Health

Access to Food Stamps Improves Children’s Health and Reduces Medical Spending

December 05, 2018
In a new policy brief, Chloe N. East (Ph.D., economics, ’16), an assistant professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver, examines how parental eligibility for the Food Stamp Program affects children's well-being and healthcare expenses, with a particular focus on U.S.-born children of immigrants.

Rock Stars: Group Leaves Painted Messages of Hope

August 13, 2018
Two UC Davis staff members, backed by a growing corps of volunteers, are spreading color, creativity and kindhearted messages around campus with vibrantly painted rocks. Kim Pearson and Martha Garrison, who work in the arts administrative group in the College of Letters and Science, launched UC Davis Rocks this spring. The group paints flat rocks with bright designs and words like “Imagine,” “Dream” and “Smile,” then hides them—often in plain sight—for others to find.

Design Center “Wild Card” Winner at San Francisco Design Week Awards

June 13, 2018
The Center for Design in the Public Interest was honored at the first annual San Francisco Design Week Awards for a project on chronic pain. The Center, part of the Department of Design in the College of Letters and Science, won in the Wild Card category for Outpatient Radio.

Studying Communication in the 21st Century

November 06, 2017
Focused on new technology, communication at UC Davis is not your parents' major. And if you graduated before 2013, it’s not exactly your major either.

Crowdsourced Game Aims to Find Solutions to Aflatoxin

October 16, 2017
Mars, Inc., UC Davis and partners have launched a crowdsourcing initiative to solve the problem of aflatoxin contamination of crops. Successful candidates from the computer game will be tested in the laboratory of Justin Siegel, assistant professor of chemistry, biochemistry and molecular medicine at UC Davis.

American Studies Grad Leads NFL Health and Safety

December 02, 2016
For some, nothing is more American than football. So it seems appropriate that Jacob Frank, who earned a degree in American Studies in 2011, works for the National Football League.

Sheffrin Lecture 2010: Jonathan Gruber

Jonathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivered the inaugural Sheffrin Lecture, “Health Reform in the U.S.: How We Got Here and Where We Are Going.”

Gruber was a key architect of Massachusetts’ health reform. During 2009–10 he served as a technical consultant to the Obama Administration and worked to help craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In 2011 he was named “One of the Top 25 Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of Our Time” by Slate Magazine.

Oxytocin and Anxiety

December 05, 2015
New research by UC Davis behavioral neuroscientists suggests oxytocin may have different effects in men and women—and in certain circumstances the hormone may actually trigger anxiety.

UC Davis Offers WIC Expertise as Congress Considers Funding

September 30, 2015
As Congress prepares to consider reauthorization of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, UC Davis Professor Marianne Page offers expertise on the act, which funds a number of nutrition programs, including school meals for low-income students and the supplemental nutrition assistance program for women, infants and children, or WIC.