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

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

Press Release

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

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

Inaugurated in 2019, the Vilcek-Gold Award acknowledges a overseas-born healthcare or general public health skilled for their exceptional contributions to humanistic and neighborhood-centered health care in the United States. The award contains an unrestricted $10,000 income prize and will be offered at the Association of American Health care Colleges (AAMC) once-a-year conference in 2021.

A shared initiative of the Vilcek Basis and The Arnold P. Gold Basis, the Vilcek-Gold Award embodies the respective missions of both of those organizations: to honor the exceptional contributions of immigrants to society, and to celebrate the positive results that can be realized when healthcare is practiced with humanism. The 2019 Vilcek-Gold Award was bestowed upon Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, for her ongoing management in addressing the drinking water disaster in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon Normal of the United States and the founder of Medical professionals for The united states, was awarded the 2020 Vilcek-Gold Award for his community-centered technique to care.

“One does not have to appear far to find evidence of immigrant contributions in the United States, and medication is no exception,” claims Jan Vilcek, chairman and CEO of the Vilcek Foundation. “The difficulties of 2020 have starkly illuminated how reliant the United States is on immigrant employees — notably in important solutions and healthcare. Through the Vilcek-Gold Award, we honor immigrant professionals whose work is at the foundation of guarding the health, basic safety, and properly-being of our communities.”

“Humanism in health care – positioning human interests, values, and dignity at the main of care – defines the high-quality of treatment that each solitary person justifies,” claimed Dr. Richard I. Levin, President and CEO of the Gold Foundation. “The know-how and compassion that immigrant wellbeing specialists carry to their operate has a profound impact on healthcare in the United States. This is what the Vilcek-Gold Award celebrates.”

Nominees will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished health care and health and fitness experts, and the recipient of the 2021 Vilcek-Gold Award will be announced in June 2021. Nominators may perhaps suggest any overseas-born human being living in the United States whose get the job done in health care, medicine or general public health and fitness demonstrates a motivation to humanistic values.

Nominations for the 2021 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Health care may possibly be created via Jan. 24, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST. The nomination type and eligibility information are out there at

Make contact with:
Elizabeth Boylan
​Communications Supervisor, The Vilcek Basis
(212) 472-2500
[email protected]

Resource: The Vilcek Foundation