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Dr. Stevenson, patient and crew member

A hobby with high purpose

As part of Angel Flight West's team, UC Davis surgeon and pilot Tom Stevenson flies people who need organ transplants, kidney dialysis, cancer treatment and other types of medical care in locations throughout California, Oregon and Nevada. READ MOREarrow

Purple toes pedicure. Photograph courtesey of NBC Bay Area News.

Fighting lung cancer with purple pedicures

A UC Davis cancer patient’s purple toenails have sparked a national and international movement, raising awareness and research funds for lung cancer, the number-one cancer killer in the United States. READ MOREarrow

 muscular dystrophy researchers Erik Henrison and Craig Mcdonald

The long journey

UC Davis leads the way in muscular dystrophy research and care READ MOREarrow

Dr. Mannis

Giving to UC Davis: Respect and dignity

In gratitude for the care Ralph Albrecht, Sr. received from UC Davis ophthalmology chair Mark Mannis, the foundation recently funded a new advanced training facility at the UC Davis Eye Center. READ MOREarrow

UC Davis School of Medicine Induction Ceremony © UC Regents

New students bring unique life experiences and a passion to serve

Seven years ago, Thomas Cranmer was serving his country as a Navy SEAL in Iraq. On July 31, he and 109 other students put on white coats and received their stethoscopes during a special ceremony that welcomed them to UC Davis School of Medicine's Class of 2018. READ MOREarrow

Ray Soriano © UC Regents

Compassion, empathy, technology

Rayne Soriano, a nurse and doctoral student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, immerses himself in analyzing patient data. READ MOREarrow

Tian lab group: from left to right: Stelios Papadopoulos, Ruqiang Liang, Joey Broussard, Lin Tian, Haitao Yan and Guilai Shi. © UC Regents

2014 Rita Allen Foundation Scholarship supports brain imaging studies

Lin Tian’s fascination with neuroscience stems from a deep curiosity about the complexity and elegance of the human brain. READ MOREarrow

Dr. Robin Steinhorn © UC Regents

'I really love babies'

Robin Steinhorn has spent much of her medical career on groundbreaking research aimed at helping our world’s most fragile humans – newborn infants struggling to take their first breaths. READ MOREarrow

Photograph of comforting hand holding © iStockphoto

The sixth vital sign

Distress screening critical to patient care READ MOREarrow

Photograph of mother holding child in a swimming pool © iStockphoto

Drowning takes only seconds

The days are longer and the weather is warming. Many people are eager to seek relief from the heat at the nearest body of water. However, pools, lakes, rivers, and the ocean claim thousands of lives each year. READ MOREarrow