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From compassionate students to caregivers, newest GHHS members inducted

Twenty medical students, six residents and four faculty members join UMMS chapter

By Ellie Castano

UMass Medical School Communications

June 08, 2016
  Twenty School of Medicine students were inducted into the UMMS chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society on June 2, 2016
 

Twenty School of Medicine students were inducted into the UMMS chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society on June 2, 2016.

The UMass Medical School chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society inducted 20 medical students as members on Thursday, June 2. The students were nominated by their classmates and mentors as exemplars of compassionate patient-centered care. Six residents and four faculty members were also inducted into the society.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a signature program of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, an international non-profit organization committed to fostering and maintaining a culture of compassion, caring and respect in health care. The UMMS chapter was established in 2014.

The honor society recognizes students, residents and faculty who practice “patient-centered care by modeling the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.” The Gold Foundation also designed the White Coat Ceremony, which has become an important and beloved ritual for first-year medical students and their families.

UMMS leaders and mentors also took part in the induction, with Suzana Makowski, MD, assistant professor of medicine, kicking off the program; Chancellor Michael F. Collins delivering opening remarks; Michael Ennis, MD, clinical professor of family medicine & community health, presenting the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards; Mary Hawthorne, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, introducing the keynote speaker; Rebecca Spanagel, MD, assistant professor of medicine, director of the medicine clerkship at St. Vincent Hospital and the 2016 Faculty Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine recipient, delivering the keynote address; and School of Medicine Dean Terence R. Flotte wrapping up the program.

The following individuals were inducted:

Students inductees

Solange Bayard
Jeffrey Martin Brady
Molly Anne Cook
Andrew Dowd
Jorge Finke
Mark Andrew Fusunyan
Sydney Beth Greenberg
Kasey Meagan Hebert
Geeda Michelle Houranieh
Jessica Rose Long

Haley McNulty Newman
Gisele Yadje Choo Njinda
Noreen Chioma Okwara
Amarilys Rojas
Elizabeth Ann Rosen
Marie-Michele Sainvil
Nitin Shrivastava
Courtney Marie Temple
Justin George Vaida
Valerie Joy Valant

 

Resident inductees

Lindsey Bazzone, MD
Sook Chan, MD
Zeling Chau, MD

Ryan Hendrix, MD
Sara Leahy, MD
Emily Reus, MD

 

Faculty inductees

James Broadhurst, MD
Allen Chang, MD

Frank Domino, MD
Rebecca Spanagel, MD

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