NEWS | December 15, 2011

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


Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd annual Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit at the UC Davis School of Medicine, set for Saturday, Jan. 28, from 6-10 p.m. in the Education Building on the UC Davis Sacramento campus, 4610 X Street.

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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 In advance, general admission tickets are $55 and $30 for students. At the door, the tickets are $60 and $35 for general admission and students, respectively. For more information, go to or send a message to

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