It’s my great pleasure to kick off the New Year by recognizing some of the outstanding discovery done by UC Davis Health System researchers. Three UC Davis MIND Institute research studies are included in the Top 10 Autism Research Achievements of 2012 as identified by Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism advocacy and research organization. Jeanne Conry, associate clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was recently honored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an environmental health champion for her national leadership to advance understanding of the risk to reproductive health of exposures to environmental toxins.

I wish you all a Happy New Year!