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
January 12, 2015 Assistant Professor Dr. Mirna Lechpammer received a $50,000 philanthropic gift in collaboration with David Zagzag, M.D. at New York University's Langone Medical Center for their research on pediatric brain injury caused by oxygen and blood flow impairment.
January 6, 2015 $130,900 was awarded in the department's 2014-15 Seed Grant program. Biomedical research awards of $30,000 each went to Drs. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño and Izumi Maezawa for projects on autism and Rett syndrome, Dr. Anna Romanelli received a $7,900 clinical research award for a new molecular assay for fungal infection, Dr. Mirna Lechpammer received a $60,000 program project award for a novel therapeutic target for disabilities in perinatal hypoxic brain injury, and Dr. Jeanna Su received a $3,000 resident research award to develop genetic engineered therapy for chronic immune thrombocytopenia.
December 30, 2014 Assistant Professor Dr. Mingyi Chen received a UCD Collaborative Institutional Research Pilot Grant for Investigators in Oncology for his project "The Role of p53-RBM38 Axis in Regulating Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis." This grant builds on Dr. Chen's collaborative work with vet school partner, Dr. Zhang Jin, which was recently published in PNAS. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/12/10/1415607112.abstract
November 24, 2014 Associate Professor Dr. Hooman H. Rashidi has been appointed to a two-year term on the Digital Education subcommittee for the American Society of Hematology's Education Committee.
November 17, 2014 Pathology Department Chair Dr. Lydia Howell was a guest speaker at the Cleveland Clinic on November 5-6. She spoke to the Women's Professional Organization on her NIH-funded work on career flexibiilty, and gave grand rounds on quality programs in cytopathology as an approach to surviving disruption.
The Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting featured a poster "Gender Differences in Barriers to Career Flexibility: Showing the Path Reveals the Obstacles" presented by Department chair Dr. Lydia Howell, and co-authors Laurel Beckett, Judith Li, and Amparo Villablanca on November 8 in Chicago.
On November 17, Assistant Professor Dr. Eric Huang led a workshop on "Updated ASCCP Consensus Management Guidelines for Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests" at the American Society of Cytopathology's annual scientific meeting in Dallas.