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Gun Violence Prevention Research

August 07, 2019
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis and champion of the Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea, about the shift in people's behaviors in the aftermath of mass shootings.

Why Addressing Mental Illness Isn’t Enough to Reduce Gun Violence

August 06, 2019
How do we explain and stop mass shootings like those in El Paso and Dayton? Some Americans point to guns, saying they're too common and easy to obtain, while others emphasize the mental and emotional conditions that could drive perpetrators to inflict such horror.

Guns and Public Health

August 04, 2019
Garen Wintemute, champion of the Violence Prevention Research Center Big Idea, is a leader in physician efforts to confront gun violence as a public health epidemic.

Where Will We Find Tech-Savvy Farm Workers?

July 24, 2019
University of California, Davis (UC Davis) professor David Slaughter, a man at the forefront of digital technologies in specialty crop farming, can feel the early tremors of farming’s major disruptive force approaching.

Making Medicine Personal

July 19, 2019
The Center of Precision Medicine at UC Davis seeks to better predict risk to health and responses to therapy by gathering and integrating complex and detailed information from multiple disciplines.

Hoofing IT at the Dairy Barn

July 12, 2019
Professor Cassandra Tucker of animal sciences has been working with cows at the UC Davis Dairy Teaching and Research Facility to help improve animal welfare through the use of accelerometers. These accelerometers, or “cow Fitbits,” are placed around the neck of the cow like a collar or hung as an ear tag.