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University of California, Davis
THE UNIVERSITY OF California, Davis (UCD), is a public research university, the main campus of which is located in Davis, California, near Sacramento; the UCD Medical School is located in Sacramento. It is one of 10 universities within the University of California system and was the third branch of the University of California. It began in 1905 as an agricultural school known as the university farm. UCD became a general campus within the University of California system in 1959; this includes the UC Davis School of Medicine, which was founded in 1966. In 2006, UCD enrolled over 23,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate and 2,900 professional students and employed over 10,000 academic staff members including almost 2,500 faculty members and over 20,000 support staff members. The Stem Cell Program at UCD is a multidis—ciplinary enterprise involving faculty members and researchers from the school of medicine and other parts of the university, ...