January 2018 | News & Notes
The legacy of Dr. Arnold P. Gold
With heavy hearts, the Board of Trustees and staff of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation share that  Dr. Arnold Perlman Gold, our beloved co-founder, passed away on January 23rd in New York City at the age of 92. A medical pioneer and a visionary, Dr. Gold advanced the cause of humanism in medicine through the foundation that bears his name, which he co-founded with his wife Sandra. Read remarks by Darrell Kirch, MD, President/CEO of the AAMC, on the miracles of Dr. Gold's life. You may honor his extraordinary legacy by sharing your memories at the bottom of this tribute and donating in his memory today.
How can the electronic health record be a useful tool in humanistic care?
A Mapping the Landscape team has been discovering and sharing ways to use the EHR to connect with patients. Lolita Alkureishi, MD, FAAP, and Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH, at the University of Chicago have developed a curricula to enhance communication between a patient and a healthcare professional. Through funding from the Gold Foundation, they are sharing their free training materials and best practices. Read all about their work on patient-centered EHR and download free training materials .
Save the Date! Our 30th Anniversary Gala will be Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 13, 2018 as we host our 30th Anniversary Golden Thread Gala. The event will be hosted at the newly reopened Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. We will be celebrating the legacy of Dr. Arnold P. Gold and honoring award recipients Alan Alda, actor, writer and science communicator, and Dr. Darrell Kirch, President/CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Be on the lookout for more information soon!
Celebrate Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care: Feb. 12-16
Join us in celebratio n February 12-16 to reaffirm and celebrate your dedication to ensuring compassionate, patient-centered care. Participation in Solidarity Week can take on many forms of promoting caring provider-patient relationships, humanistic ideals, and mutual respect. Check out these ideas to help kick-start the involvement of your GHHS chapter or health system . Sign up today and begin planning your Solidarity Week project!
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Thank a Resident Day: Feb. 23
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is proud to launch a brand new initiative, Thank a Resident Day , on Friday, February 23 . This special day of medical student-led activities is designed to promote physician resiliency, safeguard physician well-being, and increase medical staff connectedness. Join us in recognizing your resident staff for their hard work and dedication to providing the best in compassionate, patient-centered care. Sign up today and request free stickers!
Apply now to be a 2018 Gold Student Summer Fellow
The Gold Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for US and Canadian medical students to complete a project related to community health in either a research or service capacity. These fellowship opportunities are granted for projects focused on cultural competency issues, relationship-centered medicine, and public health concerns in underserved populations. Applications for a summer 2018 project are due Friday, March 16, 2018.
U of Illinois GHHS chapter prepares 30,000 meals for Ponce, Puerto Rico
Our Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) chapter at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Urbana Champaign responded to a request for help from another GHHS chapter at Ponce Health Sciences University, Puerto Ric o.  The Illinois GHHS chapter mobilized 177 volunteers to prepare over 5,000 packages each holding 6 servings of rice and rice-soy casseroles. Thanks to the GHHS network, 30,000 meals arrived safely in Ponce where students and staff held clinics to distribute the food to those in need.
Publication opportunity: Share your experience with telemedicine
The publisher of Telehealth and Medicine Today is reaching out to the Gold community to invite physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to share their experiences with telehealth and remote care. What has your personal experience been in the sector and how has it impacted your perceptions of compassionate care and the human connection in our modern world? If your article is selected, Telehealth and Medicine Today will publish it online and give you half off the registration fee for their annual conference, held this year on October 24 at Columbia University in New York City. Submit your perspective .
Mark your calendar: International Nurses Day at the United Nations is May 11
Honor the incredible work of nurses during this special event at the United Nations in New York City on Friday, May 11. The Gold Foundation is proud to be part of this second annual event to celebrate the contributions nurses make to compassionate care and improving health worldwide. Download the flyer and look for early bird registration in March. Seating will be limited.
"Family Doc Diary" book chronicles a year of residency through art journaling
Dr. Phyllis Ying has published her personal journal filled with illustrations detailing her first year of residency. A blend of prose and pictures, Dr. Ying's journal depicts both the highs and lows of a medical internship in family medicine. The musings, emotions, and revelations captured in the journal give a glimpse into the inner life of a new resident. Follow the Gold Foundation on Facebook to find out about a special giveaway for this book in February for Thank a Resident Day.
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