September 2019 | News & Notes
  • Have you registered yet for the Gold Humanism Summit & Gold Executive Leadership Track? It's less than a month away!
  • Also at #GoldSummit19: Multimedia Room & Poets in Residence
  • Tips from 2019 Baldwin honoree UMass Medical
  • White Coat Ceremony season + speech from our archives by Dr. Maureen Strafford
  • Dr. Darrell Kirch & Dean Lorraine Frazier join the Gold Foundation Board
  • Join the Golden Legacy Society and make a lasting, meaningful impact
  • Last call to submit your own Golden Glimmer haiku
  • Going to #AAMC19? Mark your calendar with these Gold sessions
  • RSVP to the Vilcek and Gold Foundations Reception on Nov. 9 in Phoenix
  • 7 studies highlighted in September's Research Roundup
Where? The Gold Humanism Summit will be part of the Planetree International Conference on Person-Centered Care in Orlando, Florida October 27-30, 2019. If you are attending the Summit General Session, you can access all Planetree sessions, too!

Why? Meet liked-minded peers and leaders who champion humanism in their care of patients and the broader healthcare ecosystem. Build your network! Learn best practices!
Gold Humanism Summit highlights

>>> General Session will feature inspiring leaders on a variety of urgent topics, including Mindful Practice, interprofessional empathy, narrative medicine, how to identify "hidden populations" within your patient panels, and much more. Oct. 28-29.

>>> GHHS & MTL Symposium is a special gathering for Gold Humanism Honor Society members and Mapping the Landscape grantees. I nvitation only. Oct. 27-28.

>>> Multimedia Room Experience will feature videos, slideshows, poetry readings and much more on Oct. 29.

>>> Gold Executive Leadership Track is designed for C-suite and senior leadership at healthcare organizations. Oct. 30 w ith an evening reception Oct. 29. Separate registration required. SPECIAL BENEFIT: Gold Partners Council member schools and health systems can send complimentary representative(s). Reach out to Stacy Morris at to secure your spot.

>>> Poets in Residence will be bringing two writers to the Gold Humanism Summit to listen to what's on your mind and and write custom poems.
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind gathering of your Gold community.
We can't wait to see you there!
Each year, the Gold Foundation and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recognizes institutions that foster a respectful, humanistic environment for resident physicians, other caregivers, and patients by awarding the  ACGME and Gold Foundation DeWitt (Bud) C. Baldwin Jr. Award.

The University of Massachusetts Medical School was one of three institutions selected to receive the 2019 ACME and Gold Foundation DeWitt (Bud) C. Baldwin Jr. Award out of a pool of more than 800 ACGME-accredited sponsoring institutions of residency programs. This profile of UMass Medical School's residency programs shares lessons and best practices. Learn what top three initiatives UMass Medical School would recommend to other GME programs interested in infusing their culture with more humanism and respect.  Read the story.
Across the world, medical and nursing students are cloaked and take a pledge to humanistic patient care
The Gold Foundation has been celebrating White Coat Ceremonies in its busiest season recently, students being pinned across the globe and vowing to care for patients with compassion and respect. Follow us on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook to see your school's ceremony highlighted! Send your photos and stories, as well as live-streaming links to future ceremonies, to Gwen Tundermann at

From the archives: Dr. Maureen Strafford, a Gold Professor and beloved champion of humanism in healthcare, passed away recently. Read her 2001 White Coat Ceremony speech , which compared the transformative power of Dorothy's ruby red slippers to a clinician's white coat!
Dr. Darrell Kirch & Dr. Lorraine Frazier join our Board
The Gold Foundation is thrilled to welcome Dr. Darrell Kirch,  Association of American Medical Colleges President Emeritus and Dr. Lorraine Frazier, Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing, to the Board of Trustrees. Both are extraordinary healthcare leaders, and we're excited to have them join the Gold team!

[1] "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City"

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the inaugural recipient of the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare , will be delivering a special Voices in Medicine and Society Lecture, after Vilcek Foundation President/Chairman Dr. Jan Vilcek and Gold Foundation President/CEO Dr. Richard Levin present her with this inaugural joint award.

Saturday, Nov. 9
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m
Conv. Center West: 301 AB
[2] "The Wound is the Gift"

Dr. Rana Awdish, author of In Shock, will deliver the 2019 Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture . This annual highly anticipated talk is co-hosted by AAMC and the Gold Foundation.

Sunday, Nov. 10
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Conv. Center West: 301 C
[3] Vilcek Foundation & The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Reception

Join us in celebrating the inaugural recipient of the Vilcek-Gold Award, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha in this special reception. Many of our grantees and honorees will be in attendance, including Dr. Rana Awdish. Your RSVP is appreciated but not required.

Saturday, Nov. 9
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Salon 2
[4] GHHS Workshop: "Advancing the Arts & Humanities in Medical Education"
This interactive session with Drs. Elizabeth Gaufberg, Rita Charon, Paul Haidet, Lisa Howley, Tracy Moniz, and Alison Whelan will include a brief overview of a AAMC strategic initiative to integrate the arts and humanities across the continuum of medical education, as well as present research-based conceptual framework(s) to guide an exploration of uses of the arts and humanities in medical education.

Sunday, Nov. 10
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Conv. Center West: 301 C
[bonus] AAMC Awards Dinner Hoover Adger Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine Section Chief, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will recognized as the the 2019 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award recipient, which honors a caring and compassionate faculty mentor in medical education. Dr. Adger will give a talk to the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) at a closed luncheon, and then be celebrated at the AAMC Awards Dinner on Sunday evening. Separate registration for the dinner is required.

Sunday, Nov. 10
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Conv. Center North: 120
Join the Golden Legacy Society now and plan to make a lasting impact on humanism in healthcare
Use your passion for humanism in healthcare to create a legacy that lives on for generations. Our Golden Legacy Society offers several ways to support the Gold Foundation and help ensure compassionate, collaborative, scientifically excellent care for all. Healthcare is in a critical era, and we need your help.

Benefits of Joining the Golden Legacy Society
  • A Golden Legacy Society lapel pin and certificate of membership
  • An annual Golden Legacy Society newsletter and other communications
  • Recognition on our website and publications
  • The opportunity to direct your gift to a specific program or for the benefit of all Gold programs
  • Designating your planned gift in honor or memory of a loved one
  • Significant, potential tax benefits for you and/or your estate
  • Making a lasting impact by keeping human interests, values and dignity at the core of healthcare
For more information about joining the Golden Legacy Society or to let us know about plans you may already have in place, please fill out the form here or reach out to Chief Development Officer Stuart Chizzik at  or 201-308-6919.
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month , and in promotion of clinician well-being, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation dedicated the month of September to the creative expression, education, storytelling, and wellness, of students and healthcare professionals.

No. 4 in our Golden Glimmer series called for haiku about restoring the joy in medicine. Haiku is a traditional, three-line, 5-7-5 Japanese poem in which the first and third lines contain five syllables each, and the second line contains seven syllables.

View a gallery of haiku from our Gold community. Last call to join! Submit your haiku by Oct. 1st .
INSIDE Academic Medicine & Journal of Professional Nursing
Pick up the October edition of Academic Medicine or the September-October edition of Journal of Professional Nursing for bonus reading about humanism in healthcare. Look for the third-place winning essays of the 2019 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Contest, from University of Kansas nursing student Chelsea Huffhines and Stanford University medical student Henry Bair. The second-place and first-place winning essays will be published in the next two issues of the nursing and medical education publications. Congratulations to all the winners, and look for the 2020 essay contest next year!
The  Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup  features summaries of recently published studies  that tackle important questions in humanistic care, including:

  1. Can "third things" help foster useful insights about the emotional impact of harmful events and medical errors?.
  2. What is the long-term impact of interprofessional humanistic faculty development programs, such as MAP-IT? 
  3. How does self-valuation impact the risk of burnout?

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