Don’t miss the Gold sessions at the 2022 AAMC Learn Serve Lead Annual Meeting

The Gold Foundation is delighted to be hosting several sessions at the AAMC Annual Meeting: Learn Serve Lead 2022 in Nashville, TN, Nov. 11-15. This event will bring together medical learners and leaders in the areas of medical education, patient care, and biomedical research. A major focus of the five-day meeting will include examining the effects and opportunities for medicine in the wake of a once-in-a-generation pandemic.

The Gold Foundation will be hosting several sessions:

Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare | Voices in Medicine Series: “It’s All about the People: Compassion and Resilience in the Journey toward Health Equity”

Saturday, Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m. CT

Dr. Mona Fouad

Dr. Mona Fouad

In this session, part of the Voices of Medicine Series, the 2022 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare will be presented to Dr. Mona Fouad, Founding Director of the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) Minority Health and Health Disparity Research Center; Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion; and Director of Preventive Medicine at the UAB Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine School of Medicine. Dr. Fouad is being honored for her leadership in health disparities research and for her career-long commitment to equity in healthcare. During the session, Dr. Fouad will share how the journey to health equity has people at the center, regardless of where they may live.

The joint award from the Vilcek and Gold Foundations recognizes a foreign-born individual who has had an extraordinary impact on humanism in healthcare in the United States. Learn more about Dr. Fouad’s impact and the Vilcek-Gold Award.

2022 Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture at the AAMC: Systemic Barriers to Humanism and Professionalism

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, from 1:15 p.m. CT

Dr. Lawrence Smith

The beloved lecture, a partnership with AAMC, features prominent speakers on topics related to humanism and medicine. This year, Dr. Lawrence Smith, Founding Dean of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief at Northwell Health, and Gold Trustee, will be presenting the lecture, titled “Systemic Barriers to Humanism and Professionalism.” Past lecturers have included Dr. Rana Awdish, author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir In Shock, and Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, award-winning physician, researcher and advocate and California’s first-ever surgeon general. Learn more about the Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture at the AAMC.


GHHS Panel: A Conversation with Founding Deans – Embedding Humanism and Making it Stick

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. CT

This year’s Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) workshop will feature a discussion among founding deans who have made a commitment to embedding humanism within their curricula. The conversation will include Dr. Lawrence Smith, Founding Dean and Dean Emeritus at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Gold Trustee; Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr., Founding Dean of the College of Medicine at Roseman University and Gold Trustee, and Dr. Annette C. Reboli, Dean of Cooper Medical School at Rowan University and Founding Vice Dean. Dr. Kathleen Kashima, Senior Associate Dean of Students at University of Illinois, and former Chair of the GHHS Advisory Council, will serve as the “Ignitor,” sparking a lively conversation. The Panel will be introduced by Dr. Gregory Cherr, Professor of Surgery, Senior Associate Dean for GME, and DIO at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomed Sciences at the University of Buffalo, Gold Trustee, and Chair of the GHHS Advisory Council. Learn more about the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

In addition to these public sessions, the Gold Foundation will be celebrating the recipient of the 2022 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award at a luncheon and lecture with the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives. The honoree will also be recognized at the AAMC Awards Ceremony. Administered by the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives, this annual award honors caring and compassionate mentors in medical school education.

We hope we will see you at the 2022 AAMC Annual Meeting!

For more information, and to register, visit the AAMC Annual Meeting website.

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