January 2019 | News & Notes
2019 NATIONAL HUMANISM IN MEDICINE MEDAL
The Gold Foundation is delighted to announce the 2019 recipients of our National Humanism in Medicine Medal: entrepreneur, community activist and internationally recognized patient advocate Elaine Adler; bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic Anna Quindlen; and eminent professor, physician and leader in medical education Dr. George Thibault. Join us in celebrating their immense contributions to humanism in healthcare in June at our Golden Thread Gala. Read more about the honorees.
What: GOLDEN THREAD GALA
Where: ZIEGFELD BALLROOM, NEW YORK CITY
When: JUNE 13, 2019
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanistic Healthcare, Canada, and The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are pleased to announce the first recipient of the AFMC–Gold Humanism Award and Lecture: Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, a renowned physician and medical leader who has created an innovative model of care for the homeless. Dr. Turnbull will receive the award at The Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) Award Ceremony in Niagara Falls on April 14, 2019. Read more about Dr. Turnbull's remarkable work and this new award.
Hardik Patel, a second-year MD/MPH student at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, was awarded a Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship to pilot an interprofessional program that trained nursing students to serve as patient navigators at the student-run IDEA Wound Care Clinic. The pilot was successful and the Patient Navigator Program is fully integrated into the clinic today. Read more about Mr. Patel's project.
The Gold Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Gold Student Summer Fellowship program, an opportunity for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Projects must be 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 underserved community or population. We are particularly interested in projects that encourage collegial and interprofessional teamwork, are creative, are designed and implemented by students, and will encourage a lasting or systemic change. Learn more about how to apply.
Deadline: MARCH 8, 2019
Join the Gold Humanism Honor Society in planning your own special activities in February for two special annual events:

Sign up today to request Solidarity Week and Thank a Resident Day materials, including stickers and a downloadable banner.

While Gold Humanism Honor Society chapters take the lead on these two events in their medical schools and associated medical centers, all hospitals, clinics, and educational institutions are welcome to participate.

The coincidence is especially fitting because this year’s Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care focuses on veterans care. We encourage your GHHS chapter or other healthcare institution to participate in both special weeks and reach out to your local VA Hospital to coordinate activities. Learn more about how your Solidarity Week and National Salute to Veteran Patients activities can work together.
Stuart Chizzik, MBA, has recently joined the Gold Foundation as Chief Development Officer and Vice President. Stuart brings deep experience in philanthropy and gift planning and a passion for our mission. Get to know more about our new CDO in this Q&A, including his tips for nurturing wellness and his unexpected connection to Dr. Arnold Gold.
The January edition of the Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup includes 5 different analyses related to burnout and resiliency across various groups of healthcare professionals. Other important questions tackled include: Can cohorting trauma patients to one unit improve communication and documentation? How do medical students perceive "value-added" roles?
Sign up to receive an email each month when Research Roundup is published. To recommend a recent study for inclusion in a future edition, email Research Roundup editor Tresa Kaur at tkaur@gold-foundation.org.
Will you be at HIMSS19? Join us and bring along a friend or colleague to learn about the power of humanism in healthcare. Gold Foundation President and CEO Dr. Richard Levin will be presenting "Clinician Burnout and Humanism in Healthcare" alongside Deputy Chief Health Officer of Simpler Healthcare, IBM Watson Health, Dr. Paul DeChant. IBM Waston Health is a founding member of the Gold Corporate Council, a group of leading healthcare companies that have come together to help elevate humanism in healthcare.
What: 2019 HEALTHCARE INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOCIETY (HIMSS) CONFERENCE
Where: IBM WATSON HEALTH BOOTH (#6459), HIMSS19 EXHIBIT HALL, ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER, ORLANDO, FL
When: 3 to 3:30 P.M., FEBRUARY 12, 2019
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 Gwen Tundermann at
 gtundermann@gold-foundation.org for more information.
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