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Three USF Health faculty earn national recognition from Gold Foundation

Three USF Health faculty members shared the national spotlight with health care professionals from across the country – including Dr. Anthony Fauci – for being named 2021 Champions of Humanistic Care by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Terri Ashmeade, MD, MSMS, CPHQ, Chief Quality Officer and Associate Executive Director for Clinical Care, Quality and Population Health; Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development; Summer Decker, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology; Vice Chair for Radiology Research; Director for 3D Clinical Applications; and Tiffany Gwartney, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, Interim Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Global Programs and Assistant Professor, where among more than 200 honored June 10, 2021, at a virtual gala event hosted by the Gold Foundation.

USF Health’s Drs. Ashmeade, Decker and Gwartney were honored for their efforts during the pandemic.

The virtual event showcased the physicians, nurses, and health care team members who selected by their institutions for compassion and courage during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the event recognized three esteemed National Humanism in Medicine Medal recipients: Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden; Wayne Riley, 17th President of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New York Academy of Medicine; and Eric Topol, Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, and Professor of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute.


View the full list of honorees here