Professor Lee-Way Jin received a $250,000 award from the BrightFocus Foundation for his study “KCa3.1 Blockers for Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy”.
Our Transfusion Medicine fellowship, under the leadership of program director Carol Marshall, received a full 5-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
May 26, 2015 Bob Gosselin, Specialist in Clinical and Applied Hemostasis and Thrombosis, has been elected to the Board of the International Society for Laboratory Hematology and has also been appointed as an Associate Editor for the journal, Laboratory Hematology.
May 11, 2015 Three posters from department members were presented at the American Society for Apheresis in San Antonio, May 6-9. Presenters included Transfusion Medicine Fellow, Dr. Sarah Barnhard and Faculty Member, Dr. Leonor Fernando along with mentee, 2014 Edmondson Fellow Adriana Morales.
Hematopathology Fellow, Dr. Rebecca Sonu attend the 2015 Pathology Informatics Summit in Pittsburgh, May 5-8, as the recipient of a Becich Family Trust Travel Scholarship.
April 22, 2015 Assistant Professor Dr. Kristin Olson is the 2015 recipient of the Kaiser Award for “Excellence in Teaching in Clinical Sciences (full-time faculty).” This award recognizes outstanding teaching qualities including enthusiasm, sincere interest in and willingness to help students and house officers, ability to motivate learning and the quality of teaching aids.
Assistant Professor Dr. Nam Tran received a new clinical service agreement from Diazyme Inc. to examine point of care clinical sensitivity.
March 30, 2015 Match Day brings three outstanding new residents to our department. We look forward to welcoming Andrew Jones (Univ. of Vermont), Trevor Starnes (UCD), Dongguang Wei (UCD-ENT).
March 19, 2015 Chair Dr. Lydia Howell shared findings on how medical schools can support career flexibility for biomedical faculty at a national conference sponsored by the American Council on Education and the New England Network for Faculty Affairs. www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/9839
March 18, 2015 On March 12, Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Polage gave two presentations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta: ‘Preliminary Results from the UC Davis STOP C. difficile Project’ for the 2015 CDC Prevention Epicenters Annual Grantee Meeting, and ‘Outcomes in Clostridium difficile patients with negative toxin immunoassay results’ the Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch of the CDC’s Division of Healthcare and Quality Promotion.
March 13, 2015 Vice Chair of Information Technology Dr. Michael Hogarth, a leader in big data management for clinical use and research, has received a $8.5 million contract from the California Department of Public Health to develop and run the state’s electronic death registries and vital records systems.
March 9, 2015 First place winner of the medical students’ annual Research Poster Day went to Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodu for her poster with pathology mentors Drs. Mingyi Chen and Ralph Green, “The role of Lectin-like oxidized receptor (LOX-1) in the pathogenesis of sickle cell disease vasculopathy.”