• At AAMC: 2 Vilcek-Gold Award honorees, Dr. Murthy & Dr. Mona, in conversation
  • Siemens Healthineers joins the Gold Corporate Council
  • Dr. Barbara A. Lee and Dr. Kimberly D. Manning join the Board of Trustees
  • #7DaysofHumanism launched on Twitter by @gradydoctor, aka Dr. Manning
  • Icahn medical students share how they launched PEERS to foster well-being
  • Register for the free Mindful Healthcare Summit, Oct. 1-5
  • Join the next live Gold Human InSight Webinar: Dr. Ron Epstein on Oct. 1
  • Mindful Practice workshops shift online; use GOLD2021 code for 5% off
  • August-September edition of Research Roundup features 13 studies
Dr. Vivek Murthy to be honored with Vilcek-Gold Award, followed by fireside chat with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
The Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare, created jointly by the Gold Foundation and the Vilcek Foundation, is awarded to each year's honoree at the AAMC Annual Meeting. This year, the 2020 Vilcek-Gold Award will be presented to Dr. Vivek Murthy, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General and author of Together. He will give brief remarks and then join in a virtual fireside chat with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the 2019 Vilcek-Gold Award recipient who helped bring national attention to the Flint water crisis. Mark your calendar for this session: 1-2 p.m. ET on November 17!

Other notable speakers at the 2020 AAMC Annual Meeting, November 16-18, will be NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, journalist Ann Curry, author and historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, and journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Learn more & register for 2020 AAMC Annual Meeting: Learn Serve Lead
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is pleased to welcome Siemens Healthineers, an innovative medical technology company, to the Gold Corporate Council, a group of leading healthcare corporations that support humanism in healthcare and the Gold Foundation's work. Siemens Healthineers, a leader in inclusion, has over 120 years of experience and 18,500 patents globally. Each day, an estimated 5 million patients globally benefit from its innovative technologies and services.

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The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Board Chair Richard C. Sheerr has announced two new appointees to the Board of Trustees: Kimberly D. Manning, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Emory University School of Medicine and a leading voice of humanism in academic medicine, and Barbara A. Lee, PhD, a lawyer with deep expertise in higher education and the Distinguished Professor of Human Resource Management at Rutgers University. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Manning and Dr. Lee to the Board of Trustees at the Gold Foundation, and are grateful for their enthusiastic support of the Gold Foundation and humanism in healthcare,” said Mr. Sheerr. “We look forward to their insights and expertise.”

#7DaysofHumanism: Moving stories and a challenge from @gradydoctor (aka, Board Trustee Dr. Kimberly Manning)
Dr. Kimberly Manning, new Gold Foundation Board member and Emory Professor, launched a #7DaysofHumanism series on her Twitter account, @gradydoctor, shortly after joining the Board of Trustees. Each day, she posted a moving story of human connection in healthcare in a series of tweets, tagged #7DaysofHumanism and #HumanismAlways. "Humanism" is a common term for the Gold Foundation, but not widely used, and Dr. Manning's new hashtags are helping amplify the Gold language. Thank you, Dr. Manning!

Read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, and Day 7. Dr. Manning ended by encouraging others to share their own #7DaysofHumanism. We would love to see this idea spread! If you start your a #7DaysofHumanism, please tag the Gold Foundation so we can make sure we don't miss it!
Icahn medical students share how they created PEERS program to foster resilience and community
The PEERS program (Practice Enhancement, Engagement, Resilience, & Support) is a trainee-led, structured, longitudinal program aimed at cultivating well-being, resilience, and community among medical trainees at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). The program is composed of discussion, mindfulness exercises, and evidence-based techniques from positive psychology and other therapeutic modalities. Learn how Jordyn Feingold and Dr. Annie Hart created this program, shifted it online during the COVID pandemic — and how you can create a similar program at your institution.

Read more about the PEERS program in this blog post.
We’re excited to share an upcoming free virtual event, Mindful Healthcare Summit, Oct. 1-5, designed for healthcare professionals. The online event will include several wonderful speakers connected to the Gold Foundation, including Dr. Ronald Epstein and Dr. Mick Krasner, Co-Founders of Mindful Practice, 2014 Jordan J. Cohen Lecturer at the AAMC Daniel Goleman, Gold grantees Zev Schuman-Olivier and Cynda Hylton Rushton, and Janice E. Nevin, President/CEO of ChristianaCare, a Gold Partners Council member. CME credits and contact hours are available with an optional upgrade package.

Register for a webinar with Dr. Ron Epstein on Oct. 1
October 1, Noon - 1 p.m ET: 2020 has been an incredibly difficult, unsettling, and tragic year. In this live webinar, Dr. Ron Epstein, co-founder of Mindful Practice and professor at University of Rochester, will share how to be present and robust in times of fear. With both practical techniques and deep insights, Dr. Epstein focuses on turning toward dissonance rather than ignoring or supressing. By being attentive and practicing being in each moment fully, you can flourish even in this era of uncertainty. Please bring your questions. The live webinar will also be taped for viewing later. Learn more and register!
If you are interested in teaming up with the Gold Foundation on a Gold Human InSight Webinar, please contact Pia Pyne Miller at
Mindful Practice co-founders Dr. Ron Epstein and Dr. Mick Krasner have shifted their transformative workshops online. The next Mindful Practice Workshop will be held Wednesday, October 21, through Saturday, October 24. Sessions begin Wednesday at 4:30 pm and then occur between 9:30 am and 9:00 pm ET Thursday and Friday, with sessions ending at 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be ample breaks daily. It is a fully-immersive experience designed for healthcare practitioners, and participants should plan to be present for the entire workshop.
This retreat-like workshop is designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being.No prior experience is required; however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.
Receive 5% off with the code GOLD1021.
The latest edition of the Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup features 13 papers, compiled by Dr. Bharat Kumar, that tackle important topics, including:

  1. How can patients serve in a teaching role in medical school curricula?
  2. What are the experiences of clinicians working with incarcerated individuals?
  3. Can virtual reality play a role in reducing racism and inequity in medicine?

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 Kerry Ford at for more information.
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