NEWS | December 4, 2013

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


Tickets are now on sale for the 34th annual UC Davis School of Medicine Silent Auction and Wine Tasting Benefit, set for Saturday, Jan. 11, from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Education Building, 4610 X Street, Sacramento.

The theme for this year's event is "A Red Carpet Event," and attendees are encouraged to wear attire inspired by Hollywood glamour. 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 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 and live auction. Those who have products, services or other items that can be auctioned may e-mail

Tickets are $60 for general admission, $40 for medical residents and $35 for medical students.

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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