NEWS | May 29, 2018

Resolution recognizes pathology department's 50 years of service to people of California


UC Davis Health's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chair Lydia P. Howell received a Resolution from the California Legislature in celebration and recognition of her department's 50 years of service and achievements in education, health care and clinical research.

resolutionSigned by Senator Richard Pan and Assembly Member Kevin McCarty, the resolution specifically called out the department's "vision to lead through innovation in pathology and laboratory medicine, education and scientific discovery."

The resolution recognized the department's excellence in molecular pathology, apheresis as well as all the subspecialty areas that meet the tertiary and quaternary care needs of the region. It also acknowledged the department's leadership in bringing advanced technologies to the region to improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and in training the next generation of pathologists and cytotechnologists.

Ann Rice, UC Davis Medical Center CEO, presented the resolution at the Stowell Lecture and Symposium, an annual event made possible through the philanthropy of founding chair, Robert Stowell. Abul Abbas, chair of pathology at UC San Francisco, was the 2018 Stowell Lecturer, and department faculty also highlighted research accomplishments.

Former department chairs attend celebration

pathology chairsHowell celebrated the moment with four of the department's former chairs (from left to right):

George Lundberg, former President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association  

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert Cardiff, an expert in breast cancer and medical informatics

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Murray Gardner, an expert in retroviruses. (Both Cardiff and Gardner continue to be active in the UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine.)

Immediate past chair and Distinguished Professor Ralph Green, a renowned hematopathologist and active department member.

About Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Established in 1968, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine currently includes 40 faculty members and 400 academic and clinical staff who develop and deliver comprehensive diagnostic testing for Northern California, conduct leading-edge research and provide interdisciplinary education.