David Coil: New Public Health Coordinator For Student Health Center Public Health Unit

The new Public Health Unit at the Student Health Center on campus was recently formed out of the activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Health Unit will focus on patient care, prevention, and campus responses to public health concerns. David Coil, previously a project scientist at the Genome Center,  will be the new public health coordinator. Congratulations, David!

Read the full press announcement here.

Congratulations to Nicole Halmai on a Presentation Award from the 16th Spotlight on Early Cancer Investigators

Nicole Halmai, a postdoctoral scholar in Luis Carvajal Carmona's lab, recently received a presentation award from this year's UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center's 2022 Spotlight on Early Cancer Investigators - A Cancer Research Mini-Symposium. Halmai's talk was titled "Establishing and Characterizing Patient-derived Models from Racial/Ethnic Minority Gastric Cancer Patients to Advance Cancer Precision Health Equity."

UC Davis COVID-19 Testing Open In New Location

UC Davis' COVID-19 testing center is now open in the Human Resources Administration Building on Blue Ridge Road. Testing is opening on Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. COVID testing on campus is currently voluntary and is only available to students and employees. Appointments are required and can be made online at Health-e-Messaging. Those testing positive are still required to notify the university and isolate following public health guidelines. 

Pam Ronald Featured on 'Face to Face' with Chancellor May

Pam Ronald, of the Genome Center and College of Biological Sciences, was recently featured on 'Face to Face' with Chancellor May. They discussed Ronald's 30-year career in plant pathology and her recent awards, including the Wolf Prize. Watch the full interview below.

New Genome Center Member Christina Kim Named A Searle Scholar

Christina Kim was recently named one of 15 Searle Scholars for 2022. The Searle Scholars Program supports recently appointed assistant professors or those in a tenure-track appointment to conduct high risk, high reward research in chemistry and the biomedical sciences. The funds awarded with the recognition will help to support Kim's research for the next three years.