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News Items for 2019

UC Davis Health Faculty Attend Bejing Neurology Summit
UC Davis Health Office of International Affiliations
UC Davis Health neurologists and staff traveled to China to present at the Beijing Neurology Summit 2019 from August 11-15, 2019. Hosted by Peking University First Affiliated Hospital and Beijing Tiantan Hospital, the summit provided an opportunity for leaders to discuss multiple areas of potential international partnership.

UC Davis Physician Awarded Honorary Turkish Association of Urooncology Membership
UC Davis Health
Christopher P. Evans, professor and chair of the Department of Urologic Surgery at UC Davis and President of the Society of Urologic Oncology, was awarded Honorary Membership into the Turkish Association of Urooncology during the Association’s recent meeting in Antalya, Turkey.

Cardiologist Brings Life-Saving Heart Care to India
UC Davis Health
Each year for the past 10 years, UC Davis Health physician Uma Srivatsa, who is from India, returns to her homeland with her colleagues to provide free health care to medically underserved populations. They perform electrophysiology studies and provide treatments for as many as 60 pediatric and adult patients during each medical mission.

National Institute on Aging Grant Focuses on Improving Alzheimer's and Family Caregiving Research in Vietnam
UC Davis Health
Thanks to funding from the National Institutes of Health, UC Davis Health will create a national Alzheimer’s research network in Vietnam and provide mentoring and pilot grant support to Vietnamese investigators conducting Alzheimer’s research. This will provide critical data for policymakers.

International Team of Researchers Explore Future Health Technology
UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health and Aalborg University in Denmark have partnered for the past three summers to offer the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN) Graduate Fellowship and International Exchange Program, where faculty and students from both universities spend a week immersed in digital health technologies research and development.

UC Davis Lung Cancer Experts Introduce Latin American Oncologists to Advances in Care
UC Davis Health
Oncologists from Latin America converged on the UC Davis Health campus in August 2019 to learn about advanced lung cancer care with a range of experts from the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The "preceptorship" was organized by David Gandara, professor and emeritus director of thoracic oncology.

UC Davis Doctors Help Haitian Residents, Physicians Years After Quake
UC Davis Health
Physicians with UC Davis Children's Hospital travel to Haiti to provide medical care and training as part of the UC Haiti Initiative. Created by UC Davis Children's Hospital pediatrician and global health expert Douglas Gross, the initiative fosters an educational, research and public service partnership between each University of California campus and the State University of Haiti.

Collaborating with Hebei Medical University in China
UC Davis Health
UC Health signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hebei Medical University in China on May 8, 2019 to establish a working partnership between the two institutions for collaboration, scholar exchange and observership, and international patient programming.

Cancer Center Signs MOU with Filipino Hospital
UC Davis Health
The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has signed an MOU with the Makati Medical Center in Makati City in the Philippines to develop a partnership that will allow for collaboration on cancer care, research, education, and physician and staff training.

Reaffirming Commitment to Our International Community 
UC Davis Health
Concerns have been raised by the United States government about the potential theft of intellectual property by foreign governments. Chancellor Gary May and other UC Davis leaders issued a letter stating international researchers, scholars and students continue to be a highly valued part of the campus community.

NorCal Man Without Voice Box Wins Karaoke Contest
KCRA Channel 3
More than 20 years after having his voice box removed, UC Davis Health patient John Ready is a throat cancer survivor and karaoke champion. UC Davis Health Dr. Peter Belafsky helped Ready obtain a prosthetic voice box.

Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement Recognize Two Health System Employees
UC Davis Global Affairs
Two UC Davis Health employees were among the faculty and staff who received Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement at the International Connections Reception hosted by Global Affairs on March 17.

UC Davis Hosts International Exchange Delegation from South Pacific  
UC Davis Health Office of International Affiliations
The Office of International Affiliations hosted an international exchange delegation from the South Pacific in October 2018 to discuss how increased internet connectivity can positively impact rural, island communities.

UC Davis Researchers Collaborate on Census of Microbial Life on the International Space Station 
UC Davis Health
Microbiologists at the University of California, Davis who analyzed swabs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) and compared them with samples from homes on earth as well as the Human Microbiome Project, found that the microbial community in this unique habitat was very diverse and more closely resembled that of homes than of humans.

UC Davis Physician Receives Award at International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 
UC Davis Health
Erik Fernandez y Garcia, associate professor of clinical pediatrics at UC Davis Children's Hospital, has been awarded the best poster presentation at the 2017 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare and Health Literacy Annual Research Conference in Baltimore.

UC Davis Surgeon Honored for International Humanitarian Efforts 
UC Davis Health
J. Nilas Young, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UC Davis Health, has received a 2016 American College of Surgeons/Pfizer International Volunteerism Award for his work in developing heart surgery programs in Russia and South America. Young received the award, the highest honor for fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) who provide volunteer care to medically underserved populations, on Oct. 18, 2016 at the ACS Clinical Congress in Washington, D.C.

Orbis, UC Davis Surgery Team Train on World's Only Flying Eye Hospital 
UC Davis Health
Staff physicians and nurses from UC Davis Health and Orbis International, a global nonprofit that brings the world together to fight blindness, practiced their critical care skills onboard the new MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only accredited, mobile teaching eye hospital in June 2016.

Curry Honored With Two International Recognitions for Microcirculation Research 
UC Davis Health
Fitz-Roy Curry, distinguished professor emeritus of physiology and membrane biology and biomedical engineering at UC Davis Health, has been honored with two international recognitions for his contributions in microcirculation research.