UC Davis Health System news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news UC Davis makes breakthrough in understanding Canavan disease https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9957/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9957 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2015) - UC Davis investigators have settled a long-standing controversy surrounding the molecular basis of an inherited disorder that historically affected Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe but now also arises in other populations of Semitic descent, particularly families from Saudi Arabia. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9957 Susan Mar 2015-04-27T00:00:00Z Prenatal stem cell treatment improves mobility issues caused by spina bifida https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9953/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9953 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 24, 2015) - The lower-limb paralysis associated with spina bifida may be effectively treated before birth by combining a unique stem cell therapy with surgery, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9953 Susan Mar 2015-04-24T00:00:00Z Rare mutation causes vitamin A deficiency and eye deformities https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9948/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9948 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 23, 2015) - Researchers at the University of Michigan and UC Davis have solved a genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families, and possibly others, for generations. These families have been plagued by a variety of congenital eye malformations, including small eyes with poor vision and the complete absence of eyes. But until now, no one could figure out the genetic basis for these conditions. [en español] Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9948 Carole Gan 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z Donald M. Null joins UC Davis as medical director of the NICU https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9943/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9943 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 23, 2015) - Donald M. Null, an internationally renowned expert in neonatal ventilation, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine as medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis Children's Hospital. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9943 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-04-23T00:00:00Z Media advisory: Miss America to visit UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9922/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9922 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 22, 2015) - Patients at UC Davis Children's Hospital will get the chance to meet current Miss America Kira Kazantsev. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9922 Caitlin Scordalakis 2015-04-22T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researchers receive grant to study schizophrenia in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9939/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9939 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2015) - Researchers studying a genetic disorder that in childhood causes anxiety and learning differences, but in adolescence or early adulthood results in schizophrenia in nearly one third of those affected, will investigate how emotional and intellectual challenges impact the development of early psychosis symptoms in this very high-risk population, through a new five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9939 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center named one of 100 Great Hospitals in America https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9944/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9944 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2015) - Becker’s Hospital Review has named UC Davis Medical Center to its 2015 list of 100 Great Hospitals in America. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9944 Charles Casey 2015-04-21T00:00:00Z Conference slated to address managing the threat of violence from the mentally ill in school and the workplace https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9764/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9764 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2015) - Some of the nation’s leading experts in addressing one of the most troubling issues of our time — the increased incidence of violence at work, school and on campuses — will hold a one-day conference on confronting employee and student mental-health issues from both the psychiatric and the legal perspectives. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9764 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-21T00:00:00Z The brain and behavioral effects of early exposure to chlorpyrifos https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9938/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9938 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2015) - In a presentation scheduled for May 20 Virginia Rauh, a researcher from Columbia University, will discuss her studies of the effects of prenatal exposure to chlorpyrifos, a common insecticide and neurotoxicant, in a group of inner-city minority children. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9938 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-21T00:00:00Z Bushberg awarded Sinclair Medal for Excellence in Radiation Science https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9923/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9923 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2015) - Jerrold Bushberg, clinical professor of radiology and director of Health Physics Programs, was awarded the Sinclair Medal for "Excellence in Radiation Science" at the annual scientific meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements in Washington, D.C. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9923 David Ong 2015-04-21T00:00:00Z Comprehensive genomic tumor profiling comes to UC Davis https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9915/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9915 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2015) - The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine have entered into a collaboration with Foundation Medicine, a leading molecular information company. The collaboration brings comprehensive genomic profiling into standard of care at UC Davis, allowing physicians to prescribe the most effective, targeted cancer treatments to patients based on the genomic information specific to each individual’s cancer. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9915 Dorsey Griffith 2015-04-20T00:00:00Z More work is needed to find the causes of flu vaccine disparities for the elderly https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9903/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9903 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2015) - Public health specialists need to look beyond traditional solutions — such as expanding access to health insurance and primary care — to increase flu vaccination rates among older African Americans and Hispanics, according to a new study from UC Davis Health System and UCLA Health System. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9903 Susan Mar 2015-04-20T00:00:00Z Second-year medical student selected for Soros Fellowship https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9924/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9924 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2015) - Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, a student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is among the 2015 recipients of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, the premier graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9924 David Ong 2015-04-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center opens new clinic in Walnut Creek https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9925/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9925 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 16, 2015) - The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, one of only 27 research centers designated by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging, has established a new clinic in the East Bay in Walnut Creek. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9925 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-16T00:00:00Z National Science Foundation fellow aims to improve wrist health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9917/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9917 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 16, 2015) - Brent Foster, a UC Davis graduate student of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to develop software that can refine diagnostic imaging of the wrist. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9917 Susan Mar 2015-04-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers win grant to answer key questions in surveillance of small lung nodules https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9913/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9913 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 15, 2015) - Two UC Davis researchers will help run a major national study to improve surveillance practices for patients with small lung nodules identified on CT imaging and extremely low risk for lung cancer. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9913 Dorsey Griffith 2015-04-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center looks at Building a Better Brain as We Age https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9901/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9901 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 15, 2015) - David A. Bennett, director of the Rush University Alzheimer's Disease Center, will discuss "Reducing Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease: Building a Better Brain as We Age," during the May UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center Community Engagement Lecture Series presentation. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9901 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing graduate students earn top awards at interdisciplinary symposium https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9911/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9911 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 14, 2015) - Three master’s-degree students in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Master of Science — Leadership Graduate Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis took home top awards at the 2015 UC Davis Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9911 Susan Mar 2015-04-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health System's weekly farmers market resumes April 23 in Sacramento https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9907/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9907 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2015) - UC Davis Health System's weekly farmers market returns on April 23, resuming its effort to expand access to fresh, healthy food in the community. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9907 Susan Mar 2015-04-10T00:00:00Z Freischlag part of White House roundtable on climate change and health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9908/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9908 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2015) - Julie Freischlag, dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine, yesterday participated in a roundtable discussion at the White House on educating tomorrow’s health leaders about the impacts of climate change on human health. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9908 Susan Mar 2015-04-10T00:00:00Z Founding dean of UC Davis nursing school named among top Sacramento business women https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9909/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9909 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 10, 2015) - Heather M. Young, the founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was today named one of the Sacramento Business Journal’s “2015 Women Who Mean Business.” Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9909 Susan Mar 2015-04-10T00:00:00Z A mother's genes can influence the bacteria in her baby's gut, researchers at UC Davis have found https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9890/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9890 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 9, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have found that a gene, which is not active in some mothers, produces a breast milk sugar that influences the development of the community of gut bacteria in thier infants. The sugars produced by these mothers, called "secretors," are not digested by the infant, but instead nourish specific bacteria that colonize their babies' guts soon after birth. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9890 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-09T00:00:00Z Conquer Cancer Foundation selects UC Davis med student for award https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9896/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9896 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2015) - The Conquer Cancer Foundation has selected UC Davis medical student Angel Morán for the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9896 Susan Mar 2015-04-07T00:00:00Z Women, regardless of their backgrounds, seek help for the 'got to go' feeling https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9876/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9876 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2015) -  Regardless of their racial, ethnic, educational or socioeconomic background, women seek help for a frustrating — and ubiquitous — feature of becoming "a woman of a certain age:" the need be close to the women's room. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9876 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-07T00:00:00Z Book of photographs features people, traditions and color of Mexico https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9874/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9874 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2015) - Marc Schenker, a UC Davis global health specialist and international authority on occupational health hazards, especially among immigrant populations, has published a book of photographs that captures the diversity, humanity, traditions and beauty of Mexican life. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9874 Carole Gan 2015-04-07T00:00:00Z Study finds characteristic pattern of protein deposits in retired NFL players' brains https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9892/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9892 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2015) - A brain-imaging technique may enable the early detection of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9892 Carole Gan 2015-04-07T00:00:00Z No-cost mapping services available for California-based labs to meet Meaningful Use requirements https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9886/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9886 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 6, 2015) - As part of national Meaningful Use initiative, which aims to improve the coordination of care and electronic exchange of patient information among hospitals, labs, physicians and other health care organizations, providers must be able to receive and incorporate structured lab results from clinical laboratories using universal code systems for identifying laboratory and clinical observations, specifically LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) and SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms). Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9886 Carole Gan 2015-04-06T00:00:00Z Town hall on proposed UC Davis School of Population and Global Health April 16 in Sacramento https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9857/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9857 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 6, 2015) - A town hall meeting to discuss the proposed UC Davis School of Population and Global Health will be held on Thursday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Education Building, 4610 X Street, Room 1204, in Sacramento.  Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9857 Carole Gan 2015-04-06T00:00:00Z $2.5 million Dignity Health gift to UC Davis nursing school creates first endowed deanship https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9880/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9880 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 3, 2015) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announced today it received a $2.5 million gift from Dignity Health to create the first endowed deanship at UC Davis. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9880 Susan Mar 2015-04-03T00:00:00Z David Amaral named editor-in-chief of Autism Research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9882/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9882 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 2, 2015) - David G. Amaral, director of research at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has been named the new editor-in-chief of Autism Research, the peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) and its publishing partner, Wiley. Amaral succeeds Anthony J. Bailey, the journal’s first editor-in-chief, who will step down at the end of March after nearly six years in the position. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9882 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-02T00:00:00Z MIND Institute to present Learning and the Human Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder in April https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9868/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9868 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 2, 2015) - The symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) most often are described in terms of differences in social-engagement and communication. But recent research has found that ASD also involves basic differences in the nature of learning. Recognizing these learning differences has helped to advance research, assessment and, most importantly, interventions for affected children. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9868 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-02T00:00:00Z Small RNA plays big role suppressing cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9862/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9862 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 2, 2015) - The micro RNA miR-22 has long been known for its ability to suppress cancer. However, questions remain about how it achieves this feat. For example, which molecules are regulating miR-22, and which are miR22 targets? Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9862 Dorsey Griffith 2015-04-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis neuroscientist recognized for color vision and aging contributions https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9866/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9866 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 1, 2015) - John S. Werner, a UC Davis neuroscientist and international authority on visual perception, has been selected to receive the 2015 Verriest Medal from the International Colour Vision Society for his contributions to understanding the structural and functional basis of color vision, how and why vision changes across the life span, and factors that contribute to loss of vision associated with disease. He will receive the award at the society’s biennial symposium in Sendai, Japan, on July 4.  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9866 Carole Gan 2015-04-01T00:00:00Z International team of researchers led by UC Davis receives $4 million NIH grant to study skull disorder in infants https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9867/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9867 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 31, 2015) - Simeon Boyd, UC Davis professor of genetics and pediatrics, has received a nearly $4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to lead a team of physicians and scientists from more than 10 centers in the United States and seven international sites, including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy and the United Kingdom, to study craniosynostosis, the premature fusion of the bony plates of the skull in infants. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9867 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-31T00:00:00Z Protein may improve liver regeneration https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9856/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9856 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 31, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans: how human livers heal. The difference centers on a protein called PPARα, which activates liver regeneration. Normally, mouse PPARα is far more active and efficient than the human form, allowing mice to quickly regenerate damaged livers. However, the research shows that protein fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) can boost the regenerative effects of human PPARα. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9856 Dorsey Griffith 2015-03-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis receives stem cell grants for novel spina bifida and diabetic wound treatments https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9860/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9860 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2015) - The state stem cell agency, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), today awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $7 million to UC Davis School of Medicine researchers who are working to develop stem cell therapies for spina bifida and chronic diabetic wounds. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9860 Susan Mar 2015-03-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis receives $10 million grant to establish center to study schizophrenia https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9769/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9769 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2015) - UC Davis will establish a prestigious, leading-edge center to advance innovative research into the origins of schizophrenia: A Silvio O. Conte Center for Basic or Translational Mental-Health Research, one of only 15 such centers in the United States. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9769 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-26T00:00:00Z Parking and Transportation named "Business of the Year" for support of public transit https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9851/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9851 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2015) - UC Davis Health System’s Parking and Transportation Services has been selected as the Business of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber and the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT). Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9851 David Ong 2015-03-26T00:00:00Z Emergency medicine physicians urge colleagues to help prevent gun violence https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9850/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9850 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 25, 2015) - In an editorial posted online today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, two practicing emergency medicine physicians from the University of California, Davis, and Brown University — both thought leaders at the forefront of finding solutions to the public health crisis of gun violence — urge their colleagues to take direct action to protect the health and safety of patients and communities. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9850 Carole Gan 2015-03-25T00:00:00Z ADHD Program selected for new PEER patient portal by Genetic Alliance https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9848/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9848 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 25, 2015) - The ADHD Program at the UC Davis MIND Institute has been selected to participate in an initiative that will link people with the condition in Sacramento and beyond with clinicians, researchers, advocates, support groups and each other, through an innovative privacy-assured online platform called Platform for Engaging Everyone Responsibly, or PEER. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9848 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-25T00:00:00Z Aguilar-Gaxiola honored by the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9852/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9852 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 25, 2015) - Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, founder and director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities and a professor of clinical internal medicine, has been honored by his medical school alma mater, the Autónomous University of Guadalajara (UAG), Mexico, for his exemplary work in medicine and service to his country. [en español] Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9852 Susan Mar 2015-03-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing professor presents at Institute of Medicine roundtable on health care technology https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9843/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9843 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2015) - Katherine Kim, assistant professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, presents today at The Institute of Medicine, Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop, “Health Literacy and Health Information Technology,” in Washington, District of Columbia. Kim’s research on adapting technology for use by Native American populations is among topics examining how technology is used to make health decisions. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9843 Susan Mar 2015-03-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis Behavioral Health Center announces mental-health pilot awards https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9847/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9847 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 24, 2015) - The recently established UC Davis Behavioral Health Center has announced new two-year grants as part of its 2015-2017 Pilot Award Program. The awards, granted to 16 investigators across UC Davis schools, colleges, departments, centers and programs, in Sacramento and Davis, support projects in the areas of behavioral health public policy, treatment and basic science research. Together, they total approximately $3.7 million. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9847 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-24T00:00:00Z Match Day delivers the future for UC Davis physicians-in-training https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9846/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9846 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2015) - In a large event tent filled with excitement and anticipation, about 100 UC Davis School of Medicine students learned where they will be going for the next stage in their medical careers. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9846 Susan Mar 2015-03-23T00:00:00Z Nation's first conference on career flexibility for biomedical faculty features insights from Howell https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9839/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9839 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2015) - In what was the first-ever convening of its kind, medical school leaders from across the nation met in Boston last week to discuss how academic physicians and scientists can have thriving careers with better work-life flexibility in an era of austere academic budget cuts. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9839 Susan Mar 2015-03-19T00:00:00Z Firearm violence trends in the 21st century https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9562/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9562 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 19, 2015) - While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012 has found. The study was published today in the Annual Review of Public Health. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9562 Susan Mar 2015-03-19T00:00:00Z Randi Hagerman receives International Sisley-Lejeune Foundation Award https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9821/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9821 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2015) - Randi Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received the prestigious International Sisley-Jerome Lejeune Award 2014 from the Paris-based Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, for her groundbreaking work developing targeted treatments for individuals with fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder.   Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9821 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-18T00:00:00Z Alzheimer's Disease Center lecture explores connections between diabetes, heart disease and dementia https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9815/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9815 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2015) - "Heart Disease, Diabetes and Dementia, What is the Connection?" will be the topic of the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center 2015 Community Discovery lecture by center Associate Director Bruce Reed. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9815 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-18T00:00:00Z Commentary says study affirms that varied factors contribute to cognitive decline throughout adulthood https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9816/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9816 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2015) - A study published online today in JAMA Neurology that finds associations between reduced hippocampal volume (HVa) and being male, but not the gene APOE ɛ4, suggests that there are multiple factors contributing to cognitive decline throughout adulthood, according to an accompanying commentary by UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center Director Charles DeCarli. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9816 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-16T00:00:00Z IHOP's National Pancake Day raises more than $100,000 for UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9812/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9812 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 13, 2015) - Twenty-eight IHOP restaurants from 33 counties in Northern California raised more than $100,000 for UC Davis Children’s Hospital this month. IHOP guests enjoyed complimentary pancakes and were encouraged to make a donation to benefit UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the region’s local Children’s Miracle Network hospital at the tenth annual National Pancake Day on March 3, which raised funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9812 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-03-13T00:00:00Z Steinberg to present two lectures on mental-health policy in California at UC Davis in April https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9790/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9790 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2015) - Former California Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, who recently joined UC Davis Health System as director of policy and advocacy for the UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and visiting professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will present two special lectures in April. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9790 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-10T00:00:00Z U.S. News & World Report ranks new UC Davis School of Nursing among best https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9806/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9806 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2015) - For the first time, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis as among the best in the country for master’s-degree nursing programs in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9806 Susan Mar 2015-03-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Medicine ranks among nation's best in primary care, research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9805/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9805 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2015) - U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Davis School of Medicine among America's best medical schools for the quality of its educational programs in primary care and research. The news magazine's annual listing appeared today on the publication's website and will be published in its guidebook “Best Graduate Schools 2016.” Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9805 Susan Mar 2015-03-10T00:00:00Z Pediatric bipolar disorder the topic of next UC Davis MIND Institute distinguished lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9802/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9802 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 9, 2015) - Mani Pavuluri, founding director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic and the Pediatric Brain Research and Intervention Center at the University of Illinois, Chicago, will address brain dysfunction in pediatric bipolar disorder during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series address. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9802 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-09T00:00:00Z What we can learn about dyslexia using brain-imaging studies https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9697/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9697 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2015) - How imagining technology illuminates the differences between the workings of the brain in children and adults with reading disability, or dyslexia, and those of people without the disorder, will be the topic of the March 2015 UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9697 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-06T00:00:00Z National pain experts discuss care at UC Davis nursing school annual dean's lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9796/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9796 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 5, 2015) - Pain management experts from UC Davis and the nation convened Wednesday to discuss quality pain care for older adults at the 2015 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Lecture Series: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9796 Susan Mar 2015-03-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis graduate nursing students present scholarship to dean https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9791/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9791 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 5, 2015) - Candidates from this spring’s graduating class of the Doctor of Philosophy program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announced a $27,156 endowed scholarship fund for future students of the program, beginning this fall. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9791 Susan Mar 2015-03-05T00:00:00Z Darrell Steinberg joins UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9766/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9766 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 4, 2015) - Darrell Steinberg, former Senate pro tempore for the state of California, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine as director of policy and advocacy for the recently launched UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9766 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists describe novel drug mechanism that fights brain cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9777/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9777 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 3, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have developed and characterized a molecule that interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct. This novel mechanism was found to be effective against glioma cells – responsible for a usually fatal type of brain cancer – and could be applicable to other highly aggressive cancers. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9777 Dorsey Griffith 2015-03-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis Huntington's Disease Center receives Level 1 designation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9740/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9740 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 27, 2015) - The UC Davis Huntington’s Disease Center, whose compassionate patient care and research expertise have made it a beacon of hope for people with Huntington’s disease throughout Northern California and beyond, has been acknowledged by the national society committed to the values that it so ably upholds  the Huntington’s Disease Society of America — as a Level 1 Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9740 Phyllis Brown 2015-02-27T00:00:00Z Welltopia: A new online resource for Californians https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9761/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9761 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 25, 2015) - Welltopia, a new website launched today by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI), offers a wide range of essential resources to help Californians, especially those on limited incomes, build healthier lives and communities. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9761 Carole Gan 2015-02-25T00:00:00Z Undocumented farmworkers use Medicaid half as often as documented farmworkers https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9754/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9754 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2015) - Undocumented farmworkers are half as likely as those who are documented to use Medicaid, the federal health insurance program available to low-income individuals and families, according to a new study from UC Davis Health System. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9754 Susan Mar 2015-02-23T00:00:00Z Hispanics develop alcoholic liver disease at younger ages than Caucasians or African Americans https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9743/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9743 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 20, 2015) - Hispanics tend to develop alcoholic liver disease (ALD) — a common cause of liver-disease deaths in the U.S. — between four and 12 years earlier than non-Hispanic Caucasians or African Americans, according to a UC Davis Health System study. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9743 Susan Mar 2015-02-20T00:00:00Z Build-A-Bear brings cuddly friends to UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9750/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9750 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 20, 2015) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients received new cuddly friends, as Build-A-Bear Workshop hosted an event in the pediatric playroom yesterday. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9750 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-02-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis Center for Pain Medicine named Clinical Center of Excellence https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9738/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9738 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 18, 2015) - The American Pain Society has selected the UC Davis Center for Pain Medicine as a 2015 Clinical Center of Excellence.  Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9738 Susan Mar 2015-02-18T00:00:00Z Eli Gold Prize awardee delivers Pediatric Grand Rounds lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9730/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9730 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 18, 2015) - Erik Fernandez y Garcia, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, was honored for his 2014 Eli Gold Prize and presented a lecture at the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds last Friday. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9730 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-02-18T00:00:00Z Kizer selected for expert panel to assess U.S. Census Bureau https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9732/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9732 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 17, 2015) - Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement, has been chosen by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to sit on a five-member panel of management experts convened to evaluate the planned restructuring of the national Bureau of the Census. The evaluation is directed by the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9732 Carole Gan 2015-02-17T00:00:00Z Star 106.5 delivers Valentine's cards to UC Davis Children's Hospital patients https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9728/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9728 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 13, 2015) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients felt the love this morning, as Star 106.5 in Sacramento delivered 85 bags filled with homemade Valentine’s cards sent by radio listeners. The station also donated stuffed animals, coloring books, stickers and games for patients. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9728 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-02-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9715/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9715 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 11, 2015) - UC Davis Health System has been endorsed by the American College of Radiology as a designated lung cancer screening center, the only of its kind currently in the greater Sacramento area. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9715 Dorsey Griffith 2015-02-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers identify new compound that takes aim at neuropathic pain https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9698/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9698 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2015) - A new compound discovered by a team of UC Davis investigators has potent actions against production of a chemical that is implicated in the development of chronic pain following a peripheral nerve injury in the spinal cord. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9698 Phyllis Brown 2015-02-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Nursing receives grant to further develop integrative case-based learning programs for clinical graduate students https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9713/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9713 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2015) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis has received a $150,000 grant from the Office of Statewide Health and Planning to continue developing an integrative case-based learning curriculum for its clinical programs. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9713 Susan Mar 2015-02-09T00:00:00Z Media advisory: UC Davis shows huge support for heart health on Wear Red Day https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9706/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9706 (February 5, 2015) - UC Davis faculty, staff and students will show their supersized support for heart health on National Wear Red Day as they take over a Davis campus athletic field to create a huge heart formed by humans. As the crowd gathers, the Battle Heart Disease Fair will offer resources for heart-healthy living, radio station 102.5 KSFM will play lively music, Zumba teachers will get the crowd moving, and one of the nation’s foremost heart-disease experts will test everyone’s “heart smarts.” Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9706 Karen Finney 2015-02-05T00:00:00Z School of Nursing professor receives grant to develop manual for nursing-home care https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9704/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9704 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 5, 2015) - Elena Siegel, an assistant professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, received a $299,000 grant from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Center for Regulatory Excellence Grant Program to develop and test a resource manual that directors of nursing can use as a reference to ensure the registered nurses safely and effectively delegate day-to-day tasks in nursing home settings. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9704 Susan Mar 2015-02-05T00:00:00Z A simple information sheet can help women avoid pregnancy and acne medication-related birth defects https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9685/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9685 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 4, 2015) - An information sheet for women being treated for severe acne improves understanding of contraceptive effectiveness and ways to avoid pregnancy and medication-induced birth defects, a study published today in JAMA Dermatology has found. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9685 Phyllis Brown 2015-02-04T00:00:00Z Spanish-language seminar slated on the family dynamics of having a child with special needs https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9665/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9665 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 3, 2015) - The UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) will hold a panel discussion on “Developing and Maintaining Positive Relationships in the Community and the Family” for individuals with children with special needs on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note: This discussion will be presented entirely in Spanish. The presentation will be held in the MIND Institute auditorium, at 2825 50th St., Sacramento. It is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. Seating is first-come, first-served. No children will be allowed. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9665 Phyllis Brown 2015-02-03T00:00:00Z Nerve regeneration therapy has potential to prevent arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death after heart attack https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9669/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9669 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2015) - A therapy currently under development for spinal cord injuries has been shown to stimulate nerve regeneration in the heart and provide resistance to arrhythmias following a heart attack, according to a new study published today in the journal Nature Communications. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9669 Susan Mar 2015-02-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded nearly $4 million for technology in vascular disease treatment and bone and cartilage repair https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9692/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9692 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2015) - The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded a pair of $1.8 million grants to two UC Davis scientists to develop better tools for enabling physicians to assess the safety and efficacy of bioengineered tissues used to treat cardiovascular disease and bone and cartilage repair. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9692 Susan Mar 2015-02-02T00:00:00Z