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 New study tests stem cells as a treatment for degenerative disc disease https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10762/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10762 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2016) - As part of a new multicenter clinical trial, UC Davis Health System researchers will test whether a novel stem cell treatment can reduce the pain and mobility issues caused by degenerative disc disease. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10762 Susan Mar 2016-02-10T00:00:00Z Phi Delta Epsilon's Benefit Ball raises money for UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10749/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10749 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2016) - Phi Delta Epsilon, the professional, co-ed, pre-medical fraternity based at UC Davis, will be hosting their 5th annual benefit ball to raise money for UC Davis Children's Hospital. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 from 7-10 p.m. at the ARC Ballroom on Davis campus. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10749 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-02-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Nursing partners with Sacramento County Health Department https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10751/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10751 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 10, 2016) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis now partners with the Sacramento County Health Department to establish a clinical professor and clinical provider position that benefits health care within the county and furthers the school’s mission to serve underserved communities. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10751 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-02-10T00:00:00Z Richard L. Applegate II joins UC Davis as chair of anesthesiology and pain medicine https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10743/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10743 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 8, 2016) - Richard L. Applegate II, a thought leader with comprehensive clinical experience and academic excellence in general anesthesiology and cardiothoracic anesthesiology, joins UC Davis School of Medicine as professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. His appointment begins Feb. 8. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10743 Carole Gan 2016-02-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series features renowned neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10750/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10750 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 8, 2016) - Neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, will discuss “Illuminating the Brain in Health and Disease” during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10750 Karen Finney 2016-02-08T00:00:00Z CME program earns national reaccreditation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10732/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10732 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 5, 2016) - The UC Davis Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) has received prestigious recognition for courses it offers to thousands of health-care professionals each year. Last month, it earned top marks with a flawless six-year reaccreditation for its exceptional training and education programs. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10732 Susan Mar 2016-02-05T00:00:00Z Media advisory: UC Davis abandons blue and gold for red on UC Davis Wears Red Day https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10740/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10740 (February 4, 2016) - Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10740 Karen Finney 2016-02-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Nursing awarded grant to further innovative case-based learning modules for clinical programs https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10738/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10738 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 4, 2016) - For the second year in a row, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis received a $149,995 grant from the Office of Statewide Health and Planning to further advance the innovative Integrative Case-Based Learning curriculum for its clinical programs. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10738 Jennette Carrick 2016-02-04T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $60,230 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10690/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10690 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 4, 2016) - UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will continue to train individuals to become certified child life specialists at UC Davis Children's Hospital, thanks to a generous donation by Spirit Halloween Superstores. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10690 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-02-04T00:00:00Z Linking clinical practice with medical evidence: UC Davis lecture features national expert https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10730/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10730 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 3, 2016) - Michael LeFevre, a family medicine physician with the University of Missouri and national advocate for linking medical evidence with clinical policies, will speak in Sacramento as part of the 2016 UC Davis Health System Snively Visiting Professorship in Family and Community Medicine. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10730 Susan Mar 2016-02-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital launches 10 Books to Read partnership https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10731/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10731 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 3, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital kicks off a new partnership this month with ABC10 and the Sacramento Public Library on a literacy initiative called 10 Books to Read. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10731 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-02-03T00:00:00Z Renowned nutrition expert speaks in "Food as Medicine" series Feb. 11 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10728/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10728 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 3, 2016) - Michael Greger, a best-selling author and creator of the seminal website NutritionFacts.org, will speak about “Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating Disease With Diet” on Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10728 David Ong 2016-02-03T00:00:00Z Discounted tickets to February Sacramento Republic FC soccer games https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10723/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10723 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2016) - UC Davis Health System employees and their friends and family can cheer on the Sacramento Republic FC and get discounted tickets to two pre-season games this month. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10723 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-02-02T00:00:00Z Finding new targets to battle drug resistance https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10721/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10721 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 1, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories have created a chemotherapy-resistant line of bladder cancer cells to study how tumors become resistant to chemotherapy and identified molecular changes that could drive that resistance. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10721 Susan Mar 2016-02-01T00:00:00Z UC Davis optometrist starts term as president of Scleral Lens Education Society https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10715/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10715 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 1, 2016) - Melissa Barnett, principal optometrist at the UC Davis Eye Center, is the new president of the Scleral Lens Education Society, an international organization that teaches practitioners the science and art of prescribing scleral contact lenses and supports public education. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10715 Susan Mar 2016-02-01T00:00:00Z Two UC Davis physician assistant students awarded national scholarships https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10719/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10719 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 29, 2016) - Ruth Legesse and Nicole Klopovic, both second-year physician assistant students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, were awarded two of this year’s 18 nationwide Physician Assistant Foundation scholarships. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10719 Jennette Carrick 2016-01-29T00:00:00Z Young, poor African Americans and Hispanics have harder time beating Hodgkin Lymphoma https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10716/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10716 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 29, 2016) - African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults fare far worse than their white counterparts when faced with a mostly curable type of cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, a study by a UC Davis epidemiologist has found. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10716 Dorsey Griffith 2016-01-29T00:00:00Z Media advisory: Students today, doctors tomorrow https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10706/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10706 (January 26, 2016) - High school and community college students are invited to attend a Stockton conference designed to provide first-hand knowledge and insights about getting into medical school. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10706 Susan Mar 2016-01-26T00:00:00Z Burn center team recognized as local heroes by the Red Cross https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10701/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10701 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 22, 2016) - The Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis was among the honorees today at the 15th Annual Red Cross Hero Recognition event that paid tribute to community members who took action to help others and show extraordinary human compassion during times of crisis. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10701 Karen Finney 2016-01-22T00:00:00Z Melnikow appointed to expert panel of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10698/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10698 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 22, 2016) - UC Davis physician and health policy expert Joy Melnikow has been appointed to the panel of the California Technology Assessment Forum of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10698 Susan Mar 2016-01-22T00:00:00Z Medical students awarded for increasing awareness of cervical cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10695/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10695 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 22, 2016) - UC Davis medical students who also are co-directors of the Paul Hom Asian Clinic have been selected to receive a Patient Advocacy Grant from the American Society of Cytopathology Foundation. Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10695 David Ong 2016-01-22T00:00:00Z Register for Donut Dash 'Ate': Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10641/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10641 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 20, 2016) - The eighth annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 5, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. For the first time, proceeds will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10641 2016-01-20T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Feb. 9 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10681/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10681 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 20, 2016) - 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. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10681 Susan Mar 2016-01-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Nursing partners with statewide nursing home organization to improve dementia care https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10684/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10684 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 19, 2016) - Researchers from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis collaborate with the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) on a quality improvement initiative aimed at improving dementia care in skilled nursing facilities. Associate Adjunct Professor Debra Bakerjian and Assistant Professor Elena O. Siegel will conduct independent research in a project aimed at improving dementia care. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10684 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-01-19T00:00:00Z Researchers decipher stem cell messages in blood vessel formation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10686/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10686 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 19, 2016) - An international collaboration between UC Davis and Swedish scientists has resulted in the first comprehensive characterization of a recently discovered cell-to-cell communication system used by stem cells. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10686 Susan Mar 2016-01-19T00:00:00Z Telemedicine in the ICU: It can be a cost-effective option https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10673/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10673 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2016) - UC Davis investigators have found that telecommunication systems that provide remote monitoring and access to specialty care in intensive care units (ICUs) are cost-effective in most cases and can even be cost-saving in certain circumstances, making this intervention potentially economically favorable compared with other health-care services. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10673 Susan Mar 2016-01-15T00:00:00Z American Academy of Neurology recognizes UC Davis Huntington's disease researcher https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10667/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10667 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 13, 2016) - UC Davis’ leadership in Huntington’s disease research received another boost recently when Kyle Fink, a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Regenerative Cures, was recognized by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) for the cutting-edge research findings in gene editing that he presented at the 2015 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.   Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10667 Susan Mar 2016-01-13T00:00:00Z Media advisory: UC Davis fair focuses on mental health and young adults https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10660/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10660 (January 11, 2016) - Student advocate Jordana Steinberg will talk about the need to expand mental health support for young adults at the Student Resiliency and Mental Health Fair at UC Davis. Sponsored by the UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, the event will feature mental health and wellness resources available on campus and in the community. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10660 Karen Finney 2016-01-11T00:00:00Z More research needed on evaluation of dense breasts https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10656/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10656 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2016) - A systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are re-categorized as dense rather than non-dense or vice versa from one mammogram to the next. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10656 Susan Mar 2016-01-11T00:00:00Z Making a safe procedure even safer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10655/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10655 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2016) - In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10655 Susan Mar 2016-01-11T00:00:00Z Women recognize UC Davis as one of America's best hospitals for bariatric surgery, cancer and heart care https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10652/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10652 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 8, 2016) - UC Davis Medical Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best hospitals for bariatric surgery, cancer and heart care. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10652 Karen Finney 2016-01-08T00:00:00Z Immunology expert to discuss the role of T cells in brain health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10638/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10638 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 30, 2015) - Jonathan Kipnis, director of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia, will discuss “The Brain’s Lymphatic System and Behavior” during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10638 Susan Mar 2015-12-30T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school opens program to prepare new nurses https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10564/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10564 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 23, 2015) - Applications opened today for a new nursing program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. For the first time, UC Davis now offers a degree program that prepares new nurses. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10564 Rebecca Badeaux 2015-12-23T00:00:00Z It takes a UC village: Smoking cessation push goes high tech https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10635/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10635 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 23, 2015) - Buster Halcomb was just 5, a scruffy shoeshine boy in a billiard hall in Cumberland, Ky., when three men approached with packs of “tailor-made” cigarettes. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10635 Susan Mar 2015-12-23T00:00:00Z Support Project ADAM Sacramento at Feb. 3 Sacramento Kings game https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10631/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10631 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 22, 2015) - Health system employees and the public can support Project ADAM Sacramento and get a discount on tickets at the Sacramento Kings game on Wednesday, Feb. 3, a night dedicated to heart health awareness.  Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10631 2015-12-22T00:00:00Z Children's hospital patients decorate cookie, make crafts with the Frosting Queens https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10633/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10633 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 22, 2015) - UC Davis Children's Hospital patients and their families enjoyed a holiday tradition this week – cookie decorating and crafts in the pediatric playroom, led by The Frosting Queens, two Sacramento sisters Angela and Annette Del Biaggio, who own a frosting business. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10633 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-12-22T00:00:00Z Left ventricular assist device program at UC Davis receives certification https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10630/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10630 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 22, 2015) - UC Davis Medical Center has earned certification from The Joint Commission for its left ventricular assist device (LVAD) program, which offers a technological approach to treating advanced heart failure. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10630 Susan Mar 2015-12-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis receives 4.5 Star Award for Medicare Advantage quality achievement https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10634/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10634 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 22, 2015) - UC Davis Medical Group has received the Medicare Advantage 4.5-Star Award from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) for delivering a high level of quality care for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in California. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10634 Carole Gan 2015-12-22T00:00:00Z A better way to treat deadly Aspergillus mold infection https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10618/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10618 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2015) - Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that isavuconazole, a new treatment for invasive mold diseases such as Aspergillus, has fewer side effects than voriconazole and is just as effective. These results are good news for leukemia and lymphoma patients, who can be vulnerable to these opportunistic infections. The study was published Dec. 9 in The Lancet.  Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10618 Carole Gan 2015-12-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis selected for National Professional Development Program https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10617/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10617 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2015) - UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing have been selected to participate in a new national professional development program known as Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign (PACER). Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10617 Susan Mar 2015-12-17T00:00:00Z American Idol stars perform in the UC Davis Children's Hospital playroom https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10604/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10604 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 10, 2015) - American Idol stars Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams made a surprise visit to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital playroom today to perform during regularly scheduled music group. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10604 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-12-10T00:00:00Z Project ADAM Sacramento joins 'CPR Saves Lives March' https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10601/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10601 SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 9, 2015) - Representatives from Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) at UC Davis Children's Hospital will join the estimated 1,000 people – including more than 50 cardiac arrest survivors – to march through the streets of downtown San Diego on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 11:25 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10601 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-12-09T00:00:00Z Two UC Davis experts among speakers at World Stem Cell Summit https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10599/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10599 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 9, 2015) - Two UC Davis Health System scientists are among the featured speakers at the upcoming World Stem Cell Summit and Regenerative Medicine conference that starts Dec. 10 in Atlanta. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10599 Susan Mar 2015-12-09T00:00:00Z Mix Cares 4 Kids Radiothon set for Dec. 10-11 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10583/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10583 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2015) - CBS Radio Mix96 and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is partnering for their second annual "Mix Cares 4 Kids" radiothon at UC Davis Children's Hospital. Mix96, 96.1FM will broadcast live each day from 6-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. Dec. 10-11 from the Tower Lobby of the hospital. Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10583 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-12-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital patients celebrate CIM early with Mini Marathon event https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10591/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10591 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2015) - They came on foot, by toy car, by stroller and wheelchair. UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients were bustling with excitement at the starting line, eager to take part in today’s Mini Marathon, an event made possible by the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department and the Sacramento Running Association, which hosts the California International Marathon (CIM) each year. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10591 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-12-03T00:00:00Z Medical volunteers gear up for California International Marathon https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10588/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10588 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2015) - More than 100 volunteers from across UC Davis Health System will provide medical support at the 33rd annual California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday. Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10588 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2015-12-03T00:00:00Z A visit to the gas station: Protein helps power up DNA repair https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10572/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10572 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2015) - In a game-changing study, researchers at UC Davis and other organizations have shown that the enzyme cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1), which plays a key role in DNA repair, also leaves the nucleus to boost cellular energy production. By irradiating normal cells, the team showed that CDK1 turned up production of ATP, cellular energy packets that – in this case – provided the necessary power supply to fix the radiation-damaged DNA.  Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10572 Dorsey Griffith 2015-12-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center named 2015 Leapfrog Top Urban Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10577/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10577 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 2, 2015) - For the fourth consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals, a respected recognition that showcases UC Davis’ commitment to providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike. Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10577 David Ong 2015-12-02T00:00:00Z