The University of California, Davis named the winners of its 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Awards June 15, highlighting its faculty and community partners’ achievements in healthcare innovation.
Here are the recipients:
Innovators of the year
- Ramsey Badawi, PhD, and Simon Cherry, PhD, were honored for their work developing Explorer, a whole-body scanning technology that can provide comprehensive imaging data for diagnostics and treatment.
- Daniela Barile, PhD; Bruce German, PhD; Carlito Lebrilla, PhD; David Mills, PhD; Jennifer Smilowitz, PhD; and Mark Underwood, MD, were honored for their research on infant nutrition and how breast milk can aid the development of a healthy intestinal tract.
Innovative Community Partner Award
- Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg was honored for the city’s support of Aggie Square, a 1.3 million-square-foot innovation district being built at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus.
Lifetime Achievement Award in Innovation
- Bruce Hammock, PhD, was honored for his prolific contributions to innovative healthcare research, which include co-authoring more than 1,200 peer-reviewed publications and securing more than 95 patents in environmental science, medicinal chemistry and agriculture.
Source: Becker’s Hospital Review