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Giving to UC Davis Health

Giving to UC Davis Health

Facts and Figures

UC Davis Health improves lives and transforms health care through excellent patient care, groundbreaking research, innovative interprofessional education and dynamic community partnerships.



Julie A. Freischlag, M.D.
Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences
Dean of the School of Medicine

Lars Berglund, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research & Vice Dean for Research

Colleen P. Clancy, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

Claire Holmes
Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications and Marketing

Ann Madden Rice
Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Medical Center

Tim Maurice, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer

Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H
Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances

Chong Porter
Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations

Mark E. Servis, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, School of Medicine

William Showalter
Chief Information Officer

David H. Wisner, M.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine
Director of the Practice Management Board

Heather M. Young, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing
Dean, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis


Faculty, staff and students

School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and Medical Center (Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015)
Faculty and other academic personnel, full- and part-time 1,540
Residents and Fellows 879
Students 802
Staff, full- and part-time 10,302


UC Davis health research encompasses basic-science, translational and clinical studies, with an emphasis on collaboration and on improving health for individuals, communities and populations. Partners include:

External Research Funding © 2016 UC Regents


UC Davis health research encompasses basic-science, translational and clinical studies, with an emphasis on collaboration and on improving health for individuals, communities and populations.

Nearly 1,000 basic-science, translational and clinical research studies are underway, funded by federal and state governments; pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; private foundations; and philanthropy. Some research strengths include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence-based clinical care
  • Health disparities
  • Health policy
  • Human molecular genetics
  • Infectious disease
  • Injury and healing
  • Lifespan health
  • Neurosciences
  • Regenerative medicine


Innovative interprofessional education at UC Davis prepares the health care workforce of tomorrow with the skills and values needed to lead and change and improve health for all.

  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UC Davis School of Medicine among the best in the country for primary care and research.
  • U.S. News also ranks the Betty Irene More School of Nursing at UC Davis among the nation's best for master's-degree nursing programs.
  • UC Davis and The Permanente Medical Group are launching Prep Médico, a new initiative at UC Davis School of Medicine dedicated to building the next generation of physicians committed to advancing Latino health. The two health systems also collaborate in UC Davis' ACE-PC program, California's first accelerated three-year medical degree program.
  • The School of Medicine's PRIME and TEACH-MS pathways partner with communities and local physicians to prepare students to practice in medically underserved rural and urban locales.
  • In addition to an M.D. degree, the School of Medicine offers fully accredited master's degree programs in health informatics, public health and clinical research, and an M.D.-Ph.D. program for physician-scientists.
  • The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing offers five degrees through the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Program: a Ph.D. and four master's degrees in leadership, nurse practitioner and physician assistant studies and an entry-level nursing program. The Master's Entry Program in Nursing, an accelerated program that prepares new nurses, opened for applications in late 2015.
  • Nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals in the region have access to lifelong learning with more than 300 seminars, workshops, onsite hospital tutorials, distance learning, online classes, special lectures and medical grand rounds.
  • For more than 40 years, UC Davis students have volunteered hundreds of hours a year in free community clinics delivering sensitive health care services for underserved populations.
  • The Center for Health and Technology provides medical and nursing students, clinicians, and health professionals a broad spectrum of opportunities for leading-edge telehealth practice, simulation education and distance-learning access.

Patient care

UC Davis Medical Center is a nationally renowned academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance health.

Hospital, patient statistics

Licensed beds 627
ER visits* 78,800
Clinic/office visits* 944,189
Admissions* 40,684

* For year ending June 30, 2015


Community engagement

UC Davis actively engages with the diverse communities it serves in Sacramento, Northern California and beyond.

  • UC Davis trains health care providers, community college instructors, public safety and county health officers, local librarians, and the general public in using technology-enabled health care.
  • UC Davis encourages high school, college and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to consider clinical, research and other allied health careers.
  • As a major level I referral center, UC Davis Medical Center routinely cares for very sick patients with infectious diseases and plays an active role in protecting the community from outbreaks and pandemics. UC Davis experts work closely with federal and state authorities on infectious disease planning, surveillance, and hospital infection-control preparedness.
  • The UC Davis Cancer Care Network unites four hospital-based cancer centers in Northern and Central California, offering patients leading-edge care in their own communities.
  • UC Davis partners with community organizations and events, including the popular Sacramento Republic FC professional soccer club and the California International Marathon.
  • Thousands of community members attend free and low-cost community forums and lectures offered annually by UC Davis to increase health and science literacy.
  • In partnership with Kohl’s, UC Davis provided families with 1,126 child safety seats, 4,751 bicycle helmets and 96 life jackets over the past year.
  • The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and AARP partnered to develop tutorial videos for family caregivers who manage complex nursing activities within their homes. The school also partners with more than 50 other community agencies and 150 clinical sites for its education and research programs.