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September 20, 2016
Kit Lam, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Basic Science Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC).
National spotlight shines once again on UC Davis for use of technology to improve the health of Californians
September 20, 2016
HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, will present UC Davis with a special Commitment to Health IT Award at a Sept. 26 event at UC Davis Medical Center. The presentation will be held in conjunction with National Health IT Week, which runs from Sept. 26-30.
September 19, 2016
Four doctoral students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis each received a $10,000 scholarship from the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar Program to pursue their passion to teach new nurses.
UC Davis Children's Hospital verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons
September 2, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital has become the first hospital on the West Coast, and only the fourth in the nation, to earn verification as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The designation from the ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program focuses on the nation’s first and only multi-specialty standards of surgical care for pediatric patients.
August 1, 2016
U.S. News & World Report, which annually recognizes hospitals that excel in treating patients with serious and challenging injuries and illnesses, has again ranked UC Davis Medical Center as one of the nation's best hospitals.
July 6, 2016
For the sixth time in as many years, the UC Davis Medical Center has earned the “Most Wired” designation as one of the nation’s top leaders in information technology.
July 1, 2016
Bennet Omalu, associate clinical professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UC Davis and chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, Calif., received two awards for his work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative condition that he first identified in professional football players.
June 21, 2016
UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Reportamong the nation’s top hospitals in five pediatric subspecialties. UC Davis ranked 19th in neonatology, 29th in diabetes and endocrinology and 43rd in nephrology. UC Davis Children's Hospital also ranked 32nd in urology and 38th in orthopaedics, in collaboration with Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California
June 16, 2016
Thomas Glaser, professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at UC Davis, was appointed to the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Eye Institute (NEI).
June 15, 2016
Desiree Backman, chief prevention officer for the California Department of Health Care Services and UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, received the Loma Lina University School of Public Health Alumnus of the Year Award at the school’s commencement ceremony June 12.
June 13, 2016
The Northern California Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) recently honored Teresa Tempkin, co-director of the HDSA Center of Excellence at UC Davis, for her nearly 18 years of service to patients with Huntington’s disease and their families in Sacramento and the nation. The honor was presented during the chapter’s annual convention, held at the UC Davis MIND Institute.
June 1, 2016
Internationally renowned fetal and neonatal surgeon Diana Farmer was inducted for a one-year term as president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association during the organization’s annual meeting held May 15-17 in San Diego.
May 27, 2016
Jenna Shaw-Battista, the director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing and an associate clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the association’s annual meeting May 25.
May 20, 2016
UC Davis has been designated as a Center of Comprehensive Care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) in recognition of its essential infrastructure and experience in managing and improving outcomes for patients with pulmonary hypertension.
May 16, 2016
Gerald Kayingo, a physician assistant, assistant clinical professor and program director for the Master of Health Services ― Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was awarded the 2016 Student Academy PA Student Mentor Award.
May 9, 2016
For its “strong foundation of high-quality care, stellar credentials and a focus on doing what is right for the patients in its community,” UC Davis Medical Center has for the second year in a row been named one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review.
April 26, 2016
The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog group that includes some of the country’s largest employers and health-care purchasers, has again awarded UC Davis Medical Center an “A” on its most recent Hospital Safety Score.l
April 21, 2016
Jacqueline Stocking, a nurse and doctoral candidate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was awarded a $50,000 Impact Research Grant from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for her work to identify factors associated with having serious breathing trouble after surgery.
April 20, 2016
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Division of Hematology/Oncology has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program for meeting the nation’s highest quality standards for cancer care.
April 14, 2016
Christopher R. Polage, associate professor of pathology and infectious diseases at UC Davis Medical Center, received a Distinguished Clinical Research Award this week from the Clinical Research Forum for his innovative study that found popular molecular tests over diagnose Clostridium difficile infections by up to 50 percent.