Kudos to: Dr. Haines Ely, UC Davis professor of dermatology
Accomplishment: Received award for lifetime contribution to dermatology at cosmetic surgery forum
Details: Ely, who has been teaching UC Davis dermatology residents since 1975, is particularly interested in dermatologic therapy. At a meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in 1996, he proposed using the sap of the Euphorbia peplus plant as a skin cancer remedy. It is now on the market.
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Kudos to: Merryhill Preschools
Accomplishment: Donated toys to patients
Details: Thirteen Sacramento-area Merryhill Preschools collected toys to support patients at the Child Life program at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The schools set up giving trees and asked family and friends to make donations of new toys for more than 100 children.
Kudos to: UC Davis pediatric nurses
Accomplishment: Teamed with the student council and PTA to provide food baskets for families nominated by Bancroft Elementary School
Details: Children and teachers collect all food. Nurses pick up bulk donations and help coordinate the food drive to assemble 35 baskets. The baskets contain a holiday dinner and staples for the two-week holiday break when students don’t get the school’s breakfast and lunch program.