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The University of Tennessee Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter was approved in March 2009, and the first inductees were named in April 2009.

The GHHS is dedicated to foster, recognize, and support the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine.  The Society commits itself to work within and beyond medical education to inspire, nurture, and sustain lifelong advocates for compassionate patient care.  Establishing the UT College of Medicine GHHS Chapter was made possible by an initial grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and through the leadership of Dr. Mukta Panda.


Chapter Advisor and Founder
Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, FRCP-London
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education, and Assistant Dean for Well-Being and Medical Student Education, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga

Chapter Co-Advisors
Renate Rosenthal, PhD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Education, and Assistant Dean for Behavioral Science Integration (Memphis Campus Co-Advisor); and 
Kyle Kleppe, MD,  Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, UT Graduate School of Medicine Knoxville

2021-2022 Student Chapter Liaisons
Elizabeth Ally Glover, Neena John, and Sybil Watkins (GHHS 2021 inductees and members of the COM Class of 2022) 

GHHS Chapter Administrative Liaisons
Pamela D. Scott, C-TAGME, Director,  Graduate and Medical Student Education (Chattanooga Campus); andCourtney Orloski, CAP, Medical Student Services Specialist (Chattanooga Campus)


The 2022 Induction Ceremony will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Saturday afternoon, April 9, 2022.  Details will be posted as soon as they are solidified.  Please join us in congratulating the new inductees.


Honor Society Pledge
As a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, I pledge by all that I hold dear as a Physician:

I will Care for my patients with Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Integrity and Clinical Excellence;
I will Listen to my patients with my whole being;
I will Advocate for each patient as a unique individual;
I will Serve as a role model and mentor to promote humanism in health care;
I will Remember always the healing power of acts of caring;
I will Dedicate myself to joining with others to make health care optimal for all.

Who are GHHS members?

  • Medical students, residents, medical school faculty members, and national figures who are role models in their contributions to compassionate service in medicine.
  • Recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
  • Recipients of the Accreditation's Council for Graduate Medical Education's Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award.
  • Recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award.

Donations for our GHHS Chapter

We appreciate your support of the GHHS Chapter and its activities.  You can make your tax deductible donations for GHHS payable to The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and denote the purpose is for the UT GHHS Chapter:

UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
ATT:  Jane Clay, Director of Finance and Administration
960 East Third St, Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN  37403
Phone:  423.778.7840


UT GHHS Cohort - Class of 2023 (will be inducted via a virtual ceremony on April 9, 2022)

Sarah Baxley Aram Bejnood Andrew Bihl
Kenneth Michael Coca Elijah Teancum DeBroux Austin George DeMaagd
Nicole Bracewell Josiah Brandt Walker Bussey-Spencer
Anwesh Dash Layla Jubrial-Jaber Justin Liu
Tarun Mallipeddi Lindsey Erin Miller Jasmine Ogunidipe
Nicole O'Malley Anita Pershad  Sophie Pilkinton
Niyati Rangnekar Brent Russell Abhishek Singh
Vidushi Sinha Allison Stokes Maryo Toma
Megan Woods Rachel Woods  


UT GHHS Cohort - Class of 2022

Samantha Brashier Weng Choy James Skylar Dean
Abigail Edwards Kara Garrett Nicolette Glidden
Elizabeth Ally Glover* Timothy Herman Stephanie Horton
Neena John* Hannah Russell Johns Madeline Johnson
Madison Kahl Renn Lovett Rachel McCann
Akash Oza  Emily Peters Ethan Pollack
Jacqueline Alex Pulliam Madeline Raudat John Logan Reynolds
Kathryn Rooney Hannah Sullivan Devon Wade
Sybil Watkins* Diana Zhou  

*2021-2022 GHHS Student Chapter Liaisons

Sep 16, 2022