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Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.Vice Chair of Research Yvonne Wan’s article “Probiotics Improve Gastrointestinal Function and Life Quality in Pregnancy” was published in a special issue of Nutrients: Gut Microbiota in Human Health and Diseases.

Richard Levenson, M.D., Ph.D.Vice Chair of Strategic Technologies Richard Levenson is one of the Guest Editors for the American Journal of Pathology’s October theme issue on artificial intelligence and machine learning, and includes a co-authored editorial by Dr. Levenson.

Ralph Green, M.D., Ph.D.Distinguished Professor Ralph Green has been recognized as a World Expert in Deficiency Diseases during years 2011-2021 by Expertscape.

Kurt Schaberg, M.D.Assistant Professor Kurt Schaberg was named to the Top Six in the ASCP's 40 Under 40 program.

Brittany N. Dugger, Ph.D.Assistant Professor Brittany Dugger has been appointed as a member of the College of American Pathologists' Neuropathology Committee.

Lydia Howell, M.D.Chair Lydia Howell shared the future of medical diagnostics as a panelist at the Western Association of Collegiate Schools of Business’ annual conference on at the Kimpton Hotel in Sacramento on 10/11/2021.

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.

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