|EMERITUS FACULTY NOTES
Since retiring I have returned to my college hobby of vocal music. I am an assistant director of the Davis-Vacaville Barbershop Chorus. I sing the baritone part in a barbershop quartet that has been together for 14 years. I still spend a lot of time gardening the vacant lot behind our home. This was a favorite meeting place for medical school parties in the early days of medical school. Now the yard is full of fruit trees and includes 7 pomegranate bushes.
Don and Fran Rockwell
We're not sure if we constitute alumni – we were both early UC Davis School of Medicine faculty/administrators – (Psychiatry/Dean's Office). We left in 1984 to go to UCLA and ultimately became emeriti. We've recently returned to the area – retiring to Sun City-Lincoln. Our new grandchild, Dillon, played a role!
Dick Walters is an emeritus professor who served in several different departments in the School of Medicine as well as the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering. He started in medical education and Biomedical Engineering, and since has had appointments in community health, family practice, pathology and anesthesiology. Although Dick is supposed to be retired, he remains active in a graduate program in Health Informatics that may be of interest to UCD Medical School alumni. The School of Medicine, in cooperation with Vet Med, Engineering, and some other departments, formed a graduate group in Medical Informatics in 1998. Currently, Dick is spearheading an effort to get a certificate program under way in Health Informatics. It will be available on-line for health professionals interested in learning more about informatics as it applies to electronic medical records, decision support systems, medical data bases and change management. The certificate program will be offered through University Extension, with provision to transfer credits earned getting the certificate to M.S. or Ph.D. programs on campus, should participants wish to continue their studies. Dick has taught online courses for over a decade, and is enlisting the help of health informaticians on campus to make this certificate program a reality starting sometime during the 2006-07 academic year. Interested individuals should contact Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org.