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UC Davis faculty honored for public service

The Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Awards

Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Awards are presented by the Davis Division of the Academic Senate in recognition of significant contributions to the world, nation, state and community through distinguished public service.

The award is based on the university's tradition of excellence and commitment to public service. Scholarly public service is organized activity that extends a faculty member's expertise in teaching, research or professional competence beyond the university into local, statewide, national or international public arenas.

Distinguished scholarly public service is the unpaid, focused and sustained direct extension of a faculty member's disciplinary or technical expertise to the public and nonprofit sector.

Posted May 11, 2011

Dr. Amparo Villablanca © UC RegentsAmparo Villablanca, a pioneer, leader and recognized expert in women’s cardiovascular medicine, has been selected as a recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award by the Public Service Committee of the Davis Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California.

“Dr. Villablanca exemplifies excellence in academic medicine and reducing gender disparities,” said Claire Pomeroy, vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis. “Her work is advancing knowledge of the distinctions in heart disease for women and diverse populations and is helping those most at risk improve their heart health.”

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Dr. Neal Fleming © UC RegentsNeal Fleming, a UC Davis anesthesiologist who donates time to repair facial deformities in children living in Third-World nations, has been selected as a recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award by the Public Service Committee of the Davis Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California.

A professor of clinical anesthesia and director of cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiology, Fleming conducts leading-edge research focused on improving knowledge of neuromuscular physiology and on the use of new monitors to reduce anesthesia-related complications following surgery. For more than a decade, he has been a volunteer anesthesiologist with Rotaplast International, a humanitarian organization dedicated to eliminating untreated cleft lip and palate deformities in children throughout the world.

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