Sunday, April 19, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Pomeroy plans health system exit

By
From page A1 | November 20, 2012 |

Claire Pomeroy, who has guided the UC Davis Health System for seven years, announced on Monday that she plans to step down from her post on June 30. Courtesy photo

Claire Pomeroy, who has guided the UC Davis Health System for seven years, announced on Monday that she plans to step down from her post on June 30.

“It’s been a great time, but now is the time to do something new,” said Pomeroy, the vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. “It’s premature to talk about the exact details, but I’m very interested at this point in doing something on the national stage dealing with the implementation of health care policy.”

Pomeroy characterized her tenure at UCD — a period marked by a climb in stature and dramatic financial growth — as “fantastic.” She said her resignation was “something I’ve been thinking about for a long time; it’s a natural evolution for my career” — unrelated to recent investigation of the neurological surgery department.

During her time at UCD, the School of Medicine has tripled its outside research funding, reaching about $200 million annually, and the health system has raised about $281 million in philanthropic support.

“Under Claire’s leadership, UC Davis Health System has become a world-class institution, and we are grateful for her many contributions,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a news release. “She is a forceful advocate for the importance of translational research, a strong proponent of inter-professional approaches to education and clinical care, and a tireless leader in addressing the social determinants of health and reducing health disparities.”

Pomeroy established UCD’s Institute for Regenerative Cures, for stem cell research; oversaw the establishment of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, on the strength of a $100 million donation from the Gordon and Better Moore Foundation; and spearheaded UCD’s successful application for an inaugural Clinical and Translational Science Center, meant to speed new treatments into use.

During the same period, the UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center earned the National Cancer Institute’s highest recognition, UCD’s MIND Institute gained international renown for autism research and UCD expanded its services to the region, expanding electronic health record keeping and telemedicine program.

Other initiatives included the  Center for Reducing Health Disparities and Institute for Population Health Improvement.

Pomeroy said she was “grateful and proud” of her colleagues for the health system’s “upward trajectory” both in regional service and international research impact.

“It feels like a dramatic contribution,” she said. “It just inspires me.”

In recent months, however, UCD banned two neurosurgeons, J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph Schrot, from performing research on human subjects after they were accused of experimenting on dying brain cancer patients without proper university or federal approval. Investigations are pending.

Pomeroy’s interest in health policy is well-established. She is chair of the board of directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers, immediate past chair of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges and a member of the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health Advisory Committee, among others, and serves on several regional and local boards, including the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

In 2011, she was elected to the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences.

An expert on infectious diseases, Pomeroy served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota and University of Kentucky before joining UCD as executive associate dean of the School of Medicine in 2003.

Comments

comments

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
  • Recent Posts

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

  • .

    News

    Aggie Pride on parade at UC Davis Picnic Day

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    City wants a study of sewer rates

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

    Hard-of-hearing student needs community’s help

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

     
    KDVS fund drive includes on-air pledging, plus parties and food

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
     
    Art helped sell California’s agriculture

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Sign up now for Celebrate Davis!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4Comments are off for this post

    Students, families can get after-hours Internet access

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Lawyers seek resolution to Davis molest case

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

    Garamendi hosts conference for women

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    ‘Invaluable public servant’ retires after 20 years

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Your brain’s aging and a new report urges ways to stay sharp

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

     
    Injury-proof yourself for effective exercise

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Understanding risks can help women prevent leading health threats

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    Free gardening advice offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Grad Night tickets on sale online

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Schenker speaks about ‘Magical Mexico’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Yolo County DA honors crime victims at annual tribute

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    Holman offers Publishing 101 seminar

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Radio-controlled airplanes will race April 25-26

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Vote with your dollars at Davis Food Co-op

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Woodland bike rides set every Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Get some advice at Connections Café

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Eyewitness speaks about Israel’s election

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    Join the 10,000-vegetable challenge!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9Comments are off for this post

     
    NAMI group offers family support

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Watershed Wonders activities return to Putah Creek

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

     
    Yolo County Neighborhood Court seeks new volunteers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    Birding tour will benefit Putah Creek Council

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

     
    UCD looks at building a better brain as we age

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    ‘Vault’ highlights ‘Kathak’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    Two drought-preparedness water bills pass out of Senate committees

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

    Picnic Day favorites: dogs, bikes science

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A13 | Gallery

     
    Strike up the band, and the bubbles!

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A14 | Gallery

    .

    Forum

    Ready for the parting glass

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
     
    John Cole cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B6

    Yolo Crisis Nursery still needs help

    By Our View | From Page: B6

     
    Drink up, kids, but make your choice a healthy one

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B6

    Leash your dogs; it’s the law

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B6

     
    Let’s not turn our backs on the Earth

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

    This Earth Day, make a pledge to cool your home

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

     
    Speak out

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B7

    .

    Sports

    Fast Aggie start negated by 14-0 USC lacrosse run

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Stagnant second-half offense sinks Devil girls

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Over the hump? DHS baseball team wins late

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Lambdin, Marshall lead Aggies at Mt. SAC

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Republic FC gets another win at Bonney

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B2

     
    UCD roundup: Aggies sweep a water polo double dip

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Busy Clancy, Hall spark Devil tracksters at Mt. SAC

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Former DHS star Drexel returns to create havoc for Aggies

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B4 | Gallery

    Pro baseball roundup: Oakland blanks Kansas City

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B14

     
    Sports briefs: Blue Devils split a pair of tennis matches

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B14 | Gallery

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    WISH grant funds available to eligible homebuyers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12

     
    Marrone Bio Innovations strengthens its sales team

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

    New phase opens at Brookfield Cottages

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A12

     
    Tucos closes; new Japanese, pizza, subs debut

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A12 | Gallery

    .

    Obituaries

    Jody Zewe

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Herman Timm

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Ruth Rodenbeck Stumpf

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Robert Leigh Cordrey

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Alice Catherine Micheltorena

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, April 19, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8