small grant program

Reducing Lower Back Pain Related to Farming

November 08, 2017
Small Grants: Big Impact

Lower back pain is one of most serious health problems for farmworkers, and it can result from the intensive manual work that farming requires, such as carrying heavy objects or working long hours in a stooped posture.

WCAHS Small Grant Recipient Receives Distinguished Award

August 29, 2017
WCAHS small grant recipient Seth Holmes, PhD, MD, was recently named a William T Grant Scholar. With this prestigious award, he will receive explore the experiences of second‐generation indigenous Mexican farmworker youth.

From Scorpions to Asthma: An interview with Alex Castañeda, WCAHS Seed Grant Award Winner

January 03, 2014

Alex Castañeda is a 4th year UC Davis graduate student. He was awarded a 2013-2014 WCAHS Seed Grant to help him study air pollution and asthma. Below, he talks about what led him to love science and work to improve agricultural health and safety.

Favorite high school subject: “Biology. My high school biology teacher was passionate about making students learn the material, not just memorize it.”