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Cal Aggie Alumni Association

Cal Aggie Alumni Association
 

Distinguished Achievement Award

This award honors a graduate of UC Davis whose entire lifetime since graduation reflects exemplary and outstanding performance and achievements. Specific criteria used during the selection process include 1) a culmination of lifetime achievements, 2) service to the university and 3) community and public service.

The 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient is Garen J. Wintemute M.D. '77.

Garen J. Wintemute MD ’77 (School of Medicine) is the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award for exemplary professional achievements and service to the university. In addition to saving lives as a front-line emergency medicine physician at UC Davis Medical Center, Wintemute works to prevent people from ever becoming patients in an emergency department. Previously honored with the UC Davis Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, Wintemute is internationally known for his groundbreaking studies on gun violence and has been quoted in The New York Times, BBC, and PBS. As the director of the Violence Prevention Research Center at UC Davis, Wintemute has been a powerful voice for change and the author of two books on the subject. He was featured in the 2010 HBO documentary “Gun Fight,” directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, which brought to light the complex issues surrounding firearms and the debate over how best to reduce violence. 

 

Previous recipients:

2014 Francis Lee '74
2013 Martin Yan '73, M.S. '77
2012 Thomas Nesbitt '75, M.D. '79
2011 Dr. John Osborn '64
2010 Mary Catherine Swanson, Cred. '67
2009 Zelma Long
2008 Jon R. Jessen '56
2007 John Patrick Jordan '55, Ph.D. '63
2005 Koichiro Aramaki, M.S. '78
2004 Joseph W. Lin, Ph.D. '75
2003 Augustine Gallego, M.A. '76 & Richard Rominger '49 & Evelyne Rominger '51
2002 Delaine Eastin '69
2001 Jack Thomson '46 and Chris "Floyd" Zaiger '52
2000 John H. Pryor '37
1999 Carolyn F. Wall '63, M.A. '65, Ph.D. '71
1998 George B.E. West '53, D.V.M. '57, M.P.V.M. '77
1997 Floyd D. Shimomura '70, J.D. '73
1996 Robert B. Bushnell '53, D.V.M. '56
1995 Vincent E. Petrucci '47, M.S. '48
1994 Roy Saigo '62
1993 Wendall Kilgore '51, Ph.D. '58
1992 Clarence W. Jones '39
1991 William B. Hewitt '33, M.S. '34, Ph.D. '36
1990 Eugene Boone '32
1989 John B. Shirley '50, D.V.M. '52
1988 George H. Wilson '15
1987 William Jewett '31 & Lindsay 'Red' Jewett '32
1986 Bert Crane '56
1985 Abdalla A. Abdalla, M.S. '59, Ph.D. '63
1984 Harold E. Kendall '29
1983 William F. Allewelt Jr. '50
1982 John W. Oswald '42
1981 Robert E. Osborne '26
1980 Gordie C. 'Jack' Hanna '28