Research in the Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery at the University of California Davis Health System continually seeks to optimize patient care and outcomes via cutting edge research led by expert professors and experienced research staff. We are uniquely equipped to combine clinical expertise and a scientific approach to advance knowledge.
We conduct medical research in both clinical and laboratory settings in all of our surgical divisions and we collaborate with other divisions, departments and institutions in the UC Davis Health System and beyond to develop novel ideas in research which impact patient outcomes, teaching, and clinical care.
Research is made possible by the efforts of surgeons and their associated staff as well as contributions from government grants and private investments. As part of a teaching hospital, our faculty hold numerous research grants from both federal and non-federal sources. Investigative endeavors give medical students, surgery residents and post-doctorate investigators the opportunity to gain valuable research experience while working with their clinical mentors.
- Lloyd awarded NIH grant
- The science of surgery – International Innovation—Healthcare Edition
- Davidson awarded grant for study
- Russo awarded grant for study
- Wang awarded Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR) grant
- Cancer Center selected for Innovation grant
- UC Davis Awards Proof-of-Concept Funding for Cutting-Edge Technologies with Commercial Potential
- Five Davis professors win grants to commercialize research
- The art of team science advances scientific discovery (PDF)
- In utero stem cell transplantation research highlighted as "Best of ASH" 2014
- Aijun Wang, Ph.D. awarded 2014 Children’s Miracle Network grant
- Dhillon wins resident paper competition
- Virtual tumor board research published – Richard Bold of the Division of Surgical Oncology was the lead author of an article in Community Oncology describing how disease-specific virtual tumor boards facilitate clinical decision making and speed the dissemination of rapidly evolving cancer care. The research findings suggest virtual tumor boards can improve quality of care for patients in remote areas. Co-authors of the paper included Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Joel Kugelmass, Scott Christensen, Ralph de Vere White and Frederick Meyers, of UC Davis, and Laurence J. Heifetz, of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, part of the UC Davis Cancer Care Network.
- Diana L. Farmer – the accidental translational scientist
- UC Global Health Institute GloCal Health Fellowship
- UC Davis Research Advances Efforts to Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots