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Photograph of UC Davis forensic psychiatrist Charles Scott at Napa State Hospital © UC Regents

Raising the bar

Charles Scott is chief of one of the top forensic psychiatry programs in the nation, the Division of Psychiatry and the Law at UC Davis, intensely focused on raising the bar in a profession where justice — and life — literally can hang in the balance. READ MOREarrow

Celia Truong © UC Regents

Celia’s story

Sacramento resident Celia Truong is a bright and bubbly 3-year-old girl, who is learning three languages and meeting all of her developmental milestones. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of Lynn and Keith Volkerts with a framed photo of Lynn’s late parents George and Lena Valente.

A shared sense of urgency about autism

In response to the growing prevalence of autism, health care systems and social services agencies have established a broad array of treatment and coping services for children and their families. READ MOREarrow

New medical student receives his stethoscope from Dr. Freischlag © UC Regents

On becoming a medical student

Monique Atwal grew up on a farm in the San Joaquin Valley town of Selma. In high school she joined a program called Doctor’s Academy, which is dedicated to encouraging a student’s interest in health professions, especially in the valley. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of mosquito

California drought may increase West Nile virus risk

In California, warm summer nights and more outdoor activities often mean more mosquito bites. While mosquitoes leave an itchy reminder of their presence, there’s a more serious souvenir the bugs may leave behind: West Nile virus. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of emergency workers loading burn patient into ambulance © iStockphoto

Butane hash-oil burns on the rise

An unprecedented number of patients are winding up in the UC Davis burn unit center with severe burns from butane hash oil explosions, the result of home-made hash oil production. READ MOREarrow

Avoid inviting bacteria to your picnic, barbecue or hiking trek by following easy food-safety tips.

Checklist for packing a perfect picnic

It's summer, which means the sun is shining and outdoor eating is at its peak. READ MOREarrow

An islet of Langerhans with urocortin stained green in beta cells. Glucagon-making cells are stained red. Credit: Mark Huising

"Crosstalk" gives clues to diabetes

For Mark Huising, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, that crosstalk is between the cells that control your body’s response to sugar, and understanding the conversation can help us understand, and perhaps ultimately treat, diabetes. READ MOREarrow

Keeler and her daughter

Realtor gives back to UC Davis Children’s Miracle Network

You could say that Diane Keeler is a miracle maker. READ MOREarrow

Nurse practictioner and patient  © UC Regents

Orchestrating excellence

When Mafini Tupai was diagnosed with cancer she sought treatment at various cancer centers looking for the right combination of great medicine and great care. She finally arrived at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center two years ago, and stayed. READ MOREarrow