We’re saying a short farewell to Ana – as she heads back to Colombia to get her Visa sorted out. We’ll miss seeing her in the lab everyday. We’re not saying “Goodbye” – but rather “See you soon” because she’ll be returning to the lab soon.
A big congratulations to Dr. Halmai on her well-deserved presentation award. She was one of two presentation winners from this year’s UCDavis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 2022 Spotlight on Early Cancer Investigators – A Cancer Research Mini-Symposium
She presented her current research titled, “Establishing and Characterizing Patient-Derived Models from Racial/Ethic Minority Gastric Cancer Patients to Advance Cancer Precision Health Equity“.
In August 2022, the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine featured Dr. Carvajal-Carmon in their Faculty Feature. The featurette details Luis’ work on health disparities in Calfornia as the founding director of the Center for Advancing Cancer Health Equity at the UCDavis Comprehensive Cancer Center. The centers mission is “is to contribute to improved health outcomes for the underserved populations of northern and central California and to influence cancer policy-making at multiple levels of government.”
To read the article: UCD BMM August News Letter
For more information – Please contact Luis Carvajal-Carmona
Not news this week, but Alexa is on her way to becoming Doctor Morales Arana! And April will be starting her master’s program in the fall!
Rasika committed to her graduate program on the east coast. She was accepted in 10+ programs!
Justin was awarded by the Dean of the College of Biological Sciences the Charles and Nanci Cooper Undergraduate Research Award. He is now funded to be in the lab the entire summer.
Ana received her research award at the AACR. She has a shiny plaque that she can show you and help us raise funding for the lab too!.
Nicole gave TWO oral presentations at the AACR, and both were well attended. The feedback from my colleagues who attended was very positive, and she made us proud!.
Alma Poceros is the recipient of the 2021 UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Award.
Settlement award will fund mobile mammography and free genetic screening
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center will soon have new tools, including a “mammovan,” to improve breast health and early cancer detection in underserved women living in rural communities.
Breast cancer initiatives spearheaded by the cancer center received $10 million from a class-action lawsuit against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit alleged Wyeth misrepresented the benefits and risks of its hormone replacement therapy medications for women. In cases where money remains after eligible class members receive their claim payments, courts can distribute those funds to charitable causes in what’s referred to as a cy pres award.