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UC Davis Alumnus Mari Pangestu Honored with Emil M. Mrak International Award

Mari Elka Pangestu (Ph.D., economics, ’86) received the Emil M. Mrak International Award from the Cal Aggie Alumni Association for her achievements and impact on the university and world. Pangestu is one of six alumni and friends of UC Davis that were celebrated at the 50th annual Alumni Awards gala on May 4.

Crump, Zepeda win grant for sustainability in Mexico

Ana Zepeda received the Grant for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals on behalf of the Crump Lab in order to help women in southern Mexico plant a community garden. Read an excerpt of the article below and follow the link to read the original article. 

Ana Zepeda has received a $7,300-grant to help women in southern Mexico plant a community garden, intended to provide better nutrition for their children and keep them in school.

Coalition of Nutrition Leaders Calls for Global Scale-Up of a Cost-Effective Intervention Developed at UC Davis that Prevents Child Malnutrition and Mortality

Several UC Davis Institute of Global Nutrition (IGN) experts joined in a coalition to recommend scaling-up provision of a novel fortified food-based supplement to prevent child malnutrition and mortality among vulnerable children 6–23 months of age. This project was awarded a Seed Grant for International Activities in 2007. Read an excerpt of the article below and follow the link to read the original article. 

A nutrient-rich diet plays a critical role in the first two years of a young child’s life, to support the rapid growth and development that occurs during that period.

Faculty Receive Grants to Advance Global Engagement

We are pleased to announce the recipients of two sets of grants for interdisciplinary work that advances UC Davis’ strong commitment to solving global challenges: Seed Grants for International Activities and Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals.

Four Faculty and Staff Honored for Global Engagement at UC Davis and Around the World

Four faculty and staff members from UC Davis are being recognized for their outstanding global engagement work with two key awards: the Chancellor’s Awards for International Engagement and the Excellence in Teaching of Study Abroad Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding work of UC Davis faculty and staff in international education, research and service. 

Global Aggies: Extraordinary Abilities Lead to Permanent Residency for a World-Renowned Surgeon and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis Health

Bob Kiaii, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UC Davis Health, is an international expert in robotic heart surgery who leads a surgical team that treats complex diseases of the chest using minimally invasive techniques. Born in Iran, Kiaii immigrated to Canada as a child with his family. His path in medicine eventually brought him to UC Davis Health, a relocation feat that was not without its challenges.

International Honors for Two Public Engagement Champions

UC Davis Associate Professor Liza Grandia and Professor Keith David Watenpaugh were featured in a UC Davis Public Scholarship and Engagement news article in recognition of their incredible dedication to community-based research.