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Ground Rounds

IHOP Pancake Day Drive Thru Event at UCDMC!

WHEN: Monday, March, 2, 2015
WHERE: Circular driveway at the front of UC Davis Medical Center, near the intersection of X and 45th Streets.

On Monday, March 2, pancake lovers can eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in recognition of the International House of Pancakes' (IHOP) National Pancake Day.The pancake drive-through event will be held off the circular driveway at the front of UC Davis Medical Center, near the intersection of X and 45th Streets from 6 to 10 a.m. The suggested donation for pancakes is $5. Children's hospital patients will be invited to visit the location and receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes.

For those looking for a sit-down breakfast, a second location has been added for the first time this year. The Ellison Building, located at 4860 Y Street, will also offer pancakes from 7 to 10 a.m. The pancake station will be located in between Parking Structure 2 and the west entrance of the Ellison Building.

The event is being held to promote National Pancake Day on March 3, an annual fundraising partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Now in its tenth year, Pancake Day encourages IHOP patrons to donate what they would have paid for a short stack of buttermilk pancakes to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
For more information, contact Jacquelyn Kay-Mills at 916-734-9192 or email

2015 CMN Friendship Invitational

Come out and enjoy a great day of golf at the beautiful Rancho Murieta Country Club!
While raising funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital! Tee it up for the kids with a day of golf. Four-person scramble format and your day also includes lunch and games as well as an exciting auction and entertainment! This year we have added activities for your non-golfing partner, including dinner on us! $275 per player, sponsorship is available. 4-person scramble format.
WHEN:  Friday, April 24, 2015
WHERE:  Rancho Murieta Country Club
WHAT: Golf Tournament
For more info:
Contact Jacquelyn Mills at 916-734-9192, to reserve your foursome now!

Human Genomics Seminar Series and Other Events Calendar

Upcoming Talks

Title: Mapping the Placental Methylome at the Interface of Genetics and Environment in Autism Risk
Speaker: Janine Lasalle, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UC Davis Genome Center, UD Davis MIND Institute
Time & Location: 12:00 P.M. - Medical Education Building, Room 1341, 4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA

Past Talks

Title: The Role of Non-Coding DNA In Development and Disease
Speaker: Alex Nord, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Center for Neuroscience, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and Psychiatry, University of California, Davis
Time & Location: 12:00 P.M. - Medical Education Building, Room 2222, 4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA

Title: Haplotype Frequency Models: What They Are And Why They Matter
Speaker: Brian Browning, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, University of Washington

Title: Integrating Genomics Into Newborn Screening: Ethical And Practical Implications
Speaker: Aaron J. Goldenberg Ph.D, M.P.H -  Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Assistant Director, Center For Genetic Research Ethics And Law Case Western Reserve University.

Title: Human Genomics Seminar
Speaker: Frank R. Sharp, M.D.- Professor, Dept. of Neurology, UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis MIND Institute.

Event: Genomic Forum & Genomic Agenda

Title: The RASopathies: Novel Models of Germline Ras Pathway Dysregulation
Speaker: Kate Rauen, M.D., Ph.D - Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics Chief, Division of Genomic Medicine

Title:  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy In An Era Of Glucocorticoids: Updating The Natural History Through The Cinrg Dmd Natural History Study.
Speaker:  Erik Henricson, M.P.H.- Associate Director For Clinical Research; Department Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; NIDRR Rehabilitation Research & Training Center In Neuromuscular Disease University Of California, Davis

Title: Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: Clinical Course and a new Area of Research
Speaker:  Robert Weiss, M.D. - Professor of Medicine; Chief, Nephrology; VA Medical Center;
UC Davis Genome and Biomedical Sciences

Title: Child With a 21q22 Deletion and Family History of Lynch Syndrome: Review of Medical and Ethical Issues.
Speaker: Kris Herman, M.D.- Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California at Davis Medical Center; Division of Medical Genetics
Speaker: Donna Walgenbach, MS, LCGC- Obstetrics and Gynecology; University of California at Davis Medical Center

Title: MTHFR To Test or Not to Test?
Speaker: Liga Bivina, M.S., LCGC- Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genomic Medicine
UC Davis Medical Center, MIND Institute

Title: New Disorders of ER Export Defects.
Speaker: Jinoh Kim, Ph.D.- Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics UC Davis Medical Center

Title: Perinatal Palliative Care: What the Geneticist Needs to Know.
Speaker: Jennifer Cohen, M.D.- Palliative Medicine Fellow, UC Davis Medical Center

Title: Exome Sequencing in Clinical Practice: Efficient Medical Diagnosis and Gene Discovery.
Speaker: Stanley Nelson, M.D.- Department of Human Genetics David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Title: Arginase Deficiency: Treatment Considerations –The Past, Present and Future.
Speaker: Chung Lee, M.D.- Biochemical Fellow; UCSF Medical Center

Title: Broadening Spectrum of Mitochondrial Disorders.
Speaker: Pankaj Prasun, M.D.- Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellow Duke University

Title: Injectable gene activation therapy for angelman syndrome.
Speaker: David Segal, Ph.D.- Associate Director of Genomics, Genome Center Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology & MIND Institute University of California, Davis

Title: PTEN mutations Macrocephaly and Autism, a Review and Case Presentation.
Speaker: Barbara Friedman, M.D.- UC Davis Health System

Title: The Rasopathies: Genetics Syndromes of the RAS/MAPK pathway.
Speaker: Kate Rauen, M.D., Ph.D- Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics Chief, Division of Genomic Medicine

Title: Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Trisomy Tests: What you Need to Know
Speaker: Laila Rhee Morris, M.S., L.C.G.C. - UC Davis Health System, Department of OBGYN
Speaker: Nicole Mans, M.S., L.C.G.C.- UC Davis Health System, Department of Pediatrics