The following local residents recently were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:
Davis residents Susan Monticello, Stephanie Hartfield, Brett Coder and Duff Harrold, all initiated at Sacramento State, and Teresa Ludwig, initiated at San Jose State; and Woodland residents Tandy Burton, Shakita Caldwell and Kelly Fisher, all initated at Sacramento State.
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
Richard Valicenti, a UC Davis prostate cancer expert, co-led a major effort that has led to the nation’s leading urological and radiation oncology organization’s recent announcement of a new guideline for radiation therapy after prostatectomy.
The guideline, released jointly by the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Urological Association, for the first time provides evidence- and consensus-based recommendations about the benefits and risks of additional cancer treatment after prostate-removal surgery.
Valicenti, chairman of the UC Davis department of radiation oncology, championed the comprehensive review on behalf of ASTRO. The guideline was based on Valicenti’s co-analysis of 324 research articles published between 1990 and 2012.
Licensed acupuncturist Johanna Utter became a board-certified Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in May. The certification demonstrates advanced knowledge and competency in Western and Oriental reproductive medicine.
The board emphasizes integrated treatment methods, evidence-based medicine and standardization in this specialty within acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Utter’s specialty is women’s health with an additional emphasis in treating both male and female infertility. Her practice offers a comprehensive approach to patient care, integrating acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and individualized health and lifestyle recommendations. She works with patients who want to conceive naturally and with those who utilize fertility treatments such as IVF or IUI.
Utter has been in private practice in Davis since 1990. More details about her practice are on her website, www.JohannaUtterAcupuncture.com.