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Kuang-Yu Jen, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor Kuang-yu Jen has been elected Treasurer of the Renal Pathology Society.

John Paul Graff, D.O. Kurt Schaberg, M.D. Nam Tran, Ph.D.The Pathologists' Power List 2021 includes three department faculty: The “In the Wings” category includes Assistant Professors John Paul Graff and Kurt Schaberg; Professor Nam Tran appears in the "Front(line) and Center" category.

Residency alumnus Guillermo Martinez-Torres has been appointed the Chief Medical Officer for Pathology Services for HCA Healthcare, overseeing services for 185 hospitals and 2,000+ sites of care in 20 states and the United Kingdom.

Sarah Barnhard, M.D.Transfusion Director Sarah Barnhard was the UC Davis Health site investigator for the multi-center study evaluating the efficacy of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Sarah Barnhard, M.D.Transfusion Director Sarah Barnhard and colleagues at the other University of California medical centers highlight the critical blood shortage in a commentary in Transfusion, the official journal of the American Association of Blood Banks.

Ralph Green, M.D., Ph.D.Distinguished Professor Ralph Green was inducted into the American Society for Nutrition's (ASN) Class of 2021 Fellows at their virtual annual meeting, June 7-10, 2021. Election as a fellow recognizes individuals for significant discoveries and distinguished careers in the field of nutrition and is the highest honor awarded by the ASN.

Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.At the American Diabetes Association's virtual 81st Annual Meeting on June 25, 2021, Vice Chair of Research Yvonne Wan shared her work “The Bile Acid Receptor and FXR” demonstrating that probiotics are useful to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology led by Chair of Dermatology Sam Hwang with pathology collaborator Vice Chair of Research Yvonne Wan shared that switching to a more balanced diet may reduce inflammatory skin disease, like psoriasis, and joint pain.

Kurt Schaberg, M.D.Assistant Professor Kurt Schaberg is recognized as one of the American Society of Clinical Pathology’s 40 Under 40, a program that recognizes members under the age of 40 for their achievements and leadership qualities that are making an impact on pathology and laboratory medicine.

Sarah Barnhard, M.D.Transfusion Director Sarah Barnhard shared the importance of donating blood during the current critical blood shortage on CBS Sacramento on June 23, 2021.

Brittany N. Dugger, Ph.D.Assistant Professor Brittany Dugger's medical student mentee, Mustafa Shakir, received a travel award to present a poster on their work “Advances in Deep Neuropathological Phenotyping of Alzheimer’s Disease: Past, Present, and Future” at the 97th Annual American Association of Neuropathology's hybrid meeting in St. Louis, June 10-13, 2021.

Karen Matsukuma, M.D., Ph.D. Anthony Karnezis, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professors Karen Matsukuma and Tony Karnezis received a New Research Initiatives and Interdisciplinary Research Grant from the Academic Senate Research Grant for their project “Investigating the effect of the TP53 P72R SNP on pancreatic cancer cell biology, histopathology, and clinical outcome.”

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