Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism In Medicine Award For Practicing Physicians
- 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.
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 at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo. The recipient will also be provided with free registration for the Scientific Congress.
Previous Recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians:
2014 Richard Dickey, M.D., Ph.D.
2015 Jason S. Griffith, M.D.
2016 Selwyn Oskowitz, M.D.
2017 Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D.
2018 Eve C. Feinberg, M.D.
Congratulations to the 2018 Winner
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 compassion, empathy, competence, respect, sensitivity, effective communication, and trustworthiness.
The Society has selected Eve C. Feinberg, M.D., for this award in 2018 because of her outstanding commitment to improve access to care. Dr. Feinberg received her medical degree from Rush Medical College and remained in Chicago to complete her internship and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She then completed her reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at the National Institutes of Health while serving as a lieutenant commander in the United States Public Health Service. There, she received the Army commendation medal for both outstanding clinic care and clinical research. Currently, Dr. Feinberg is the Medical Director for Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine and is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Vice President for the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and is a Specialty Editor for Fertility and Sterility. Dr. Feinberg is a fierce advocate for reproductive choice and women’s health and has written opinion pieces that have been published in the Washington Post, Rewire, The Hill, and Time magazine. She was recently selected as the ASRM liaison to the National Medical Committee for Planned Parenthood, and she serves on the ASRM Access to Care Task Force.
Dr. Feinberg volunteered her time at the Links-North Shore Youth Health Service, providing contraceptive counseling and STI screening to young adults for 10 years prior to the clinic’s closure. Dr. Feinberg is also the founder and president of the Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation, a collaborative Chicago foundation that provides financial assistance to individuals and couples who are struggling with infertility. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in grants; there have been 23 live births, four ongoing pregnancies, and more than a dozen patients are currently pursuing treatment because of the Life Grant Program. Due to Dr. Feinberg’s unselfish efforts to improve access to care, more patients can receive women’s health services and achieve their dream of parenthood.