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Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pledge $50M to UC Davis for Sustainability Research

The University of California, Davis, today announced that philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-owners of The Wonderful Company, have pledged the largest gift ever to the university by individual donors. The $50 million pledge will support the school’s longstanding commitment to address today’s most pressing challenges in agriculture and environmental sustainability.

Growing Cereal Crops With Less Fertilizer

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found a way to reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizers needed to grow cereal crops. The discovery could save farmers in the United States billions of dollars annually in fertilizer costs while also benefiting the environment.

New initiative to make UC Davis Health a leader in organ transplant equity

UC Davis Health has launched a new initiative to improve the organ transplantation system throughout California and work toward equity in organ donation. The initiative is called “Pluralist,” which stands for “patient centered precision digital health education.” Pluralist hopes to increase the availability of donor organs and access to life-saving surgery regardless of a patient’s socioeconomic standing. It will achieve this by developing scalable health education interventions that will be delivered by culturally competent health care providers.

Keysight Technologies Donates Equipment to Innovate UC Davis ECE Labs

Keysight Technologies, Inc. is committed to building a better planet and supports the next generation of engineers. Keysight Technologies, Inc. contributed to lab upgrades. The upgrades include construction, audio and visual equipment and acquisition of state-of- the-art test and measurement instrumentation for 32 work benches.

New initiative to make UC Davis Health a leader in digital medicine

UC Davis Health has launched a Cloud Innovation Center (CIC), powered by Amazon Web Services, making the renowned academic medical center one of America's leaders in digital medicine. UC Davis Health is the first academic medical center in the world to launch a CIC with Amazon Web Services. Focused on digital health equity, the UC Davis Health CIC will allow clinicians, patients, developers, and students to exchange ideas, as well as design and prototype solutions focused on making digital health more equitable and accessible worldwide. 

UC Davis School of Education Unveils New Powerschool and Microsoft Digital Learning Lab

The University of California, Davis School of Education announced today the unveiling of the PowerSchool and Microsoft Digital Learning Lab, giving its students access to the training and tools they need, including state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and leading education software solutions. The lab will allow tomorrow’s teachers to learn best practices, helping them to incorporate instructional strategies that leverage best-in-class technology.

Western Health Advantage establishes first endowed professorship at UC Davis nursing school

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announced today it received a gift from Western Health Advantage (WHA) to create the first endowed professorship at the nursing school. The inaugural holder of the Western Health Advantage Endowed Professorship is Associate Dean for Research Janice F. Bell, who’s nationally recognized for her distinguished scholarship in health and caregiving research.