**SPECIAL EDITION** Gold Humanism Summit Proceedings &
2019 | News & Notes
  • Gold Humanism Summit Proceedings and special stories are live!
  • 2019 AAMC Annual Meeting - view tweets, photos, and reactions to Gold events
  • A glimpse of the 2019 AAMC Annual Meeting
  • Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare
  • Celebrating 2019 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Award winner, Dr. Nancy Oriol, in Boston
  • Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest Read second-place essays in Academic Medicine & Journal of Professional Nursing
  • November's Edition of Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup
  • Bring Mindful Practice to your institution
"Humanism in healthcare can be recognizing that many patients come with burdens other than what they are seeking care for, but which affect their care nonetheless. They could be veterans, or domestic violence survivors or refugees or survivors of discrimination across transgender, religious and racial lines."

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!

All of 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.
Veiw photos and read recaps from the multi-session celebration of humanism and practice.
Jennifer Farrington, Senior Director for Social Investing at BD and Dr. Richard I. Levin present the BD Gold Humanism in Community Health Innovator Award to Malvise A. Scott at the Gold Humanism Summit.
Malvise A. Scott was honored with the inaugural BD Gold Humanism in Community Health Innovator Award.

Look forward to reading more about Malvise Scott and this award on our website.
Get a glimpse of the 2019 AAMC Annual Meeting
We were at the 2019 AAMC Annual Meeting: Learn Serve Lead with   five terrific sessions   and tweeting often!  Check out the photos, quotes, and reactions from the many Gold sessions in Phoenix, including Dr. Rana Awdish’s incredible Jordan J. Cohen Lecture and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s fantastic talk and inaugural Vilcek-Gold Award .

View the collection of tweets here
The 2019 AAMC Annual Meeting , Learn, Serve, Lead was held this past November in Phoenix, Arizona with incredible representation for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Medical school deans, hospital CEOs, scientists, physicians, and students gathered for four days of rich conversation and learning.

Each year, the Gold Foundation hosts several major sessions, including the  Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture  at the AAMC, this year given by Dr. Rana Awdish, as well as a special reception that convenes the Gold community from around the country. This year’s reception was co-hosted by the Vilcek Foundation to honor our inaugural  Vilcek-Gold Humanism in Healthcare recipient , Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, as well as Dr. Awdish.

Dr. Hoover Adger Jr., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine received the 2019 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award at the AAMC Award Ceremony. To read more about Dr. Adger Jr., click here.

This year, the Gold Humanism Honor Society Workshop, Advancing the Arts and Humanities in Medical Education, facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Gaufberg, focused on the growing recognition of the power of arts and humanities-based pedagogies to foster the development of important clinical skills and to cultivate humanistic attitudes and practices. Speakers included Dr. Rita Charon, Dr. Paul Haidet, Dr. Lisa Howley, Dr. Tracy Moniz, and Dr. Alison Whelan.
The Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare!
On November 9, GHHS member Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha was presented with the inaugural Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare at the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Hanna-Attisha for her work in exposing the Flint water crisis, and the interventions she has developed to mitigate the impacts of the crisis to affected communities.

Read more about Dr. Mona and this award here.
The deadline for nominations is January 22, 2020, 5pm EDT
Celebrating 2019 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Award winner, Dr. Nancy Oriol in Boston
On Wednesday, Nov.20, The Gold Foundation & Dr. Ron Arky hosted the 2019 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Reception in Boston to honor this year's awardee, Dr. Nancy Oriol, renowned anesthesiologist, innovator, Harvard educator, and pioneer in mobile medicine.

Dr. Oriol has been recognized for her deep commitment to providing high-quality health care to patients who are under served and marginalized. Her creation of The Family Van, a mobile clinic that delivers care to under served communities, eased such barriers as cost, transportation, stigma, and fear, and also educated trainees about culturally competent care and healthcare disparities.

The people we serve invented The Family Van ,” Dr. Oriol said. “ It’s an award for them.

Read the full story here
Learn more about this award and Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz here.
Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest
The second-place winning essays from the 2019   Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest   are now available to read in the current edition of   Academic Medicine , a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The second-place essays will be published shortly in the   Journal of Professional Nursing ,   a bi-monthly peer-reviewed nursing journal published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Until then, you can continue to access the second place essays here .

Medical student Neha Verma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine won second prize for her essay " A Second Home, " and nursing student Jessica Corcoran at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing captured second for her essay "Knowing Noah."

Keep an eye out for our first-place essays in subsequent issues of the two journals!
October/November Research Roundup
The  Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup  features summaries of recently published studies that tackle important questions in humanistic care, including:

  1. What does “clinical presence” really mean?
  2. What can we do to better include caregivers in the discharge process?
  3. Maternity leave during residency—how can organizations support wellness?

Read the November's  edition  
of the Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup. Follow more research updates on Twitter  @GoldFdtn  and 
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