Human & Animal Health

Noninvasive Fetal Oxygen Monitor Could Make for Safer Deliveries

June 17, 2020
A device to directly measure blood oxygen saturation in a fetus during labor has been developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis. By providing better information about the health of a fetus right before birth, the device could both reduce the rate of cesarean sections and improve outcomes in difficult deliveries.

How COVID-19 Affects Children and Teenagers

May 19, 2020
UC Davis Health Pediatric Emergency Medicine Professor and Emergency Medicine Chair Dr. Nathan Kuppermann talks about which children and teens are most at risk and what parents need to watch for.

Human Rights Scholars on the Pandemic's Global Impact and the Critical Role of the Humanities

May 11, 2020
Keith David Watenpaugh (Director, Human Rights Studies) joined Karima Bennoune (Professor of Law and UN Special Rapporteur, Cultural Rights) and Joanna Regulska (Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs and Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies) for the second in the DHI’s special virtual Conversation series on COVID-19.

UC Davis Engineers, Clinician Develop Low-Cost, Portable Ventilator

April 29, 2020
Engineers at the University of California, Davis, are working with clinicians to create a simple, inexpensive ventilator. They have developed a prototype and plan to make plans freely available online. Versions could be in clinical use in about six months.

UC Davis Delivers Helpers to Food Bank

April 14, 2020
As county residents continue to shelter in place, the Yolo Food Bank is running a new delivery service with the help of UC Davis staff members and students.

UC Davis Health Joins State on Testing

April 08, 2020
After steadily increasing its own coronavirus testing capacity, UC Davis Health is now collaborating with the state to quickly and significantly boost California’s testing capacity, as announced Saturday (April 4) by Gov. Gavin Newsom.