Thursday, January 19, 2023

New members selected for Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society

This year, 11 third-year medical students, five residents and two faculty members were named to the USA Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society (GHHS) at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine. 

GHHS is a national society that celebrates compassionate, patient-centered care and recognizes a select group of students, residents and faculty who serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine while providing compassionate patient care. They are selected through a peer-nominated process. 

“These students, residents and faculty serve as role models of humanism in healthcare,” said T.J. Hundley, M.D., associate dean for medical education and a chapter adviser. “They were identified for exemplifying the GHHS goal of placing compassion, dignity, empathy and human value at the heart of education and patient care.”

The following students, residents and faculty were “tapped” in for the GHHS class of 2024:

  • Arcole Brandon, student
  • Tiara Dean, student
  • David Gahan, student
  • Carey Johnson, student
  • Marjorie Jones, student
  • Christian Manganti, student
  • Jessica Moore, student
  • Justin Penninger, student
  • Lameace Sayegh, student
  • Trentyn Shaw, student
  • Claudia Stephens, student
  • Hayden Alford, M.D., resident, department of surgery
  • Santiago Diaz Gonzalez, M.D., resident, department of neurology
  • Shyla Hossain, M.D., resident, department of psychiatry
  • Angela Mosley-Johnson, M.D., resident, department of obstetrics and gynecology
  • Nicole Weidow, M.D., resident, department of pediatrics
  • Anna Foust, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics
  • Melody Petty, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics

Brandon was elected to serve as president. The other elected officers are Shaw, who will serve as secretary and treasurer, and Stephens, who will serve as social coordinator. The new members will be inducted and pinned at the white coat ceremony on Friday, June 16.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation sustains the commitment of health care professionals to provide compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent patient care. The society currently has approximately 30,000 members in training and practice.