Presentation Schedule

7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

UC Davis Conference Center Lobby

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Ralph Hexter, Interim Chancellor
Shaun Keister, Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Relations
Michael Lairmore, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine

9:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Session I: 9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
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Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and Education Matt Bishop Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and Education will be a dynamic hub for faculty, students, staff, and public and private sector leaders to pioneer novel approaches to the computer science, policy, legal and ethical issues of cybersecurity. Using UC Davis’ infrastructure as a testbed, the center will act as a situation room where students gain hands-on experience working with researchers and practitioners solving real-world cybersecurity problems and understanding how such problems cut across multiple fields. Applied research will generate breakthrough discoveries leading to the transfer of new ideas to the private sector. The center will become a national model for a nimble, interdisciplinary approach to solving cybersecurity issues. Ballroom A PDF
Center for Education, New Technology & Unifying Research Shinjiro Hirose Center for Education, New Technology and Unifying Research will be at the nexus between interdisciplinary academia and industry, a magnet center for developing and testing cutting-edge technology. It will be a place where the world’s leading experts in a wide range of fields—from human and veterinary health to engineering and management—will collaborate with industry leaders on breakthroughs in human health, spark life-changing research and train the next generation of multidisciplinary innovators. Conf. Room B PDF
Center for Poverty Research Ann Stevens Center for Poverty Research has a vision to build on its many strengths in research and a vibrant tradition of student-led service to understand and address poverty and how it affects people’s lives. Leveraging our multidisciplinary expertise and UC Davis’ public service ethos, we will drive problem-focused solutions to improve lives in the greater Sacramento region and beyond, and in the process create a national model for how social science research can address pressing social problems. Conf. Room A PDF
Immunotherapy Center Robert Canter Comprehensive Immunotherapy Center will serve as an integrated hub for immune monitoring, assessment, genetic linkage and validation across five species—providing invaluable insights into cancer and other immune-regulated diseases. Creating new synergies by convening thought leaders across the disciplines, the center will rapidly accelerate the translation of innovative immunotherapy. Ballroom C PDF
Neuroscience and Brain Health Initiative Cameron Carter Neuroscience and Brain Health Initiative will leverage UC Davis’ strengths in comprehensive neuroscience, engineering and medicine to advance targeted interventions and innovative technologies. In doing so, we will improve outcomes for people with brain disorders, optimize mental wellness and expand our understanding of the brain. By coalescing our unique expertise, this initiative will form a critical incubator for research and tools that promote a holistic focus on brain health and wellness throughout the lifespan and offer new hope for those suffering from brain disorders. Ballroom B PDF
Session II: 9:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
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Center for Healthy Brain Aging Charles DeCarli A global leader in brain-related research, clinical care and education, UC Davis has the resources and scientific depth to support the Center for Healthy Brain Aging with its goal of advancing novel approaches to optimize brain health and cognition throughout life. By bringing together experts across the disciplines of neuroscience, genetics, psychiatry, biomedical engineering, nutrition, sociology and economics, the center will catalyze discovery and change the course of brain aging. Ballroom B PDF
Fetal Institute for Regenerative and Personalized Surgical Therapies Shinjiro Hirose Fetal Institute for Regenerative and Surgical Therapies (FIRST) will use a multidisciplinary approach to rigorously pursue innovative prenatal therapies, saving lifetimes. By linking teams of investigators to develop diagnostics, biomarkers, novel imaging tools and innovative therapies to treat structural and congenital diseases in utero, FIRST will reduce the tremendous personal and financial burdens associated with life-long chronic disease. Conf. Room B PDF
Institute for Research and Public Policy Ann Stevens The UC Davis Institute for Research and Public Policy will offer a new Master’s of Public Policy degree that trains students in policy analysis, communication, the policy process and cutting-edge research. Leveraging UC Davis’ excellence in applied research excellence, the institute will also train researchers and graduate students from across the university to communicate the complexity of their research in a way that is understandable, responsive and well-targeted to decision makers in the state and nation. The institute will exceptionally prepare UC Davis students, ensuring graduates are without rivals in the marketplace as policy experts. Conf. Room A PDF
Leading the Way to Climate Neutrality Initiative Kurt Kornbluth Leading the Way to Climate Neutrality Initiative will be a first-of-its-kind partnership among faculty, students, staff and industry to make UC Davis a zero-carbon campus by 2025. This transdisciplinary, university-wide initiative will accelerate efforts to pilot, finance and implement carbon reduction projects, the savings from which will be reinvested. Through project-based learning opportunities, faculty, students and staff will collaboratively test and operationalize cutting-edge research and translate this work to the public. In the process, we will spearhead a feasible carbon neutrality model for large institutions worldwide and provide the next generation of energy leaders with the knowledge and hands-on skills to foster global resilience to climate change. Ballroom C PDF
Curing Blindness Using Stem Cells Susanna Park UC Davis Health System has a vision to develop safe and effective stem cell therapies that will improve or restore sight in patients who are blind from retinal disorders, including diabetic retinopathy—the number one cause of adult blindness in the U.S.—as well as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, retinal vein occlusion and more. As the ideal model for validating the use of stem cell therapy in other systems, a breakthrough in regenerative cures for the eye would advance all other areas of regenerative medicine. Ballroom A PDF
Session III: 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
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Consortium for Innovation in Autism, Community and Technology Leonard Abbeduto Melding the knowledge of its past, its current work and a vision for the future, the MIND Institute will build a UC Davis consortium that significantly accelerates understanding of ASD over the lifespan, revolutionizes the treatment of affected individuals at all stages of life, and enables all citizens to receive high-quality services regardless of race, ethnicity, geography or economic circumstances. The Consortium for Innovation in Autism, Community and Technology will make new scientific discoveries possible and benefit individuals, families, professionals and paraprofessionals as they sort through the changes and challenges that ASD manifests over the course of a lifetime. Conf. Room A PDF
Consortium for Universal Accessibility Lee Miller Consortium for Universal Accessibility will help solve the grand challenge of barriers to access. Guided by the philosophy of universal design, it will reduce barriers while advancing cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary research, train students to be leaders in high-skilled and rapidly growing new fields, and partner with industry to push transformative and sustainable solutions to market. We stand at the threshold of a sea change in how humans interact with each other and with their environment. Through the consortium, UC Davis will leverage its tremendous strengths to create a richer, more empathetic and equitable society. Conf. Room B PDF
Library for the 21st Century and Beyond MacKenzie Smith UC Davis has a bold vision to build a library without limits: a large-scale, ambitious reimagining and renovation of the flagship Peter J. Shields Library that will support a growing student body and new forms of research and learning. Beyond its physical space, the library will create a leading-edge digital platform for knowledge creation, management and sharing by the university’s research community. Revolutionizing the library will create the conditions for success for our students and faculty and establish a national model for the library for the 21st century. Ballroom B PDF
Regenerative Therapies in Sports Medicine Jan Nolta UC Davis Health System has a vision to create a leading-edge Regenerative Therapies in Sports Medicine Program. It will combine regenerative and nutritional therapies with wearable technologies to monitor outcomes and provide safe cures for performance athletes and active patients. This clinical program will spearhead the interdisciplinary development of innovative therapies in the world market of sports medicine, as well as set the global platinum standard for new therapies that impact both athletes and the general population. Ballroom A PDF
Wheels for Wellness: A UC Davis Mobile Health Community Rachel Scherr We have a vision to create a new mobile health program, Wheels for Wellness, to advance the health of underserved communities. A mobile fleet of health and education food trucks will bring nutrition education, cooking demonstrations and health screening kiosks to communities with the highest risk for chronic disease. Health mentoring delivered in-person and via mHealth technologies and platforms will support positive behavioral choices. Scalable and reproducible by design, the Wheels for Wellness program will generate a national model for advancing community health. Under the leadership of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the Department of Nutrition, we will also establish a first-of-its-kind master’s degree program in Community Health and Wellness to build a skilled workforce in this emerging area. Ballroom C PDF
Session IV: 11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
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Global Education for All: Expose, Experience, Engage Joanna Regulska Global Education for All will offer an opportunity to create international pathways that engage 100% of all students—undergraduate, graduate and professional—in a global experience, abroad or at home, before they graduate. The goal is to educate citizens to be successful in a world where they engage daily, within their communities and in their professional lives, with individuals whose understanding of the world is organized around a wide range of cultural values and world views, and to effectively communicate and work with them. We need linguistic and, even more importantly, cultural translation so that students learn how values translate (or not) across cultures—what is lost and gained in cross-cultural communication. The initiative will raise the profile of global education at UC Davis and will serve as the connective tissue for the many international activities on campus. It will encourage more interaction between domestic students and the more than 8,000 international students and scholars on campus, creating a richer learning environment, which is essential in today’s interconnected, interdependent world. Conf. Room A PDF
Healthy Aging in a Digital World Institute Katherine Kim Home to a nationally recognized and highly innovative telehealth delivery and knowledge base and one of the world’s most innovative nursing leadership schools, UC Davis is poised to develop better opportunities for managing health over the lifespan. Dedicated to optimizing health, studies and pilot projects are already underway that are showing pathways to major change transformations. At UC Davis, the Healthy Aging in a Digital World Institute is positioned to advance some of those most innovative approaches: virtual health, data sharing, home design, assistive technology, care partner training and home health. Through the mission of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis Health System Center for Health and Technology and Center for Virtual Care as well as UC Davis’ comprehensive offerings in areas like engineering, social and life sciences and public health, this is the right moment to bring expertise to bear to address some of the most difficult issues in improving the aging experience. Ballroom C PDF
Integrated Center for Regenerative Medicine in Skeletal Repair Mark Lee UC Davis Health System has a vision to create a first-of-its-kind center dedicated to bone and cartilage regeneration. The Integrated Center for Regenerative Medicine in Skeletal Repair will be an international hub that will bring together clinicians, engineers, veterinarians, basic science investigators across the disciplines, postdoctoral researchers and residents to work from bedside to bench and back again to develop accessible and effective therapies—all under one umbrella. From animal models to clinical trials to personalized patient care and educational outreach, this will be the place where innovative clinical solutions to healing bone and cartilage happen. Ballroom A PDF
Integrated Trauma Hospital at UC Davis Joseph Galante UC Davis Health System is uniquely poised, with its interdisciplinary strengths, connected telemedicine system and already-excellent trauma reputation, to take the next step in comprehensive care with a trauma tower similar to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower, which is now nationally recognized as one of the best in the nation. By creating a unique space for the injured and critically ill, all staff and physicians will focus on the unique needs of this urgent care population. From Housekeeping to Rehabilitation Medicine, from nurses to physicians—all will be concentrated in a single space that better and more efficiently allows for the care of very ill patients. Currently, trauma patients are received in the Emergency Room entrance and, during the course of their treatment, can be placed in various areas of the hospital. The operating rooms are shared with other services. The care is excellent, but it could be improved with commonly shared space, paired with culturally and professionally dedicated teams trained in the special treatment needs of the most critically ill patients. Conf. Room B PDF
SmartFarm David Slaughter SmartFarm will take an integrated systems approach to develop superior plants, smart machines, more efficient farming methods for crops and animals alike, and a highly trained workforce that together will provide a path toward food security in the year 2050 and beyond. To achieve progress that is meaningful to farmers and the public at large, plant and animal science research must be conducted at a sufficient scale and under actual farming conditions in addition to the laboratory. SmartFarm will work to develop technological, knowledge-based solutions that allow an intimate understanding of plants and animals at the individual level in order to create novel highly intensive food production systems for urban environments and optimize on-farm management and resource utilization, and maximize productivity in harmony with our diverse, natural environment. Ballroom B PDF

11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

UC Davis Conference Center Lobby

12:40 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Session V: 12:40 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Presentation Presenter Description Room White Paper
Center for Honors Leadership David Furlow The Center for Honors Leadership will house the most interdisciplinary, service-oriented, locally to globally engaged, and diverse honors program in the nation. UC Davis’ highly diverse student population positions us to create a different kind of honors program—one that proportionally reflects the diversity of California and is as committed to transfer students as it is to first-year students—that will serve as a model for honors programs nationwide. Leveraging our public service ethos and unique culture of working across the disciplines, the center will bring together interdisciplinary cohorts of students to collaborate on solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. As the campus gathering space for honors students, the Center for Honors Leadership will be a powerful recruitment tool, a testbed for innovative teaching and a training ground for tomorrow’s leaders. Conf. Room B PDF
Center for Precision Health Frederick J. Meyers The Center for Precision Health will unite UC Davis’ breadth of expertise to make individual and population health more proactive, predictive and precise, empower individuals and communities as partners in their own wellness, and train the next generation of data-fluent health professionals. Leveraging the powerful resources and proven collaborations among our comprehensive health system, interdisciplinary data sciences and renowned environmental leadership, we are poised to not only rapidly translate research from bench to bedside and back again, but also to scale it up to the population level. Building upon the premise that our genetic code and zip code are equally informative, this new paradigm will transform individual, community and global health. Ballroom B PDF
Community and Citizen Science Heidi Ballard The Center for Excellence in Community and Citizen Science will capitalize on our expertise and reputation to build capacity, enable participatory research and promote more open approaches to science across the university and beyond. The center will be a home to programs and partnerships that revolutionize how—and with whom—science gets done. It will help UC Davis produce a new kind of scientist: one equally comfortable working with a local community to help address their concerns, or rallying thousands of volunteers across the globe around a pressing scientific problem. It will transform the way science education is done in and out of schools. And it will broaden science by helping governments expand a constituency for monitoring and research that are crucial to implementing environmental and social policies. This will position UC Davis as a global leader in transforming science and education for the 21st Century. Conf. Room A PDF
Consortium on Global Freshwater Steve Sadro The Consortium on Global Freshwater will harness the exceptional array of water expertise at UC Davis to partner with stakeholders and decision makers around the world to safeguard freshwater quality for all. Through developing innovative new data science tools, new three-dimensional visualization systems to make science communication more accessible and actionable, and new ecological and decision support models, we will be the leading trusted source of proactive, predictive approaches to stewarding the planet’s precious freshwater resources. In the process of building localized models for watersheds worldwide and advancing the efficacy of science communication, we will also train a stellar cadre of future scholars and leaders in freshwater science, policy and outreach. Ballroom A PDF
Global Coffee Institute William Ristenpart The College of Engineering has a vision to create the world’s first hub for interdisciplinary post-harvest coffee science. The Global Coffee Institute will transform the industry and elevate the consumer experience through improving the quality, efficiency and sustainability of one of the world’s most consumed beverages. By bringing together thought leaders, industry partners and cutting-edge technology, UC Davis will be the premier source of expertise on coffee. Ballroom C PDF
Session VI: 1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
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Center for Advancing Pain Relief Scott Fishman UC Davis Health System has a vision to improve global health by alleviating pain and suffering and advancing novel approaches to pain management that prioritize wellness, prevention and return to productive life. The Center for Advancing Pain Relief (CAPR) will break down barriers across professions and disciplines to create an international network of faculty, researchers, policymakers and educators who will spark innovation and dramatically impact the quality of life for pain sufferers. By creating a home for the study and treatment of pain, CAPR holds the potential to reform the foundation of our approach to this critical public health problem and reverse its devastating course. Ballroom B PDF
Center for Career and Professional Development Marcie Kirk Holland UC Davis has a vision to create a world-class career center—one that provides each and every student with access to a centralized suite of cutting-edge tools and resources to launch dynamic and rewarding careers. From exploring possibilities to building a robust portfolio to securing meaningful internships and student jobs, the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) will deliver evidence-based, highly tailored services for an increasingly diverse student population. Engaging alumni, industry, faculty, and parents, the center will be a synergistic hub for a powerful network committed to ensuring an outstanding UC Davis professional pipeline. Conf. Room B PDF
Center for Food and Beverage Authentication Science Alyson Mitchell UC Davis has a vision to ensure a safe, nutritious global food supply by creating a first-of-its-kind Center for Food and Beverage Authentication Science. By harnessing the talent of scientists across disciplines to develop foundational food science and analytical methods, and fostering collaborations with industry partners and regulatory agencies, we will develop innovative approaches to ensure authentic, high-quality, and safe foods and beverages. The center will train tomorrow’s leaders and provide translational research that will inform public and regulatory policies to ensure that consumers have access to the best possible foods and beverages in order to optimize healthful diets. Ballroom C PDF
Center for Genomic Health John McPherson The Center for Genomic Health will be a comprehensive, multi-site program that will lead the genomics core of the new UC Davis Precision Health Initiative, uniting our Davis and Sacramento campuses with strong basic science that is integrated into transformative clinical practice. The center will spearhead groundbreaking human genomics research in such critical areas as early life development, cancer biology, and cardiovascular and neurological disease. The work of the center will cement UC Davis’ position as a leader in the practice of genomic medicine. Conf. Room A PDF
World Water Institute Nicholas Pinter Recognizing that the need for rigorous science-based sustainable water management is greater than ever, UC Davis has a vision to further develop and extend the California Model to the global stage. The World Water Institute will crystallize UC Davis' interdisciplinary expertise in solving grand challenges related to water. From drought solutions to safe drinking water, from agricultural production to ecosystem restoration, the Institute will position UC Davis as the world’s premier hub for innovative solutions to 21st century sustainable water science, engineering, management and policy. Ballroom A PDF
Session VII: 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Bodega Marine Laboratory: Solving Environmental Problems at the Land-Sea Gary Cherr UC Davis has a vision to launch its renowned Bodega Marine Laboratory on a bold new trajectory by creating a new state-of-the-art educational outreach center, experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and cutting-edge laboratories. BML will lead an initiative to provide science for policymaking, train the next generation of leaders, and accelerate new knowledge about human impacts on the ocean, from recreation to food and from health to transportation. We envision an international center of excellence on coastal climate change, a new model for engaged scholarship and citizen science, and a synergistic hub where stakeholders, students and faculty drive solution-focused science. Ballroom A PDF
Brain-Immune-Gut (BIG) Center Satya Dandekar The Brain-Immune-Gut (BIG) Center will promote collaborative research across the boundaries of several disciplines and schools for exploring and discovering the relationship between the gut and brain health. The center will leverage the expertise of entities such as the MIND Institute, the Center for Neuroscience, the Center for Mind and Brain, the School of Medicine, the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and biological researchers from other research units to decipher the immunologic and neuronal pathways intersecting in the gut that influence the brain. In addition, the expertise of food scientists, nutritionists and the World Food Center will facilitate a unique inclusion of research about diet and nutrition that will be essential components of new treatments and approaches for prevention of gut, immune and brain illnesses. Ballroom B PDF
California Center for Violence Prevention Research Garen Wintemute Directed by renowned expert Dr. Garen Wintemute, the VPRP is already recognized internationally for its leadership on firearm violence research and policy development. Our research not only generates new knowledge about the causes and consequences of firearm violence, but it also informs policy. Expanding this exceptional research will be essential to driving actual change to the ever-growing challenge of violence locally and globally. Ballroom C PDF
Chemistry Discovery Complex Jacquelyn Hague The Chemistry Discovery Complex at UC Davis will leverage the university’s greatest strengths to bring this crucial foundational discipline to bear on emergent needs driven by a changing world. The Discovery Hub, a cutting-edge space for innovation, will form the core of the complex. Here, discipline-blind dream teams will leverage chemistry to tackle challenges from cancer to pollution to food security. Conf. Room B PDF
Sustainable Living and Learning Community Carol Hillhouse The Sustainable Living and Learning Community (SLLC) will be the cornerstone of a new campus district where students live, work and create—all in the context of project-based learning focused on integrated food production, water, materials and energy systems. The SLLC will equip students across the disciplines—from anthropology and plant sciences to engineering and wildlife biology—with the skills to build a more sustainable world. A unique immersive environment where the learning experience is lived, the SLLC will be the pipeline for the next generation of local and global problem solvers. Conf. Room A PDF
Session VIII: 2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
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Agroecology Living Laboratory Kate Scow The Agricultural Sustainability Institute has a vision to create a one-of-a-kind hub for agroecological research that combines our expanding knowledge of ecological systems with cutting-edge technological development. Building from unique long-term data sets and the land base and experience to scale up new research developments, the Living Laboratory for Agroecology will be a shared space for interdisciplinary innovation— an incubator where multiple disciplines and stakeholders can collaborate and where designers can explore high-risk, high-reward transformative ideas. It will be a dynamic farm laboratory where partners will co-design and scale up environmentally sustainable, economically viable and systemic changes in food production. This is where the next breakthroughs in sustainable agriculture will germinate and come to life. Conf. Room A PDF
Computer and Data Science Integration Center Nina Amenta UC Davis has a vision to create a collaborative hub to accelerate the pace and impact of interdisciplinary, solution-driven computer and data science on campus and beyond. The Computer and Data Science Integration Center will bring together the university’s depth and breadth of expertise under one roof with global thought leaders and industry partners, revolutionize how data is shared and how computer programming is taught, engage students across many majors and build a diverse and engaged professional pipeline. Ballroom B PDF
Oak Park Promise Tonya Fancher UC Davis and the City of Sacramento share a vision to create a national model for whole community transformation—a comprehensive approach to fostering all aspects of a healthy community. UC Davis faculty, healthcare professionals and students will collaborate with Oak Park residents to create health equity through concrete actions in education, health care, employment and housing. Together, we will positively transform Oak Park for generations to come as well as build a model for socially conscious entrepreneurs and leaders to revitalize their own communities. Ballroom C PDF
Sierra-to-the Sea (S2S) Initiative Rick Grosberg The Sierra to the Sea Institute (S2S) will be a comprehensive, boundary-crossing hub focused on the water-linked systems that form California’s lifeline. The institute will coalesce our unrivalled strengths across the full spectrum of relevant disciplines at UC Davis. Its approach will formalize the kinds of dynamic, systems-based integration and collaborations that will establish UC Davis as the leading innovator in environmental and economic sustainability, and all that it encompasses in the face of the myriad forces driving global changes over a range of temporal and spatial scales and across environments and economies. Ballroom A PDF
Veterinary Medical Center Michael Lairmore The UC Davis veterinary hospital is committed to providing the highest standard of compassionate care and clinical excellence for beloved animals. To carry that commitment into the future, we envision creating a new Veterinary Medical Center (VMC)—a center of healing, innovation and discovery. This new facility will allow for the latest technology adoption and provide the infrastructure and efficient services to facilitate translational research that also has implications for improving human health and it will enable our clinicians to provide exceptional care for our patients while accommodating a rapidly growing caseload. Conf. Room B PDF
Session IX: 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
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Bioethics Academy Mark Yarborough Bioethics Academy will build a comprehensive model for integrating bioethics into every step of life sciences research, clinical practice and science communication. As a university wide initiative, it will be a hub for innovative thinking in framing research questions, developing research methods and creating new ways to teach effective engagement with the ethical dimensions of life sciences research, all of which will cement UC Davis’ reputation as a trustworthy research institution that is responsive to its publics. We will offer a dynamic array of educational opportunities across the disciplines for students, faculty and community members, from first year seminars to continuing education certificates to public forums. The Bioethics Academy will raise the international bar for fostering a culture of integrity that shapes scientific progress and earns the public’s trust by demonstrating ethics in every aspect of our work —how we do it, how we talk about it, and how it can tangibly elevate quality of life for all. In doing so, we can change the face of science. Conf. Room B PDF
Comparative Oncology Program Primo Lara By seamlessly merging the worlds of human and veterinary cancer research to discern the biologic underpinnings of tumors, developing novel biomarkers and treatments, the new Comparative Oncology Program will ultimately improve outcomes in both human and companion animal patients. This innovative approach will expedite the commercial availability of novel anti-cancer agents by compressing the often lengthy drug development timeline by as much as half a decade. Now is the right time, with the availability of research resources and the long-standing partnership between the world’s top School of Veterinary Medicine and a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center to innovate the approach to treating cancer. Ballroom B PDF
GATEways: Creating the Fully-Engaged Campus of the 21st Century Bob Segar The UC Davis GATEways Campus, based on the Arboretum and Public Garden’s GATEways Project, has three inseparable parts: student learning and leadership, public and community engagement, and re-creating the campus as a sustainable environment adapted for a changing climate. Impact investors and donors are already investing in the GATEways Project because it transforms students and community members into leaders who are empowered by their GATEways experience—empowered to lead environmental change in their own communities and environments once they leave UC Davis. Ballroom C PDF
Global Human Rights in the 21st Century Keith Watenpaugh The Institute for Global Human Rights at UC Davis will be the first in the United States to bring the full force of a leading public research university to bear on contemporary challenges to human rights throughout the world. The institute will stand as an elemental pillar in the university’s global footprint, cultivating research and innovation in human rights thought and action in diverse arenas and across the colleges: the right to healthcare and well-being; the right to food, water, and sustainable development; the right to work; the right to culture; the right to education; and the right to know one’s history. We will change the world by educating a new generation of leaders who will take their knowledge of, expertise in, and commitment to the human rights idea with them as they embark on careers in government and public service, international development and humanitarian relief, business, industry, law, and education. Conf. Room A PDF
Global Issues Arts Initiative Chris Reynolds The Global Issues Arts Initiative will unite the arts and sciences to focus on a different critical issue each year. It will be a university wide, multi-year commitment to leading the world in a more expansive inquiry and has tremendous potential to bring together faculty and student artists and scientists to foster a multidisciplinary and multigenerational exchange of ideas and envision bold, new solutions to the most critical issues facing humanity. This initiative will provide a forum for addressing the grand challenges and great questions of our time in new ways that fully integrate the research enterprise with the unparalleled range and richness of the arts at UC Davis. Ballroom A PDF

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

UC Davis Conference Center Lobby