Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes USF inductees

Recognized for their strong propensity for humanism within the field of medicine, several USF Morsani College of Medicine graduating seniors, residents and faculty were recently inducted into the Barness/Behnke Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

The group was inducted in March.

The Barness/Behnke Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society honors role-model physician teachers recognized for demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. The Society was organized to elevate the values of humanism and professionalism within the medical profession. Humanism in medicine describes relationships between physicians and their patients that are respectful and compassionate. It is reflected in attitudes and behaviors that are sensitive to the values, autonomy, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of others.

Those inducted this year are:

Senior students: Michelle Renee Adcox, Zuheily Christine Closser, Janin Christine Daley, David Michael Donohue, Daniel Alan Eckstein, Max Feldman, John Samuel Groundland, Krystle L. Hunt, Aaron Slone Jeckell, Omega Devora Johnson, Tawanna Nacole King, Grace Qinran Li, Margaret Elisa McQueen, Kevin Maurice Mitchell, Imari Elena Moore, Lauren Eva Mullinax, Mai Otsuka, Erika Sue Reese, Fauzia Riaz, Christian Antonio Robles, Jael Donato Rodriguez, and Natalia Spinelli.

Residents: David Lewis (Surgery), and Brian Palumbo (Orthopaedics).

Faculty: Basil Cherpelis (Dermatology), Jose Montero (Internal Medicine).