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HONORS AND AWARDS

UC Davis Medical Center and School of Medicine rank among the top 50 institutions in America

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UC Davis Medical Center and School of Medicine rank among the top 50 institutions in America
 
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UC Davis Medical Center and School of Medicine rank among the top 50 institutions in America, according to annual surveys published by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

In July, UC Davis Medical Center was ranked 21st for ear, nose and throat, 27th for orthopaedics, 27th for hormonal disorders, 39th for heart and heart surgery, 42nd for cancer, and 48th for urology out of more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide.

Of the top 50 hospitals, UC Davis Medical Center had the second-highest nurse-to-patient ratio — 2.94 registered nurses per patient bed. Only the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., had a higher ratio (3.30 registered nurses per bed).

UC Davis Medical Center's nurse-to-patient ratio reflects its status as one of only 108 hospitals in the country to receive Magnet Nursing Services Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in patient care and nursing practices.

UC Davis School of Medicine was selected in March as one of the top 50 medical schools in the country for research and primary care by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

In the area of primary care, the School of Medicine was ranked at 17. Among the criteria used to calculate the rankings were an assessment score by residency directors, the 2003 average undergraduate grade point average, the 2003 average MCAT score, the percentage of graduates from 2001-03 entering primary care, and the 2003 faculty-student ratio.

The School of Medicine ranked 49th in research. Criteria for this list included the 2003 average undergraduate grade point average, the 2003 average MCAT score, an assessment score by residency directors and the amount of 2003 National Institutes of Health research grants.


New endowed chair holders

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James Alan Bourgeois
 
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Appointed to endowed faculty positions in the past year were UC Davis School of Medicine faculty James Alan Bourgeois and Mark Servis, both of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Bourgeois, the new Alan Stoudemire Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine, directs the consultation-liaison service at UC Davis Medical Center and is the consulting psychiatrist for the Northern Sierra Rural Health Network/UC Davis Medical Center Integrating Mental Health and Primary Care telepsychiatry project.

The Stoudemire Professorship is named in honor of late physician Alan Stoudemire, who was widely known for his exemplary services in psychosomatic medicine, consultation-liaison psychiatry and medical psychiatric practice.

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Mark Servis

Servis, the Roy Brophy Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is long recognized for his contributions to the school and and medical center, having received five Residents' Outstanding Faculty Awards, an Excellence in Teaching Award and a Dean's Mentoring Award. He is deeply involved in curriculum reform and medical education, serving on the medical school's Committee on Educational Policy and the Steering and Executive Committees of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training.

The Brophy Professorship is named in honor of Roy Brophy, a former UC Regent and former chair of the M.I.N.D. Institute Board of Directors. Brophy and his wife, Rebecca, recently added $200,000 to the professorship fund.


UC Davis on obesity research team

In an effort to help medical professionals, policy-makers, researchers, the news media and the general public evaluate the quality and usefulness of obesity research, a group of international obesity experts has formed a team to review and evaluate published research papers in the field of obesity.

Known as the Collaborative Obesity Research Evaluation Team, or CORET, the team represents a collaborative effort between UC Davis and the Nutrition Institute NUTRIM at the Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands. Judith Stern, a UC Davis School of Medicine nutrition professor and obesity expert, is co-chairing the project with George Bray of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University.

To visit the CORET Web site, go to http://nutrition.ucdavis.edu and click on the link to Collaborative Obesity Research Evaluation Team or go directly to http://coret.ucdavis.edu.


Neurology resident recognized

Sarah Pirio Richardson, a resident in the UC Davis Medical Center Department of Neurology, has been selected for the 2004 UC Davis Housestaff Professionalism Award. The UC Davis Housestaff Professionalism Award was created in 2002 by the School of Medicine Alumni Association to recognize and honor a resident identified by his or her co-workers and ancillary staff for exemplifying the attributes of professionalism.


American Pain Society public service award

Scott Fishman, chief of the UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine and a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine, has received the John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award from the American Pain Society.

The award recognizes distinguished contributions by an individual or organization to the field of pain medicine through public education, dissemination of information, public service or other efforts that further knowledge about pain.


Teaching award from Academic Federation

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Dorothy Fraser
 
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Dorothy Fraser, coordinator of the UC Davis Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program's Fresno Teaching Center, has received the 2004 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Teaching for UC Davis.

Fraser has more than 30 years of university teaching experience and 35 years of clinical experience as a family nurse practitioner. Employed by UC Davis since 1999, Fraser has a special interest in geriatrics and teaches scientific basis of disease, geriatric medicine and advanced principles of primary health care.


Researcher on National Academy of Sciences

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Edward G. Jones

UC Davis neuroscientist Edward G. Jones was elected recently to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to scientists and engineers in the United States.

Jones has been a member of the UC Davis faculty since 1998, when he was named director of the Center for Neuroscience and professor of psychiatry. He is an authority on brain anatomy and is recognized as a leading researcher of the central nervous system. In recent years, he has introduced molecular biology methods to systems neuroscience to provide an integrated way of studying the nervous system.


SICU II among nation's top ICUs

UC Davis Medical Center's Surgical Intensive Care Unit II was selected as one of the 2003-04 winners of the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Included in the criteria for winning a Beacon Award are innovation/excellence in recruitment and retention; education, training and mentoring; evidence-based practice and research; patient outcomes; creating and promoting healing environments; and leadership and organizational ethics.


UC Davis gun violence expert honored

Garen J. Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis Medical Center, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. Wintemute, a professor of public health sciences, is nationally known for his research on the effects of gun violence.

The Society of Scholars was created in 1967 to honor former postdoctoral fellows and junior or visiting faculty members at Johns Hopkins who have distinguished themselves in physical, biological, medical, social or engineering sciences, or in the humanities.


UC Davis researcher chairs supplement safety committee

A report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies that outlines a science-based process for assessing dietary supplement ingredients was written by a committee chaired by Barbara Schneeman, professor of nutrition, food science and internal medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine.

The report enhances the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ability to evaluate the safety of supplements, providing a process that may be used even when data about a substance's safety in humans is scarce.

The process developed by the committee provides a way to identify supplement ingredients that may pose risks, prioritize them based on their level of potential risk, and evaluate them for safety. The report categorizes different kinds of data that FDA can use to assess safety and offers guidelines for determining the significance of the evidence available on a particular substance.


Annual scholarships winners named

UC Davis School of Medicine third-year medical student Abdullah Ahram has won the $1,000 Amin and Nancy Habbas Scholarship that was established to help high-achieving medical students of Arab origin, while Laetitia Poisson de Souzy, a second-year student, has won the $2,500 Julita A. Fong Scholarship, designed to benefit women medical students who are members of the American Medical Women's Association and in need of financial assistance.

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