Announcing the winning artwork for the GHHS 20th Anniversary Tote Bag

The winning artwork

We’re excited to announce the winning artwork of the GHHS 20th Anniversary Tote Bag, designed by Sumana Mahata, a fourth-year medical student at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

She creates medical themed art and patterns, which have been used in conferences, displayed at UNESCO’s Creative Resilience exhibit, and even worn by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Sumana Mahata

“We are delighted to have Sumana’s beautiful design as part of the Gold Humanism Honor Society’s 20th anniversary celebration,” said Louisa Tvito, Director of GHHS and Program Initiatives at the Gold Foundation. “Her energizing art reminds us all of the deep and essential nature of the human connection in healthcare.”

The art contest was part of the Golden Glimmers series, which offers prompts around creative expression for GHHS members and all students, clinicians, and members of the Gold community. The tote bag will be available soon for purchase with proceeds to support the nonprofit Gold Foundation and its mission of humanism in healthcare for all.

Ms. Mahata is usually found in the hospital wearing homemade scrub caps with her patterns on them, which sparks conversations about the humanities in medicine. She enjoys incorporating art into medical education and has found it to be a valuable resource for both patients and peers. She is applying into anesthesiology for residency. Learn more about Ms. Mahata and her art on her website.

The GHHS 20th Anniversary Tote Bag featuring Ms. Mahata’s artwork will be available for sale online later this spring.