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"" New Park Honoring Cancer Survivors Opens ""
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"" Increase in Autism Cases is Real, Report Finds ""
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  Breastfeeding Boosts Baby's Resistance to Respiratory Illnesses  
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  Grant Supports Rural Areas in Helping Children with Autism  
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  Study Shows Syringe-Exchange Reduces HIV Risk Behavior  
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  Consumers: UC Davis Medical Center has Highest Quality in Sacramento  
     
  Handgun Study to Fortify Crime Prevention Efforts  
     
  UC Medical Center Ranks Among Country's Top 50 Hospitals  
     
  Unique Program Aims to Get Pediatricians into Communities  
     
  New Predictor of Heart Disease Risk Causes Vessel Damage, Plaque Formation  
     
  Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law Established  
     
  UC Davis Study Identifies Promising Epilepsy Treatment  
     
  UC Davis Study Finds Eye Drops Delay Onset of Glaucoma  
     
  M.I.N.D. Institute Seeks Diagnostic Test for Autism  
     
  New Chair of Microbiology, Immunology Named  
     
  Career Satisfaction Varies by Specialty, Geographic Region  
     
  New Chair of Biological Chemistry Appointed  
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Summer 2003 Issue
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NEW CHAIR OF MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY NAMED

Satya Dandekar is the new chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Trained as a microbiologist, she combines molecular biology, immunology and virology approaches for the studies of the AIDS virus and how it impairs immune system. She specifically focuses on lymphoid tissue in the gastrointestinal tract, an important reservoir for HIV and target for assessing the efficacy of new and current therapies.

In addition to directing National Institutes of Health funded research programs, Dandekar also serves as co-director of the NIH-funded Northern California Center for AIDS Research. She is co-principal investigator of National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research program, which aims to develop new decoy molecules to thwart HIV infection. She has served on several national research review committees, including the NIH and scientific journals.

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