Pediatric hospitalist receives Eli Gold Prize


Michelle Hamline, assistant professor of pediatric hospital medicine at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, received the 2023 Eli Gold Prize this month.

Headshot of Michelle Hamline
Michelle Hamline

Hamline works as a pediatric hospitalist at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. She also works as a pediatric medical director at its community partner, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial. Since the partnership’s inception, Hamline has spearheaded strong relations with Lodi hospital leadership, directing a team of pediatric hospitalists dedicated to serving families in the San Joaquin Valley.

Hamline was nominated by Heather McKnight, division chief of pediatric hospital medicine, for her leadership and determination to grow the pediatric hospital-based programs at both hospitals.

“Dr. Hamline is an outstanding leader who builds community and advances pediatric care in our region. She motivates all of us to strive to provide the most innovative and evidence-based care,” McKnight said.

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 research or further career development.

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 includes innovation, impact on child health, and impact on UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics and the UC Davis School of Medicine. The award winner is invited to give a lecture on a topic of his or her choice at a Pediatric Grand Rounds.