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 Soon-to-be physicians celebrate Match Day 2018 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12745/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12745 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2018) - Today’s annual Match Day ceremony at UC Davis School of Medicine gave more than 100 future physicians an exciting glimpse of what the future holds for them in medicine. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12745 Charles Casey 2018-03-16T00:00:00Z Wild Bill does it again, donating thousands to UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12743/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12743 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2018) - Colorful is one way to describe him. From his past to his ink, there’s a vibrant story to be told about Wild Bill Hill. One of hell-raising, Harleys and Ed Hardy, but most of all … heart. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12743 Erin Baily 2018-03-16T00:00:00Z Spanish questionnaire expected to reduce disparities in speech treatment for cleft-palate patients https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12736/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12736 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 15, 2018) - The Spanish version of a questionnaire used to assess the speech and quality-of- life of children and young adults following cleft-palate surgery has been developed by craniofacial disorder specialists at UC Davis Health and the University of Utah. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12736 Karen Finney 2018-03-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis founding nursing dean steps down, plans to strengthen research role with school https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12740/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12740 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 15, 2018) - Heather M. Young, the founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, today announced her plans to step down from her leadership position to assume the roles of dean emerita and professor at the school. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12740 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-03-15T00:00:00Z Christopher Evans awarded top honor by the European Association of Urology https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12730/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12730 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 13, 2018) - Christopher Evans, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Urology and president of the Society of Urologic Oncology, will receive the Platinum Award at the International Friendship Dinner on Sunday, March 18 during the 33rd annual European Association of Urology (EAU) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12730 Shawn Kramer 2018-03-13T00:00:00Z The role of contraception in women's health disparities https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12725/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12725 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 12, 2018) - Join us on Thursday, March 22, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Old Soul @ 40 Acres in Sacramento for a conversation with UC Davis Health’s Melissa Joy Chen, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology who focuses on family planning. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12725 Charles Casey 2018-03-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center sponsors Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12598/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12598 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 12, 2018) - The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center will host its second annual Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium. The symposium will take place April 14, 2018 at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd. in Sacramento; from 7:50 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12598 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-03-12T00:00:00Z Primo Lara to become new deputy chair of SWOG https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12724/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12724 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 9, 2018) - Primo “Lucky” Lara, Jr. will become the new deputy chair of SWOG, a research organization of more than 12,000 people at over 1,000 hospitals and clinics that designs and conducts publicly funded cancer clinical trials and that represents a major force cancer advances worldwide.   Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12724 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-09T00:00:00Z Acute myeloid leukemia patients have reduced early mortality at NCI-designated cancer centers https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12715/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12715 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 8, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who received their care at a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center in California had a dramatically reduced risk of early mortality. Using data from the California Cancer Registry and the Patient Discharge Dataset, the team determined that the risk was reduced by 53 percent. These findings were reported in February in the journal Cancer. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12715 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers find new way to defeat HIV latency https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12717/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12717 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis Health, together with colleagues at UC San Francisco and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have found a mechanism for making HIV come out of hiding and become susceptible to anti-HIV drugs. Their study is now published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12717 Karen Finney 2018-03-07T00:00:00Z Geraldine Dawson will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Mar. 14 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12714/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12714 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 7, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host autism researcher Geraldine Dawson on Wednesday, March 14 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present “Early intervention and brain plasticity” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12714 Doreen Purvis 2018-03-07T00:00:00Z New molecular target could help ease asthma https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12710/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12710 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2018) - Researchers at UC Davis Health and Albany Medical College have shown that the protein vascular endothelial growth factor A — or VEGFA — plays a major role in the inflammation and airway obstruction associated with asthma. The finding may eventually lead to new asthma treatments targeting VEGFA. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12710 Doreen Purvis 2018-03-06T00:00:00Z Can high doses of vitamin D help prevent memory loss? https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12708/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12708 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2018) - Vitamin D has long been known to be important for healthy bone growth, but new evidence suggests it also may help keep the brain sharp as people age. The problem is that most older people don’t get enough of it. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12708 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-06T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $73,878 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12704/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12704 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 5, 2018) - As part of a nationwide corporate program by Spirit Halloween Superstores, local store operators Kirk and Shanda Pierce presented a check for $73,878 to the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis. Members of their in-store teams were also on hand to celebrate this 2017 campaign fundraising total and be acknowledged for their tremendous dedication to help make hospitals less scary for kids. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12704 Erin Baily 2018-03-05T00:00:00Z Grant brings genomic sequencing to children whose insurance doesn't provide coverage https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12700/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12700 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 1, 2018) - The UC Davis Division of Genomic Medicine has received a two-year, $50,000 grant from the Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis to bring next-generation genomic sequencing (NGS) to children in need in the Sacramento region. The grant will support NGS for children with undiagnosed, often congenital, conditions to find the underlying genetic causes and improve their care. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12700 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-03-01T00:00:00Z 12-year-old patient becomes UC Davis Men's Basketball honorary team captain https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12699/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12699 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 1, 2018) - What a difference a year makes! 12-year-old Folsom resident Jackson Manning had what appeared to be stomach flu symptoms last February. His parents awoke one morning to find his breathing was rapid, he was turning blue and he was unresponsive. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12699 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-03-01T00:00:00Z A small pay increase can have big health benefits for lower-wage workers https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12666/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12666 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 28, 2018) - Lower-wage workers who receive a $1 raise call in sick less and consider themselves healthier than those who do not, new UC Davis research on minimum-wage policies shows. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12666 Karen Finney 2018-02-28T00:00:00Z Leader in creating a national blueprint to repair health care to speak in Sacramento https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12697/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12697 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 27, 2018) - Ted Epperly, a nationally regarded family physician and leader in creating models of integrated, accessible and cost-effective health care, will speak in Sacramento as part of the UC Davis Health George G. Snively Lectureship in Family Medicine. Epperly’s address is Tuesday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m.  in lecture hall 1222 of the Education Building located at 4610 X Street in Sacramento. Reservations are requested via Eventbrite. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12697 Karen Finney 2018-02-27T00:00:00Z Red dresses on display this week at the State Capitol https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12693/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12693 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 26, 2018) - The UC Davis Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Program helps bring February — American Heart Month — to a close with a banner display at the State Capitol of student-designed dresses from the UC Davis Red Dress Collection. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12693 Karen Finney 2018-02-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center honored for reducing C-sections https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12688/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12688 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2018) - UC Davis Medical Center has been honored with the 2017 achievement award for meeting or surpassing the federal target aimed at reducing the state’s low-risk, first-birth Cesarean section (C-section) rate by Smart Care California, a state health care coalition.  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12688 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-02-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician to be featured in CDC grand rounds presentation on heart health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12675/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12675 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 16, 2018) - UC Davis Health cardiologist and heart failure specialist Kathleen Tong will talk about “What Works to Prevent Second Heart Attacks” during a grand rounds presentation sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific Time. It can be viewed live on that day and time via webcast or Facebook Live. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12675 Karen Finney 2018-02-16T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Medicine research funding ranks among the top 26 institutions in the U.S. https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12672/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12672 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 16, 2018) - For the first time, UC Davis School of Medicine has ranked in the top 20 percent of institutions in the country for research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12672 Carole Gan 2018-02-16T00:00:00Z New study to evaluate the potential links between ozone and COPD https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12674/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12674 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2018) - Angela Haczku, a leading researcher on environmental causes for airway inflammation, will receive more than $900,000 from the Tobacco Related-Disease Research Program to study chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and ozone, a toxic component of urban smog. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12674 Karen Finney 2018-02-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis family medicine residents are heading to Ukiah https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12670/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12670 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2018) - Over the next few years, as many as 18 residents will work at both UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Medical Center as part of a new family medicine physician training program. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12670 Charles Casey 2018-02-14T00:00:00Z Introducing EM Pulse, a podcast from UC Davis emergency medicine physicians about life in the ER https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12669/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12669 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 14, 2018) - Have you ever wondered what it’s like being an emergency medicine physician and how the team works to address some of the nation’s most pressing health care challenges? To find out more, consider listening and subscribing to EM Pulse, a new podcast series launched by UC Davis emergency medicine physicians. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12669 Carole Gan 2018-02-14T00:00:00Z Traveling hands-on exhibit visits UC Davis Medical Center TODAY, Feb. 9 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12662/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12662 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) - UC Davis physicians, nurses and scientists are hosting the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about precision medicine. The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12662 Carole Gan 2018-02-09T00:00:00Z Young cancer survivors' risk of heart disease related to race and socioeconomic factors https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12663/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12663 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) - Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors who are African American, poor or have public or no health insurance are far more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease, heart failure or stroke later in life than non-Hispanic white cancer survivors. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12663 Dorsey Griffith 2018-02-09T00:00:00Z Tools for Inclusion Resource Fair Feb. 13 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12661/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12661 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) - Educators, service providers, families and people with disabilities are invited to a free fair showcasing assistive technology devices and strategies on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12661 Dorsey Griffith 2018-02-09T00:00:00Z Introducing EM Pulse, a podcast by UC Davis emergency medicine physicians https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12628/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12628 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 7, 2018) - Have you ever wondered what it’s like being an emergency medicine physician and how the team works to address some of the nation’s most pressing health care challenges? To find out more, consider listening and subscribing to EM Pulse, a new podcast series launched by UC Davis emergency medicine physicians. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12628 Carole Gan 2018-02-07T00:00:00Z Frank Ing named new chief of pediatric cardiology at UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12649/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12649 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 6, 2018) - Frank Ing, an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist, has been named chief of the UC Davis Division of Pediatric Cardiology, effective Feb. 1. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12649 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-02-06T00:00:00Z Traveling hands-on exhibit visits UC Davis Medical Center, Feb. 6 and 9 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12651/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12651 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 6, 2018) - UC Davis Health is hosting the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about precision medicine and the All of Us research program. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12651 Carole Gan 2018-02-06T00:00:00Z IHOP pancake drive-through raises funds for UC Davis Children's Hospital on Feb. 26 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12634/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12634 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 6, 2018) - On Monday, Feb. 26, pancake lovers can drive through, eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in recognition of IHOP’s National Pancake Day.  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12634 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-02-06T00:00:00Z Northern Californians asked to complete fire impacts survey https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12647/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12647 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 5, 2018) - UC Davis public health researchers are conducting a comprehensive assessment of the health effects of the Northern California fires in October. They are asking one person per household in Napa, Sonoma and other counties affected by the fires to answer an online questionnaire — called the UC Davis Northern California Fire and Health Impacts Survey — about their daily lives, property and health before the fires occurred and immediately afterward, along with their current situations. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12647 Karen Finney 2018-02-05T00:00:00Z New research suggests your own immune system can protect against MRSA infections https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12644/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12644 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 5, 2018) - After years of investigation, researchers at UC Davis, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph). The findings, publishing online this week in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, open new doors to someday developing vaccines to prevent staph skin infections, which account for 14 million outpatient visits, nearly 500,000 hospital admissions and $3 billion to $4 billion in inpatient health care costs in the U.S. per year. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12644 Doreen Purvis 2018-02-05T00:00:00Z Alison Singer will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Feb. 14 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12632/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12632 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Alison Singer on Wednesday, Feb. 14 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present “Autism from generation to generation” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12632 Shawn Kramer 2018-02-02T00:00:00Z National study finds substantial unmet needs for mental health care among veterans of recent wars https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12626/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12626 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 31, 2018) - A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released today has concluded that there is a substantial unmet need for mental health services among veterans of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12626 Carole Gan 2018-01-31T00:00:00Z Underwood co-edits Feb. issue of journal highlighting NEC https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12620/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12620 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 26, 2018) - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12620 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-01-26T00:00:00Z Talamantes honored as an Emerging Scholar https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12613/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12613 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 25, 2018) - Efrain Talamantes, an assistant professor of internal medicine and an expert in advancing equity and diversity in the field of medicine, has been named an Emerging Scholar for 2018 by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12613 Charles Casey 2018-01-25T00:00:00Z Researchers say medical licensing test should include more prescription drug safety, misuse questions https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12609/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12609 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 24, 2018) - Research led by experts from the UC Davis schools of medicine and nursing has identified gaps in pain-related education for health care providers that leave out important aspects of safe and effective pain management competencies, including those specific to opioid safety. These findings, said the researchers, may help explain one reason for the current public health crisis of inappropriate pain management and prescription drug abuse. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12609 Doreen Purvis 2018-01-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center flu response facts https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12604/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12604 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 23, 2018) - With peak flu season still to come, UC Davis Medical Center is preparing to handle a surge of flu-related cases if the need arises. It is prepping an unused area within the hospital where patients with the flu can be isolated and treated should other options within the hospital reach capacity. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12604 Karen Finney 2018-01-23T00:00:00Z Testing Sonoma ash and air for fire-formed pollutants https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12606/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12606 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 23, 2018) - When fires ripped through suburban subdivisions in Santa Rosa last October, they may have done more than reduce homes to ashes. By incinerating all kinds of materials — insulation, electronics, furniture, cleaning products, pesticides — at very high temperatures, they could have created unknown or previously unrecognized health hazards in the smoke and ash. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, are trying to figure out just what is in that ash and air.  Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12606 Karen Finney 2018-01-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis to provide primary care services at One Community Health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12567/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12567 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 19, 2018) - UC Davis Family and Community Medicine physicians will soon expand the availability of primary health care services at the One Community Health clinic in midtown Sacramento. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12567 Karen Finney 2018-01-19T00:00:00Z Lecture to focus on the importance of mindfulness in medicine https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12592/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12592 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 18, 2018) - Ron Epstein, a primary and palliative care physician and director of the Center for Communication and Disparities Research at the University of Rochester, will speak in Sacramento on "Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity." His address is Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Auditorium, 4501 X Street in Sacramento. A reception is at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12592 Karen Finney 2018-01-18T00:00:00Z Register for March 3 Donut Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12570/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12570 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 18, 2018) - The tenth annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 3, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12570 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-01-18T00:00:00Z Improving pain management https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12586/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12586 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2018) - Chronic pain is among the most prevalent and challenging health conditions in the nation and people suffering from it outnumber those with cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. Pain is the most common problem that physicians are asked to treat, but clinicians have not been adequately trained in managing pain. Treatment involving prescription opioids has often been inappropriate and even unsafe, contributing to a national emergency involving tens of thousands of overdose deaths each year and an ever-rising number of people with substance-use disorders. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12586 Charles Casey 2018-01-15T00:00:00Z School strategies for children with ADHD and ASD the topic for Jan. 24 series https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12556/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12556 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2018) - On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host “School strategies for children with ADHD and ASD” as part of the MINDS Behind the Mind lecture series from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with panelists will follow the presentation.  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12556 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-15T00:00:00Z School of Nursing professor awarded for distinguished service to UC Davis https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12578/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12578 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 12, 2018) - Deborah Ward, a clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, received the 2017 James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award, the UC Davis Academic Federation’s highest honor. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12578 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-01-12T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Feb. 20 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12575/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12575 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 10, 2018) - 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, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12575 Caitlin Scordalakis 2018-01-10T00:00:00Z Chief nursing officer is new president of California Association of Healthcare Leaders https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12574/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12574 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2018) - Toby Marsh, chief nursing and patient care services officer at UC Davis Medical Center, added another hat to his leadership portfolio. This month, he began a year-long term as president of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL). Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12574 Charles Casey 2018-01-09T00:00:00Z Minds Behind the MIND Spanish series continues Jan. 18 with Vanessa Avila-Pons https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12555/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12555 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2018) - On Thursday, Jan. 18, the UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host the second of three Minds Behind the MIND lectures in Spanish. The presentation is from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with the panelist will follow the presentation. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12555 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis physician assistant professor named national distinguished fellow https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12560/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12560 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2018) - Felix Emond, an assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis, was named a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He earned this national recognition due to his outstanding contributions to patient care and the profession during his 30-plus years as a physician assistant. He also demonstrated significant dedication and involvement in the communities in which he has served. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12560 Rebecca Badeaux 2018-01-09T00:00:00Z Good Samaritan kidney donor featured in National Geographic https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12559/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12559 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 5, 2018) - UC Davis Health patient Missy Ewing, who donated a kidney to a stranger, is featured in the January issue of National Geographic magazine in an article on the science of good and evil. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12559 Karen Finney 2018-01-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis researcher urges caution on engineered stem cells https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12557/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12557 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 3, 2018) - In a commentary published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, UC Davis researcher William Murphy expressed cautious optimism about efforts to genetically engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to temporarily resist cell death during transplantation. While these gene therapy approaches could dramatically improve patient outcomes, Murphy argues that their risks must be carefully studied in diverse animal models.  Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12557 Dorsey Griffith 2018-01-03T00:00:00Z Children's Hospital publishes 2016-2017 Annual Report https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12558/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12558 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 3, 2018) - UC Davis Children's Hospital has published its first-ever Annual Report this week. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12558 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2018-01-03T00:00:00Z Edwin Cook, Jr. will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Jan. 10 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12554/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12554 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 2, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Edwin Cook on Wednesday, Jan. 10 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Translating the complex genetics of autism” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/12554 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-02T00:00:00Z