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Name Droppers: Carbs pay off for Chen

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From page A5 | May 12, 2013 |

Chemistry professor Xi Chen of the UC Davis has been named the winner of the Carbohydrate Research journal’s 2013 Award for Creativity in Carbohydrate Chemistry. Established in 2001, the award has been given every two years since then.

Chen receives a $1,000 prize; a complimentary, two-year subscription to Carbohydrate Research; and a spot as a plenary speaker at the 17th European Carbohydrate Symposium (EuroCarb 17) to be held July 11-17 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Kevin Dumler of Davis has received an Engineers Without Borders scholarship from CH2M HILL. Dumler is a sophomore in UC Davis’ civil and environmental engineering department. CH2M HILL is a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm.

Dumler serves as vice president for UC Davis’ EWB student chapter and project lead for its Quincucirca, Bolivia project. He will return to Bolivia this summer for an implementation trip that will improve the community’s health by removing water contaminants.

The UCD EWB Student Chapter has approximately 60 active members and is involved in three international projects in Bolivia, Guatemala and Uganda. In addition, the team took on a new local project with D-Q University, a native people’s learning community based outside of Davis which was closed in 2005 because of a loss of accreditation.

As part of this effort to reopen the college, local EWB student and professional chapters are working with DQU to provide support in assessing appropriate options and costs for upgrades to three campus subsystems: water supply and distribution, wastewater treatment and energy.

The CH2M HILL EWB Scholarship program provides a total of $50,000 in scholarships to students who are actively involved with EWB chapters and projects at their universities. Recipients are selected for their dedication to academic excellence, ability to apply technical skills to make a meaningful difference, strong leadership abilities and dedication to EWB.
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Charan Ranganath, a professor in the eepartment of psychology and Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis, has been awarded a $40,000 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, one of 175 awarded to scientists, artists and scholars by the foundation this year.

Ranganath will use his fellowship for a sabbatical at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he will work with researchers in the psychology department and in the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. He will also work on a book about human memory for the general public. Ranganath’s sabbatical will also be supported through a visiting professorship from the Leverhulme Trust, London.

After a clinical internship at the Chicago Westside VA hospital in 1999, Ranganath opted for a research career, carrying out postdoctoral work with Professor Mark D’Esposito, then at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and helping to set up the Brain Imaging Center at UC Berkeley. He joined the faculty at UCD in 2002.

UCD is a major center for brain research, with three overlapping centers that bring together researchers from the School of Medicine, College of Biological Sciences, College of Letters and Science and others. The UCD Center for Neuroscience, established in 1990, investigates brain structure, memory, and the genes and molecules involved in conditions such as schizophrenia and depression.

Founded in 2002, the Center for Mind and Brain at UCD studies cognition, vision, language, meditation and music. The MIND Institute at UCD was founded in 1998 with the support of six Sacramento-area families. The MIND Institute works with autistic children and their families, as well as on fragile X syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Air Force Airman Robert S. Cook of Davis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Cook is the son of Todd Cook of Woodland and Dana Cook of Davis. He is a 2012 graduate of Pioneer High School in Woodland.

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