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January 2021

Get COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you’re allowed, experts urge (video)

January 15, 2021

It’s crucial to get people vaccinated against COVID-19 as fast as possible to prevent the rise of vaccine-resistant coronavirus variants. A slow vaccine rollout may make it easier for variants to take hold and even defeat the vaccine, experts said.

Exposure to violence takes a toll on the socioemotional well-being of Californians

January 14, 2021

A survey of Californians finds that exposure to violence has pervasive social and emotional impacts on people, especially when firearms are involved.

Research on COVID-19 vaccine includes data from UC Davis School of Medicine

January 13, 2021

The New England Journal of Medicine published a peer-reviewed paper on the newly available Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. It includes clinical trial data collected from UC Davis Health, the only academic medical center on the West Coast to take part in the study.

New, more contagious strains of COVID-19 may be spreading quickly

January 13, 2021

Natural mutations of the coronavirus have created two fast-spreading COVID-19 variants. Infectious disease expert Dean Blumberg explains why they are more contagious, how they may affect people, and how we can protect ourselves.

UC Davis Health launches COVID-19 patient vaccinations (video)

January 12, 2021

UC Davis Health began vaccinating its first patients for COVID-19 today.

COVID-19 vaccine information for UC Davis Health patients announced

January 8, 2021

UC Davis Health began notifying its patients today about vaccinations for COVID-19.

Outreach to vulnerable populations key to studying the impact of COVID-19 on cancer prevention

January 8, 2021

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is collaborating with 17 other cancer centers to study the impact COVID-19 is having on cancer prevention, control and survival, thanks to a grant from the National Cancer Institute. The UC Davis work will focus on diverse communities.

Cancer care during the winter surge: Don’t delay seeing the doctor

January 7, 2021

To prevent a wave of post-pandemic deaths, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center experts say it’s critical that patients keep on schedule with mammograms, annual check-ups and other key screenings or diagnostic tests. And, if any treatment is required, it is important it isn’t postponed.

Concerns about violence increase in California amid COVID-19 pandemic

January 4, 2021

Study finds that people in California are more worried about violence during COVID-19 pandemic.

December 2020

UC Davis Health launches new COVID-19 vaccine trial

December 30, 2020

Participants are needed for a new clinical trial at UC Davis Health to test another experimental COVID-19 vaccine that could help address the global pandemic.

Nothing to worry about, say COVID-19 trial volunteers who got the vaccine

December 29, 2020

Pfizer’s revealed to many UC Davis Health clinical trial participants if they had received the COVID-19 vaccine. Many recipients said their reactions to the shots were minor and easy to handle.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives at UC Davis Medical Center: 10 things to know

December 22, 2020

UC Davis Health has received 4,300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and will continue to inoculate its frontline health care workers. The vaccine is similar to Pfizer’s but has a few key differences, including the way it’s stored, and how far apart its two shots are spaced.

The real facts about common COVID-19 vaccine myths

December 21, 2020

Infectious disease expert Dean Blumberg explains the science and the facts about the COVID-19 vaccines as he dispels common myths and misinformation.

Stem cells: A possible treatment for severe respiratory failure, a COVID-19 complication

December 21, 2020

UC Davis Health scientists joined a landmark multicenter clinical trial to test the ability of a type of stem cells to treat patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening lung injury.

COVID-19 in the community: Employees suffer, too

December 17, 2020

Despite their best efforts at work, some UC Davis Health employees are getting caught by the pandemic at home

Overnight shift employees eager to receive COVID-19 vaccine

December 16, 2020

Less than 24 hours after UC Davis Medical Center received the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, dozens of employees who work overnight shifts got their first opportunity to receive the injection.

Saying no to holiday gatherings during COVID-19 can be painful

December 16, 2020

New COVID-19 infections continue to explode and health officials warn that holiday gatherings can be dangerous and even deadly. But how do you tell people you love to stay away? Psychiatrist Shannon Suo has some answers.

The first shots: Frontline health care workers receive historic COVID-19 vaccine (video)

December 15, 2020

UC Davis Health is now inoculating frontline health care workers against COVID-19. Those most at risk of virus exposure are receiving the first shots. Vaccination of the general public could begin in the spring. 

UC Davis Health is prepared to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

December 10, 2020

With an allotment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive as early as Monday, UC Davis Health is preparing its storage space and its employees for one of the most significant inoculation efforts in recent history.

Pregnant mom battles COVID-19, delivers baby while in ICU

December 10, 2020

Diana Estrada-Arauza was the picture of health. She was 33 years old. No preexisting conditions. But when she was seven months pregnant, she became sick with the coronavirus and was admitted to the ICU to get the acute care that she and her unborn baby needed.

The next generation of combined COVID-19 and flu test rolls out

December 8, 2020

A second combined test for COVID-19 and flu viruses was rolled out at UC Davis Health. This newest test is high volume, returning hundreds of gold standard results daily. It follows a trailblazing 20-minute test for bedside use introduced in November.

UC Davis Health joins Novavax in testing a new COVID-19 vaccine

December 7, 2020

UC Davis Health launches a COVID-19 clinical trial with Novavax to test a new coronavirus vaccine. This vaccine has an important advantage: liquid state storage that allows for distribution using standard vaccine channels, unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that must be stored at subzero temperature.

The ICU: life-saving care during COVID-19 and every day

December 7, 2020

The ICU at UC Davis Health provides care for critically ill patients from a huge region, including those with coronavirus. It can be expanded to adapt to the expected surge in COVID-19 cases.

The frightening uncertainty for long-haul COVID-19 patients (video)

December 4, 2020

Some COVID-19 patients like Marina Oshana have symptoms that go on and on – hers continue after nine months. Oshana and an expert from UC Davis Health’s Post-COVID-19 Clinic explain what we do and don’t know about the medical mystery of “long-haulers.”

Do's and don’ts of winter restaurant dining

December 2, 2020

Outdoor restaurant dining is all we have during the scary COVID-19 surge. But it’s winter and some efforts to stay warm can be very risky. Infectious disease expert Natascha Tuznik sorts through what’s dangerous and what’s safe.

November 2020

Health leaders struggle to warn people of the new dangers of COVID-19

November 23, 2020

With COVID-19 surging at record rates, health leaders are frustrated with efforts to convince people not to gather for small events or holiday meals. Two experts explain the consequences of ignoring the warnings.

Ignoring COVID-19 these holidays risks the lives of your family (video)

November 20, 2020

With COVID-19 raging across California and the U.S., experts warn that holiday gatherings could put the lives of friends and family at risk. That’s especially true for older adults. But keeping some connection is also crucial for their health.

COVID-19 is a great reason to join the Great American Smokeout

November 19, 2020

UC Davis experts hold Facebook roundtable to support participation in the Great American Smokeout and give tobacco users tips for quitting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The importance of masking with COVID-19: A conversation with UC Davis Health expert Stuart Cohen (video)

November 18, 2020

UC Davis Health’s Chief of Infectious Diseases Stuart Cohen breaks down the research to explain the truth of mask effectiveness, during a conversation with UC Davis Health CEO and Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences David Lubarsky.

UC Davis rolls out COVID-19 exposure app to campuses (video)

November 18, 2020

UC Davis Health expands the fight against the coronavirus by encouraging students, staff and faculty to use the California COVID Notify exposure notification system.

Winter is coming: COVID fatigue is merging with winter blues and SAD

November 18, 2020

As if our exhaustion with COVID-19 weren’t enough, now comes cold weather, scary spikes in cases and strong warnings to curtail holiday gatherings. It's COVID fatigue: the winter chapter. A UC Davis Health psychologist offers help with coping.

Free, student-run community health clinic grapples with pandemic constraints

November 18, 2020

The Paul Hom Asian Clinic has been delivering personalized, compassionate and free health care for nearly 50 years in Sacramento.

Breathing problems in teens: COVID-19 or lung injury due to vaping?

November 17, 2020

Lung injury due to e-cigarette use (EVALI) and COVID-19 share many symptoms. Providers need to get the vaping history of teenagers with unexplained breathing problems.

COVID-19 dos and don’ts during a dangerous Thanksgiving and holiday season

November 16, 2020

California and the U.S. have been hit by surging cases of COVID-19, making Thanksgiving and the holidays potentially perilous. Infectious disease expert Natascha Tuznik offers advice and cautions for restrained celebrations.

New cutting-edge rapid test detects both COVID-19 and flu

November 12, 2020

A groundbreaking, rapid combined test for COVID-19 and flu viruses has been rolled out at UC Davis Health, which is among the first in the nation to use this highly accurate “gold-standard” screening that produces results in 20 minutes.

Different types of COVID-19 tests explained

November 12, 2020

Since COVID-19 appeared, testing to detect active infections of the coronavirus has continued to evolve. UC Davis Health expert Nam Tran, a member of the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force, explains the range of tests and their uses.

Military doctors battle against COVID-19

November 10, 2020

UC Davis Health’s military members have served around the world in a range of situations, including in combat zones. This year, they’ve helped protect their country against a worldwide enemy: COVID-19.

Sacramento region experiencing rising COVID-19 infections

November 6, 2020

New and rising numbers of COVID-19 cases means everyone needs to pay close attention to proper masking, hand hygiene and isolation when ill (or just feeling ill) .

Inaugural Love Your Lungs event kicks off Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 4, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, keeping your lungs healthy has never been more important. One of the best steps you can take is to give up tobacco products, which can put people who get COVID-19 at risk for complications.

Jennifer Doudna on CRISPR, coronavirus and curiosity-driven research

November 3, 2020

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna gave a fascinating talk on CRISPR and its potential to improve diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

Families enjoy drive-through trunk-or-treat event at UC Davis MIND Institute

November 2, 2020

The UC Davis MIND Institute offered patients a drive-through trunk-or-treat experience — a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 2020

Answers to common questions about Sacramento’s new Post-COVID-19 Clinic for 'long-haul' patients

October 30, 2020

UC Davis Health has launched one of just a handful of clinics in the U.S. to care for COVID-19 patients whose symptoms go on and on, sometimes for months. Clinic director and pulmonary care expert Mark Avdalovic answers common questions about this new community resource.

New Post-COVID-19 Clinic helps long-suffering 'long-haul' patients

October 28, 2020

UC Davis Health is one of only a handful of health systems in the U.S. to launch a clinic dedicated to care for long-term coronavirus patients whose symptoms go on and on, sometimes for months, with no clear explanation or avenue for treatment.

COVID-19 “long-hauler” patients search for answers and help

October 22, 2020

Some COVID-19 patients are having symptoms that last months – even if they had only mild cases – and experts are just beginning to get a grasp on the array of problems long-haul COVID-19 patients face.

COVID closures disproportionately affecting those with disabilities

October 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people with intellectual and developmental disabilities because they depend on others for support in their daily lives.

Year of the Nurse blog, Carla Martin: ‘Rule number one, no crying in the command center’

October 16, 2020

Nurse Carla Martin, executive director for Patient Care Services at UC Davis Medical Center, provides a glimpse into how the hospital prepared for and grappled with the arrival of the first community-transmitted COVID-19 patient.

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna guest speaker on CRISPR and coronavirus (Oct. 30)

October 16, 2020

2020 Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna guest speaker at the upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation.

COVID-19 is making Halloween 2020 a different kind of scary

October 15, 2020

COVID-19 and trick-or-treating are a dangerous mix, say public health experts, and they worry about new surges in coronavirus cases because COVID-fatigued people won’t heed the warnings.

What is an antibody cocktail and what trials are being done at UC Davis Health?

October 14, 2020

What we know and hope to learn about the antibody cocktail used in President Trump's COVID-19 treatment.

Hybrid learning during COVID-19 could be an answer for school reopenings

October 13, 2020

Some schools may reopen when allowed by combining some in-class teaching with remote learning. Here are some strengths and cautions about hybrid learning during a pandemic.

Can an antibody ‘cocktail’ prevent COVID-19 infection?

October 12, 2020

In a new COVID-19 clinical trial, Stuart Cohen at UC Davis Health tests monoclonal antibody combination to prevent COVID-19 in adults exposed to infected patients.

Drive-through sites make all-important flu shots even easier

October 12, 2020

With COVID-19 and flu season about to merge, getting a flu shot has never been more important, and UC Davis Health has made it even easier, offering shots at five drive-through sites.

UC Davis ofrecerá pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 a los trabajadores agrícolas del Valle Central

October 1, 2020

Cuatro centros de investigación de UC Davis trabajarán con 10 organizaciones comunitarias para ofrecer pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 a trabajadores agrícolas del Valle Central bajo una nueva subvención federal.

4 things you can do to help 'Turn Sacramento County Orange' amid COVID-19

October 1, 2020

Sacramento County asks for everyone's help during the COVID-19 pandemic to "Turn Sacramento County Orange" by Halloween, which would allow more businesses to reopen.

UC Davis to offer free COVID-19 testing for Central Valley farmworkers

October 1, 2020

Four UC Davis research centers will partner with 10 community organizations to offer free COVID-19 testing for Central Valley farmworkers under a new federal grant

September 2020

Student-run clinics reopen to patients and volunteers (video)

September 29, 2020

After being shuttered for more than five months, student-run clinics received permission to resume in-person appointments at a consolidated location where safety is paramount.

COVID-19 science six months in: What have we learned? (video)

September 25, 2020

COVID-19 science is still evolving, and what we know includes the importance of wearing masks and social distancing, and the possibility the pandemic may get worse before it gets better.

COVID-19 is wrecking our sleep with coronasomnia – tips to fight back

September 23, 2020

COVID-19 may be causing a second pandemic of insomnia – or “coronasomnia.” Sleep experts offer tips to improve sleep and ease the stress.

How to celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

September 22, 2020

Halloween can still be spooktacular with a little planning and imagination. UC Davis chief of pediatric infectious diseases Dean Blumberg offers families guidance and ideas that will keep the spirit of the season alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New OSCAR Clinical Trial for potential COVID-19 therapy at UC Davis Health

September 22, 2020

Timothy Albertson leads OSCAR clinical trial at UC Davis Health for patients with COVID-19-related pulmonary complications.

How COVID transforms the parent-teacher relationship in special education

September 21, 2020

Distance learning presents unique challenges for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, but some of the adaptations that teachers and parents are making could lead to long-term improvements in special education. 

Get your flu shot now from UC Davis Health—it’s never been more important

September 15, 2020

Getting your flu shot is crucial protection from influenza, which could be even more severe in this time of COVID-19. Shots are now available at all UC Davis Health primary care clinics.

COVID-19 and flu season are about to merge – and doctors are worried

September 14, 2020

Flu season and COVID-19 are about to merge, and even infectious disease experts are unsure what will happen. But one thing is clear: Getting your flu shot has never been more important.

Coping with COVID fatigue 2.0: Tips for processing wildfires, smoke, blackouts and more

September 10, 2020

A UC Davis Health psychologist offers help to ease the emotional exhaustion from facing COVID-19, heat waves, blackouts, wildfires and skies glowing red from smoke.

COVID-19 conference with Wuhan scientists shows UC Davis Health’s global reach

September 9, 2020

An international video conference on COVID-19 treatments demonstrated again how UC Davis Health is a global source for coronavirus information.

Infectious diseases expert Dean Blumberg shares COVID-19 situation update, Labor Day tips (FB Live)

September 2, 2020

With Labor Day just around the corner and the pandemic still looming in our communities, infectious diseases expert Dean Blumberg shared his advice on how to stay COVID-19-safe during the long weekend.

Expertos de UC Davis explican errores comunes sobre el COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Especialistas en enfermedades infecciosas ofrecen una guía con la ciencia que explica algunos de los errores más comunes, desde el uso de desinfectante de manos y guantes hasta la inmunidad de rebaño y los impactos a largo plazo.

August 2020

COVID-19 Labor Day playbook: Keep it small. Wear masks. Hold at 6 feet. Don’t give in.

August 31, 2020

UC Davis experts urge you to help stop another explosion of COVID-19 this Labor Day weekend – which could be a crossroads in the fight against the coronavirus – and they offer tips to stay safe.

NIH grant will allow UC Davis Health to train community health workers in COVID-19 contact tracing

August 28, 2020

New grant allows for improved training of community health workers to engage with underserved populations in research such as testing, case identification and contact tracing for culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

COVID-19 information continues to evolve: what’s new and what has changed?

August 26, 2020

The real science about the coronavirus grows almost daily. That can create obstacles for public health and infectious disease experts trying to keep people up to date on the nuances of staying safe.

What you need to know about breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

August 24, 2020

Laura Kair, medical director of Well Newborn Care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, addresses some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 research activities at UC Davis Medical Center

August 21, 2020

UC Davis Health's Center for Nursing Science hosted a webinar this week with the latest information about the health system’s inpatient research activities related to COVID-19.

UC Davis Health begins clinical trial in hopes of a COVID-19 vaccine (video)

August 20, 2020

UC Davis Health, in partnership with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE began a global clinical trial for an investigational vaccine against COVID-19.

UC Davis Health staff sending hearts to cheer each other up during COVID-19 fight

August 20, 2020

Nurses and whole departments at the UC Davis Medical Center are sending brightly-colored scrub hats – and a bit of joy – to each other as they battle the coronavirus.

UC Davis Health patient safety experts offer primer to prevent COVID-19 diagnostic error

August 19, 2020

The co-editors-in-chief of a globally recognized resource on patient safety sift through coronavirus information from the U.S. and around the world to provide substance and perspective.

Advice about kids and COVID-19 from UC Davis Health expert

August 18, 2020

More and more evidence shows that coronavirus infections among children are increasing, and that kids can also get seriously ill. Children’s infectious disease expert Dean Blumberg offers help.

UC Davis research pivots to take on COVID-19

August 14, 2020

UC Davis with its unique range of both human and veterinary medicine capabilities, now has 38 novel coronavirus studies underway on its Sacramento and Davis campuses, including a clinical trial for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

UC Davis Health partnership with Air Force: valuable training and better care

August 14, 2020

A strong partnership between UC Davis Health and the Air Force leads to better care for both military and civilian patients.

UC Davis Health physician awarded Bronze Star for efforts battling COVID-19 in Afghanistan

August 13, 2020

Emergency doctor and Lt. Col. Rory Stuart helped lead the fight to protect U.S. and NATO forces when the coronavirus posed both a medical crisis and a security risk.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, mothers can still safely breastfeed with appropriate precautions

August 13, 2020

Mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 can safely breastfeed with appropriate precautions and the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh potential risks, according to a review article published in the American Journal of Perinatology.

UC Davis Health to enroll participants for major COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

August 12, 2020

UC Davis Health has been chosen as one of only 120 sites worldwide to enroll participants for a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine study that has already shown promising results.

COVID-19 insights from the expert leading UC Davis Health’s coronavirus fight

August 5, 2020

Stuart Cohen has spent 40 years fighting infectious disease and leads UC Davis Health efforts to protect the community. He details what we know, and don’t know, about the coronavirus.

Larissa May named interim health officer for Yolo County

August 4, 2020

Yolo County has selected UC Davis Health's Larissa May as its interim health officer to help craft policy and guide the Board of Supervisors on its health strategies.

July 2020

Advice from UC Davis experts to calm the anxieties of back-to-school during COVID-19 (video)

July 31, 2020

Kids get anxious when their lives are uncertain, and in this coronavirus era, almost everything is uncertain. Two experts help families work through the stress of an unprecedented back-to-school year.

UC Davis experts detail common mistakes about COVID-19

July 30, 2020

Infectious disease experts offer a guide through the science that explains some of the most common mistakes, ranging from hand sanitizer and gloves to herd immunity and long-term impacts.

Toy or therapy device? UC Davis Health researchers study effectiveness of fidget tools

July 29, 2020

A new UC Davis MIND Institute Study explores whether a high-tech fidget device increases focus and relieves anxiety in adults with ADHD, which is particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis Health expert: Don’t let COVID boredom cloud your judgment on risk

July 28, 2020

A leading infectious disease physician sorts through your risk of coronavirus infection in activities ranging from dining and takeout to sports, shopping, going to the dentist and opening your mail.

UC Davis LIVE on children, anxiety and going back to school

July 27, 2020

In this week’s UC Davis LIVE: COVID-19 two psychologists from the UC Davis MIND Institute will discuss how children and parents can manage the stress and anxiety of going back to school this fall.

From UC Davis Health experts: A guide to caring for yourself at home during COVID-19

July 23, 2020

With so much cross chatter on coronavirus testing, symptoms, isolating and staying safe, it can be hard to know what to do if you suspect you might have COVID-19. Two UC Davis Health physicians offer guidance and tips.

UC Davis Health, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial launch telehealth ICU services

July 23, 2020

UC Davis Health and Adventist Health Lodi Memorial have launched the Lodi hospital’s first telehealth intensive care unit to provide a link between clinicians at each hospital and enhance round-the-clock care for patients.

Children’s Miracle Network donations help fund community hospital outreach program

July 22, 2020

CMN grant helps UC Davis Children’s Hospital expand Pediatric Acute Care Education Sessions (PACES).

UC Davis Health pulmonary rehab mixes science and kindness to inspire exercise during COVID-19

July 21, 2020

The UC Davis Health pulmonary rehab team helps bring fitness to patients who are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus by combining gentle persuasion, exercise science and kindness – and a playbook that will work for anyone from beginners to trained athletes.

UC Davis Health tests monoclonal antibodies as potential COVID-19 treatment

July 20, 2020

Timothy Albertson leads a new clinical trial at UC Davis Health to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of an antibody cocktail in hospitalized adult patients with COVID-19.

OB-GYN professor shares UC Davis Health Labor and Delivery practices amid COVID-19 (FB Live)

July 16, 2020

During a Facebook Live on July 16, Debra Wright, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and medical director of Maternity Services, provided information and assurances about the safety of Labor and Delivery at UC Davis Health.

Now what? UC Davis public health expert maps out COVID-19 status and road ahead

July 15, 2020

COVID-19 cases have exploded and the majority are younger adults. Now there are new restrictions. But people can still have their lives – if they follow health recommendations and look after each other, says public health expert Brad Pollock.

Becoming Arizona: On climate justice, COVID-19 and unsung solutions in Sacramento

July 15, 2020

In the fifth and final installment of UC Davis’ Becoming Arizona climate change series, scientists, health professionals and community leaders examine the connecting dots of climate change, COVID-19 and racism, and discuss unsung solutions that may help warming cities like Sacramento address them.

UC Davis Health expert offers family caregivers road map for navigating COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Few groups have faced more stress and confusion facing down COVID-19 than older adults and the people who care for them. Terri Harvath, director of the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, offers guidance and tips.

Domestic violence increased in the Great Recession

July 13, 2020

Emergency room visits for domestic violence incidents in California more than tripled during the Great Recession compared to the years before, signaling a need to prepare for similar and more prolonged effects during the COVID-19 financial crisis, suggest University of California, Davis, researchers.

UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team adapts activities, crafts, even bingo for kids during COVID-19

July 9, 2020

Nothing will ever take the place of in-person contact but the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in new ways to provide activities, crafts, music and art groups to pediatric patients.

UC Davis medical student wins global writing award

July 9, 2020

Samantha Wong's essay about Anthony Fauci and how physicians should be representatives of science, truth and facts made her a winner in the international 2020 Lasker Essay Contest.

"COVID fatigue" is hitting hard. Fighting it is hard, too, says UC Davis Health psychologist

July 7, 2020

People go through emotional stages of dealing with disasters. As a community, we’re in the disillusionment stage – people are tired, angry and don’t want to hear cautions about the coronavirus. That stage can last up to a year after the event – except we’re still in the event.

UC Davis experts: Science says wearing masks and social distancing slow COVID-19 (VIDEO)

July 6, 2020

Evidence about how COVID-19 spreads clearly shows social distancing and wearing a mask help prevent people from spreading the coronavirus, and the mask protects wearers from being infected themselves.

Walmart and Sam’s Club CMN campaign: The show goes on

July 2, 2020

"Appreciation Tour" takes UC Davis Children's Hospital leadership from Modesto to Redding

June 2020

Summer parties and COVID-19 can mix – if you’re careful

June 30, 2020

UC Davis experts offer tips for safe gatherings in the summer of COVID-19, including advice for handling food and beverages, setting up and spacing, and managing bathroom visits.

Experts offer tips for summer gatherings with family amid COVID-19

June 29, 2020

UC Davis Health officials warn to not let your guard down and don’t assume keeping things within the family is safe or free from masking and social distancing guidelines..

UC Davis Health donates 10,000 masks to business community

June 29, 2020

UC Davis Health partnership provides thousands of surgical masks to local businesses through Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce initiative.

Wanted: Field guide to coronaviruses, says UC Davis evolutionary biologist

June 29, 2020

UC Davis evolutionary biologist Jonathan Eisen says if we understood more about coronaviruses, we could have fought COVID-19 more quickly and effectively – and we should work now to be prepared for the next new dangerous virus.

UC Davis Health psychiatry professor shares tips on returning to work, office amid COVID-19 (Facebook Live)

June 25, 2020

During a Facebook Live conversation on June 25, Angela Drake, a professor of psychiatry at UC Davis, offered advice on how to prepare for returning to the office or workplace after working from home because of the pandemic.

UC Davis researchers adapt amyloid technology to catch coronavirus

June 25, 2020

Two researchers at the University of California, Davis, are adapting their technology for amyloid-based, self-organizing protein scaffolds to combat coronavirus. They hope the technique could be used in diagnostic tests or for virus-neutralizing masks and other protective equipment.

Q&A with UC Davis Health expert: COVID-19 advice on barbers, salons, tattoo parlors, massage services

June 23, 2020

A range of services are now open to the public, including hair and nail salons, barbers, tattoo parlors and more. Natascha Tuznik, associate professor of infectious disease, offers advice for staying safe, plus some serious cautions.

Defining paths to possible mother to child coronavirus transmission

June 23, 2020

UC Davis Health physicians defined the conditions of viral transmission from mother to baby during pregnancy and delivery.

Movie theaters may pose less COVID-19 risk than we think, says UC Davis Health expert

June 22, 2020

If moviegoers are careful, and theater companies take precautions, going to the movies can be much less risky than other social outings during the COVID-19 pandemic, says an infectious disease associate professor.

UC Davis Health expert: How to tune up your immune system during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

June 19, 2020

Our immune systems naturally weaken and slow as we age, but we can still give them a boost. Satya Dandekar, chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, offers practical tips.

UC Davis experts explain the importance and the “how to” of wearing masks to fight COVID-19

June 18, 2020

Wearing a mask is an act of kindness to prevent infection in others, experts said. They have advice for when to wear them, what not to wear and how to care for masks – and the takeaway is clear: Wear masks to protect your community.

Surprising tips for cleaning surfaces in your house and around town

June 16, 2020

A UC Davis infectious disease expert says many people don’t really know how and what to clean to avoid COVID-19 infection.

Crossen leads telehealth how-to videos for Pediatric Endocrine Society

June 15, 2020

As more health care providers adapt to telehealth to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are finding occasional challenges with the experience when it’s new to them. Now, some help is available in a new set of how-to videos for health care providers from UC Davis pediatric endocrinologist Stephanie Crossen.

UC Davis Health experts give status report on COVID-19 testing

June 12, 2020

The capacity for testing for COVID-19 infections has come a long way, while testing for antibodies to determine immunity is still a work in progress.

Let’s talk about mental health: The invisible impact of COVID-19

June 12, 2020

The next virtual CTSC Science Café will be held on June 18 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. to discuss the intersections of mental health and the coronavirus pandemic.

Q&A: Safety tips for Phase 3 openings from a UC Davis Health infectious disease expert

June 11, 2020

Safely venturing back to bars, restaurants, gyms, brew pubs and more will take caution and some planning. Here are some key do's, don'ts and important warnings.

UC Davis experts provide tips and cautions for visiting older family members

June 9, 2020

Visiting older family members now requires balancing their emotional and physical health. Two UC Davis Health experts offer advice for a visit, how to keep them safe and whether you should go.

UC Davis Health CEO, infectious disease expert discuss COVID-19 testing, vaccine, lessons learned (FB Live)

June 9, 2020

Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases Stuart Cohen shared the latest developments during a conversation on the UC Davis Health Facebook page on June 9.

How schools might reopen safely amid coronavirus pandemic

June 9, 2020

We asked Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, about some health and safety measures that K-12 schools should consider when navigating reopenings.

UC Davis Dental Clinic reopens today using coronavirus best practices

June 9, 2020

By leveraging the strengths of UC Davis Health, the UC Davis Dental Clinic will reopen with a series of COVID-19 prevention protocols that are unique in the Sacramento region. 

Survey of California Filipinos finds health and education resources lacking

June 9, 2020

The hundreds of Filipinos answering these surveys are telling researchers that 40 percent of homes have a health care worker living there. And more than 95 percent of the survey respondents said they had not been tested for the coronavirus yet. Nationwide, it has been reported that Filipinos are overrepresented among health care workers, and the California data show similar trends, researchers said.

Pilot grants boost COVID-19 research

June 8, 2020

The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Center for Health and Technology and the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis have collaborated to fund projects that explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, breast cancer screening, NICU care, children with disabilities and post-surgery therapies. 

‘Deans Discuss: COVID-19’ podcast debuts, as Deans Brashear and Lairmore explore complexities of testing

June 8, 2020

UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear and School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Michael Lairmore discuss the latest breakthroughs and collaborations in countering the pandemic. New episodes available every Monday.

UCOP Seed Grants Fund COVID-19 Research Projects

June 8, 2020

UC Office of the President funds UC Davis School of Medicine and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research projects aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

Rescheduled to June 11: UC Davis LIVE on coronavirus testing with Nam Tran, Larissa May

June 5, 2020

Originally slated for June 4, the UC Davis LIVE conversation with UC Davis Health's Larissa May and Nam Tran has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m. Tune in then on UC Davis' social media channels to hear the latest on coronavirus testing.

Davis teen suffers ski injury, has successful surgery during COVID-19

June 5, 2020

Audrey Adamchak's love for the outdoors took her to Dartmouth, but a fall brought her back to UC Davis Health.

Student-run clinic continues offering care during the pandemic

June 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped health care throughout the region, including at student-run clinics. Some are temporarily closed or providing only essential services while the stay-at-home order is in effect. A few, like Clínica Tepati, are using telehealth to maintain, and even expand, access to care. 

UC Davis scientists and national researchers detail road to COVID-19 vaccine (video)

June 4, 2020

More than 3,800 viewers hear UC Davis scientists and other national researchers explain the promises and challenges of developing and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine worldwide.

Q&A: An infectious disease expert's travel do's and don'ts on road trips

June 4, 2020

More travel advice in this time of COVID-19 – about roads trips, camping, rest stops and more – from Natascha Tuznik, assistant clinical professor of infectious diseases.

Q&A: An infectious disease expert’s travel do’s and don’ts on air travel, hotels

June 3, 2020

Natascha Tuznik, assistant clinical professor of infectious diseases, has helpful, and surprising, advice about traveling in this time of COVID-19 – or deciding to stay home.

17 researchers win COVID-19 seed grants

June 2, 2020

UC Davis researchers have a role in nine of the 25 COVID-19-related projects that recently received seed grants averaging about $50,000 from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, a systemwide UC initiative headquartered at Berkeley.

UC Davis Health adapting from lessons of telehealth

June 2, 2020

UC Davis Health adapted to telehealth at an unprecedented rate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it’s using lessons learned to adapt for the future an even fuller experience for patients.

Prompt diagnosis, team surgery and intensive care save the life of landscape architect

June 2, 2020

Getting medical care right away when health conditions arise are essential despite coronavirus.

May 2020

Universal need for massive COVID-19 testing — Are we deluding ourselves?

May 29, 2020

Costly COVID-19 testing of the entire population is not the answer to solving the COVID-19 pandemic, but by testing smarter, we will be able to better track down the virus.

COVID-19 community survey seeking participants

May 29, 2020

Scientists from the University of California, Davis are conducting a survey to learn about the impacts of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak that began early in 2020.

UC Davis infectious disease experts have some warnings about COVID-19 and summer

May 29, 2020

Summer means warm weather and relaxed social restrictions for COVID-19, but UC Davis experts warn that the disease may stay just as contagious, especially with large gatherings.

UC Davis Health leaders: Smart testing, not mass testing, the best path out of the COVID-19 pandemic

May 29, 2020

In a May 29 LinkedIn piece, UC Davis Health’s David Lubarsky and Brad Pollock write that the impractical notion of mass population testing should be replaced by a more nuanced and targeted approach to achieving safer living and working.

UC Davis Health repaying generosity of community with PPE donations to others

May 29, 2020

Thanks to careful planning and community support, UC Davis Health is donating personal protective equipment to hospitals and others in the community ranging from Sac Fire to the Food Literacy Center to the Navajo Nation.

Kindness and calm from Infusion Center made patients feel safe during pandemic

May 28, 2020

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses and staff at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Adult Infusion Center walked a comforting line between acknowledging the scary time and making patients feel safe.

The virtual museum experience: Can it help reduce social isolation and chronic pain?

May 28, 2020

Can participating in virtual, online museum programs help people with chronic pain feel more socially connected?  UC Davis Health is seeking volunteers to find out.

UC Davis Health doctor, a smoking-cessation innovator, emphasizes quitting tobacco amid pandemic (FB Live)

May 27, 2020

Elisa Tong, medical director for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Stop Tobacco Program, joined us for a Facebook Live conversation on May 27 to discuss the importance of quitting smoking and other tobacco products.

Distance learning brings later school start times, chance for more sleep for children

May 27, 2020

As schools across the country have turned to distance learning during COVID-19, a new opportunity has emerged for children: later school start times – and the chance for more sleep.

CTSC is a quiet hero of UC Davis COVID-19 research

May 26, 2020

The Clinical and Translational Science Center is an unsung hero of both UC Davis's COVID-19 research and its ongoing clinical trials.

UC Davis ER doctors share experiences on COVID-19 front lines in New York hospital (FB Live)

May 26, 2020

Alex Schmalz and Nick Sawyer, both UC Davis Health Department of Emergency Medicine physicians, brought supplies to a hospital in New York and worked 12- to 14-hour days on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breastfeeding moms find valuable support online despite COVID-19

May 26, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, UC Davis Health moved its in-person weekly breastfeeding support group online. The lactation team now hosts Zoom meetings, providing the same resource that new mothers can access from the comfort of home. 

Local girl's kindness rocks the UC Davis Health campus

May 22, 2020

Scarlett Bronner turned her passion for painting rocks into an inspiring way to show health care workers how much they are appreciated.

Volunteering in Brooklyn hospital: Long days, short on supplies, plenty of caring workers

May 22, 2020

Paula Wagner, a nurse practitioner and one UC Davis Health’s providers who volunteered in New York City, provides a striking snapshot of the pandemic there.

Vice Chancellor for Research, graduate student develop COVID-19 contact-tracing tool

May 22, 2020

Computer scientists at the University of California, Davis, have developed a web-based contact-tracing application. The app, We-Care, allows users to check in at specific locations and notifies them if someone reporting themselves as positive for COVID-19 checks in at the same location within a certain  time window.

UC Davis Health performs 10,000th molecular test for COVID‑19

May 21, 2020

During the pandemic, UC Davis Health established robust pathways with 30 hospitals and health care facilities throughout the region, streamlining the receipt and molecular testing of COVID-19 specimens.

Seeking pain-relieving surgery during a pandemic

May 20, 2020

Roseville patient who had debilitating pain from a slipped disk grateful for surgery.

Expert crew brightens the grounds and the day for everyone at UC Davis Health

May 20, 2020

The skillful work of UC Davis Health groundskeepers helps make the experience of patients and staff more comforting.

Pilot study to assess intranasal compound for prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection

May 20, 2020

Can an antiviral compound found in shellfish be effective against the novel coronavirus? The Covid Catalyst Fund awarded a grant to conduct a rule-out study.

UC Davis LIVE: Treating COVID-19 on May 21

May 19, 2020

In the second edition of UC Davis LIVE: COVID-19, two UC Davis clinicians will talk about and take questions on the new treatments for COVID-19 being tested at UC Davis Health and other hospitals, including the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir — used to treat UC Davis’ first patient of the pandemic in March — and using plasma from people who have recovered from the novel coronavirus to treat patients.

Troubling COVID-19 syndrome identified in children

May 19, 2020

A newly identified and severe inflammatory syndrome – similar to Kawasaki disease  ̶  has been linked to the coronavirus causing COVID-19 in about 200 children in the United States and Europe.

A message to expecting moms: Don’t delay care during COVID-19

May 19, 2020

The message has been clear from health care professionals across the country: Don’t delay necessary medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for expecting mothers, delays to medical care can have serious, life-threatening consequences for both mom and baby.

Chief Wellness Officer shares strategies for mental health on California Groundbreakers podcast

May 19, 2020

For its “The New Normal in California” podcast, California Groundbreakers interviewed UC Davis Health Chief Wellness Officer Peter Yellowlees on tips to stay mentally health and strong during the pandemic.

Environmental Services team keeps hospital clean and safe at all times

May 18, 2020

As UC Davis Medical Center battles COVID-19, cleaning crews are there every step of the way.

Life-saving care in the time of COVID-19

May 18, 2020

When she was diagnosed with adenosarcoma, a rare form of uterine cancer, she sought help from Gary Leiserowitz, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UC Davis Health.

California Poison Control sees spike in household disinfectant exposures in March, April

May 18, 2020

As California residents use more cleaning products to disinfect their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Poison Control System’s Sacramento Division, housed at UC Davis Health, has seen a spike in reported household disinfectant exposures in March and April.

Health panel examines disparities in COVID-19 pandemic

May 15, 2020

Health Experts at UC Davis forum explain high rates of coronavirus among Latinos and African Americans

UC Davis leaders and scientists answer pressing COVID-19 questions

May 15, 2020

More than 2,000 people around the world tuned in to hear straight answers about COVID-19 from UC Davis and UC leaders and scientists.

Grant to track evolution of novel coronavirus with math

May 14, 2020

To stay a step ahead of the COVID-19 virus, an interdisciplinary team of UC Davis researchers will use mathematics, data science and experimental biology to predict potential mutations of the novel coronavirus. The proposed research was recently funded by a $200,000 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation.

UC Davis pediatric orthopaedic surgeon gives teen another chance at sports...and a future

May 13, 2020

Emma Voorhies' knee injury initially sidelined her, but thanks to UC Davis Children's Hospital, she can look forward to playing again.

Can a drug developed for sickle cell anemia mitigate lung damage in patients with COVID-19?

May 12, 2020

UC Davis scientists provide senicapoc for COVID-19 clinical trial in Denmark.

Second COVID-19 info webinar: May 14

May 12, 2020

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Walter Leal’s first COVID-19 public awareness symposium drew an audience of more than 1,000, and this week he is hosting another one, this time featuring welcome remarks by UC President Janet Napolitano.

Virtual panel discussion and Q&A (5/12): COVID-19 impacts on food supply chain

May 11, 2020

UC Davis researchers, food purveyors and other experts will discuss how our food supply chain works and why the COVID-19 pandemic has been so disruptive. Pre-registration is required to receive a link to the webinar.

During COVID-19, online gaming helps teens with autism build their social skills

May 11, 2020

Online video gaming helps children with autism socialize during COVID-19.

FACEBOOK LIVE (5/6): Cathy Deimeke, pandemic food trends, tips for grocery shopping and cooking [video]

May 8, 2020

Health Education Manager Cathy Deimeke joined us for a Facebook Live conversation on May 6 to share tips on grocery purchases, stocking your pantry and eating well at home as you shelter in place.

Nursing students essential for maintaining workforce pipeline

May 7, 2020

When the pandemic hit and halted training programs, nursing students faced a challenging pathway to graduating on time and beginning their nursing careers. UC Davis Medical Center came to the rescue.

Hospital visitor restrictions eased

May 6, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has updated its hospital-visitor policy to reflect the changing conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 ‘LIVE’ series debuts May 7

May 6, 2020

UC Davis is launching two new series that take a deep dive into how our researchers are meeting the challenge of COVID-19. They will explore how UC Davis scientists, clinicians, engineers and others, often working across disciplines, are turning their knowledge to tackle COVID-19, from its origin to our communities and hospitals.

Telehealth connects a family during COVID-19 care

May 5, 2020

81-year-old Suren Vaniyev was the first patient to connect with family through UC Davis Medical Center's new Virtual Visit Program.

Preventing another COVID-19 problem: Skin irritation from hand washing

May 5, 2020

Tips to keep your hands clean and healthy during COVID-19 pandemic.

Davis campus custodial staff help UC Davis Health

May 4, 2020

Davis campus has trained and sent approximately 40 custodians to the UC Davis Health campus to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis Health physician runs to give back and connect

May 4, 2020

Neurologist Marc Lenaerts ran more than 200 miles in April to raise COVID-19 fund donations and along the way found it connected him to a disconnected world.

Tips for enjoying the great outdoors safely during COVID-19

May 1, 2020

As Californians continue to shelter in place, many are heeding the call of the great outdoors, especially with spring weather. But how do you do so safely, and still maintain social distancing?

April 2020

UC Davis Health conducts first plasma transfusions for COVID-19

April 29, 2020

UC Davis physicians put out a call for blood donations from those who have tested positive to COVID-19 and been symptom-free for at least 28 days.

FACEBOOK LIVE (4/29): Patricia Schetter, tips on distance learning for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder [video]

April 29, 2020

Watch this recording of a Facebook Live conversation we had on April 29 with MIND Institute board certified behavior analyst Patricia Schetter. She shared techniques on distance learning and homeschooling.

UC Davis expert panel weighs in on COVID-19 research, response and readiness in the U.S.

April 29, 2020

Experts in immunology, infectious diseases, pathology and emergency medicine presented the latest research and insights on COVID-19 in an online symposium.

COVID-19 vaccine with patch delivery technology enters preclinical testing at UC Davis

April 29, 2020

A biopharmaceutical company will begin preclinical testing, in collaboration with UC Davis, to evaluate the potential for COVID-19 vaccine delivered through an innovative skin patch.

UC Davis Medical Center thanks contributors of protective equipment

April 28, 2020

Many companies and organizations stepped up to support UC Davis Medical Center with personal protective equipment, or PPE, donations for health care teams treating patients with COVID-19. Because of this generosity, together with carefully planned equipment purchasing, the medical center no longer needs PPE donations.

Visit to dentist leads to lifesaving repair of soon-to-rupture aneurysm

April 27, 2020

Joe Peterson of Folsom, Calif. is one of the many patients who had safe and successful surgeries at UC Davis Medical Center during the pandemic.

FACEBOOK LIVE (4/27): Dean Blumberg, current state of COVID-19 pandemic, the way forward [video]

April 27, 2020

Watch a Facebook Live conversation we recorded on April 27 with Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. He provided an update on recent developments – and the next steps – in COVID-19 efforts.

Creative Arts Therapy: Hand-crafted paper flowers symbolize new beginnings [video]

April 24, 2020

As part of the ongoing “Create & Connect” series via Facebook Live, art therapist Jennifer Miller and programming coordinator Katherine MacDonald led a paper flower-making activity on April 24.

UC Davis helps community health clinic purchase telemedicine equipment during pandemic

April 24, 2020

Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation grant supports needs of local community clinic that serves a diverse and vulnerable population in Sacramento.

Making paper flowers: Creative Arts Therapy series continues on Facebook Live (Friday, April 24, 3 p.m.)

April 24, 2020

Through their “Create & Connect” series, the Creative Arts Therapy staff UC Davis Children’s Hospital are offering activities for the whole family as a therapeutic way to cope and heal during these unsettling times.

New screening provides support for at-risk families during COVID-19

April 23, 2020

UC Davis Children's Hospital this week launches a new screening to support families experiencing social and economic stressors amid COVID-19.

Masks pose dangers for babies, toddlers

April 23, 2020

UC Davis pediatricians have one simple message: Masks can be deadly for children under the age of 2.

UC Davis pediatrician shares tips on talking with children about coronavirus

April 22, 2020

UC Davis pediatrician Ellen McCleery offers tips for how to talk with your child about the coronavirus. 

Record Give Day total in unprecedented time

April 22, 2020

Given that this year’s fourth annual Give Day broke records — bringing in $2.5 million, according to preliminary data, compared with just over $2 million last year — the tremendous need may even have inspired donors to give more. The funds were raised during 29 hours, from noon Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 17-18), for programs at UC Davis and UC Davis Health.

MIND Institute provides care through telehealth

April 21, 2020

UC Davis MIND Institute clinic providers started offering telehealth care services a year ago to their patients, especially those who live far away or with limited transportation options. These providers — psychologists, social workers, pediatricians, psychiatrists and genetic specialists — can connect from their offices or clinic rooms.

‘Truly patient-centered’: UCSF pharmacist praises UC Davis Medical Center teams for her COVID-19 care

April 20, 2020

In a personal essay, Marilyn Stebbins, a UC San Francisco School of pharmacy faculty member, shared her experience as a COVID-19 patient and called UC Davis Health providers and staff “nothing short of amazing.”

Kidney transplant for teen made possible by UC Davis Health doctors, in-house lab scientists

April 20, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Gonzalez received a kidney from a deceased donor on March 22. The organ was made available for transplant surgery only through the efforts of the UC Davis Health Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine.

Local teen and family help UC Davis health care workers while staying at home

April 20, 2020

From baby Yodas to COVID-19 face shields, this pandemic led the Roddys to join in the fight.

In case you missed it: Chancellor May, Vice Chancellor Lubarsky on PBS KVIE’s ‘Studio Sacramento’ [video]

April 20, 2020

Chancellor Gary S. May and Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences David Lubarsky appeared in last Friday’s episode of “Studio Sacarmento” to discuss UC Davis’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic on campus and on the front lines.

COVID-19 info webinar for the public set for April 23

April 20, 2020

A COVID-19 public awareness symposium is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, organized by Distinguished Professor Walter Leal and featuring UC Davis experts in immunology, infectious diseases, pathology and emergency medicine.

UC Davis specialists are seeing a big increase in cooking-related burns

April 17, 2020

Since the state’s stay-at-home order took effect, specialists at the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center have seen a nearly six-fold increase in patients with burns related to at-home food preparation.

Festive farewell for UC Davis patient successfully treated for COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Another UC Davis novel coronavirus patient celebrates a positive outcome during the pandemic.

FACEBOOK LIVE (4/17): Sarah Medeiros, life in the Emergency Department during the time of COVID-19 [video]

April 17, 2020

Watch the Facebook Live conversation we recorded on April 17 with physician Sarah Medeiros, who shared her insights on how the Emergency Department at UC Davis Medical Center is functioning during this pandemic.

UC Davis pediatrician offers top recommendations for learning, exploring while at home

April 17, 2020

As families continue the challenging work of balancing learning and living at home during COVID-19, UC Davis pediatrician Ellen McCleery recommends planning a few activities for children to help lend structure to the day.

Maternal and newborn health experts at UC Davis Health share expertise on COVID-19

April 16, 2020

UC Davis experts are sharing their expertise nationally and internationally in the care of pregnant mothers and newborns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis Health is hiring for a range of positions

April 16, 2020

UC Davis Health is telling community partners: We are hiring.

Kids Considered continues COVID-19 podcasts, invites questions from the public

April 16, 2020

Kids Considered, the UC Davis Children’s Hospital podcast hosted by Dean Blumberg and Lena van der List, continues to post weekly episodes, providing updates about coronavirus and what parents and families need to know in simple, straightforward language.

‘Sick posts’ on social media help early tracking of COVID-19

April 16, 2020

Tracking social media “sick posts” could give public health officials a head start on identifying and responding to emerging disease outbreaks, researchers at the University of California, Davis, suggest in a new working paper.

New report details safety procedures in pediatric endoscopy during COVID-19

April 15, 2020

A safety protocol for endoscopy that protects health care providers working with pediatric patients with possible COVID-19.

UC Davis Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit adds snack cart for families

April 15, 2020

Parents and families on the UC Davis Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) no longer have to leave their loved ones to get a snack in the cafeteria, thanks to UC Davis employee Teresa Campbell and the PICU team.

Girl Scout cookie donations make a sweet and touching gift to UC Davis Health

April 15, 2020

Generous gifts of Girl Scout cookies touch the hearts, and the collective sweet tooth, of UC Davis Health front line workers.

Supply chain team quick, creative amid pandemic

April 14, 2020

Under normal circumstances, UC Davis Supply Chain Management’s Strategic Sourcing unit is low-profile, working behind the scenes to create value for the campus. But Strategic Sourcing is anything but low-profile amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted the supply chain worldwide. Together with Procurement and Contracting Services, Strategic Sourcing has responded quickly and creatively.

Infectious disease research coordinators draw big praise from teams they help

April 14, 2020

The resourceful research coordinators in the UC Davis Infectious Diseases Division, all recent college grads, are putting in long hours and finding ways to help move COVID-19 clinical trials forward.

In a time of pandemic, getting surgery approval can be a sweet sound for patients and families

April 14, 2020

Getting approved for a non-emergency surgery is very challenging during this time of coronavirus. But dangerous health conditions don’t stop because of a tiny virus. There are many patients for whom waiting indefinitely for their surgery is simply not a good option.

College of Biological Sciences offers weekly virtual COVID-19 Town Hall through May 29

April 14, 2020

Learn more about COVID-19 from UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear as well as UC Davis Health physicians, microbiologists, public health specialists and immunologists at the weekly UC Davis College of Biological Sciences seminar series.

UC Davis Children's Hospital patient families make chalk art memories

April 13, 2020

For parents of sick or injured children, the current sidewalk chalk trend is more than just something to do while staying at home.

Creative Arts Therapy ‘worry monster’ activity helps kids and families process feelings of anxiety

April 10, 2020

Via Facebook Live on April 10, Art Therapist Katie Lorain and Child Life Specialist Sherry Petta of UC Davis Children’s Hospital led an activity aimed at helping children identify and manage their worries during this uncertain time.

FACEBOOK LIVE (4/10): Helen Kales, staying mentally healthy and strong during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 10, 2020

Watch the recording of a Facebook Live with Helen Kales, chair of the department of psychiatry, who shared tips on how to care for one’s mental health and others during this time of uncertainty and anxiety.

Writing as healing offers a cathartic release

April 10, 2020

UC Davis Health Writing as Healing program provides connections and catharsis in these anxious times.

California Smokers’ Helpline offers free nicotine patches

April 9, 2020

Callers to the California Smokers’ Helpline can now get an additional tool to help them quit using tobacco: nicotine patches.

Making and managing ‘worry monsters’: Creative Arts Therapy session on Facebook (Friday, April 10, 3 p.m.)

April 9, 2020

In the next Facebook Live session with the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Creative Arts Therapy team, participants will learn how to help children identify and cope with their worries by creating “worry monsters.”

Coronavirus patient leaves hospital after 2 weeks. Feels 100% better

April 9, 2020

A Sacramento resident got a special farewell from his UC Davis Medical Center care teams this week after he’d spent two weeks in the hospital where he was being treated for COVID-19.

Surgery to ease severe pain of a pinched nerve a 'godsend'

April 8, 2020

Many surgeries are essential, despite coronavirus concerns

California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, a UC Davis School of Medicine alumna, helps guide state through pandemic traumas [video]

April 8, 2020

California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, School of Medicine Class of ’01, has been tapped by Gov. Gavin Newsom to address mental health issues related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky speaks at televised town hall on COVID-19 [video]

April 7, 2020

Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky joined other health care leaders in the region for a special program, “Coronavirus: The State of Care,” which aired on KCRA on April 7.

A community shows gratitude – written large in chalk

April 7, 2020

Appreciation for UC Davis Health appearing in very public places.

UC Davis Health named to governor’s Task Force for COVID-19 testing

April 6, 2020

Associate Professor Nam Tran, who oversees UC Davis Health’s coronavirus testing efforts, is named to public-private partnership to ensure California boosts capacity for detecting COVID-19

Cancer does not take a break, even during COVID-19 pandemic

April 6, 2020

Diagnosed with cancer, Marlene Blake's surgery couldn't wait.

Pediatric patients connect to art, music therapy via Zoom during COVID-19 pandemic

April 6, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the UC Davis Creative Arts Therapy team takes their daily art and music therapy groups out of the playroom and into each patient’s room via Zoom software.

UC Davis Health experts set COVID-19 standards at the state and national levels

April 3, 2020

UC Davis Health physicians are setting comprehensive standards for patient care and workforce and student safety during the pandemic. 

Creative Arts Therapy from UC Davis Children’s Hospital: Mandala-making, with piano accompaniment

April 3, 2020

Enjoy a few minutes of relaxation by joining Art Therapists Katie Lorain and Jennifer Miller in making some colorful mandalas, while Music Therapist Tori Steeley plays a soothing piano accompaniment.

UC Davis Health speeds up COVID-19 testing [video]

April 3, 2020

UC Davis ramps up COVID-19 testing with the region's only machine built for high-volume testing for patients of UC Davis Health.

UC Davis engineers respond to COVID-19 challenges

April 3, 2020

Anticipating a scarcity of medical devices and a lack of treatment options for COVID-19, engineering researchers at the University of California, Davis, are investigating innovative technology to manufacture masks, ventilators and other critical equipment.

Davis campus departments donate PPE to UC Davis Health

April 2, 2020

Davis campus departments and units are donating thousands of vital supplies to UC Davis Health in its effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Soothing art/music activities every Friday at 3 p.m. via Facebook Live with Creative Arts Therapy team

April 2, 2020

Each week, the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Art Therapists and Music Therapist will lead a Creative Arts Therapy activity every Friday at 3 p.m. on the Children’s Hospital Facebook page. First up: relaxation by creating mandalas.

Genome variation gives insight into coronavirus spread

April 2, 2020

As SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world, its transmission rate has varied alongside variations in its genome, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis. Surveillance of the virus genome may help public authorities target areas about to experience an upsurge of infection.

FACEBOOK LIVE (4/2): Megan Tudor, tips and ideas for parents and children to cope and connect during COVID-19

April 2, 2020

Megan Tudor, a clinical psychologist at the UC Davis MIND Institute, shared a variety of tips for parents and caretakers as they help children understand and make the most of this period of sheltering in place.

Stay coronavirus current: Subscribe to our new e-newsletter roundup of COVID-19 updates, advice from experts

April 2, 2020

This week, UC Davis Health is launching a new biweekly e-newsletter highlighting useful resources and tips. Subscribe today to help keep current on the latest developments.

How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?

April 2, 2020

Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists at the University of California, Davis. 

Local businesses thank UC Davis Health employees during COVID-19 pandemic

April 1, 2020

Local businesses are reaching out to UC Davis Health to deliver free food to show thanks to UC Davis Medical Center employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2020

Child Life team chalks up hope in front of UC Davis Medical Center, Cancer Center

March 31, 2020

The UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team have penned words of encouragment in sidewalk chalk in front of entrances to the UC Davis Medical Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

What the blood tests of a COVID-19 patient can tell us

March 31, 2020

A blood test result typically seen in bone marrow diseases was found in a patient with COVID-19.

An unexpected thank you from the PICU/PCICU goes a long way

March 31, 2020

The Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit recently reached out to the protective service officers in the UC Davis Medical Center with an unexpected thank you, and an even more unexpected candy basket in appreciation for all the extra support they have been giving patients and their families throughout the hospital.

FACEBOOK LIVE (3/31): Dean Blumberg, updates on the novel coronavirus and flattening the curve

March 31, 2020

Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, joined us for a Facebook Live conversation on March 31 to provide updates on our understanding of the novel coronavirus and our efforts to flatten the curve.

Solving a medical mystery and changing CDC screenings for COVID-19

March 30, 2020

UC Davis Health physicians and medical staff detail the diagnosis and treatment for first known case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the U.S.

UC Davis Health community answers call for blood donations

March 30, 2020

More than 170 units of blood were donated last week at the American Red Cross blood drives, co-sponsored by UC Davis Medical Center and the UC Davis School of Medicine and held at the Education Building on the UC Davis Health campus.

UC Davis launches two clinical studies to treat COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 infection may be enrolled in clinical studies evaluating the safety and effectiveness of two drugs — the investigational antiviral remdesivir, and sarilumab, a drug that blocks the body’s acute inflammatory response.

Coronavirus in children: Observations from Wuhan, China

March 26, 2020

New research from Wuhan, China provide insights on the manifestations of coronavirus infection in children.

School of Vet Med donates PPE to Medical Center

March 26, 2020

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is donating thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to UC Davis Health to aid in their efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

NorCal contractors reach into own supplies to help fight COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Construction and contracting companies are donating masks and protective equipment, and asking employees to contribute financially and donate blood.

Response to The Sacramento Bee

March 25, 2020

No female employees at our hospital have reported testing positive for COVID-19, and no patients in the Emergency Department on the dates and conditions described tested positive for COVID-19. 

Surgery gives Sacramento woman new lease on life

March 24, 2020

UC Davis Health patient Mai Yang gets her life back thanks to surgery to relieve debiltating pain in her back.

How to reduce anxiety during the coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Two MIND Institute clinical psychologists share strategies for families with kids and those on the autism spectrum to reduce anxiety during shelter-in-place time.

Three transplant patients get chance at new life, thanks to COVID-19 testing at UC Davis Medical Center

March 23, 2020

When three deceased-donor kidneys became available last week, the UC Davis Health team rose to the occasion, working extra shifts to ensure that their patients could receive the transplants that they desperately needed.  

UC Davis researchers race to develop coronavirus solutions

March 20, 2020

UC Davis clinical pathologists, infectious disease physicians and scientists are collaborating on new reagents, diagnostic tests and a vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Media Statement

March 20, 2020

A member of our UC Davis Health community, on the Sacramento campus, has reported testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. While the source of the infection is unknown, we do know the employee was not involved in the care of a COVID-19 positive patient and therefore it is more likely the virus was contracted due to community spread. The employee has not been at work since Friday, March 13.

Kids Considered podcast posts weekly COVID-19 episodes

March 20, 2020

Why is “flattening the curve” so important? What are the risks to pregnant women and their babies? And what are the ins and outs about social distancing? The latest Kids Considered podcast episode about COVID-19 answers these questions and more.

UC Davis Health Ambulatory Care reaching out to protect patients amid COVID-19

March 19, 2020

UC Davis Health ambulatory clinics have adapted quickly to continue caring for and protecting patients during the COVID-19 pandemic by swiftly expanding their ability to connect with patients in their homes via video visits.

New mom support group innovates to stay connected during COVID-19

March 19, 2020

When Sacramento County issued a "shelter in place" directive for COVID-19, the in-person support group for new moms, Connected, was going to be cancelled. But thanks to technology, the group is now connecting online.

Hospital updates visitation policy amid coronavirus

March 19, 2020

During this period of active respiratory illnesses, UC Davis Medical Center is restricting visitors.

In times of crisis, remember to meditate

March 18, 2020

UC Davis cardiologist Uma Srivatsa recommends doing "five steps for five minutes" in times of high stress.

How UC Davis Children’s Hospital is prepared for COVID-19

March 18, 2020

As the only nationally ranked, comprehensive children’s hospital in the Sacramento region, UC Davis Children’s Hospital is uniquely positioned to care for children with critical care needs, including children with COVID-19. Here are examples of the ways the team is prepared.

Make your next medical appointment a video visit

March 11, 2020

For many types of routine and specialty care appointments, a video visit through UC Davis Health is the ideal alternative to a traditional in-person appointment.   

UC Davis Medical Center successfully treats patients with coronavirus; hospital plans to expand on-site testing

March 11, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center meets the needs of patients, protects staff and takes steps to offer testing capabilities on-site.

UC Davis Medical Center has sufficient resources to deal with novel coronavirus

March 2, 2020

How UC Davis Medical Center is prepared to handle novel coronavirus