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July 22, 2016
Congrats to our very own Dr. Peter Barry and his colleague Dr. Alice Tarantal at the California National Primate Center received an R21 grant entitled "Leveraging Established Fetal Primate Models to Expedite ZIKV Investigations", funded by the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs of NIH.  The grant was in response to an RFA entitled "Rapid Assessment of ZIKV Complications" and  was based on the rhesus macaque model of intrauterine human cytomegalovirus pioneered by Drs. Barry and Tarantal.

July 18, 2016
The Association of Pathology Chairs’ annual meeting featured several presentations by UC Davis faculty on July 12-15, 2016.  Dr. Yvonne Wan shared “GI Specimen Biobanking: Opportunities for Best-Practices and Microbiota-related Research” and Dr. Richard Levenson presented “What’s Old and New in Optical Microscopy.”  Dr. Bennet Omalu gave the closing address “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Journey from Pathology Discovery to Advocacy and Beyond.”

Faculty members Dr. Yvonne Wan and Dr. Dorina Gui participated in the first Pathology Leadership Academy sponsored by the Association of Pathology Chairs on July 11-12, 2016 in San Diego, CA.  Chair Dr. Lydia Howell was co-director of the course.

June 28, 2016
Vice Chair of Research Dr. Yvonne Wan was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award in recognition of her academic achievements at the Taipei Medical University’s 56th anniversary celebration.

June 20, 2016
Vice Chair of Research Dr. Yvonne Wan was an invited participant at a 2-day workshop organized by the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) on “State of the Science of CAM Cancer Therapeutics.”  She will participate in writing a white paper addressing current progress and status of CAM cancer therapeutic research, scientific gaps and opportunities, and solutions worth exploring for future progress.

On June 15, 2016, faculty members Dr. Sarah Barnhard and Dr. Chris Polage served as panelists at the Dean’s Strategic Plan retreat to provide the perspective of early- and mid-career faculty.  Chair Dr. Lydia Howell co-moderated the session.

Ten outstanding college students joined the department as the 2016 Edmondson Summer Research Interns. These talented and diverse students represent colleges in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina Ohio, Oklahoma, as well as California.

Assistant professor Dr. Nam Tran received a 2015 Outstanding Speaker Award for 2015 from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) recognizing his high rankings as a speaker during a 2015 continuing education activity accredited by AACC.

Xenia Ivanova, an undergrad biomedical engineering major mentored by pathology faculty members Dr. Nam Tran and Dr. Jeff Gregg, is the recipient of a UCD Provost Undergraduate Fellowship to study cytochrome P450 polymorphisms in opioid therapy.

June 6, 2016
Professor Emeritus Dr. Gerald Kost received an Outstanding Speaker Award from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry for his outstanding contributions to continuing education.

Chair Dr. Lydia Howell served as a panelist at the NIH Conference on Evidence-Based Innovations to Support Women in Biomedical Research Careers on June 6, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Chair Dr. Lydia Howell was the keynote speaker for residency graduation at Temple University Hospital on June 2, 2016.  She spoke on “Growing Our Own in Academic Pathology: Faculty Development, Leadership, and Diversity.”

May 24, 2016
Big congrats to our very own Assistant Professor Dr. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño -- she has been selected as a Scholar in the Center for Advancing Multi-cultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS)! This award includes support from the Provost for five years – we’re proud and delighted for Dr. Martínez-Cerdeño!!

May 17, 2016
Distinguished Professor Dr. Ralph Green is a visiting professor for the month of May at Denmark's Aarhus University.  His visit includes lectures on ”The NIH Grant Funding System: Some facts with special emphasis on Foreign Applicants” and “Responsible conduct of research: Prevention is better than cure”.

May 10, 2016
Three members of the department received awards at the annual Employee Excellence and Diversity Celebration Breakfast on May 9, 2016.  Dr. Edwin Villadolid received an award for Excellence in Teamwork/Collaboration. Cathy Diaz-Khansefid and Dr. Hooman Rashidi received awards for Excellence in Leadership.

Transfusion fellow Grace Monis, MD, PhD, presented a poster at the annual American Society for Apheresis Conference in Palm Springs, May 4-7 entitled "Two-for-one TPE: managing steroid resistant encephalopathy in a patient with both Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hepatitis C viremia".

April 26, 2016
Dr. Regina Gandour-Edwards, Professor and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Medical education, has been appointed to the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Test Material Development Committee by the National Board of Medical Examiners.  Dr. Gandour-Edwards will participate in the development of test content, including the written questions, for the Pathology subject matter on Step I of this examination.  The USMLE is a three-step examination for medical licensure in the United States.

April 21, 2016
Bob Gosselin, Senior Specialist in Coagulation, co-chaired three sessions at the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America’s (THSNA) third comprehensive scientific meeting in Chicago, IL on April 14-16, 2016, and also served as a member of the program committee. 

April 20, 2016
Chair Emeritus Dr. Murray Gardner has established a junior faculty research fellowship in infectious disease at the UCD Center for Comparative Medicine. An international leader in non-human primate study of retroviruses, Dr. Gardner made many important contributions to understanding HIV infection using macaque models during the AIDS epidemic and serves as a role model for the importance of pathologists in the multi-disciplinary study of infectious diseases.


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