Friday, February 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Name Droppers: UC Davis surgeon wins global honor

By
From page A6 | October 30, 2012 |

Dr. Nilas Young, a UC Davis heart surgeon, is the 2012 World of Children Award winner for his success in saving the lives of more than 13,000 of the world’s most vulnerable children through the medical caregiving nonprofit he founded, Heart to Heart International.

The 67-year-old surgeon received the award at the annual World of Children Award Gala on Oct. 25 in New York City. The award is accompanied by funding to expand Heart to Heart International’s work.

The World of Children Award is the only global recognition and funding nonprofit that recognizes individuals who are changing the lives of vulnerable children around the world.

––––

UC Davis medical students Geneva White of Sacramento and Kevin Mullins of Fresno have been recognized as part of the Observer Media Group’s annual “30 Under 30″ tribute to the region’s most outstanding young achievers.

White and Mullins were selected by the editorial board of The Sacramento Observer and honored at a community breakfast and awards event on Sept. 29 at the Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento. The newspaper launched its “30 Under 30″ program to encourage leadership among African-American professionals early in their careers and to recognize their commitment to community service.

White earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Sacramento State. She participates in community outreach to inspire interest in the sciences among young people, provide sickle-cell disease education and support families touched by childhood cancer.

Mullins worked with the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students to help undergraduate students of color achieve their dreams of going to medical school. He now serves as president of the UC Davis Regional Chapter of the Student National Medical Association, an organization that encourages students from underrepresented minority groups to prepare for medical and scientific careers.

––––

Patricia Gonsalves, a graduate student at Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is one of only 20 students chosen to participate in the Los Rios Community College Faculty Diversity Internship Program, which provides hands-on training and experience working in a classroom setting at the community college level.

The competitive program, within the second largest community college district in California, was created to support the development of a diverse pool of future community-college instructors.

For the past year, Gonsalves worked full-time at Dignity Health Sacramento and San Joaquin Service Area Transfer Center while also working toward a master’s degree in the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Program at UCD.

In her Dignity role, she triages and manages internal and external transfers within the region based upon need and facility resources. Previous to that, she was a clinical nurse at UC Davis Health System’s Women’s Pavilion, Labor and Delivery Unit, where she provided telephone triage, bedside assistance and peer education in an effort to improve newborn outcomes.

––––

Susan Murin, a nationally recognized expert in pulmonary medicine, has become chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Gordon A. Wong Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UC Davis. She replaces Timothy Albertson, who led the division for 23 years and recently became chair of the UCD department of internal medicine.

Murin, who joined the UC Davis faculty in 1995, will oversee nearly 100 faculty, staff and fellows who provide critical care, pulmonary, sleep and hospitalist services and conduct research on diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis.

The division includes a specialized respiratory biology research group that is developing therapeutic strategies to address lung disease at the cellular level.

— Do you know of someone who has won an award or accomplished something noteworthy? Send it, preferably by email, to [email protected], or to Name droppers, The Davis Enterprise, P.O. Box 1470, Davis, CA 95617.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    New greenhouse will add to ‘Farm to Mouth’ program

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Learn about pollinators, gardens and honey at Yolo Basin fundraiser

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    For the record

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

     
    Fire damages South Davis home

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Can you give them a home?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2 | Gallery

    Gerber nominations close Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Explorit: Humming right along

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A3

    Flower arrangers feature S.F. designer

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Celebrate Africa on Saturday at I-House

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Robb Davis to speak about homelessness, energy

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Spring sing-along is March 4

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Chamber explores how to pay for Davis’ needs

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Wolk and Dodd team up to provide Napa earthquake tax relief

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Class of 1970 plans 45-year reunion

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Bicycle safety course to be offered in Davis

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Documentary on immigration issues will be screened

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Learn about your brain on March 14

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    A fill-up mishap

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Two free yoga classes offered March 12

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Take a night walk at Cache Creek

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Adopt a household for Bridge to Housing participants

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    Workshop will teach sustainable gardening methods

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    .

    Forum

    Tired of all of this

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Cavalier attitude about bike safety

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

    Start early to build healthy dental habits

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B6

     
    No extra cost for containers

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

    Oral Health Project launches

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

     
    Here an H, there an H

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

    .

    Sports

    Encouraging start for DHS boys tennis team

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Off day for Aggie men at UCSB

    By Kim Orendor | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Aggie women fall to 4th after lackluster showing

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Lady Devils are on to the SJS semis

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Blue Devil boys expect a spike in production

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Inquiring minds want to know about Aggies

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    Late goal lifts Red Wings over Sharks

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

     
    Watney struggling at windy Honda Classic

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    International Film Series to present ‘Jaffa’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

     
    Monticello announces March schedule

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    The Artery presents ‘Stepping Into Nature’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    YoloArts’ Gallery 625 presents ‘The Poetry of Dots’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

    ‘Focus': A sharply conceived caper

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    The Woodland Opera House announces 2015-16 season

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12 | Gallery

    .

    Business

    Nissan’s Z remains an affordable performer

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: B3

     
    Car Care: Simple DIY steps to protect your car through all seasons

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Dieter W. Gruenwedel

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    George Miller Jr.

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Death notice: Celia E. Recchio

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Vernon E. Burton

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, February 27, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B5