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MIND Institute thank you party for patients

MIND Institute says "Thank You" to hundreds of study participants

Hundreds of families on Dec. 6 streamed into the UC Davis MIND Institute for the 12th Annual Thank You Party, an event cherished by families of children with disabilities that acknowledges their role in making the institute’s groundbreaking neurodevelopmental research possible. READ MOREarrow

Zoey Vega © UC Regents

Zoey's sweet success

Her lips smeared with pink frosting, four-year-old Zoey Vega is all smiles with a giant cupcake at her “End of Therapy” party. READ MOREarrow

Aaron Negrete and brother

Muscling through physical challenges

Aaron Negrete is a typical 10-year-old boy who is busy with schoolwork and interested in video games, but the challenges he faces are far different from those his schoolmates encounter. READ MOREarrow

Pediatric patient and family © Oliver Bugbee / Orbis


Adults and children in developing countries are benefitting from a longstanding partnership between UC Davis and Orbis International, a global nonprofit dedicated to preventing and treating avoidable forms of blindness. READ MOREarrow

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nesbitt

Advancing rural care

Thomas Nesbitt ’75, M.D. ’79 is committed to changing these disparities through the power of technology. READ MOREarrow

Diabetes meter © iStockphoto

One in four U.S. adults is 'prediabetic'

Chances are you’ve seen it in the headlines. Thanks to obesity and lack of physical activity, diabetes has become a health problem of epidemic proportions in the United States. READ MOREarrow

College student © iStockphoto

Learning and adults with high-functioning autism

Learning is complicated for students with autism. Their challenges include the social pitfalls of interacting with classmates and their instructors and ignoring their areas of intense focused interest, such as video games, which may compete for their attention. READ MOREarrow

Josephine Lai © UC Regents

An extra layer of attention

Pedro Nieves takes 12 different medications every day. One to relieve swelling and bruising, one to regulate blood pressure, one to help manage his diabetes, and a blood thinner, among others. READ MOREarrow

Doctors Amir Zeki and Samuel Louis © UC Regents

Lung health champions

Controlling the symptoms of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is tough, but twice as challenging for those who have both diseases. To improve patient safety and quality of life, UC Davis pulmonary specialists have developed a diagnosis and treatment approach for a condition they named asthma-COPD overlap syndrome, or ACOS. READ MOREarrow

Xavier and mother

Healing the tiniest hearts

Xavier Smith faced open-heart surgery just days after coming home from the delivery room. READ MOREarrow