Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


The Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is awarded annually to a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician of any age who has been nominated by their peers and selected by the Child Neurology Society Award Committee. The focus of this award is to recognize an individual who has shown extraordinary and ongoing humanism in their medical career. The recipient will receive a modest honorarium from the Gold Foundation, registration fee waiver and a plaque to be presented following a brief talk at the Annual Meeting Legacy Reception. Eligibility criteria include:

  • Active member of the Child Neurology Society
  • Ongoing contributions to humanism in medicine
  • Demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care
  • Shows respect for patients, families, and co-workers
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds
  • Displays effective, empathic communication and listening skills
  • Understands a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and makes an effort to ensure patient comprehension
  • Comprehends and shows respect for the patient’s viewpoint
  • Is sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being, and identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members
  • Engenders trust and confidence
  • Displays competence in scientific endeavors.