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Brown Bag: Get to know the UC Center Sacramento (UCCS)

Dr Richard Kravitz for UCCSUCOP operates a number of systemwide academic programs, including academic instructional programs that offer unique opportunities for students to live and learn in a new environment.

Here’s your chance to hear from UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) director Dr. Rich Kravitz about how the center trains future state leaders and contributes to conversations on key public policy issues confronted by the state and the nation.

Kravitz’s talk is part of an informational series sponsored by Academic Personnel and Programs in the Division of Academic Affairs.

Date: Friday, Jan. 29
Time: 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Location: Franklin Lobby 1

If you’re unable to attend in person, you can dial in as follows:

ReadyTalk dial-in: 1-866-740-1260
Meeting ID: 5876147

More about Kravitz:

A professor in the UC Davis School of Medicine, Kravitz was appointed the director of the University of California Center Sacramento (UCCS) in June 2015. He joined UC Davis in 1993, served as director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research from 1996 through 2006, which he grew from a small startup to a thriving organized research unit which at the time of his departure had 20 staff members, 100 faculty affiliates and over $3 million annually in research grants. Today he serves as co-vice chair for research in the Department of Internal Medicine.

In his own research, he studies patients acting as agents for improving their own quality of care, the causes and consequences of physician behavior and the improvement of mental health care in primary care settings. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Nursing Research since 2002.

Kravitz has written extensively for health foundations and federal and state agencies and serves as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Internal Medicine. He has twice won Academy Health’s Article of the Year Award (1993 and 2006) and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Best Research Paper of the Year Award (2006). He was the 2014 George Engel Awardee for Outstanding Research Contributing to the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Healthcare Communication and Related Skills.

Kravitz is a graduate of Stanford University and the UCSF School of Medicine. He completed additional clinical and research training at UCLA, where he served on the faculty before coming to UC Davis. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and Academy Health.

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