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 Moonshot grant advances immune therapy for dogs - and one day people - with cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12373/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12373 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2017) - UC Davis has received its first National Cancer Institute (NCI) Moonshot grant  ̶  $2.5 million over five years  ̶  to explore immunotherapy treatments for dogs who develop melanoma and osteosarcoma and that may one day benefit humans, as well. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12373 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-20T00:00:00Z Cancer Center hosts lung cancer research conference https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12372/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12372 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 19, 2017) - Members of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center lung cancer treatment team will present at WCLC 2017, a one-day conference on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in San Francisco. Presenters will share the latest lung cancer and other thoracic malignancy advances highlighted at the recent 18th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer in Japan. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12372 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-19T00:00:00Z In memoriam: James A. Fischer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12370/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12370 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2017) - James A. “Jim” Fischer, a highly regarded UC Davis cardiologist and beloved mentor, died Sept. 8, 2017, in Sacramento. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12370 Charles Casey 2017-10-17T00:00:00Z Kohl's to donate $450,000 to UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12348/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12348 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2017) - Kohl’s Cares will donate $450,000 over two years to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital's Kohl’s Injury Prevention program. The program will support three strategies in the Sacramento community: to educate teen drivers on safe driving, educate families on childhood safety in and around cars, and educate violently injured and at-risk youth, identified through the UC Davis trauma program, on violence avoidance strategies. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12348 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-17T00:00:00Z Fernandez y Garcia receives best poster award at International Conference on Communication in Healthcare https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12363/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12363 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2017) - Erik Fernandez y Garcia, associate professor of clinical pediatrics at UC Davis Children's Hospital, has been awarded the best poster presentation at the 2017 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare and Health Literacy Annual Research Conference in Baltimore this month. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12363 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-17T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis partners with Lazer Broadcasting Group for radiothon Oct. 25-27 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12294/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12294 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2017) - Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis will kick off its radiothon with Lazer Broadcasting Group Oct. 25-27 to raise funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Stations will broadcast a mix of patient stories, facts and interviews into regular programming to raise awareness of and funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital.  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12294 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-17T00:00:00Z Medical Center recognized for employing workers with developmental disabilities https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12360/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12360 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 16, 2017) - The California Disability Services Association has recognized UC Davis Medical Center with one of its annual Employer of the Year awards for its excellence (in the large employer category) in hiring persons with developmental disabilities. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12360 Carole Gan 2017-10-16T00:00:00Z Hundreds turn out for Betty Irene Moore Hall grand opening celebration https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12359/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12359 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 16, 2017) - More than 500 people gathered Friday to celebrate the grand opening of Betty Irene Moore Hall at the UC Davis Sacramento campus. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12359 Rebecca Badeaux 2017-10-16T00:00:00Z What physicians can do to stop mass shootings and firearm violence https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12361/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12361 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 16, 2017) - In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, many ask what can be done to prevent these tragedies. In an editorial and article published Oct. 16, Annals of Internal Medicine editors along with Garen Wintemute, an emergency room physician and authority on gun violence prevention, urge physicians and health-care providers to make public commitments to ask patients about firearms, counsel them on safe firearm behaviors and take further action when an imminent hazard is present. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12361 Carole Gan 2017-10-16T00:00:00Z Lecture highlights the need for truth in biomedical research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12355/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12355 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 12, 2017) - John P.A. Ioannidis, a leader in encouraging fresh and effective approaches in evidence-based research and clinical investigations, will speak on “Biomedical Research: The False and the True, the Waste and the Useful” as the UC Davis Health Snively Visiting Professor in Family and Community Medicine. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12355 Karen Finney 2017-10-12T00:00:00Z Build-a-Bear brings smiles to UC Davis Children's Hospital patients https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12354/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12354 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 12, 2017) - Sometimes a bear hug is just what the doctor ordered. And today was a day of bear hugs (and bat hugs, cat hugs and monkey hugs). Build-a-Bear Workshop in Roseville brought all of these stuffed animals, as well as plenty of clothes, beating hearts and stuffed animal-sized backpacks, to the pediatric patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12354 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-12T00:00:00Z In Memoriam: Richard W. Katzberg https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12346/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12346 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 10, 2017) - Department of Radiology faculty and staff are mourning the passing of Richard Katzberg, a former professor and department chair who passed away in South Carolina last month at the age of 71. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12346 Charles Casey 2017-10-10T00:00:00Z Noncompliance thwarts comprehensive background check policy for private-party sales, study finds https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12342/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12342 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 9, 2017) - Of the three states that recently expanded comprehensive background check (CBC) policies to include all gun transfers, including those among private parties, only Delaware showed an overall increase in firearm background checks. Washington and Colorado had no changes, which the study authors say suggests that compliance and enforcement were incomplete. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12342 Carole Gan 2017-10-09T00:00:00Z "Smart" immune cells: Emerging cancer therapy research at UC Davis receives a boost with NIH award https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12339/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12339 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2017) - Assistant Professor Sean Collins, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has received a $1.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to advance the development of “smart” immune cells for therapies to treat cancer and other diseases. The five-year NIH Director’s New Innovator Award aims to provide new insight into how to engineer immune cells to control their recruitment and response to tumors. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12339 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-06T00:00:00Z Meyers appointed to governor's precision medicine committee https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12340/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12340 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2017) - Fred Meyers has been appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, a new group of experts that will contribute to the state’s continuing efforts to use advanced computing and technology to better understand, treat and prevent disease. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12340 Charles Casey 2017-10-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis, CIRM host free patient-advocate event on stem cell therapies, Oct. 10 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12338/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12338 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2017) - The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and UC Davis are hosting a free patient advocate event about how stem cell therapies are helping patients with unmet medical needs. The event is open to the public. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12338 Carole Gan 2017-10-06T00:00:00Z Public lecture: Psychotherapist shares his family's journey with mental illness https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12303/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12303 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2017) - Stephen Hindshaw shares his family’s journey with mental illness — and his vision to remove the stigma — at a free public lecture sponsored by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12303 Carole Gan 2017-10-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis, NEC Society launch major project to examine the use of probiotics in vulnerable preemies https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12323/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12323 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 5, 2017) - Thanks to the leadership of Mark Underwood, chief of neonatology at UC Davis Children's Hospital, and the NEC Society’s Scientific Advisory Council, the NEC Society is launching a Multi-NICU Probiotic Quality Improvement (QI) Project. It is the first project of its kind to capture data from NICUs that are ready to start routine administration of probiotics to very low birthweight infants (VLBWs) at risk for necrotizing enterocolitis. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12323 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-05T00:00:00Z 2017-2018 MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture Series begins Oct. 11 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12330/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12330 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 4, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series this month with Urs Meyer, pharmacology professor at the University of Zurich. Meyer’s presentation, “Maternal Infection and Immunity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” will take place Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. This event is open to the public and no reservations are required.  Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12330 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-04T00:00:00Z 2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series starts Oct. 4 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12325/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12325 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2017) - UC Davis Children's Hospital, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UC Davis Genome Center are hosting the 2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series, a monthly series focusing on genomic medicine topics, led by UC Davis faculty. Seminars will be held the first Wednesday of every month at noon at the Center for Health and Technology, room 1341. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12325 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital receives the 2018 Women's Choice Award https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12320/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12320 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2017) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been named as a Best Children’s Hospital  and Best Children’s Hospital for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12320 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital re-verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12289/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12289 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 29, 2017) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been re-verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for the next two years. The designation from the ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program focuses on the nation’s first and only multi-specialty standards of surgical care for pediatric patients. UC Davis Children's Hospital remains the first hospital on the West Coast, and only the fourth in the nation, to earn this distinction. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12289 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-09-29T00:00:00Z "Exercise in the Fight Against Alzheimer's" lecture Oct. 5 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12319/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12319 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 29, 2017) - Jeff Burns of the Kansas University Alzheimer’s Disease Center will present “Exercise in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s” on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, 4501 X St. in Sacramento. This is last of the 2017 Community Engagement lecture series hosted by the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living, Aegis of Carmichael, Revere Court and Norwood Pines Alzheimer’s Care Center.  Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12319 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis receives $8 million to expand access to stem cell clinical trials https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12318/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12318 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 28, 2017) - The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine today awarded a nearly $8 million grant to University of California, Davis, stem cell researchers to launch a special clinical trials program in Sacramento to accelerate the therapeutic development and delivery of stem cell therapies in human patients. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12318 Charles Casey 2017-09-28T00:00:00Z 2017-2018 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series announced https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12316/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12316 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 28, 2017) - Beginning in October, the UC Davis MIND Institute will host Minds Behind the MIND, a lecture series featuring leading researchers and clinicians who will present their current research and new treatment findings. Lectures will be held Wednesday evenings in the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento beginning Oct. 4. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12316 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-28T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12290/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12290 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 27, 2017) - Spirit Halloween Superstores won't have tricks, but they will be giving plenty of treats to UC Davis Children's Hospital this Halloween season. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12290 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-09-27T00:00:00Z $3.3 million grant funds early detection of pancreatic cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12315/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12315 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 27, 2017) - UC Davis researchers, led by Julie Sutcliffe, have received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance efforts to diagnose pancreatic cancer before it spreads.  Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12315 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis hosts grand opening celebration for Betty Irene Moore Hall https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12286/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12286 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2017) - Leaders of UC Davis, along with leaders from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, UC Davis Health and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, plan a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting for Betty Irene Moore Hall at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 on the UC Davis Sacramento campus. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12286 Rebecca Badeaux 2017-09-26T00:00:00Z Special Education Rights and Assessments presented in Spanish September 30 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12308/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12308 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 25, 2017) - The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD), part of the UC Davis MIND Institute, will host “Sus Derechos de Educación Especial” (Special Education Rights and Assessments) on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The lecture will be given by multicultural affairs advocate Vanessa Ochoa and client rights advocate Brittnee Gillespie, both of Disability Rights California.   Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12308 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-25T00:00:00Z Too little is known about the compounds in wildfire smoke https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12287/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12287 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 25, 2017) - How do fire-suppression chemicals and pesticides affect wildfire smoke and the health of those who breathe it? UC Davis graduate students discovered that this question cannot be answered based on current scientific evidence and, in a review published in Current Topics in Toxicology, they recommend more studies on the compounds in wildfire smoke. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12287 Karen Finney 2017-09-25T00:00:00Z Children's Hospital patient meets Marvel superhero stars https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12301/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12301 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 22, 2017) - Four-year-old Jonathan Hunt has proven that he has the stuff that superheroes are made of. The Fair Oaks resident experienced a stroke in January, after a freak accident on a trampoline left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to walk. After six weeks of hospitalization and daily physical, speech and occupational therapy at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Johnathan was able to walk out the front doors of the hospital on his own and he continues with outpatient therapy. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12301 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-09-22T00:00:00Z Walmart and Sam's Club kick off CMN fundraising campaign for UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12292/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12292 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 20, 2017) - Sam's Club and Walmart are kicking off their annual Miracle Balloon campaign by asking customers to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and its local hospital, UC Davis Children’s Hospital, from Sept. 21 to Oct. 29. Customers can donate $1 or more when they check out at the register. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12292 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-09-20T00:00:00Z Fall prevention documentary includes UC Davis Health experts https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12275/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12275 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 15, 2017) - Public television station KVIE begins airing the documentary “Before the Fall” on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. The documentary includes strategies for treating and reducing the risks of falls from UC Davis Health experts Mark Lee, professor of orthopaedic surgery, and Christy Adams, trauma prevention coordinator and co-founder of the StopFalls Coalition. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12275 Karen Finney 2017-09-15T00:00:00Z University of California Cancer Consortium takes on California's $14 billion killer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12263/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12263 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2017) - The University of California’s five academic cancer centers, including the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, have formed a consortium to better address California’s most pressing cancer-related problems and opportunities, UC President Janet Napolitano and Dr. John Stobo, executive vice president of UC Health, announced Sept. 11. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12263 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-11T00:00:00Z Entravision Radiothon raises $182,960 for UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12266/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12266 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2017) - Entravision and Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis announced that $182,960 was raised for UC Davis Children’s Hospital during its 72-hour Radiothon last month. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12266 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-09-11T00:00:00Z Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12255/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12255 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2017) - Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk.  Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12255 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute wins coveted ACE grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 7, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute has been awarded a 5-year, $12 million Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) grant, one of five in the nation, to create a “Center for the Development of Phenotype-based Treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12258 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-07T00:00:00Z "Doctor PE" deepens K-6 students' connections with health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12257/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12257 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2017) - When Walnut Grove Elementary School principal Carrie Norris was viewing her students’ Valentine’s Day art honoring what they love most, among the tributes to parents, friends and pets was one for “Doctor PE.” That student was referring to a unique and popular program that brings UC Davis family and community medicine residents to her school twice each week to teach physical education. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12257 Karen Finney 2017-09-06T00:00:00Z How behavior influences cognitive health topic of Community Engagement Series lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12246/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12246 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 5, 2017) - Robert Wilson, professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences and Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, will speak about “Behavioral Contributions to Cognitive Health” on Thursday, Sept. 14 the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12246 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis Health and Elica Health Centers Announce New Affiliation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12247/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12247 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 31, 2017) - UC Davis Health and Elica Health Centers have established a new affiliation agreement that will provide high quality, affordable health care to thousands of people in the Sacramento-area community. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12247 Doreen Purvis 2017-08-31T00:00:00Z Gun safety recommendations for parents https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12250/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12250 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 31, 2017) - In the United States, one in three homes with young children have guns, many which are unlocked and unloaded. To protect children, UC Davis Children’s Hospital reminds parents to keep firearms out of children’s reach and offers these recommendations. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12250 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-08-31T00:00:00Z Knoepfler awarded second Alex's Lemonade Stand research grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12241/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12241 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 30, 2017) - UC Davis stem cell scientist Paul Knoepfler has been awarded a second $250,000 grant for glioma research from an organization begun 15 years ago by a 5-year-old girl with a deadly form of childhood cancer. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12241 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-30T00:00:00Z The understudied consequences of peripheral neuropathy after chemotherapy https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12238/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12238 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 29, 2017) - In two papers published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute researchers from UC Davis, UCLA and other institutions have found that peripheral neuropathy, which causes pain, numbness, and tingling in hands and/or feet, can bother early-stage breast cancer patients years after completing chemotherapy. In addition, a systematic literature review found only a handful of studies that tracked long-term peripheral neuropathy, leaving little data for patients and clinicians to make informed decisions. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12238 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-29T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Sept. 20 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12230/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12230 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 28, 2017) - 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. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12230 Caitlin Scordalakis 2017-08-28T00:00:00Z Stem cell treatment for children with spina bifida helps dogs first https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12233/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12233 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 24, 2017) - A pair of English bulldog puppies are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy — a combination of surgery and stem cells — developed at the University of California, Davis, to help preserve lower-limb function in children with spina bifida. Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12233 Doreen Purvis 2017-08-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis Pediatric Telehealth Colloquium set for Oct. 23-24 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12232/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12232 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 23, 2017) - UC Davis Health will host the Pediatric Telehealth Colloquium on Oct. 23-24 at the UC Davis Conference Center in Davis. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12232 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-08-23T00:00:00Z CMN Mediathon on ABC10 raises $573,586 for UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12221/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12221 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2017) - After a 19-hour Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Mediathon on ABC10 KXTV, the final totals revealed that Mediathon viewers and partners raised $573,586 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12221 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-08-21T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network mediathon today! Follow the stories. https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12226/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12226 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2017) - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12226 Carole Gan 2017-08-18T00:00:00Z Before sarcoma surgery - radiation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12224/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12224 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2017) - UC Davis researchers have shown that radiation therapy before surgery improves overall survival for patients with soft tissue sarcomas. This pre-surgical, or neoadjuvant, radiotherapy allows surgeons to get better margins around tumors and remove even microscopic cancer tissue more often. The study was published recently  in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12224 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-18T00:00:00Z Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12223/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12223 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2017) - A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) has concluded that the high incidence of small tumors and early-stage disease observed in California from 1988 until about 2009 has declined and stabilized in recent years, signaling the end of a trend. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12223 Carole Gan 2017-08-18T00:00:00Z Healthy living for healthy aging talk in Vietnamese set for Sept. 11 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12217/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12217 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 16, 2017) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, in conjunction with Asian Resources, Inc. and the Alzheimer’s Association will host an event on research exploring the connections between brain and body at a free event Monday, Sept. 11 from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12217 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center receives Excellence in Life Support Award https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12216/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12216 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2017) - UC Davis Medical Center has received the Gold Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) for its Extracorporeal Life Support Program. The program provides lifesaving support for failing organ systems in infants, children and adults. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12216 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-08-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis programs to focus on pain management https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12211/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12211 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2017) - Three educational programs are now open to primary care providers with an interest in strengthening their skills in pain management and responsible opioid prescribing:Train-the-Trainer: Primary Care Pain Management FellowshipEssentials of Primary Care Pain Management Continuing Medical Education (CME) ConferenceMedication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12211 Charles Casey 2017-08-11T00:00:00Z Papa Murphy's pizzas to support UC Davis Children's Hospital -- Aug. 18-19 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12210/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12210 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2017) - Get ready for $5 Take ‘N’ Bake pizzas next Friday morning, Aug. 18, in parking lot #3 (near the corner of 45th and X streets) at the medical center. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12210 Charles Casey 2017-08-11T00:00:00Z Impulsivity in teens, young adults subject of $3.7 million UC Davis grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12208/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12208 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2017) - Julie Schweitzer, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and UC Davis MIND Institute researcher, has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to track impulsivity and self-control in teens and young adults over time. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12208 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center now offers moms nitrous oxide during labor https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12207/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12207 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 10, 2017) - Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is not just for the dentist’s office. UC Davis Medical Center is now offering nitrous oxide as a pain relief option for mothers during labor. Mothers can breathe in this colorless, odorless nitrous oxide gas -- a blend of nitrous and oxygen -- using a mask that they hold over their mouth and nose to help them relax during contractions. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12207 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-08-10T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network partners with Entravision for Radiothon Aug. 17-19 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12077/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12077 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 9, 2017) - Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis will kick off its Radiothon with Entravision Aug. 17-19 to raise funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Stations will broadcast a mix of patient stories, facts and interviews into regular programming to raise awareness of and funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital.  Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12077 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-08-09T00:00:00Z Lecture explores whether health and wellness classes can improve brain function https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12204/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12204 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 9, 2017) - Juliana Baldo, associate director of the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders at the Northern California Veterans Administration, will speak about alternative medicine approaches to brain health at a free public lecture on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street in Sacramento. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12204 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-09T00:00:00Z One of America's top hospitals https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12187/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12187 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2017) - U.S. News & World Report, which annually recognizes hospitals that excel in treating patients with serious and challenging injuries and illnesses, has again ranked UC Davis Medical Center as one of the nation's best hospitals. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12187 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-08-08T00:00:00Z For one couple, giving life extends beyond family https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12201/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12201 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 7, 2017) - Kidney donor Missy Ewing had the chance to meet her organ recipient for the first time at a recent UC Davis Transplant Center celebration. It was the second lifesaving act of generosity for the Ewing family. Her husband, Chris, became a kidney donor three years ago and launched a series of organ swaps between unmatched donor-recipient pairs that led to four people getting transplants. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12201 Karen Finney 2017-08-07T00:00:00Z Class of 2021 enters the School of Medicine https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12197/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12197 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 4, 2017) - Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12197 Charles Casey 2017-08-04T00:00:00Z