2020 Scholar News

January 15, 2020

CTSC KL2 scholar Ian Koebner — A creative approach to addressing chronic pain

“Chronic pain is a complex condition,” said Ian Koebner, an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and the director of Integrative Pain Management at UC Davis Medical Center. “It affects the body, the mind, and can significantly impact social interactions. More than 100 million American adults suffer from chronic pain, which is more than those stricken with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. We are trying to identify ways to more effectively address the problems associated with ongoing pain.”

February 2, 2020 — 22 min Art Rx PSA on Entercom radio stations (Sacramento)

Kat Maudru, Entercom Radio personality, Sacramento, CA. interviews Ian Koebner, Ph.D. on the healing benefits of art as a modality when addressing chronic pain.

2019 Scholar News

Lisa Brown November 18, 2019

CTSC KL2 scholar Lisa Brown — Lung Cancer Awareness, importance of screening

As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we had a Facebook Live conversation on Nov. 19 with thoracic surgeon Lisa Brown of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Watch the recording to learn about lung cancer screening and more.

Guobao Wang November 7, 2019

Radiology professor awarded "Trailblazer" grant for hybrid imaging research

Guobao Wang, associate professor in the Department of Radiology at UC Davis Health and a Paul Calabresi K12 Clinical Oncology Career Development scholar, has received a "Trailblazer R21" grant ($628,000 over three years) from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIH/NIBIB).

October 2, 2019

Heather Siefkes receives an NIH grant to establish blood flow threshold

Heather Siefkes, assistant professor of of pediatric critical care at UC Davis Children's Hospital and KL2 award recipient was awarded a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant last month. She is working on improving CCHD detection in newborns by measuring their blood flow levels in addition to the blood oxygen levels.

Laura Kair July 8, 2019

Laura Kair named Women's Health Research scholar for BIRCWH K12 program

Laura Kair, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatrician and clinical researcher focused on breastfeeding and maternal-child health, was selected as an Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research (IWHR) scholar in the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program.


Julie Schweitzer, Rajpreet Chahal, Nick Kenyon - CTSC TL1 Pre-Doctoral Training Program Julie Schweitzer, Rajpreet Chahal, Nick Kenyon - CTSC TL1 Pre-Doctoral Training Program.

May 21, 2019

UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center Holds 15th Annual Scholar Symposium

Thirty-four scholars presented their translational science research over two days at the 15th annual CTSC Scholar Symposium. The event (May 12-13) celebrated the work of the graduating scholars and provided the opportunity to share their research with the faculty, staff and the clinical research graduate group.

2018 Scholar News

November 2, 2018

Laura Tully, one of our BIRCWH Scholars,  presented at #2018BIRCWH hosted by @The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women’s Health on November 28, 2018 at NIH.  Her presentation is titled "Neural mechanisms underlying higher rates of psychotic and mood symptoms in females with schizophrenia".

Stephanie Crossen KL2 ScholarNovember 27, 2018

Stephanie Crossen, an assistant professor of pediatrics and a Clinical and Translational Science Center KL2 scholar, received the Judges’ Award for her exceptional presentation to improve care delivery for pediatric patients with poorly controlled Type 1 diabetes. She was recognized at the Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health‘s Telehealth Research Symposium in San Diego Oct. 24.