Faculty from Harvard and UCSF chosen by APGF as Gold Professors

The purpose of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship Program is to promote the importance of humanistic medicine and the values of professionalism in medical education. The award honors and supports faculty who embody these attributes through clinical practice, teaching, and scholarship including research and curriculum development. Each recipient receives a $150,000 three-year grant to support projects that further the foundation’s mission of developing doctors who provide compassionate and respectful patient care.  In a national competition that garnered over 50 proposals, we have selected the following three recipients:

Anna Kuperberg PhotographyLouise Aronson, MD, MFA
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Dr. Aronson will explore educational strategies which support self-reflection and through a narrative advocacy program will encourage physicians to become active change agents for improving health outcomes and care.

AlexanderGreenAlexander Green, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Green’s work will focus on the “hidden curriculum”, a term used to describe the unofficial learning of both good and bad behaviors and attitudes that occur as students are socialized into organized medicine. Specifically, he will conduct a first-of-its-kind study exploring the “hidden curriculum” as it relates to patients with limited English proficiency.

Jennifer KesselheimJennifer Kesselheim, MD, EdM
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Kesselheim will create a novel curriculum to address a gap in the humanism training in pediatric fellowships. This curriculum will have applicability to other fellowship programs across a range of medical subspecialties.

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