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 Nancy Lane honored by national organization https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11506/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11506 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 30, 2016) - Nancy Lane, endowed professor of medicine, rheumatology and aging, and director of the UC Davis Center for Musculoskeletal Health, has been honored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) with its 2016 inaugural Steven M. Krane Award for her clinical research focused on osteoporosis and bone biology in patients with rheumatic diseases. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11506 Charles Casey 2016-09-30T00:00:00Z Breastfeeding saves mothers' lives, too https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11492/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11492 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 28, 2016) - Breastfeeding as recommended — for a total of one year and exclusively for six months — could protect moms as well as their babies from premature death and serious diseases and save more than $4.3 billion in health care and related costs, according to a new study published online in Maternal & Child Nutrition. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11492 Karen Finney 2016-09-28T00:00:00Z Funding moves UC Davis scholars' research closer to the patient bedside https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11490/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11490 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 27, 2016) - Preventing skin scarring with red light-emitting diodes and using small molecules in the breath to detect infections are just two of several innovative projects developed at UC Davis Health System that are moving closer to becoming new treatments and tools for improving patient care, thanks to the mentored research programs of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the Emergency Medicine K12 program.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11490 Carole Gan 2016-09-27T00:00:00Z Emily Love Invitational softball tournament is Oct. 22 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11474/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11474 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 27, 2016) - The public is invited to batter up for a great cause at the fourth annual Emily Love Invitational softball tournament. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11474 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-09-27T00:00:00Z Scholarship recipient to advance the use of a patient engagement app for chest-surgery patients https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11487/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11487 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2016) - Connor Dean Grant, an undergraduate student in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2016 UC Davis Section of General Thoracic Surgery/Core Mobile Inc. Patient Engagement Scholarship. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11487 Karen Finney 2016-09-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis joins large-scale effort to identify environmental influences on child health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11489/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11489 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2016) - UC Davis will receive $3.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to join the first phase of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11489 Karen Finney 2016-09-26T00:00:00Z Neurosurgeons on the football sidelines https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11488/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11488 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2016) - UC Davis’ first home football game on Sept. 10 featured a unique member of an on-field medical team: neurosurgeon Kia Shahlaie. While sports medicine or orthopaedics specialists are often on college football sidelines, UC Davis is the only university in its conference to include brain experts, too. This is the second season the university has provided this level of medical care for its team. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11488 Karen Finney 2016-09-26T00:00:00Z Alzheimer's Disease Center grant renewed https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11486/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11486 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2016) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, which investigates cognitive aging and dementia, has received renewed funding of $6.9 million from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11486 Karen Finney 2016-09-23T00:00:00Z Lam obtains major federal grants https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11485/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11485 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 23, 2016) - Kit Lam, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has received two major cancer research grants totaling more than $3 million. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11485 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-23T00:00:00Z Denise Park lecture canceled for Sept. 22 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11478/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11478 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 22, 2016) - The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center Community Engagement lecture featuring Denise Park of the University of Texas has been canceled for this evening, Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m., at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Dr. Park's lecture will be rescheduled in the future. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11478 Karen Finney 2016-09-22T00:00:00Z Kit Lam appointed to NCI Board of Scientific Counselors https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11470/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11470 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 20, 2016) - Kit Lam, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Basic Science Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11470 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-20T00:00:00Z Spirit Halloween gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11417/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11417 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 20, 2016) - Spirit Halloween Superstores won't have tricks, but they will be giving plenty of treats to UC Davis Children's Hospital this Halloween season. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11417 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-09-20T00:00:00Z Interfaith symposium on Resilience Through Connectivity, Oct. 19 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11473/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11473 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 20, 2016) - The Department of Chaplaincy Services and Education at UC Davis Medical Center is hosting an interfaith symposium on Resilience Through Connectivity on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the UC Davis Comprehensive Center Cancer Center Auditorium, 4501 X Street in Sacramento from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11473 Carole Gan 2016-09-20T00:00:00Z National spotlight shines once again on UC Davis for use of technology to improve the health of Californians https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11472/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11472 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 20, 2016) - HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, will present UC Davis with a special Commitment to Health IT Award at a Sept. 26 event at UC Davis Medical Center. The presentation will be held in conjunction with National Health IT Week, which runs from Sept. 26-30. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11472 Mark De Anda 2016-09-20T00:00:00Z Hinton receives NIA grant to help Alzheimer's caregivers in Vietnam https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11453/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11453 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2016) - Ladson Hinton, a UC Davis specialist in geriatric psychiatry, has received a two-year, $370,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to adapt an Alzheimer’s caregivers program for use in Vietnam. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11453 Karen Finney 2016-09-16T00:00:00Z Gut pathogens thrive on body's tissue-repair mechanism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11464/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11464 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2016) - Why do some foodborne bacteria make us sick? A paper published Sept. 16 in the journal Science has found that pathogens in the intestinal tract cause harm because they benefit from immune system responses designed to repair the very damage to the intestinal lining caused by the bacteria in the first place. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11464 Carole Gan 2016-09-16T00:00:00Z Essential mouse genes could guide human precision medicine https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11460/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11460 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 14, 2016) - About one-third of 1,751 genes studied in the first comprehensive survey of the mouse genome are essential to life, according to research by an international collaboration including the University of California, Davis, Mouse Biology Program. Mutations of these genes cause death at the embryo stage. Many of them have counterparts in the human genome, so understanding why these genes are so vital could help prioritize human genes for study. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11460 Karen Finney 2016-09-14T00:00:00Z NIH renews knockout mouse project https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11457/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11457 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 12, 2016) - The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $29,290,259 from the National Institutes of Health under the next five-year phase of the Knockout Mouse Project. UC Davis is the lead organization in a consortium involving research partners at The Center for Phenogenomics in Toronto, Canada, the Childrens’ Hospital Oakland Research Institute and Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington, Mass. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11457 Karen Finney 2016-09-12T00:00:00Z Voices of patients and oncologists must be heard, study shows https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11452/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11452 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 9, 2016) - Training oncologists and their patients to have high-quality discussions improves communication, but troubling gaps still exist between the two groups, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11452 Karen Finney 2016-09-09T00:00:00Z Women in Medicine and Health Sciences Program wins prestigious national award https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11449/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11449 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 9, 2016) - UC Davis Health System’s Women in Medicine and Health Sciences Program, led by Amparo Villablanca, has been awarded the Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11449 Mark De Anda 2016-09-09T00:00:00Z Cancer Center oral therapy adherence program wins Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11445/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11445 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 7, 2016) - The cancer center's pharmacist-driven oral anti-cancer medication adherence program, led by Iris C. Zhao, has earned the 2016 California Society of Health System Pharmacist’s (CSHP) Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11445 Mark De Anda 2016-09-07T00:00:00Z Autism therapy the topic of MIND Institute's first distinguished lecture this season https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11444/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11444 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 7, 2016) - The road to treating children with autism is still being paved, and while scientific, regulatory and other obstacles may slow progress, families and researchers alike are determined to forge ahead. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11444 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-07T00:00:00Z Wooden miniatures assist hospital stay at UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11423/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11423 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2016) - When children are scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized axial tomography (CT) scan, it can be a scary procedure. But thanks to the miniature wooden MRI and CT models, donated by the Sacramento Area Woodworkers, children are now able to play using these wooden toy models and familiarize themselves with what will happen during these procedures. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11423 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-09-06T00:00:00Z Cognitive function tests reliable for people with intellectual disabilities, UC Davis research shows https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11437/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11437 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2016) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that a battery of tests appears to have strong potential for measuring cognitive changes over time for people with intellectual disabilities. The work could open new doors to research into whether drugs and specialized educational programs or treatments can improve function in people with Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome and other causes of intellectual disabilities. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11437 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis K12 scholars funded for cancer research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11436/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11436 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2016) - The National Cancer Institute has again funded the K12 Paul Calabresi Clinical Oncology Training Grant to promote and sustain the development of young cancer scientists from diverse fields and from laboratories and clinics across both UC Davis campuses. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11436 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-06T00:00:00Z Gender-inclusive restroom facilities now available on UC Davis Sacramento campus https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11441/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11441 (September 6, 2016) - Nearly sixty gender-inclusive, single-stall restrooms for use by persons of all gender identities and expressions are now available on the UC Davis Health System’s Sacramento campus as of August 2016. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11441 Carole Gan 2016-09-06T00:00:00Z Sept. 7: Attend a free seminar on 'Exercise at Every Age' https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11433/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11433 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 2, 2016) - Just like financial planning, there are things that can be done now to to protect your health in the future. UC Davis Sports Medicine experts are hosting a free seminar on daily exercise and lifestyle changes that can be easily done during your 40s, 50s and 60s to remain vibrant, active and independent in your 70s and beyond. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11433 Karen Finney 2016-09-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11391/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11391 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 2, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital has become the first hospital on the West Coast, and only the fourth in the nation, to earn verification as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). 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. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11391 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-09-02T00:00:00Z Kizer to chair national committee on housing, health and homelessness https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11432/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11432 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 2, 2016) - Kenneth W. Kizer, director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, has been selected to chair a national committee on housing, health and homelessness. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11432 Carole Gan 2016-09-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis launches comprehensive reflux clinic https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11431/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11431 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 1, 2016) - UC Davis is launching what is thought to be the state’s first all-in-one clinic for the treatment of acid reflux disease and related conditions. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11431 Charles Casey 2016-09-01T00:00:00Z Entravision Radiothon raises more than $221,000 for Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11429/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11429 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 31, 2016) - Entravision and Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis announced that more than $221,000 was raised for UC Davis Children’s Hospital during its 72-hour Radiothon this month. Sacramento was the third highest fundraising market for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationally. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11429 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-08-31T00:00:00Z IPHI report shows impact of cancer screening in California over past 15 years https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11421/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11421 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 31, 2016) - A new report from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) shows the impact of cancer screening over the past 15 years, identifying areas where increased screening and other cancer-control efforts would save lives and significantly benefit population health. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11421 Carole Gan 2016-08-31T00:00:00Z Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Sept. 20 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11424/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11424 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 30, 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. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11424 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-08-30T00:00:00Z Nation's first state-funded firearm violence research center to be established at UC Davis https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11422/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11422 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 29, 2016) - University of California President Janet Napolitano today announced her intent to establish the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus under the direction of Garen Wintemute, an emergency department physician and recognized authority on the epidemiology of firearm violence who has conducted leading-edge research for more than 30 years. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11422 Carole Gan 2016-08-29T00:00:00Z Sertraline, brand named Zoloft, improves functioning in young children with fragile X https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11139/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11139 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2016) - Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11139 Phyllis Brown 2016-08-26T00:00:00Z Lay educators help boost colorectal screening rates in Hmong https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11416/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11416 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2016) - Hmong Americans are more likely to understand the importance of colorectal cancer screening and to get screened when they’re provided information by specially trained Hmong lay health educators, new research from UC Davis has found. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11416 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-26T00:00:00Z Med student honored with 2016 Armour scholarship https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11413/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11413 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 25, 2016) - UC Davis medical student Nancy Rodriguez has been selected to receive the 2016-17 Janet Gordon Armour, M.D., Scholarship, which benefits an outstanding first-year female student who is interested in pursuing primary care medicine. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11413 Charles Casey 2016-08-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital physicians visit Peru on "Heart to Heart" mission https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11415/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11415 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 25, 2016) - Two UC Davis Children’s Hospital physicians joined Nilas Young, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UC Davis, on a 10-day mission to Lima, Peru, this summer. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11415 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-08-25T00:00:00Z Nelson lecturer to focus on how storytelling improves patient care https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11411/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11411 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 23, 2016) - Michael LaCombe, a cardiologist with Maine General Medical Center and leader in the narrative movement in medicine, will speak on the power of stories in the practice of medicine as the UC Davis School of Medicine’s 2016 Nelson Lecturer in the Humanities. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11411 Karen Finney 2016-08-23T00:00:00Z Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11410/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11410 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 23, 2016) - Physicians from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, UC Davis Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with 19 other pediatric emergency departments around the country, have established a “proof of principle” for measuring patterns of ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression in the bloodstream that can enable clinicians to distinguish bacterial infections from other causes of fever in infants up to two months old. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11410 Charles Casey 2016-08-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis among the top for cancer, again https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11408/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11408 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 22, 2016) - Becker’s Hospital Review has named UC Davis Health System one of 100 in the country with “great oncology programs.” Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11408 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-22T00:00:00Z Clancy appointed associate vice chancellor for academic personnel https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11407/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11407 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 19, 2016) - Colleen Clancy, professor pharmacology, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for academic personnel for schools of Human Health Sciences.. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11407 Charles Casey 2016-08-19T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network partners with Entravision for Radiothon this week https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11399/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11399 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2016) - Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis today kicks off a Radiothon with Entravision to raise funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11399 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-08-18T00:00:00Z Republic FC ticket sales for Sept. 3 match support UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11389/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11389 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 16, 2016) - Soccer fans can help sick and injured children at UC Davis Children’s Hospital by buying tickets to the Sept. 3 Sacramento Republic FC match. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11389 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-08-16T00:00:00Z Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® mediathon on ABC10 raises $460,500 for UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11388/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11388 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 16, 2016) - After a 19-hour Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® mediathon on ABC10 KXTV, the final tallies are in. Mediathon viewers and partners raised $460,500 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento - an increase of 67 percent from last year's mediathon total. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11388 Lisa Nguyen 2016-08-16T00:00:00Z Med center appoints chief medical information officer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11378/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11378 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2016) - Jeffery Wajda has been appointed as the chief medical information officer of UC Davis Medical Center, the first physician to formally have that title. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11378 Charles Casey 2016-08-12T00:00:00Z Greenhalgh to lead study of burn shock treatment https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11377/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11377 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 12, 2016) - The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $2 million to David Greenhalgh, a UC Davis surgeon and national leader in treating burn injuries, for a study of the outcomes of a fluid resuscitation treatment for burn patients. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11377 Karen Finney 2016-08-12T00:00:00Z Study finds Hispanic men in California need more screening for colorectal cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11373/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11373 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2016) - Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates in California have decreased markedly for men and women in all major racial-ethnic groups since 1990, except for Hispanic men. Colorectal cancer rates for Hispanic men have remained relatively the same, a disparity that can be improved by greater screening, a study of colorectal cancer trends from the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) finds.  Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11373 Carole Gan 2016-08-11T00:00:00Z New grants help move innovative ideas to new discoveries https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11369/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11369 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 10, 2016) - Two physician scientists received seed funding from the UC Davis Office of Research’s Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) program to help them demonstrate proof-of-concept and commercial feasibility of their innovative technologies, which aim to address unmet market needs. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11369 Carole Gan 2016-08-10T00:00:00Z Costco stores in Sacramento region raise more than $1 million for UC Davis Children's Hospital https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11371/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11371 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 10, 2016) - Costco stores in the Sacramento region raised $1,092,851, the third-largest amount of money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the country, during its national fundraising campaign in May.   Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11371 Lisa Nguyen 2016-08-10T00:00:00Z Kohl's supports UC Davis Children's Hospital's trauma prevention efforts https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11349/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11349 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 10, 2016) - The UC Davis Injury and Trauma Prevention Program has received a $202,309 donation from Kohl’sto support its child and adolescent injury prevention efforts in the Sacramento area. Kohl’s will formally present the donation at the ABC10 Give4Kids mediathon on Friday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. Since 2005, Kohl’s has donated more than $2.4 million to UC Davis Children’s Hospital to support its children’s health initiatives. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11349 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-08-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis opens centralized medical clinic in midtown Sacramento https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11367/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11367 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 9, 2016) - To better serve its patients, UC Davis Medical Group has merged its midtown outpatient services in Sacramento and some pediatrics care services into a larger, nearby facility on Folsom Boulevard. Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11367 Charles Casey 2016-08-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded $1 million grant for prostate cancer research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11362/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11362 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 5, 2016) - The Prostate Cancer Foundation and Movember, the global charity that has raised hundreds of millions for men’s health research and programs, have delivered $1 million to UC Davis prostate cancer researchers. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11362 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-05T00:00:00Z Lecture on new diagnostic tools for Alzheimer's disease https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11363/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11363 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 4, 2016) - Charles DeCarli, director of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will give a presentation on “New Diagnostic Tools for Alzheimer’s Disease” on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive in Walnut Creek, Calif. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11363 Karen Finney 2016-08-04T00:00:00Z UC Davis School of Medicine Dean's Lecture Series: Physician Burn Out, Sept. 6 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11350/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11350 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 2, 2016) - Colleen Brophy, a tenured professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University, will discuss Physician Burn Out: Time to Heal the Healers at the Sept. 6 UC Davis School of Medicine 2016 Dean’s Lecture. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11350 Mark De Anda 2016-08-02T00:00:00Z Alzheimer's Association issues $7 million challenge to scientists to speed drug discovery https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11355/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11355 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 2, 2016) - Four cutting-edge studies, including one led by John Olichney, professor and neurologist at the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will each receive $1 million to advance current Alzheimer's research to the next stage of clinical trials. A unique, goal-driven competition offers an additional $3 million to the clinical trial that demonstrates the most promise for treating this devastating disease. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11355 Karen Finney 2016-08-02T00:00:00Z One of America's top hospitals https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11343/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11343 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 1, 2016) - 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. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11343 Karen Finney 2016-08-01T00:00:00Z MIND Institute-INALLIANCE partnership a recipe for success https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11348/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11348 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 1, 2016) - UC Davis MIND Institute has partnered with INALLIANCE, a local non-profit, to provide vocational training for people with developmental disabilities in the institute’s café on 50th Street. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11348 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-01T00:00:00Z Telepathology program to improve cancer diagnosis in developing world https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11346/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11346 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 1, 2016) - Regina Gandour-Edwards, a UC Davis surgical pathologist with expertise in diagnosing genitourinary tumors such as prostate and bladder cancer and training the next generation of physicians, is one of 14 specialists participating in an innovative telepathology program that is giving patients in underserved areas of sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti access to rapid cancer diagnostics, care and treatment.  Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11346 Carole Gan 2016-08-01T00:00:00Z Hibbard E. Williams, second dean at UC Davis School of Medicine, dies at 83 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11347/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11347 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 29, 2016) - Hibbard E. Williams, an endocrinologist and internationally respected expert on kidney stone disease who served as UC Davis School of Medicine’s second dean from 1980 through 1992, died in his home in Davis July 26 after a battle with Lewy Body Disease. He was 83. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11347 Carole Gan 2016-07-29T00:00:00Z UC Davis Child Life collects art supplies, toy donations at Aug. 6 Sacramento Republic FC match https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11337/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11337 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 28, 2016) - UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will be collecting art supplies and toy donations at the Sacramento Republic FC match vs. San Antonio FC at Bonney Field taking place on Aug. 6. Kickoff is 8 p.m. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11337 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-07-28T00:00:00Z Hybrid treatment hunts down and kills leukemia cells https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11341/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11341 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 28, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis and Ionis Pharmaceuticals have developed a hybrid treatment that harnesses a monoclonal antibody to deliver antisense DNA to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells and that may lead to less toxic treatments for the disease. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11341 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-28T00:00:00Z Register for Duck Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11331/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11331 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - The fourth annual Duck Dash will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. at Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. For the first time, proceeds will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11331 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z 2016-2017 MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series starts Sept. 14 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11332/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11332 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series in September with an address by Robert H. Ring, associate professor at Drexel University in the College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11332 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute hosts summer camp https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11333/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11333 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - One by one, the kids trickled into the room, checked in, put on their name badges and jumped into the games: matching cards, Hungry, Hungry Hippo and Guess Who? Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11333 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital opens new pediatric dialysis treatment center https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11334/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11334 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital recently opened a new pediatric dialysis center, where patients and their families will be trained on home-based peritoneal dialysis and receive follow-up care. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11334 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis environmental center funds innovative research on toxics and health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11330/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11330 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - As part of its commitment to developing the new generation of environmental scientists, the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center has funded eight innovative research projects aimed at defining the links between toxicants and human health. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11330 Karen Finney 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z De Vere White to serve on prestigious NIH panel https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11329/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11329 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - Ralph de Vere White, who retired in June as director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named to a key committee at the National Institute of Health (NIH). Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11329 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z Med student awarded O'Connor Memorial Research Grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11328/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11328 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - UC Davis School of Medicine’s first-ever Daniel T. O’Connor, M.D., Memorial Research Grant, has been awarded to Anand Narayanan, a fourth-year student who will spend the coming year investigating nanoparticles to improve the delivery and targeting of therapies for oral cancer. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11328 Charles Casey 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z Expanding workforce diversity: New grants enhance School of Medicine's mission https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11327/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11327 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - The federal Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded UC Davis School of Medicine two new grants, totaling more than $6 million, to further the school’s long-standing goal of expanding health care access and equity for all. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11327 Charles Casey 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis cardiologists are first in Northern California to offer the new disappearing stent https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11323/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11323 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 22, 2016) - Cardiologists at UC Davis Health System have treated the first patient in Northern California with a new bioresorbable stent. The Absorb vascular scaffold works like a traditional metal stent in opening vessels clogged by fatty deposits. Instead of remaining in the vessel for a lifetime, however, it is made of material similar to dissolving sutures and disappears within three years. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11323 Karen Finney 2016-07-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing and medical schools receive grant to improve primary care education and training https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11317/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11317 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2016) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and the UC Davis School of Medicine received a $2.49 million Primary Care Training Enhancement Award from Health Resources and Services Administration to improve primary care education and training. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11317 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-07-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded grant for rare genetic disorder research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11322/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11322 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2016) - The state stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), today approved a $1.1 million grant to UC Davis for research aimed at developing a treatment for Angelman syndrome,  a rare, neurogenetic autism-spectrum disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11322 Charles Casey 2016-07-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers temporarily turn off brain area to better understand function https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11315/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11315 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 20, 2016) - Capitalizing on experimental genetic techniques, researchers at UC Davis’ California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) have demonstrated that temporarily turning off an area of the brain changes patterns of activity across much of the remaining brain. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11315 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-20T00:00:00Z High quality MRIs without sedation are possible in severely affected children with autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11311/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11311 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 19, 2016) - UC Davis researchers have found a way to get MRI images of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability without sedating them first using the principles of applied behavior analysis. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11311 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-19T00:00:00Z MIND Institute awarded key federal training grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11310/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11310 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2016) - Adding to its growing portfolio of important federal grants to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities, the UC Davis MIND Institute, in collaboration with California State University Sacramento, has been awarded $2.7 million, to be spent over five years, to train professionals and family members who care for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11310 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-18T00:00:00Z Historic data to aid in long-term study of ethnic disparities in brain health and dementia https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11299/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11299 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2016) - Physical exams conducted from the 1960s through the 1980s will be revisited to evaluate risks and protective factors in early and midlife that could affect brain health and dementia diagnoses among a large, ethnically diverse group of seniors. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research will partner with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center for the study, which is funded with a five-year, $13 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11299 Karen Finney 2016-07-14T00:00:00Z Oncologists and cancer patients often differ in prognosis perceptions https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11307/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11307 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2016) - Patients with stage III or IV cancer report far more optimistic expectations for survival than their oncologists thought they had communicated, according to new research published today in JAMA Oncology. Effective communication between doctors and their patients who could be nearing the end of their lives is crucial, according to the authors, since this is when quality-of-life decisions merge with discussions about treatment options. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11307 Karen Finney 2016-07-14T00:00:00Z New grant further solidifies UC Davis' leadership role in translational research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11289/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11289 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 12, 2016) - The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the wide array of services that have supported innovative biomedical research and led to the development of new treatments for diseases during the past 10 years will continue, thanks to a $27.8 million grant from the National Center for Accelerating Translational Science and the ongoing support from the School of Medicine. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11289 Carole Gan 2016-07-12T00:00:00Z Increasing the minimum wage can improve health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11298/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11298 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 12, 2016) - The emotional debate around minimum wage levels focuses entirely on economics and overlooks the fact that increasing minimum wages can improve health, according to an editorial by UC Davis health economist Paul Leigh published in the American Journal of Public Health.l Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11298 Karen Finney 2016-07-12T00:00:00Z School of Medicine student honored by AMA https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11295/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11295 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2016) - Nancy Rodriguez, a second-year UC Davis medical student, has been honored by the American Medical Association Foundation with one of its prestigious 2016 Minority Scholars awards. She is one of only 20 students nationwide to receive the honor.  Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11295 Charles Casey 2016-07-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis offers fluorescence cystoscopy for bladder cancer https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11291/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11291 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2016) - The UC Davis Department of Urology now offers fluorescence, also called blue light, cystoscopy during surgery for bladder tumor removal. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11291 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-11T00:00:00Z Myth of cognitive decline talk kicks off community lecture series https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11290/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11290 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 8, 2016) - Joel Kramer, clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in the study of cognition and behavior for over three decades, will kick off the 2016 Community Discovery Lecture Series with a talk entitled, "The Myth of Cognitive Decline: Optimizing Brain Health as We Age," on July 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, Calif. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11290 Carole Gan 2016-07-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center awarded 'Most Wired 2016' designation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11282/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11282 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 6, 2016) - For the sixth time in as many years, the UC Davis Medical Center has earned the “Most Wired” designation as one of the nation’s top leaders in information technology.  Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11282 Mark DeAnda 2016-07-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded grant for rare genetic disorder research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11285/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11285 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 5, 2016) - The London-based LouLou Foundation, in partnership with the Orphan Disease Center of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has awarded a grant to UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures Director Jan Nolta and one of the institute’s post-doctoral fellows, Kyle Fink, to study how Fink’s gene editing techniques might be used to treat a rare genetic disorder that hits children – mainly girls – at a very young age with difficult-to-control seizures and severe neuro-developmental impairment. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11285 Charles Casey 2016-07-05T00:00:00Z