NEWS & EVENTS
Recently, the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) designed and funded Food for All, a grocery distribution program focused on addressing COVID-19-aggravated food insecurity among Asian communities in South Sacramento. The project also promoted accessibility to COVID-19 testing and vaccination, especially for the elderly.
Date: May 21. 2021 | Sacramento
Davis CTSC program addressing food insecurity in Sacramento communities hard-hit by COVID-19
UC BRAID Led Transfer of UC COVID-19 Patient Information to Federal Database
Date: March 24, 2021 | Irvine
By Tom Vasich
“We were very involved in the pandemic from Day One,” said Cooper, who’s chair of UC Biomedical Research Acceleration, Integration and Development, a coalition of all five UC health centers – those at UCI, UC San Francisco, UC San Diego, UC Davis and UCLA – with NIH funding for translational research.
In June, the National COVID Cohort Collaborative, known as N3C, launched an analytics platform for electronic health records so that researchers could more easily investigate coronaviruses. Its Data Enclave has collected records from more than 1 million patients.
Researchers pursuing COVID-19-related studies can apply for quick access to detailed case data, including demographics, symptoms, medications, lab test results and outcomes. Though most personal information is not included, patient ZIP codes and dates of service are. Data will continue to feed into the secure system for five years to help address both immediate and long-term questions about the disease.