Lecture by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, 2019 Vilcek-Gold Award honoree, at AAMC

Credit: Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP: What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City from AAMC


On November 9, 2019, the Vilcek Foundation, in partnership with The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, presented the inaugural Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learn Serve Lead meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha was born in the United Kingdom to parents of Iraqi descent and is a pediatrician and associate professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, as well as a whistleblower of the Flint water crisis.

At the AAMC meeting, Dr. Mona (as most call her) presented a lecture to over 300 attendees in the celebrated discussion series Voices of Medicine and Society, which spotlights innovative scholars and thinkers who challenge the status quo in medicine and public health.

Read the announcement of her award and more about the award presentation and her lecture at the 2019 AAMC Learn Serve Lead meeting.