4th Annual GHHS Induction
Friday, March 30, 2012
News For Immediate Release
March 30, 2012
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University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
4th Annual Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction, March 30, 2012
Chattanooga, Tennessee (April 13, 2012): The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga is pleased to announce 4th annual induction of the UT College of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) on Friday, March 30, 2012, in conjunction with the Annual Harold Alper, MD, Humanitarian Lecture and Awards. Seventeen members of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Class of 2013, nominated by peer and faculty selection, were honored as inductees at the luncheon held at Erlanger:
Faculty, physicians, and administrative staff attended the formal event to honor the third year students.
The inductees were nominated by their peers as the top 10% of their class who are exemplars of empathy, compassion, altruism, integrity, and service in their relationships with patients and others in the field of medicine.
This year's guest speaker was Jonathan Amiel, MD, Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (New York, New York). Dr. Amiel serves on the national advisory committee for the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) and chairs its Task Force on Residents. Prior to the induction ceremony, Dr. Amiel spoke about "Fueling and Refueling Your Humanism."
Chapter leaders, Mukta Panda, MD (pictured front row-right), Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Chapter Advisory, and Robert C. Fore, EdD (pictured back row-left), Associate Dean and Chapter Co- Advisor, conducted the ceremony, awarding certificates and lapel pins as well as leading the new members in the GHHS pledge.
The new members included: Patrick W. Aldred, Michelle Roark Bowden, Darren R. Cullinan, Samuel Brandon Edwards, Charles Fraga, Jennifer Lee Gordon, William Edward Gordon, Nickaluls R. Khan, Robert B. Lane, Cayce B. Nawaf, Andrew K. Nielsen, Anand R. Patel, Jordan S. Pyda, Adam R. Ross, Ah Rim Shim, Candace Style, and William James Tidwell.
The UT Chapter of the GHHS was established in Chattanooga in 2009 through an initial grant from the national Arnold P. Gold Foundation to foster, recognize, and the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine, and to inspire, nurture, and sustain lifelong advocates and activists for compassionate patient care. Those chosen for membership must exemplify empathy, altruism, compassion, integrity, and service in their relationships with patients and others in the field of medicine.
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga is part of the statewide academic health system: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga campuses are separately accredited by the ACGME to sponsor residency and fellowship programs in a variety of specialties. The primary clinical affiliated institution in Chattanooga is Erlanger Health System. For more information about the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, visit: www.utcomchatt.org, or email email@example.com.
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. In 2011, UT Health Science Center celebrated its centennial: 100 years advancing the future of health care. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The UTHSC campus in Knoxville includes a College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and an Allied Health Sciences unit. In addition, the UTHSC Chattanooga campus includes a College of Medicine and an Allied Health Sciences unit. Since its founding in 1911, UTHSC has educated and trained more than 53,000 health care professionals on campuses and in health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.