Awards and Recognition

Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Ceremony

2023 Gold Humanism Honor Society inductees pose with Gold Foundation co-founder Sandra Gold.

Sixteen medical students and two faculty members are being recognized for their dedication to service and humanism by being inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. The induction ceremony took place on February 21 on FIU’s main campus.

Gold Foundation co-founder Sandra Gold was a special guest at the event. She and her late husband, Dr. Arnold Gold, a world-renowned pediatric neurologist, started the foundation in 1988 with the idea of nurturing and preserving the tradition of the caring physician.

Congratulations to the 2023 Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine inductees.

Medical Students
Seema Azim Al-Shaikhi 

Christelle Azoli 

Phillip Cifuentes 

Dino Fanfan 

Manuela Jaramillo Arias 

Cesar Larancuent

Adriana Maribona 

Stephanie Martinez 

Brittany Montesino

Oreoluwa Olorunlogbon 

Michaela Polmann 

Michael Qureshi

Jose Redondo II 

Brooke Schwartz 

Richard Suarez 

Praveen Wickremasinghe 

Faculty Members

Andres L. Rodriguez, MD 

Gloria Coronel-Couto, MD, FACP

With their induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, they join a community of medical students, physicians, and other leaders selected by their peers for their compassionate care.