Pediatric gastroenterologist receives Eli Gold Prize

Daphne Say received the 2020 Eli Gold Prize, an award given to faculty members who have achieved prominence in clinical, teaching, research and/or community service. Say’s efforts include establishing the UC Davis Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) program, and helping UC Davis Children’s Hospital join and actively participate in ImproveCareNow (ICN), an international IBD network.

New endoscopic protocol for COVID-19

During the pandemic, our team of pediatric gastroenterologists developed a safety protocol for endoscopic procedures that protect health care providers while working with patients possibly infected with COVID-19. The protocol, published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, was shared with colleagues across the country and used as a framework to classify and mitigate risks of COVID-19 infection.