HONORS AND AWARDS
Urologist chosen president of surgeon's society
Anthony Stone, professor and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Urology, has been selected
as president of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons.
Stone's term as the society's president began in January and will continue through the end of 2004.
Established in 1986, the society consists of urologists, gynecologists, plastic surgeons, pediatric urologists and pediatric surgeons involved in the functional reconstruction of the urinary tract. The society deals with patients who have a spectrum of problems, ranging from congenital pediatric abnormalities and patients who have suffered severe trauma to patients with vaginal prolapse.
UC Davis program grad leads physician assistants
A graduate of the UC Davis Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program is the presidentelect
of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Board of Directors.
Julie Theriault, who graduated from the UC Davis program in 1987, will serve a three-year term: one as
president-elect, one as president and one as immediate past president. Theriault works for the Sutter
Medical Group in Laguna.
UC Davis was the first in California to offer a family nurse practitioner/ physician assistant program.
It has graduated more than 1,500 students, many of whom provide primary care in underserved areas.
The AAPA is the only national organization that represents physician assistants in all specialties and
all employment settings. Its membership also includes physician assistant students and supporters of the
Clinical chemistry group
honors UC Davis pathologist
Ishwarlal (Kenny) Jialal, UC Davis professor of pathology and internal medicine, has received the 2003 Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research Award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
The association's award consists of a plaque and a $5,000 cash award. It recognizes especially meritorious research contributions by an individual in a specific area of clinical chemistry. Recipients have achieved national and international status for their pioneering efforts in an area of research considered fundamental to the science and have been considered among the world's foremost experts in that specific discipline.
Jialal is vice chair for research in the Department of Pathology, and director of the Laboratory for Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Research, and holds the Robert E. Stowell Endowed Chair in Experimental Pathology.
Jialal has made seminal observations in understanding the clinical biochemistry of atherosclerosis (heart disease) and diabetic vascular complications.
Evans named to Society of Urologic Oncology board
Christopher Evans, UC Davis School of Medicine associate professor of urology, has been elected to the Board of
Directors of the Society of Urologic Oncology.
Evans is serving as one of three members at large for a three-year term. The society seeks to develop educational and research initiatives, and to study issues in urologic oncology and provide physician statements that represent a state-of-the-art assessment of these issues to other organizations. It also standardizes fellowship training in urologic oncology.
Evans joins Ralph deVere White, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Urology and director of the UC Davis Cancer Center, on the Society of Urologic Oncology Board of Directors.
Villablanca 'Red Dress' winner
Amparo Villablanca, director of the UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Health Program, received a
Red Dress Award in February from Woman's Day magazine for her contributions to fighting heart disease
Villablanca was among seven individuals and groups to receive the inaugural awards, sponsored by Woman's Day, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The inaugural Red Dress Awards are designed to honor "firsts." Villablanca was chosen for founding and directing UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Health Program, the first such program of its kind in the nation, in 1994.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established the red dress to symbolize heart disease as a serious women's health issue.