NEWS | May 29, 2019

Laura Kair named 2019 Eli Gold Prize recipient


Laura Kair, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Pediatrics, has received the 2019 Eli Gold Prize this month. Kair works in the Divisions of General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She also serves as medical director of the Newborn Nursery at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

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The prize was named for Eli Gold, former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Pediatrics, who supported and encouraged many young aspiring pediatricians. It is an annual award of $3,000 that goes toward their research or further career development.

"Dr. Kair has made an exceptional contribution," said Satyan Lakshminrusimha, chair of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief of UC Davis Children's Hospital. "She does an outstanding job advocating for the patients we serve there and advancing the care we provide."

The award is open to any junior faculty member in the department who has achieved prominence in clinical, teaching, research and/or community service. The criteria for identifying the award recipient include: innovation, impact on child health, and impact on UC Davis Children’s Hospital or our community. The award winner is invited to give a lecture on a topic of his or her choice at a Pediatric Grand Rounds.