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Recent Articles

Can new gun violence research find a path around the political stalemate?

March 27, 2021

Dr. Garen J. Wintemute, who directs the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento, said he lost grant money after the Dickey Amendment was enacted. In the two decades that followed, he said, his work has been supported by the state of California, by foundations, as well as the N.I.H., which was not specifically named in the Dickey Amendment, and the Justice Department. He said he had also spent a little more than $2 million of his own money to continue the work.

New UC Davis center paves the way for rock dust research

February 14, 2021
Faculty at the University of California are carrying out several remineralization studies across multiple campuses that they hope will deliver a more holistic understanding of California soils’ carbon storage potential.

Aging In California

February 03, 2021
UC Davis Health Professor Terri Harvath explains what the organization plans to focus on now and in the post-pandemic years.