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The PREDICT program helps detect emerging viruses that move among people, livestock and wildlife, such as this macaque in Nepal. (One Health Institute/UC Davis photo)

$100M to predict and prevent pandemic threats

The United States Agency for International Development has awarded up to $100 million for the second phase of the PREDICT project based at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

PREDICT is part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program — an unprecedented international campaign to rapidly detect and respond to emerging viruses such as Ebola and SARS that move among people, wildlife and livestock.

PREDICT is managed by the school's One Health Institute. The new award is one of the largest extramurally funded projects in UC Davis history.

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UC Davis Academic Federation honors entomologist Flint

Mary Louise Flint, a University of California entomologist for 34 years, is the recipient of the 2014 James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award from the UC Davis Academic Federation. The 1,600-member federation gives no higher honor. It is named after the UC Davis chancellor (1969-87) who…

$6.9 million funds studies of health-boosting compounds in cow’s milk

Photo: Milk pouring into glass

After spending more than a decade decoding breast milk’s important health-promoting constituents, a team of researchers in the Foods for Health Institute at the University of California, Davis, is now doing the same for cow’s milk, with potential benefits both for human health and the U.S.…

Distinguished speakers series guest proposes changes in humanities doctorate

Russell A. Berman, the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, will give the talk “Rethinking the Ph.D. in the Humanities” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis. His talk in…

Donations needed to help dogs and cats of the homeless

Help is welcomed this holiday season to help take the chill out of life on the streets for the dogs and cats of area homeless people. For the 19th year, staff volunteers at UC Davis’ William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are gathering monetary donations to help fill 130…

Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

California’s approval of a $7.5 billion water bond has bolstered prospects for expanding reservoirs and groundwater storage, but the drought-prone state can effectively use no more than a 15 percent increase in surface water storage capacity because of lack of water to fill it, according…

Performance horse management survey invites participants

Woman jumping a horse

The Center for Equine Health at the University of California, Davis, is seeking input from horse owners, trainers, riders and veterinarians for an online survey regarding the management practices of all performance horse disciplines. Claudia Sonder, a veterinarian and director of the Center for…

Student chefs compete to put dish on UC Davis menu

It's not just "What's cooking?" It's also "Who's cooking?" Three students will cook their own recipes before a hungry crowd at a UC Davis dining commons to compete for the honor of having their dish on the menu in a few weeks. The competition — including a red carpet and culinary prizes — and…

Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

Soapy hands being washed under faucet

Long-term exposure to triclosan, an antimicrobial agent commonly found in a broad array of soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and other consumer products, may have potentially serious health consequences, reports a research team including a UC Davis scientist. Data from a new study shows that triclosan…

Alumna makes major donation for classroom and recital hall

Rendering of the proposed recital hall and music building

A new classroom and recital hall building at the University of California, Davis, will be named the Ann E. Pitzer Center to honor an alumna who donated $5 million toward the building. The gift from the late Ann E. Pitzer and the naming were announced Thursday (Nov. 13) evening at a reception for…