Faculty Awards and Honors
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October 19, 2016
J. Nilas Young, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UC Davis, has received a 2016 American College of Surgeons/Pfizer International Volunteerism Award for his work in developing heart surgery programs in Russia and South America. Young received the award, the highest honor for fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) who provide volunteer care to medically underserved populations, on Oct. 18 at the ACS Clinical Congress in Washington, D.C.
September 30, 2016
Nancy Lane, endowed professor of medicine, rheumatology and aging, and director of the UC Davis Center for Musculoskeletal Health, has been honored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) with its 2016 inaugural Steven M. Krane Award for her clinical research focused on osteoporosis and bone biology in patients with rheumatic diseases.
September 20, 2016
Kit Lam, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Basic Science Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC).
July 26, 2016
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Clinical Professor Elizabeth Rice was selected as one of 40 nurse faculty nationwide to be a 2016 American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Program Fellow.
July 1, 2016
Bennet Omalu, associate clinical professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UC Davis and chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, Calif., received two awards for his work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative condition that he first identified in professional football players.
June 16, 2016
Thomas Glaser, professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at UC Davis, was appointed to the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Eye Institute (NEI).
June 15, 2016
Desiree Backman, chief prevention officer for the California Department of Health Care Services and UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, received the Loma Lina University School of Public Health Alumnus of the Year Award at the school’s commencement ceremony June 12.
June 1, 2016
Internationally renowned fetal and neonatal surgeon Diana Farmer was inducted for a one-year term as president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association during the organization’s annual meeting held May 15-17 in San Diego.
May 27, 2016
Jenna Shaw-Battista, the director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing and an associate clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the association’s annual meeting May 25.
May 24, 2016
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has chosen Peter Yellowlees, professor of psychiatry at UC Davis, to be president-elect of the association’s board of directors.
May 16, 2016
Gerald Kayingo, a physician assistant, assistant clinical professor and program director for the Master of Health Services ― Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis was awarded the 2016 Student Academy PA Student Mentor Award.
April 14, 2016
Christopher R. Polage, associate professor of pathology and infectious diseases at UC Davis Medical Center, received a Distinguished Clinical Research Award this week from the Clinical Research Forum for his innovative study that found popular molecular tests over diagnose Clostridium difficile infections by up to 50 percent.
March 29, 2016
A project at all five University of California medical centers, led by Gregory Maynard, Chief Quality Officer for UC Davis Medical Center, is a winner of the 2015 CDC Healthcare-Associated Venous Thromboembolism (HA-VTE) Prevention Challenge.
March 24, 2016
Bennet Omalu, a pathologist whose discoveries have led to greater understanding of concussions in sports and better protection against head injury, has been selected for the U.S. Sports Academy’s highest award in sports medicine, the Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award.
March 23, 2016
Robert Hales, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis, has received the 2016 Vestermark Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for his excellence, leadership and creativity in the field of psychiatry education.
February 23, 2016
Megan Y. Dennis, an early-career UC Davis scientist, has been named a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience.
January 13, 2016
UC Davis’ leadership in Huntington’s disease research received another boost recently when Kyle Fink, a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Regenerative Cures, was recognized by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) for the cutting-edge research findings in gene editing that he presented at the 2015 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
October 28, 2015
During this month’s World Burn Congress in Indianapolis, the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors honored David Greenhalgh, professor and chief of burn surgery at UC Davis Medical Center, with its Breslau Award.
Amaral appointed to Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the Department of Health and Human Services
October 28, 2015
David Amaral, Beneto Foundation Chair and Director of Research, UC Davis MIND Institute, has been appointed by United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), which advises the secretary on approaches to advance research, strengthen services and increase opportunities for people with autism spectrum disorder.
October 28, 2015
David Shatz, a trauma surgeon at UC Davis Medical Center, has been selected as the EMS Medical Director of the Year by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.
October 27, 2015
Bennet I. Omalu, associate clinical professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UC Davis, has been named a 2015 Health Hero by WebMD for his work identifying chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and his relentless efforts to increase awareness of the risks caused by blows to the head, which have led to stricter rules for athletes playing high-impact sports.