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VC Lewin provides research funding update

UC Davis researchers have been dogged in chasing down other sources of money to make up for federal funds lost to sequestration, Vice Chancellor Harris Lewis says, but he warns that the federal cutbacks due to last until 2021 will increasingly hurt the competitiveness of UC Davis and the nation. [ More… ]

New training program: Administrative Officers for the Future

UC Davis is bolstering its succession planning, an important effort in light of the fact that more than 30 percent of today's administrative leaders are within a year of becoming retirement-eligible. … The UC Business Officer Institute provides another training opportunity; nominations from the Davis campus are due by Wednesday (Aug. 21). [ More… ]

Health system report suggests expanded role for paramedics

In going beyond emergency response, they would be part of a "promising" new model for community-based health care, says Kenneth Kizer, professor of emergency medicine and director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement. Several other states and countries have tried it, and now the institute is recommending a pilot project in California. [ More… ]

Telemedicine a boon for pediatric emergencies

"Video conferencing brings us right to the bedside," says Professor James Marcin, senior author of a UC Davis Children's Hospital study showing how telemedicine consultations significantly improve the quality of care for children in emergency rooms in remote areas where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce. ... Also, UC Davis receives a $2.5 million grant to study telepsychiatry. [ More… ]

Identification of new cattle virus will help rule out mad cow disease

The new virus — genetically sequenced by a team including researchers from the School of Veterinary Medicine — is unlikely to pose a threat to human health or the food supply, but the discovery provides a simple diagnostic tool that can reassure both ranchers and consumers by ruling out mad cow disease in cattle with neurologic symptoms. [ More… ]

Age matters for song sparrows and climate change

Studies show differing impacts within a species, depending on the life stage of individual members of the species. "If you don't break it down by these different stages, you get a different understanding that may be misleading, or worse, that's just wrong," says lead author Kristen Dybala, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: We're still a 'Cool School': top 10 three years in a row

UC Davis is a top-10 "green" university for the third year in row, as declared by the Sierra Club magazine. ... The 2013-14 campus poster calendar is on its way: preorders being taken now. … The next ASUCD Blood and Marrow Drive is set for Aug. 27-28 on the Quad. ... The UC Davis Health System's sixth annual Spanish Mini-Medical School is open for registration. [ More… ]


ANNOUNCEMENT: Public forums for VC and med school dean

Public forums have been scheduled starting Monday (Aug. 19) for five candidates for vice chancellor of Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. [ More… ]


Arboretum tour: 'Delights from Down Under'

Saturday, Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m., meet on Wyatt Deck

The Australian and New Zealand collections feature plants that thrive in our Mediterranean climate and plants that have adapted in fascinating ways. Many of the plants make great additions to home gardens. … Plus, a shovel collection update. [ More… ]

Summer Jam-uh! with the Band-uh! … the last one-uh!

Monday, Aug. 19, 7-9 p.m., lawn outside the Rec Pool gates

The music starts when the Rec Pool closes, so, take a dip first, if you want, then dry off and stay for the jam. Free. [ More… ]

'Back-to-School Lunches for Kids'

Wednesday, Aug. 21, noon-1 p.m., ballroom, Courtyard by Marriott hotel, 4422 Y St., Sacramento

Angela Damron, a registered dietitian at the UC Davis Medical Center, presents this UC Davis Health System WorkLife Balance workshop, offering tips on how to get creative when packing balanced and healthy lunches for your children. Free. [ More… ]

EXHIBITIONS: Ambitions finished, failed and in progress

Through Aug. 28, Craft Center Gallery, South Silo

A unique, mixed media show by Monica Riche '12, sewing and knitting instructor. … Also, the C.N. Gorman Museum presents Navajo Summer (Shiigo): Selections from the Permanent Collections. [ More… ]

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