• 2020 Recognize a Remarkable Woman - Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award Nominations are Open
  • 2020 Nominations are open for The Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare
  • Solidarity Week is almost here, order your materials and share your plans today!
  • 2019 Call of Dean for Student Affairs for the GHHS Advisory Council
  • Gold Humanism Summit Recap
  • 2019, Our Year in Review
  • Please support the work of the Gold Foundation
The Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award is presented annually to a woman who exemplifies humanism and has advanced, through her scholarship, advocacy, leadership or work, the well-being of vulnerable or under-served populations in the healthcare arena.

The award was established in 2014 thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Ronald Arky, Daniel D. Federman, Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at the Harvard Medical School.

The nomination process for the 2020 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Medicine Award will be open through  January 31, 2020 .

To learn more about the award, or to nominate someone, click here .
by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and The Vilcek Foundation in 2019 to recognize a foreign-born individual who has had a demonstrable impact on humanism in healthcare through their professional achievements in the United States. This award marks the first humanism-in-healthcare focused honor for the Vilcek Foundation and the first immigrant-designated humanism honor for the Gold Foundation.

Nominee must be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States; be a holder of an H-1B or O-1 visa and have been living and working in the United States for at least 5 years; or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). For questions regarding immigration standing, please contact Julia Lo, programs manager at the Vilcek Foundation at
The deadline for nominations is January 22, 2020, 5pm EDT


Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient
Care will take place February 10-14, 2020. The participation from our chapters during  2019 Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care  was beyond inspiring. Chapters held panel discussions on topics such as gentrification in West Philadelphia, Immigrant Health, and how to better care for veterans. GHHS members baked, cooked, crafted, and put together gift baskets for patients and their families, and most importantly spent hours harnessing a deep human connection with them. We are grateful to all of our members for the ongoing humanistic impact that they are having in their communities.

To see what other GHHS Chapters did around the nation,  click here!

To order materials or share your plans for this year, please click here !
The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is now seeking nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Student Affairs on its Advisory Council. The Advisory Council provides leadership and guidance for the activities and affairs of the GHHS.

We are actively seeking a leader who has a serious interest in the flourishing of humanism in healthcare through the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

The deadlines for the Advisory Council members are as follows:

The deadline for   nominations  is  February 4, 2020
The deadline for  applications  is  February 10, 2020
In case you missed it – the Gold Foundation held its inaugural   Gold Humanism Summit  at the Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care in Orlando, Florida, October 27-30, 2019, and what an incredible convening it turned out to be!

Our communities gathered together to share research and present on the impact of humanism in healthcare, both in education/training and in all the places where care is delivered.

View photos and read recaps from the multi-session celebration of humanism and practice. 
As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect on the memorable events, as well as our relationships with so many inspiring institutions and individuals that have helped keep us tethered to our mission to keep healthcare human.

We hope you enjoy this short video gallery with highlights from the year!
December Edition, Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup
The  Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup  features summaries of recently published studies that tackle important topics in humanistic care, including:

  1. Shared understanding between patients and doctors.
  2. Burnout and compassion fatigue among physicians and nurses.
  3. How the political climate may impact physician mood.

Read the December's  edition  
of the Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup. Follow more research updates on Twitter  @GoldFdtn  and 
It’s not too late to make a 2019 contribution!
One Gold Student Summer Fellow, Tiffany Huang, recorded the stories of people living and working in North Lawndale, a neighborhood in Chicago. (Credi: Tiffany Huang)
Make an end of year contribution today to support
our dynamic programs, such as the:

Our Gold Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Projects are focused on understanding and/or enhancing culturally competent practice, developing skills to become a relationship-centered physician, and addressing a public health need in an under-served community or population. 

2019 was a remarkable year and we couldn't have done it without our donors.

Here are just a few examples of how our donors have helped in 2019:

  • For the first time, the Gold Foundation created an international gathering of physicians, nurses, CEOs, deans, vice presidents, students, researchers and many others at the inaugural Gold Humanism Summit.
  • More than 50,000 medical and nursing students marked their start of training with an oath to compassionate patient care in 400 White Coat Ceremonies worldwide.

With all of these ambassadors, we are building a movement, and as 2019 draws to a close, we need your help!
GOLD PARTNERS COUNCIL MEMBERS now have the opportunity to share an event or other relevant news to our Gold community in this new space. Contact Nadia Rahman at for more information.
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