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2012

PALMIERI INDUCTED AS PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN BURN ASSOCIATION
Tina Palmieri, professor and director of the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center, was inducted as president of the American Burn Association at the association's annual meeting in Seattle this week.

MEXICO DAYCARE FIRE CAUSED BY MULTIPLE FIRE SAFETY, BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS, STUDY FINDS
Authors urge better prevention strategies to avert future disasters

2011

PEDIATRIC BURN RESEARCH LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS THE RISK OF SCALDS FROM INSTANT CUP OF SOUP
Scrutiny this week of the burn risk from consuming instant cup of soup has focused new interest on forward-looking research led by David G. Greenhalgh, professor and chief of the division of burn surgery in the Department of Surgery in the UC Davis School of Medicine.

NEW BURN CENTER HONORS PRIMARY BENEFACTORS: FIREFIGHTERS
When UC Davis Medical Center’s burn unit moves into its new quarters in the Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion, its larger space and improved capabilities will be directly attributable to the organization in the unit’s new name: the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center.

2010

UC DAVIS AND SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN® ESTABLISH BURN FELLOWSHIP
Recognizing the need to increase the number of burn specialists in Mexico, the Mexican Health Ministry has partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Northern California and the UC Davis Health System to establish a burn fellowship program for physicians from Mexico.

FOCUSING ON BETTER BURN CARE
Imagine wearing long-sleeved shirts when Sacramento temperatures reach triple digits. It sounds uncomfortable, but that's just what Duane Wright did for nine years.

2009

SOMAN SEN, M.D. JOINS SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN BURN TEAM
October 6, 2009 — Soman Sen, M.D., has joined the department of burn surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children— Northern California. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Sen completed fellowships in surgical critical care and burn surgery at the University of California. In addition to his role at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Dr. Sen is an assistant professor of surgery at UC Davis School of Medicine.

ROAD TO RECOVERY
Thirteen men were aboard the Sikorsky S-61 helicopter as it rose off a ridge-top in the Trinity Alps of northwestern California on the evening of Aug. 5. It was the end of a long day of firefighting for the men – most of them employees of Grayback Forestry, a privately owned firefighting outfit based in Oregon.

BETTER BURN OUTCOMES
When a can of gasoline exploded, the flames burned Shane Chilson on 80 percent of his body. Eight months later, after a series of operations and rehabilitation at UC Davis Regional Burn Center, Chilson was ready to go back to work in his home town of Willits, Calif.

CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM HELPS BURN SPECIALIST HELP HER PATIENTS
Tina Palmieri, UC Davis associate professor of burn surgery and director of the UC Davis Burn Center, is committed to ensuring that the outcomes of her burn patients are the best they can be. That is why she is participating in a two-year training program, offered at UC Davis Health System, designed to make her a better and more effective outcomes researcher.

UC DAVIS REGIONAL BURN CENTER URGES CAUTION TO PREVENT HOLIDAY FIRES, BURNS
The holiday season brings with it families gathered around warm fireplaces, candles lit to ignite the holiday spirit and Christmas trees festooned in blazing lights — and that’s what worries Tina Palmieri.

UC DAVIS BURN DOCTOR HELPS TREAT OREGON FIREFIGHTERS
August 8, 2008, SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dr. Tina Palmieri, director of the burn unit at UC Davis Medical Center, got word of a downed helicopter carrying firefighters near Redding late Tuesday night. (The Oregonian)

UC DAVIS TAPPED TO HELP OVERSEE NATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT FOCUSING ON BURN VICTIMS
Supported by recent approval of a $2.4 million federal appropriation, the American Burn Association and UC Davis Regional Burn Center are launching a nationwide research effort aimed at developing new procedures and best practices for the treatment of burn injuries.

FILL THE BOOT FOR BURNS
Imagine wearing long-sleeved shirts when Sacramento temperatures reach triple digits. It sounds uncomfortable, but that's just what Duane Wright did for nine years.

SHRINERS BURN CHIEF, DAVID GREENHALGH, M.D. INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN BURN ASSOCIATION
May 9, 2006
Shriners Hospital is the national leader in burn research and prevention. Dr. David Greenhalgh, Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, was inducted as President of the American Burn Association (ABA) on April 6.

ENEMIES WITHIN
UC Davis Magazine, Fall 2005: News & Notes
Trapped in your DNA, and that of all mammals, is the molecular wreckage of ancient viral invaders that once plagued our ancestors. It has long been assumed that these “endogenous retroviruses” (ERVs) in our genome were either meaningless genetic debris from humanity’s ancient pandemics or that viral genes had been domesticated and rendered benign, or even beneficial, by evolution. But UC Davis Medical Center Assistant Adjunct Professor of Surgery Kiho Cho doesn’t believe ERVs are always harmless.

UC DAVIS BURN CENTER RECEIVES VERIFICATION
March 14, 2000
The UC Davis Regional Burn Center has received verification from the American Burn Association (ABA), a national organization that assesses burn centers' abilities and performance, as well as their role in regional trauma systems.