HONORS AND AWARDS
Palliative Medicine award
Frederick Meyers, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, received the Excellence in Palliative Medicine award from the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association. The award recognizes Meyers' work to integrate palliative care and hospice care to cancer patients, particularly those on investigational drugs, as well as those from underserved populations, such as inmates at correctional facilities, rural patients, AIDS patients and the indigent.
Nurse practitioner honored
Laurie Roselli, coordinator of the UC Davis Children's Hospital neonatal nurse practitioner service, received the 2008 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award for exemplary practice, leadership, service and education from the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Roselli helped establish and develop the hospital's neonatal nurse practitioner program.
Top medical school
The UC Davis School of Medicine placed among the top 10 medical schools in the country in the annual survey of best graduate schools for Hispanic students conducted by Hispanic Business magazine. The magazine cited the tripling of Latino medical students enrolled at UC Davis, and that 25 percent of students enrolled in its Rural-PRIME program, which specifically targets the needs of patients in underserved rural communities, were Latino.
British Association honorary member
Anthony Stone, professor and vice chair of the Department of Urology, has become an honorary member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. Stone is an expert in male and female urinary incontinence, neuro-urology and lower urinary tract reconstruction. He directs urology outpatient services at UC Davis and is chief of urology for Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California.
National council appointment
David G. Amaral, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of research at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, has been appointed to the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institute of Mental Health. The council advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the director of the National Institutes of Health, and the director of the National Institute of Mental Health on policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training and other programs.
Medical Science Educators leader
UC Davis nephrologist Frazier Stevenson is the new president of the International Association of Medical Science Educators, an association of Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. and other educators whose mission is to build the skills of medical-science educators. Stevenson will work with the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States Medical Licensing Examination and other national medical students policy organizations to improve student education in the United States and worldwide. At UC Davis, Stevenson is director of Education Development.
NIH grant-review panel member
Ralph Green, chair of the UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has been appointed to serve on a federal Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review. The panel reviews research grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health. Green is an expert in clinical pathology, with particular interest in diseases of the blood. He recently served on an Institute of Medicine expert panel to recommend levels of daily intake for B-vitamins.