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Diana Farmer, pediatric and fetal surgeon and chair of the UC Davis Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of UC Davis Children’s Hospital within UC Davis Health.

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

By Universitas 21 (U21)

"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. 

Dr Diana Farmer, has had an impressive career in medicine working to correct the inequities that exists globally in access to and decision making about surgical treatment, particularly for children.  She has created unique opportunities for surgical students to study and collaborate abroad, and has designed new programmes for students and colleagues that address the global nature of health challenges. 

Dr Farmer has also advocated vigorously for those who cannot speak for themselves by raising awareness about and working to correct the inequities that exists globally in access to and decision making about surgical treatment, particularly for children. 

Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs at UC Davis said,  “As collaborating across disciplines and borders becomes increasingly more important, Dr Farmer’s pioneering leadership both at UC Davis and around the world has certainly been instrumental in advancing the internationalization of higher education. She has created countless opportunities for students and mentees and has advocated vigorously to ease inequities in access to quality care. At home and abroad, her commitment, advocacy, and innovation are nothing short of inspiring.”"

Read the full article at the U21 website.

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