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NEWS | December 4, 2012

Live auction and wine tasting event will benefit UC Davis School of Medicine's community clinics

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

wine auction © 2012 UC Regents

Tickets are now on sale for the 33rd annual Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit at the UC Davis School of Medicine, set for Saturday, Jan. 12, from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Education Building on the UC Davis Sacramento campus, 4610 X Street.

The theme for this year's event is the "The Kentucky Derby," and attendees are encouraged to wear attire related to the annual horse race. As in years past, the event will feature a silent auction and a live auction, food and wine from local businesses, and live music. Sponsors of the event are SAFE Credit Union and Downtown Grid, an online, central hub for local businesses and cultural resources of the city of Sacramento.

Proceeds from the Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit are used to support community health clinics operated by UC Davis medical students. For more than 35 years, UC Davis students have volunteered hundreds of hours a year in clinics in Sacramento's inner-city neighborhoods, delivering free, culturally sensitive health-care services for uninsured, low-income and other underserved populations. Such clinics offer many patients their only access to health care.

These clinics train students in delivering primary care services while simultaneously improving access to care in underserved communities. The programs have been recognized nationally as model partnerships between an academic medical center and the community.

The clinics are seeking donations of items for both a silent or live auction. Those who have products, services or other items that can be auctioned may e-mail ucdaviswineandauction@gmail.com. In advance, tickets are $55 for general admission, $45 for medical residents and $30 for students. At the door, ticket prices will cost $5 more.

For more information, go to http://wineandauction.ucdavis.edu or send a message to sarah.chang@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation's leading medical schools, recognized for its research and primary-care programs. The school offers fully accredited master's degree programs in public health and in informatics, and its combined M.D.-Ph.D. program is training the next generation of physician-scientists to conduct high-impact research and translate discoveries into better clinical care. Along with being a recognized leader in medical research, the school is committed to serving underserved communities and advancing rural health. For more information, visit UC Davis School of Medicine at medschool.ucdavis.edu.UC Davis Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health. Centers of excellence include the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center; the region's only Level 1 pediatric and adult trauma centers; the UC Davis MIND Institute, devoted to finding treatments and cures for neurodevelopmental disorders; and the UC Davis Children's Hospital. The medical center serves a 33-county, 65,000-square-mile area that stretches north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada. It further extends its reach through the award-winning telemedicine program, which gives remote, medically underserved communities throughout California unprecedented access to specialty and subspecialty care. For more information, visit medicalcenter.ucdavis.edu.The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation's leading medical schools, recognized for its research and primary-care programs. The school offers fully accredited master's degree programs in public health and in informatics, and its combined M.D.-Ph.D. program is training the next generation of physician-scientists to conduct high-impact research and translate discoveries into better clinical care. Along with being a recognized leader in medical research, the school is committed to serving underserved communities and advancing rural health. For more information, visit UC Davis School of Medicine at medschool.ucdavis.edu.