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The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is pleased to announce the
2013 Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award Recipients

Dr. Zeev Kain and Dr. Ana Solodkin

This award is given to UC Irvine faculty who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and support of clinical and translational science research. This award is given when the mentor has exceeded the standard role played by an adviser with respect to growth in the professional field, influencing the research work of their mentees, and providing outstanding personal support and development.


Dr. Zeev Kain
Professor and Chair, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
Associate Dean for Clinical Operations

Dr. Kain has revolutionized the care of children in the perioperative settings both in the United States and around the globe. His research program, is focused on assisting children and families to manage pain, anxiety and stress surrounding the medical environment and disease burden. Dr. Kain is the Director of the UCI Center on Stress & Health that is located at CHOC and Incorporates a unique, multi-disciplinary, biopsychosocial research approach integrating a number of disciplines such as anesthesiology, psychology, pediatrics, pain medicine, psychoneuroimmunology and computer science. Dr. Kain strives to develop early career faculty and has been known to devote the one-on-one time needed for career development. Dr. Kain’s mentees have continuously confirmed his attention to both professional and personal development by devoting attention to maintaining self-care and progressing as a well-rounded individual. “My professional success is owed largely to Dr. Kain’s outstanding guidance.” “He far exceeds the essential characteristics and qualities of a mentor with his focus on innovative, cutting edge research, focus on the whole person in his mentoring approach, his vast network of national and international experts, and results oriented approach to mentoring.”


Dr. Ana Solodkin
Associate Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

The work of Dr. Solodkin’s lab has been to discover anatomical and physiological substrates of neurological diseases, with the aim of developing therapeutic interventions. Within the theoretical framework of brain connectivity, the lab’s recent work involves mathematical modeling of brain circuitry associated with motor control and its disruption after stroke and in autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxias. Previous and current mentees have found that she has provided critical contributions to their personal and professional development. Dr. Solodkin has found clinical applications for mentees to help broaden their intellectual horizons, and to provide focus for their research endeavors, whether basic or translational in nature. “I believe Dr. Solodkin to be a mentor who goes above and beyond with her dedication to ensuring the best possible training to further the School of Medicine goal of “Discover, Teach, Heal.”


Join us in celebrating this honor to Drs. Kain and Solodkin
Register now for the Awards Dinner on June 3rd space is limited

The 5th Annual ICTS Awards Dinner
“People Who Make A Difference in Human Health”

UCI Student Center Pacific Ballroom
Cocktail Reception.......................4:30 - 5:30 PM
Awards Dinner.............................5:30 - 7:30 PM

Register today at: www.icts.uci.edu/ccgateway/translationalday.cfm


QUESTIONS: Lisa Hinojosa, ICTS
714-456-3779 • lisahino@uci.edu