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Alumni Spotlight

Janice Wang-Polagruto

Janice Wang-Polagruto

Class of 2003 (Ph.D.)

Janice is currently employed as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Neurological Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center. She manages and coordinates head injury research studies involving patients at UC Davis Medical Center.

"I had the unique opportunity to work with industry while I was a graduate student and post-doc in the Nutrition Department. I managed, conducted and supervised clinical research studies, which helped me to gain the experience that I apply today in my current line of work."

"John (a graduate of the department as well) and I are expecting our first child in May (2005)!"

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Department of Nutrition Alumni Connection


In our continuing effort to reach out to the community, the Department has recently created the Nutrition Department Alumni newsletter. Under the direction of Dr. Judith Stern, the first issue was published in Winter/Spring 2003.

We are hopeful that this newsletter will provide a mechanism for our Davis family to keep in contact. We welcome news of your recent accomplishments and transitions. Please let us know about new jobs, promotions, awards, publications, exhibitions, and your interesting activities. Take a moment to drop us a note...and we love to receive photos!

Alumni Newsletter

Below you will find a listing of the most recent publications of our alumni newsletter. You will need Adobe Reader in order to access the files. If you do not have it installed on your computer you may visit to download a free copy of the reader.

Online Giving

Gifts to the Department of Nutrition support cutting edge research, student education and training, and outreach efforts that share new knowledge. If you would like to make a gift to the UC Davis Nutrition Department, please visit our online giving site.


Add/Update Your Info

Please contact with more info about yourself. Be sure to include first and last name as well as your major and date of graduation. From there we would love to hear about what is new with you. Those that are interested may be featured in our online and print Alumni Spotlight publications.

Contact Information

Nutrition Department Alumni Connection
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
3150B Meyer Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Phone 530.752.6575 Fax 530.752.1297

Judith S. Stern, Editor-in-Chief

Brittany Smolen, Production Editor