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 Updated Statement Regarding Airman Spencer Stone https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10439/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10439 (October 9, 2015) - UC Davis Medical Center has updated information regarding the health of U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone. (11:15 a.m.) Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10439 Phyllis Brown 2015-10-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds antibiotic stewardship reduces C. diff in hospitalized children https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10436/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10436 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 9, 2015) - Hospitalized children were three times less likely to become sick with Clostridium difficile (C. diff), a serious bacterial infection that can occur after prolonged antibiotic use, following implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program, a new UC Davis study found. These programs reduce the misuse of antibiotics and therefore C. diff, and also result in antibiotic cost savings, according to research being presented at IDWeek 2015™. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10436 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-10-09T00:00:00Z Statement Regarding Spencer Stone https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10435/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10435 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2015) - The family of Spenser Stone appreciates the outpouring of love and support. Airman Stone is in serious condition. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10435 Phyllis Brown 2015-10-08T00:00:00Z Bilingual website boosts awareness of kidney transplantation and donation among Hispanics/Latinos https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10433/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10433 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 7, 2015) - A new bilingual website sensitive to Hispanic/Latino cultural needs increases knowledge about living kidney donation and transplantation beyond standard education provided by transplant centers, a new study published Oct. 7 in the journal Transplantation has found. [en español] Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10433 Susan Mar 2015-10-07T00:00:00Z What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease topic of October lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10418/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10418 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2015) - Monique Breteler, director of Population Health Sciences at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, will address “What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease,” during the October UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center 2015 Distinguished Lecture. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10418 Phyllis Brown 2015-10-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis granted $15.5 million to build world's first total-body PET scanner https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10417/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10417 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2015) - A UC Davis research team has been awarded $15.5 million to build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated and put the university on the nation’s leading edge of molecular imaging. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10417 Dorsey Griffith 2015-10-06T00:00:00Z Kenyon to lead pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at UC Davis https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10423/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10423 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 5, 2015) - Nicholas Kenyon, a nationally recognized expert in obstructive airway disease, has been appointed chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Gordon A. Wong Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UC Davis Health System. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10423 Karen Finney 2015-10-05T00:00:00Z Public Forum: Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury through the Lifespan, Oct. 21 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10409/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10409 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 5, 2015) - Concussions — occurring from impacts to the head on the sports field, battlefield, or in an automobile or other accident — are the subject of a two-hour event featuring a multidisciplinary group of UC Davis physicians conducting leading-edge research to identify and treat traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their long-term aftermath, dementia. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10409 Carole Gan 2015-10-05T00:00:00Z Pourdavoud receives Dr. Anthony Philipps Endowed Scholarship in Pediatrics https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10410/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10410 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2015) - Catherine Pourdavoud, a second-year student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been selected as the 2015 winner of the Dr. Anthony Philipps Endowed Scholarship in Pediatrics. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10410 David Ong 2015-10-02T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween Superstores gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10371/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10371 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 1, 2015) - Spirit Halloween Superstores won't have tricks, but they will be giving plenty of treats to UC Davis Children's Hospital this Halloween season. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10371 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-10-01T00:00:00Z New treatments a big step for patients with advanced kidney cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10403/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10403 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 29, 2015) - In an editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Primo Lara, associate director for Translational Research at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and David Quinn, medical director, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, highlight two new drugs that have shown great efficacy against kidney cancer. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10403 Susan Mar 2015-09-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher advocates ending Medicare coverage of controversial mammography tool https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10391/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10391 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 28, 2015) - A costly tool used on nearly all mammograms does not increase cancer detection rates and should no longer be covered by Medicare, argues Joshua Fenton, a family physician and comparative effectiveness researcher in an editorial published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10391 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-28T00:00:00Z Mini Medical School to prepare for life's second half https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10399/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10399 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 28, 2015) - Visionary middle-agers, novice seniors or individuals of almost any age are invited to enroll in UC Davis’ highly regarded Mini Medical School.  Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10399 Susan Mar 2015-09-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis to test a computer program designed to reduce suicide https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10390/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10390 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 25, 2015) - UC Davis Health System researchers have received a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use a technology-based approach to help prevent suicide among those most at risk: middle-aged men. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10390 Susan Mar 2015-09-25T00:00:00Z Rivera receives Janet Gordon Armour M.D., Scholarship https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10387/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10387 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 25, 2015) - UC Davis medical student Nancy Rivera has been selected to receive the 2015-16 Janet Gordon Armour, M.D., Scholarship, which benefits an outstanding first-year female student pursuing primary care medicine. The award, established in 1997, honors Janet Gordon Armour, a 1978 graduate of the UC Davis School of Medicine. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10387 David Ong 2015-09-25T00:00:00Z Stomp Out Kids Cancer donates to UC Davis Children's Hospital pediatric patients https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10382/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10382 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 24, 2015) - Thanks to Les Mahler from Stomp Out Kids Cancer, UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatric patients had the opportunity to attend an Oakland A’s baseball game this summer. The tickets were provided at no cost to patients. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10382 Caitlin Scordalakis 2015-09-24T00:00:00Z Neurosurgeons on the sidelines https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10374/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10374 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 22, 2015) - UC Davis’ first home football game on Sept. 12 featured a newcomer on the sidelines: neurosurgeon Kia Shahlaie. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10374 Susan Mar 2015-09-22T00:00:00Z Maselli, UC Davis neurology researcher, receives $300,000 grant from Muscular Dystrophy Association https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10367/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10367 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2015) - Ricardo A. Maselli, UC Davis professor of neurology, has received a $300,000 grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association to test the use of stem cells as a vehicle for delivering ColQ, which is a protein that is deficient in a severe form of Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10367 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-21T00:00:00Z Tumor suppressor LRIG1 controls breast cancer aggression and invasion https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10359/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10359 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that the protein LRIG1 reduces breast cancer invasion and could potentially help control metastasis. Using aggressive basal-like breast cancer cell lines, the scientists found that restoring LRIG1 expression reduced these cells’ growth and invasiveness.  Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10359 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-21T00:00:00Z Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus visits UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10361/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10361 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2015) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients had a special visit from the Big Top yesterday when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers came to unveil a new permanent circus mural and bring smiles to children and families. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10361 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-09-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school welcomes doctoral and master's-degree students in leadership programs https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10368/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10368 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2015) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis welcomed 34 graduate students Thursday at a ceremony to mark the beginning of their Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Programs. Nine students begin their four-year journey to achieve Doctor of Philosophy degrees, along with 25 people pursuing master’s degrees in leadership. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10368 Rebecca Badeaux 2015-09-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute studies the use of sertaline (Zoloft ®) in young children with autism spectrum disorder https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10353/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10353 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2015) - Whether the language and social development of very young children with ASD can be improved through treatment with sertraline, commonly known by the brand name Zoloft ®, is the subject of a new clinical trial at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10353 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-18T00:00:00Z 2015-16 MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series starts Oct. 14 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10347/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10347 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2015) - The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2015-16 Distinguished Lecturer Series in October with an address by Lisa Croen, Director of the Kaiser Permanente Autism Research Program, who will address “The epidemiology of autism: Investigating perinatal risk factors.” The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. It is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10347 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-16T00:00:00Z Initiative to improve treatment, services for children with autism receives $10 million grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10350/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10350 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2015) - Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute are participating in an initiative project to provide better treatment for children with autism in under-served areas through a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The program aims, to bring evidence-based research practices to communities throughout the U.S. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10350 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital joins Society of Critical Care Medicine's ICU Liberation Collaborative https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10346/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10346 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 15, 2015) - The UC Davis Children’s Hospital was recently accepted as one of eight pediatric centers in the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s ICU Liberation Collaborative. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10346 Susan Mar 2015-09-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis Vascular Center receives accreditation for vein procedures https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10343/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10343 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2015) - The UC Davis Vascular Center’s vein program has been accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for the evaluation and treatment of venous disorders. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10343 Susan Mar 2015-09-11T00:00:00Z Welltopia site awarded for making health information more accessible to consumers https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10335/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10335 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 9, 2015) - Welltopia, a website that offers Californians a wide range of essential resources to help build healthier lives and communities, will be honored with a 2015 Digital Government Achievement Award by GovTech’s Center for Digital Government on Sept. 25 in New Orleans. [en español] Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10335 Carole Gan 2015-09-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis patients, nurses star in new pediatric cancer video series https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10333/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10333 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 9, 2015) - Children undergoing cancer treatment at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center take center stage in a series of specially created videos aimed at helping families cope with a new diagnosis, through their treatment journey and into survivorship. Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10333 Dorsey Griffith 2015-09-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis study shows popular molecular tests over diagnose C. difficile infections up to 50 percent https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10330/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10330 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2015) - Clostridium difficile is a common cause of infection and diarrhea in hospitalized patients, but a new study by UC Davis pathologists suggests that many patients are mistakenly diagnosed and do not need antibiotic treatment. Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10330 Susan Mar 2015-09-08T00:00:00Z UC-ReX Initiative Team honored for accelerating health research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10329/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10329 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 4, 2015) - Ten teams representing multiple locations across the University of California won 2015 Larry L. Sautter Awards during ceremonies at the recent UC Computing Services Conference in Riverside. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10329 Susan Mar 2015-09-04T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Sept. 28 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10322/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10322 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 3, 2015) - The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10322 Susan Mar 2015-09-03T00:00:00Z Alzheimer's Disease Center joins 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10323/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10323 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 2, 2015) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will participate in the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Sacramento on Saturday, Oct. 3. The center’s team name is “UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center;” it is seeking team participants and donations. To participate or make a gift visit the website for the Alzheimer’s Association, which sponsors the event. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10323 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-02T00:00:00Z Public Forum: Concussion and brain injury through the lifespan https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10319/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10319 (September 1, 2015) - Join us for a dynamic, interactive event that features brief presentations and discussion on the new ways to identify, prevent and treat concussions and brain injury. Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10319 Carole Gan 2015-09-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers receive $5.4 million grant to study new tool to evaluate early-stage Alzheimer's https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10315/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10315 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 31, 2015) - Alzheimer’s researchers at UC Davis and UC San Diego have launched a new study which aims to detect the earliest stages of cognitive dysfunction in people with pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease by using event-related brain potentials (ERPs). Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10315 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-31T00:00:00Z Alzheimer's behaviors: How do I manage them? topic of September lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10308/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10308 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 27, 2015) - Alzheimer’s behaviors: How do I manage them? will be the subject of the next UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Community Discovery Lecture Series address. The discussion will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lescher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek . Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10308 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-27T00:00:00Z High temperatures pose danger to kids, pets left in cars https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10302/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10302 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 25, 2015) - With triple digit temperatures still in the Sacramento weather forecast, it’s important to remember that it is never safe for a child to be left alone in a car – even if the windows are rolled down. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10302 Caitlin Scordalakis 2015-08-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute to present inaugural Lynne Ora Kushel Memorial Lecture on Bipolar Disorder https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10301/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10301 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 25, 2015) - Jair C. Soares, professor and Pat R. Rutherford, Jr., chair in psychiatry, UTHealth Medical School, will present the inaugural Lynne Ora Kushel Memorial Lecture on Bipolar Disorder at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Thursday, Oct. 1. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10301 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-25T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researchers receive grant to measure language acquisition in autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10300/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10300 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 24, 2015) - The evaluation of new treatments for autism spectrum disorder is being hampered by the lack of validated measures to assess the progress that individuals make in such treatments. UC Davis MIND Institute researchers, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and University of Washington, will study the utility of methods for measuring language acquisition in people with autism spectrum disorder, in order to evaluate their treatment progress, through a $125,000 seed grant from the Simons Foundation for Autism Research. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10300 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-24T00:00:00Z The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: How to water the grass and raise money for a worthy cause. https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10297/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10297 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 20, 2015) - UC Davis ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic Co-Directors Bjorn Oskarsson and Nanette Joyce demonstrated how to water the grass, despite the drought, and raise money for a very worthy cause: The ALS Association of Greater Sacramento. The association supports the clinic, which is an ALS Center of Excellence. If you would like to make a gift, click here. The ice bucket challenge took place on Wednesday, August 19. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10297 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-20T00:00:00Z Leiserowitz named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UC Davis https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10294/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10294 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 20, 2015) - Gary S. Leiserowitz, professor and chief of gynecologic oncology, has been appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Leiserowitz previously was the department’s interim chair, starting in August 2014. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10294 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-20T00:00:00Z New York Blood Center partners with UC Davis Health System to produce more viable stem cell therapies https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10293/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10293 NEW YORK (August 20, 2015) - New York Blood Center (NYBC) today announced a new collaboration with the University of California, Davis, Health System to manufacture specialized lines of stem cells as potential therapies for repair and regeneration of retina, kidney, lung and liver tissue, as well as for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10293 Susan Mar 2015-08-20T00:00:00Z Managing Alzheimer's behaviors topic of September lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10291/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10291 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 20, 2015) - “Alzheimer’s behaviors: How do I manage them?” will be the subject of the next UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Community Discovery Lecture Series address. The discussion will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10291 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic takes up the ALS ice-bucket challenge https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10286/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10286 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2015) - Hardy souls from the UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic will take up the cause to raise funds for the ALS Association on Wednesday, Aug. 19, during the ALS ice-bucket challenge — a dousing with ice-cold water that is a call to action to donate to a cure for ALS. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10286 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-18T00:00:00Z American Indian undergraduates visit UC Davis to explore health professions https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10267/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10267 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2015) - Twenty American Indian undergraduates from across the western United States recently attended the second annual American Indians Accessing Health Professions Workshop 2015 at UC Davis Health System. The three-day workshop was hosted and organized by the UC Davis School of Medicine Office of Student and Resident Diversity, in partnership with the Association of American Indian Physicians, UCLA and the University of Nevada. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10267 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-18T00:00:00Z Summer Concert brings music, family fun to health system campus https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10124/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10124 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2015) - Staff, faculty, students and neighbors enjoyed live music, food and fun at last week’s free summer concert, presented by UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The event was co-hosted by the UC Davis Health System Community Advisory Board and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10124 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-08-18T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Telethon raises $274,958 for UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10279/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10279 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2015) - Telethon viewers and partners raised $274,958 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10279 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-08-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis to employ canines to sniff out cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10278/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10278 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 17, 2015) - UC Davis clinicians are hoping to greatly advance cancer screenings with the innate olfactory skills of man’s best friend. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10278 Susan Mar 2015-08-17T00:00:00Z A better way to personalize bladder cancer treatments https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10261/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10261 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with colleagues at Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10261 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-13T00:00:00Z Nesbitt, Silva and Sweeney recognized for outstanding achievement and teaching https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10272/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10272 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2015) - Two UC Davis School of Medicine faculty members and a dean emeritus of the school have been recognized with the 2015 Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award and the C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10272 David Ong 2015-08-13T00:00:00Z New UC Davis environmental research center links science with advocacy https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10268/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10268 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2015) - A cross-disciplinary center focused on identifying connections between environmental toxins and disease has been established at UC Davis Health System with the ultimate goal of developing preventions and policies that protect communities from unhealthy exposures. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10268 Susan Mar 2015-08-12T00:00:00Z Kohl's Cares supports UC Davis Children's Hospital's trauma prevention efforts https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2015) - The UC Davis Injury and Trauma Prevention Program has received a grant for $202,309 from Kohl’s Cares® to support its child and adolescent injury prevention efforts in the Sacramento area. Kohl’s will formally present the donation at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital free summer concert on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. Since 2005, Kohl’s has donated more than $2.4 million to UC Davis Children’s Hospital to support its children’s health initiatives. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10258 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-08-12T00:00:00Z New combination treatment effective against melanoma skin metastases https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10264/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10264 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2015) - mIn findings never before seen in melanoma, a novel combination therapy was found to be highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases, new research from UC Davis has shown. Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10264 Susan Mar 2015-08-11T00:00:00Z Using kidneys from very small donors for transplant is safer than expected https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10257/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10257 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 10, 2015) - Kidneys transplanted from infants who died of birth-related or other complications are less likely to fail due to a post-surgical vascular complication known as graft arterial stenosis (GAS) than kidneys from deceased adults, resesarchers have found. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10257 Susan Mar 2015-08-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis cancer patient makes generous gift to ease children's hospital stay https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10255/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10255 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2015) - In a check presentation Aug. 6 at the UC Davis Medical Center, Roy Chavez, a UC Davis brain cancer patient and Mule Creek State Prison correctional officer, made a generous gift to support programs and services for children staying at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10255 Susan Mar 2015-08-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis clinical research scientist wins second Hartwell Foundation award for pediatric cancer research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10247/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10247 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2015) - UC Davis pediatric oncologist and researcher Noriko Satake has been awarded a 2015 Hartwell Biomedical Research Collaboration Award from The Hartwell Foundation, a philanthropy that funds innovative and leading-edge biomedical research with the potential to benefit children of the United States. This is the first time a Hartwell investigator from UC Davis has received the Foundation’s inter-institutional Collaboration Award. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10247 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-07T00:00:00Z Cherry lands top NCI grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10246/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10246 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2015) - Simon Cherry, distinguished professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, and co-leader of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Biomedical Technology Program, has been selected to receive a prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10246 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-06T00:00:00Z Raising pay can reduce smoking rates https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10250/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10250 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 6, 2015) - In addition to restricting when and where tobacco is used at work, UC Davis Health System research shows that employers can do something else to reduce the number of employees who smoke: raise wages. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10250 Susan Mar 2015-08-06T00:00:00Z Long-term ovarian cancer survival higher than thought https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10135/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10135 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2015) - Combing data collected on thousands of California ovarian cancer patients, UC Davis researchers have determined that almost one-third survived at least 10 years after diagnosis. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10135 Dorsey Griffith 2015-08-05T00:00:00Z Curry honored with two international recognitions for microcirculation research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10245/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10245 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2015) - Fitz-Roy Curry, distinguished professor emeritus of physiology and membrane biology and biomedical engineering at UC Davis, has been honored with two international recognitions for his contributions in microcirculation research. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10245 Carole Gan 2015-08-05T00:00:00Z Researchers call for improved firearm safety counseling by physicians https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10225/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10225 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 4, 2015) - Physicians should improve the way they discuss firearm safety with patients by showing more respect for the viewpoints of gun owners, according to an article by a University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty member published in the Aug. 4 issue of JAMA. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10225 Carole Gan 2015-08-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis physiology and membrane biology department names new chair https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10235/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10235 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 3, 2015) - Luis Fernando Santana, a scientist with an international reputation for his work on arrhythmias and the physiology of calcium channels in smooth and cardiac muscle, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology at UC Davis School of Medicine. [en español] Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10235 Susan Mar 2015-08-03T00:00:00Z