Mona Fouad to Receive the 2022 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare

The Vilcek Foundation and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation have selected Mona Fouad to receive the 2022 Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare. She will be honored at the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting in November 2022. Dr. Fouad is the senior associate dean and a professor of preventive medicine at the Heersink School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Vilcek-Gold Award is given to outstanding immigrant health care professionals in the United States and honors the positive impact that accessible, humanistic, and compassionate care has on public health. Dr. Fouad is receiving the award for her leadership in health disparities research, and for her career-long commitment to equity in health care. She is the founding director of the university’s Minority Health & Health Disparity Research Center. Her work has been foundational in the development of research and public health interventions to make health care more accessible and equitable to historically underserved populations in the United States.

Dr. Fouad was born in Cairo, Egypt. She studied medicine at the Alexandria University Medical School in Egypt.

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