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MCIP Faculty Wins Mentorship Award

The quality and quantity of mentorship at UC Davis is on the rise, and the university’s graduate students and postdoctoral scholars have taken note as demonstrated by the more than 40 nominations that were submitted for the Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentorship Awards this year. Dr. Aldrin Gomes, an MCIP faculty member, was selected as one of the four winners of the award this year.

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Two MCIP Faculty Named Chancellor's Fellows

Professor Ching-Hsien Chen and Professor Carrie Finno are among 12 faculty named. “These 12 newest fellows represent our university at its very best,” Chancellor Gary S. May said. “They are now part of a proud 22-year history for the Chancellor’s Fellows program. These fellows are making advances that help solve complex and critical issues, while also helping our students become critical thinkers and problem-solvers.”

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Professor Karen Zito Elected 2021 AAAS Fellow

MCIP is proud to announce the election of faculty member Dr. Karen Zito as a AAAS fellow. This distinction is one of the highest honors given to a scientist. We are so proud and honored to have such a distinguished investigator within our ranks. Congratulations Dr. Zito! She was selected "for contributions to understanding excitatory synapse formation and the dynamics of postsynaptic density proteins." She is one of nine UC Davis faculty elected to AAAS this year.

Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease

A team of UC Davis Health scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications — blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of several serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke. For the new study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigationthe Navedo lab team conducted a series of experiments on the effects of high glucose on cerebral bloo