""
UC Davis Medicine - Logo
The institution's principal publication for alumni, friends and physicians.
""
Horizontal boundary
""
""
"" "" ""
  D E P A R T M E N T S  
"" "" ""
"" ""
"" "" ""
"" ""
"" "" ""
""  
"" "" ""
   
"" "" ""
   
"" "" ""
Vertical Seperator Line
""
""
DEPARTMENTS
""
 
""

HONORS AND AWARDS

Society honors Lam

"" Kit S. Lam
 
Kit S. Lam
"" ""

Kit S. Lam, professor of internal medicine and chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, has received the 2007 Award of the Society of Combinatorial Sciences. The award recognizes his pioneering contributions and remarkable scientific accomplishments throughout his career in the field of combinatorial chemistry, which involves the rapid synthesis and screening of large number of different but structurally related molecules.

Lam uses combinatorial chemistry to identify peptides that bind to the surface receptors of ovarian cancer cells, brain cancer cells and lymphoma cells and that may be effective in killing tumor cells.


Stern named Physicists fellow

Robin Stern, a clinical professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Stern was recognized for her distinguished service to the association and her dedication to teaching and training medical physicists, medical students, medical residents and allied health personnel. Stern and a team of other scientists were awarded a patent in 2006 for a radiation therapy phantom, a humanoid tool used to study the effects of radiation.


Marquez named Psychoanalytic fellow

Anna Marquez, chief resident in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been named a fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association for the 2007-08 academic year. Marquez' selection marks the first time that a resident from the psychiatry department has received the award. The fellowship program provides outstanding, early career psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and academics, the future educators and leaders in their field, additional knowledge of psychoanalysis.


UC Davis in top 50

U.S. News & World Report Seal ""
   

For the 15th straight year, UC Davis Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals in the nation, according to the annual survey published by U.S.News & World Report. Of the 5,462 hospitals nationwide evaluated, only 173 scored high enough to be ranked in one or more of the 16 medical specialties included in the 2007 survey. This year, UC Davis Medical Center ranked 36th for ear, nose and throat, and 49th for kidney disease.


Pan elected AMA council chair

"" Pediatrician Richard Pan to chair AMA medical
 
Pediatrician Richard Pan to chair AMA medical education group.
"" ""

Richard Pan, associate professor of clinical pediatrics, was elected as chair of the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Medical Education. The council develops medical education policy for the AMA and nominates representatives to accreditation organizations, including the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and Residency Review Committees, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.



Society honors Wheelock

Michael W. Chapman  ""

Neurologist Vicki Wheelock wins service award.
 
   

Vicki Wheelock, associate professor of neurology and director of the Huntington's Disease Clinic, has received the 2007 Patient and Family Services Award from the National Huntington's Disease Society of America. The UC Davis clinic is a Huntington Disease Center of Excellence, the first West Coast clinic to be selected. Wheelock was recognized for her efforts that include frequent visits to Huntington's Disease patients in nursing homes, monthly formal rounds on patients in nursing facilities and the formation of a group appointment system to bring patients and families together for education, communication and assessment.


University of Maryland honors Panacek

The University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine has honored Edward A. Panacek, professor in the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine, for his contributions to emergency medicine research. The university bestows the award annually to an emergency physician for "outstanding contributions to emergency medicine research that have advanced our specialty and improved the care of our patients."


Community contributions honored

The UC Davis Academic Senate has honored two School of Medicine faculty with its public service award for 2007: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of internal medicine and director of UC Davis' Center for Reducing Health Disparities, member of the advisory council for the National Institute of Mental Health and chair of the board of directors of Mental Health America; and Douglas Gross, an associate professor of pediatrics and senior lecturer of cell biology in human anatomy, who volunteers at the school's student-run clinics and volunteers nationally and globally, including New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Africa.


Servis to lead residency-training group

"" Mark Servis heads residency training group.
 
Mark Servis heads residency training group.
"" ""

Mark Servis, professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been selected president of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. The association represents psychiatry residency training directors in general, child and adolescent, geriatric, addiction, psychosomatic medicine and forensic psychiatry.



Sacramento County honors

UC Davis programs providing basic medical care to medically underserved groups are honored.  ""

UC Davis programs providing basic medical care to medically underserved groups are honored.
 
   

The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services honored UC Davis Health System and its departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with its Community Partner Awards for their contributions to the department's volunteer service programs. Recognition was given in particular to UC Davis' free clinics for underserved populations, its T.E.A.C.H. Program, which benefits patients of the county's Primary Care Center while training internal medicine residents, and efforts to treat patients who otherwise would not qualify for mental health services.

""
Vertical Seperator Line
"" "" ""
  For the 15th straight year, UC Davis Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals in the nation, according to the annual survey published by U.S.News & World Report.  
""   Vertical Seperator Line "" "" "" ""
"" "" Vertical Seperator Line
""
""

UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
4900 Broadway, Suite #1200
Sacramento, CA 95820

ucdavismedicine@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

© 2007 UC Regents. All rights reserved.

"" "" ""