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Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism In Medicine Award For Practicing Physicians

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians honors an ASRM member who as a practicing physician has best demonstrated the ideals of compassionate and respectful care for a patient’s physical and emotional well-being. The recipient of the Award should:
  • Demonstrate significant patient advocacy
  • Demonstrate compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care;
  • Display competence in scientific endeavors;
  • Show respect for patients, families and co-workers;
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in working with patient and family members of diverse backgrounds;
  • Display effective, empathic communication and listening skills;
  • Understand a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and make an effort to ensure patient comprehension;
  • Understand and show respect for the patient’s viewpoint;
  • Be sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being; and identify emotional concerns of patients and family members;
  • Engender trust and confidence.
The award is from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Nominations may be submitted by members of the Society to awards@asrm.org by June 3, 2022.

Each nomination must include

  • A letter of nomination
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae and a summary of accomplishments in the field of patient care in reproductive medicine.
  • Each nomination must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two additional members of the Society. ASRM members may nominate themselves. A candidate must have been a member of ASRM for at least one year prior to nomination for the award.

Selection of the award recipient will be made by the Executive Committee of the ASRM based on the candidate’s record of achievement and recognition as an outstanding empathic physician.

The recipient will be notified and will be recognized as the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award by presentation of a plaque.

Recipients of this prestigious award automatically become members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), a national society with over 200 established chapters at medical schools throughout the country and growing rapidly, providing access to attend conferences and events and to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded colleagues and members from other institutions.

The recipient will also be provided with free registration for the Scientific Congress.

Supported by a gift from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.


Congratulations to the 2021 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians Recipient

Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D. has been selected as the 2021 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians. This award honors an ASRM member who as a practicing physician has best demonstrated the ideals of compassionate and respectful care for a patient’s physical and emotional well-being. The recipient of the award should demonstrate compassion, empathy, competence, respect, sensitivity, effective communication and trustworthiness.

Dr. Richard-Davis Executive Director for UAMS Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She is also a tenured Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and, Division Director for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as Medical Director for the Physician Assistants program. She joined the UAMS faculty in January 2013. She is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She previously served as Professor and Chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Meharry Medical College and Executive Director for Center for Women Health Research (CWHR) from January 2007 – 2012. The CWHR was and remains the only center fully focused on conditions affecting women of color. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Richard-Davis served as the Section Head of Reproductive Health Services for Ochsner Clinic Foundation and the Medical Director of the Fertility Center at Ochsner from 2000-2007 in New Orleans. She was Assistant Dean in Student Affairs and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tulane University School of Medicine from 1994 – 1998.

Previous Recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians:

2021 Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D.
2020 Alicia Y. Christy, M.D. and William E Gibbons, M.D.
2019 Mark D. Hornstein, M.D.
2018 Eve C. Feinberg, M.D.
2017 Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D.
2016 Selwyn Oskowitz, M.D.
2015 Jason S. Griffith, M.D.
2014 Richard Dickey, M.D., Ph.D.

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