The Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Humanism in Healthcare Award is presented annually to a woman who exemplifies humanism and has advanced, through her scholarship, advocacy, leadership or work, the well-being of vulnerable or underserved populations in the healthcare arena.
The award was established in 2014 thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Ronald Arky, Daniel D. Federman Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at the Harvard Medical School.
The 2018 honoree is Dr. Dinali Fernando, who has done groundbreaking work caring for survivors of torture and human rights violations. The award will be presented on October 10, 2018, in Boston during Planetree’s International Conference on Person-Centered Care. Learn more here about her work and the two 2018 honorable mentions.
Please click here to learn about the 2017 winner, Dr. Veda Johnson. Dr. Johnson was honored on November 4, 2017, in Boston at the AAMC Annual Meeting.