Episode 1: Introducing the 2020 GHHS National Initiative -> Humanism and Healing: Structural Racism and its Impact on Medicine

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The first episode opens the conversation about the 2020 GHHS National Initiative, Humanism and Healing: Structural Racism and its Impact on Medicine, and features a variety of perspectives from a GHHS chapter advisor, two medical students and GHHS members, and a Gold Foundation leader. All are members of the GHHS Advisory Council.

Hellen Ransom, DHCE | Producer & Editor

Hellen Ransom, DHCE, HEC-C (Producer and Editor of Episode #1) is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Ethicist at The Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) at East Carolina University, where she’s the Faculty Advisor for BSOM’s Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society.




Enioluwafe Ojo
Enioluwafe “Eni” is an MD/MPH candidate (2021) at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She is passionate about addressing mental healthcare disparities, the intersection of faith and mental illness, and caring for incarcerated populations. She loves to pickle foods and make beer with her husband.


Candice Passerella
Candice Passerella is a fourth-year medical student at Howard University, a Historically Black College that graduates the most Black physicians in the nation. She is a veteran, wife, mother, and she is applying for residency in psychiatry. She has also visited 39 states and 22 different countries to date.



Louisa Tvito
Louisa Tvito is the Director of Program Initiatives and the Gold Humanism Honor Society at The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Louisa is a social worker by trade and spent the early part of her career working with dementia patients and their families. Over her close to four years at The Arnold Gold Foundation she has developed a tremendous passion for working with medical students, residents, and physicians in training to promote collaborative, compassionate, and scientifically excellent care.

Show Notes


  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Horowitz Cain, 2012. Listen to her TED Talk.

Articles & Resources:

Social Media:

  • Woke Doctors — Instagram account
  • Twitter thread started by Dr. Mahad Minhas to encourage physicians to offer to mentor and advise fourth-year underrepresented minority medical students, by specialty

Gold Foundation Staff