NEWS | July 13, 2017

Kristin Hoffman named 2017 Eli Gold Prize recipient


Kristin Hoffman, neonatologist and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded the 2017 Eli Gold Prize this month.

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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. Hoffman is richly deserving of this distinguished award," said Kevin Coulter, chair of pediatrics and medical director of UC Davis Children's Hospital. "She has been instrumental in providing advanced trainings in the care of critically ill neonates. Dr. Hoffman has also been a leader in our neonatal telemedicine program and is highly regarded as a superb clinician."

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

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as the West Coast's only level I children's surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit