At UC Davis, we're busy creating a healthier world. Explore the following highlights of the innovations and breakthroughs at UC Davis Health:
An international team of surgeons at UC Davis conducted the world's second documented larynx transplant in 2010, restoring the voice of a woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade.
UC Davis researchers co-created the Early Start Denver Model, a novel early intervention program for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder that improves their intellectual abilities and reduces – and in some cases erases – their autism symptoms. TIME magazine named the therapy among the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2012.
In a case that gained worldwide attention, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital team helped an 8-year-old Humboldt County girl become only the third person in the U.S. known to recover from rabies infection without receiving the rabies vaccine.
UC Davis research redefined how doctors use imaging in children with head and abdominal trauma, helping avoid unnecessary scans and radiation exposure when diagnosing young patients.
UC Davis plays a pioneering role in telehealth through initiatives such as UC Davis’ pediatric telemedicine program. Among first of its kind in the U.S., it allows UC Davis to offer 24/7 academic medical expertise to remote health-care providers, without the need to transfer a patient to UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
UC Davis researchers discovered a new age-related neurodegenerative condition, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, or FXTAS, in 2001, improving understanding of age-related neurodegenerative processes.
Military surgeons in Iraq and trauma centers across the nation are saving many lives using techniques pioneered by UC Davis trauma surgeons. A UC Davis system of organizing trauma resuscitation allows patients to be quickly stabilized so they survive long enough to be treated.
Groundbreaking research conducted by UC Davis experts has increased awareness of gun violence as a public-health problem, fueling change in the industry and innovative legislation to prevent easy access to guns used in crime.
Cardiothoracic surgeons at UC Davis Medical Center performed California’s first minimally-invasive, robotic-assisted, multi-arterial cardiac bypass surgery in 2010.
Time magazine selected the genetically engineered malaria-proof mosquito, developed with contributions from UC Davis, as one of its "50 Best Inventions of 2010."
UC Davis Medical Center performed Northern California’s first combined kidney and pancreas transplant in 1985.
In the 1980s, the UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology developed the nation’s first artificial tongue to aid speech.