has been appointed to an expert panel on emergency communications that stems from recommendations made to Congress by the 9/11 Commission...
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  Stem cell finding
UC Davis stem cell researcher Ronald Li and his team report the first functional evidence that heart cells derived from human embryonic stem cells exhibit one of the most critical properties of mature adult heart cells...
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  Predicting hip-fracture risk
To help doctors predict the five-year risk of hip fractures in their postmenopausal patients, UC Davis researcher John Robbins and his team have developed a method that assesses nearly a dozen factors, including age, ethnicity and level of physical activity...
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  New burn center project
The UC Davis Regional Burn Center and the American Burn Association are launching The Burns Outcomes Research Infrastructure Project, a nationwide research effort aimed at developing new procedures and best practices for the treatment of burn injuries...
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  Efforts to undermine smoke risk found
After combing through nearly 50 million pages of previously secret, internal tobacco-industry documents, UC Davis researcher Elisa K. Tong and UC San Francisco colleague Stanton A. Glantz authored a study published in the journal, Circulation...
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  Site for national children's study
UC Davis Health System has been selected as a new site for the National Children's Study, which is assessing the effects of environmental and genetic factors on 100,000 children from before birth to age 21 in the United States...
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  Air pollution link
UC Davis epidemiologist Irva Hertz-Picciotto has discovered a strong link between exposure to components of air pollution and acute bronchitis diagnoses in preschool-aged children...
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  Fruit, veggie intake costly
To meet current dietary guidelines, low-income families would have to spend much more of their food budgets on fruits and vegetables than they may be able to afford, according to UC Davis research...
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  Pregnancy as abuse
In a qualitative study published in the journal Ambulatory Pediatrics, UC Davis Children's Hospital pediatrician Elizabeth Miller and her colleagues report that a quarter of the teenage girls interviewed for the study – all of whom had histories of abusive relationships – say their partners were actively trying to get them pregnant....
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