Residents, program directors, coordinators, and designated institutional officials are invited to hear and discuss provocative and inspiring stories of diversity, equity, inclusion, activism, and social justice from winners of the prestigious Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare.
The event, which is hosted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medication Education (ACGME), the Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, is free to attend and will take place virtually on Friday, November 4 at 4:15 p.m. ET. Pedro Greer, MD, Founding Dean for the Roseman University Health Sciences College of Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada and MacArthur Fellow, will interview the 2021 awardees, Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn, MD, MPH and Denisse Rojas Marquez, MD, MPP. A Q&A session will follow the interview.
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The 2021 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare was jointly awarded to Drs. Latthivongskorn and Rojas Marquez for their leadership in advocating for diverse and inclusive health care with a supportive path to making the profession accessible to immigrants. Previous winners of the award include 19th Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who drew nationwide attention to the widespread lead poisoning of children in Flint, Michigan through the public water supply.
Drs. Latthivongskorn and Rojas Marquez, along with Angel Ku, PhD, established Pre-Health Dreamers, a collective organization that provides information and resources to young immigrants who want to pursue higher education and careers in health care. Both winners are frequent speakers and commenters on immigration policy in the US. Dr. Rojas Marquez provided testimony at a 2017 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Dr. Latthivongskorn was a plaintiff in the case that brought DACA before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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