Open Call for Nominations: The 2021 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare

The $10,000 prize celebrates fantastic immigrant healthcare experts in the United States

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up to date: Dec 17, 2020 08:00 EST

The Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation are happy to announce an open up phone for nominations for the 2021 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare.

Inaugurated in 2019, the Vilcek-Gold Award acknowledges a international-born health care or general public wellbeing experienced for their superb contributions to humanistic and neighborhood-centered healthcare in the United States. The award includes an unrestricted $10,000 hard cash prize and will be presented at the Association of American Medical Faculties (AAMC) annual conference in 2021.

A shared initiative of the Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the Vilcek-Gold Award embodies the respective missions of the two organizations: to honor the superb contributions of immigrants to society, and to rejoice the optimistic results that can be attained when healthcare is practiced with humanism. The 2019 Vilcek-Gold Award was bestowed upon Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, for her ongoing leadership in addressing the h2o disaster in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon Normal of the United States and the founder of Medical professionals for The us, was awarded the 2020 Vilcek-Gold Award for his local community-centered technique to care.

“One does not have to look far to discover evidence of immigrant contributions in the United States, and medicine is no exception,” suggests Jan Vilcek, chairman and CEO of the Vilcek Foundation. “The challenges of 2020 have starkly illuminated how reliant the United States is on immigrant workers — particularly in necessary providers and healthcare. Via the Vilcek-Gold Award, we honor immigrant specialists whose perform is at the basis of preserving the overall health, safety, and effectively-staying of our communities.”

“Humanism in health care – positioning human pursuits, values, and dignity at the core of treatment – defines the excellent of treatment that every single solitary individual deserves,” mentioned Dr. Richard I. Levin, President and CEO of the Gold Basis. “The knowledge and compassion that immigrant health and fitness professionals provide to their perform has a profound effect on healthcare in the United States. This is what the Vilcek-Gold Award celebrates.”

Nominees will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished healthcare and health industry experts, and the recipient of the 2021 Vilcek-Gold Award will be introduced in June 2021. Nominators may well suggest any overseas-born individual dwelling in the United States whose work in healthcare, medicine or public wellbeing demonstrates a motivation to humanistic values.

Nominations for the 2021 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare may possibly be built by Jan. 24, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST. The nomination variety and eligibility aspects are out there at

Speak to:
Elizabeth Boylan
​Communications Manager, The Vilcek Foundation
(212) 472-2500
[email protected]

Supply: The Vilcek Foundation

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