Gold Humanism Honor Society
What is Humanism in Medicine?
The Gold Humanism Honor Society adopts this definition for Humanism in Medicine: Humanism encompasses those attitudes and behaviors that emanate from a deep sensitivity and respect for others, including full acceptance of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Further, humanism is exemplified through compassionate, empathetic treatment of all persons while recognizing each one’s needs and autonomy.
With the sponsorship and leadership of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, each site of the University of Illinois College of Medicine has established a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society to recognize and celebrate students and faculty who demonstrate a commitment to humanism in medicine, the highest standards of patient care, and evidence of becoming humanistic physicians. The Peoria chapter was chartered in 2007. The students honored are selected at the conclusion of their M3 years, when students have had sufficient opportunity to distinguish themselves through public service, leadership, and patient contact.
Class of 2016 GHHS Members:
Nathan Ackerman, Matt Chia, Eileen Hou, Grace Muganda, Riana Riffle, Selina Sandoval, Jerome Tiu. Faculty: Amy Christison, MD
Class of 2015 GHHS Members:
Uzair Admani, Lauren Arditti, Imran Chishti, Alissa Conde, Jayme Kwak, David Lauterbach, Cesar Menchaca. Faculty: Matthew Mischler, MD
Class of 2014 GHHS Members:
Brian Andonian, Benjamin Claytor, Lisa Fosnot, C. Charles Jain, Meghna Motiani, Ganesh Nagaraj, Abimbola Olayinka
Class of 2013 GHHS Members:
Samuel Abebe, Christian Nunez, Kristen Schmidt, Pradeep Singanallur, Sandy Tun, Oluchi Ukaegbu
Class of 2012 GHHS Members:
Alex Cantrell, Sabrina Gerkowicz, Ryan Gore, Matt Howard, Jason Kam, Cindy Koh
Class of 2011 GHHS Members:
Stuart Covi, Sachin Jain, Stephanie Kok, Mario Martinez, Stephen Soong, Julia Wirjo
Class of 2010 GHHS Members:
Ben Appenheimer, Sara (Burns) Creighton, John Fileta, Julie LeCleir, Bart Rose, Jerry Tsai, Joshua Troyer
Class of 2009 GHHS Members:
Summer (Dyer) Wirth, Alina Huang, Elham Karamooz, Ingrid Kraus, Rachel Miller, Alexander Orem, Naree Whang
Class of 2008 GHHS Members:
Yolanda Chang, Kaci (Dinga) Durbin, John Fahrner, Shaun Gabriel, Paul Jeziorczak, Manuela Vazquez
GHHS Chapter Advisor: Linda P. Rowe, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs