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Gold Humanism Honor Society inducts 42 new members

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The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) recently inducted 34 Medical School student members, four faculty members, and four residents into the ranks of its UT Southwestern Medical Center chapter. The pinning ceremony for the Class of 2025 was held March 13 at the A.W. Harris Faculty-Alumni Center.

Group photo of 42 new members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society
Class of 2025 new members of the UTSW Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) inductees pose for a group photo at the recent induction ceremony.

Keynote speaker for the event was Ellen Kitchell, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, who spoke on “Part of the Band (Playing On).”

Medical School Class of 2025 inductees:

(asterisk denotes Class of 2025 co-Presidents)

Amulya Agrawal

Ahmed Alshaikhsalama

Ursa Bezan Petric

Matthew Connor Cali

Ailyn Clara

Meghana Chowdhary Gogineni

Prajwal Gowda

Ruchita Iyer

Afeefah Fatimah Khazi-Syed

Sainath Kondapaneni*

Courtney Lynn Koplyay

Meaghan Alexis Lee

Abigail Layne Lewis

Keira L. McAfee

Maria Jose Mejia*

Madeline Ngo

Reynaldo Olivo

Tenzin Palkyi

Jacob Nizam Qurashi

Jonathan Rodriguez

Daniel Shay

Perpetuah N. Sherman

Ashley Brianna Smith

Siddhakshi Solanki

Zureyat Sola-Odeseye

Srivats Srinivasan

Kendra Stephen

Cyrus Seradge Steppe

Meena Tadros

Zachary Thomas

Ashley Tsang

William Turlington

Pooja Venkatesh

Jinghan Zhang

GHHS faculty inductees for 2025:

Emily Levy Kamugisha, M.D., Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Bonnie C. Prokesch, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Roopa Vemulapalli, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Ashley A. Woolbert, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Resident inductees for 2025:

Elena Irina Gavrila, M.D.

Doruk C. Karaaslan, M.D.

Blake Lackey, M.D.

Maria Clara Saad Menezes, M.D.

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