Faculty & Scholar News

Caring for Caregivers: UC Davis Global Affairs Seed Grant Helps Spur $3 Million NIH Grant

December 03, 2019
Ladson Hinton is a geriatric psychiatrist, social scientist and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. With over two decades of interdisciplinary and intercultural research under his lab coat, he has become an expert on the sociocultural dimensions of dementia-related illness—and the caregiving this calls for.

Diana Farmer recognized for global leadership

November 21, 2019
Pediatric and fetal surgeon Diana Farmer of UC Davis Health has won a 2020 U21 Award for advancing global perspectives in her field. U21, formally known as Universitas 21, is a network of research universities, including UC Davis, that collaborates across borders and nurtures international knowledge exchange.

U21 Awards Honour Advocates of Global Collaboration from UC Davis and The University of Auckland

November 18, 2019
The 2020 U21 Awards have been won by remarkable leaders; Dr Diana Farmer from the University of California, Davis and Lydie Faure-Kilgannon from The University of Auckland. The U21 Awards recognise individual or team efforts in a U21 university, particularly the development of innovative or extraordinary projects within international Higher Education. The Awards celebrate the work of individuals who demonstrate a true global vision in higher education, who have furthered effective international opportunities for students and staff and improved collaboration within the university and with external partners. 

Transforming Refugee Mental Health: Focus Group Findings on Migrant Legal-Mental Health Intersectionality

November 12, 2019
On October 25, 2019, Raquel E. Aldana, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity and Professor of Law, and Dr. Patrick Marius Koga, Director of the Refugee Health Research in the Department of Public Health Sciences, hosted their second forum on migration and trauma at UC Davis. The event was part of a project titled Transforming Refugee Mental Health: Improving Legal Assessment of Credibility through Science and made possible through a seed grant from the Office of Global Affairs.

National Institute on Aging grant focuses on improving Alzheimer's and family caregiving research in Vietnam

October 10, 2019
According to the 2015 World Alzheimer’s Report, over the next 40 years the number of older adults with dementia in Vietnam and other low and middle-income countries will nearly triple. The five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging aims to address these changes. The project is the first of its kind in Vietnam and builds on preliminary work conducted over the past five years with seed funding from UC Davis Global Affairs.

Pam Ronald Returns to Sweden for Honorary Doctorate

July 29, 2019
Pam Ronald, a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, will return to Sweden to receive an appointment as an honorary doctor of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, more than 30 years after receiving her first degree in Sweden, a Master of Science in physiological botany from Uppsala.

Discovering Curiosity: The Buggy Scent of Desire with Distinguished Professor Walter Leal

May 30, 2019
Distinguished Professor Walter Leal’s interest in insect olfaction started with a general interest in chemistry. Raised in the coastal city of Recife, Brazil, he became entranced with the subject thanks to his high school chemistry teacher Aloisio Sotero, who later held various government appointments including Minister of Education.

Diverse Perspectives, One Global Classroom

May 22, 2019
Through its newly launched Curriculum Enhancement Through Global Learning program, Global Affairs offers a professional learning opportunity for faculty looking to ensure their course content and teaching is preparing students to become global citizens. The program sparked a virtual classroom collaboration for one such faculty member.