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Drs. Katie Jobbins and Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers Honored for Humanism in Medicine

May 22, 2020

Kathryn Jobbins DO and Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers MD have been inducted into the University of Massachusetts Medical School student chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) to recognize their commitment to teaching and for serving as exemplars of humanism to their students and colleagues.

Only four individuals from the thousands of UMMS faculty achieved this distinction.

At the induction ceremony—held virtually this year—Drs. Jobbins and Peacock-Chambers were introduced by students in the Class of 2021 who described why they were each chosen for this honor.

"The Biggest Strength a Physician Has is Showing Our Humanity"

Dr. Kathryn Jobbins“I was completely  surprised to receive such a wonderful honor. The GHHS is a fantastic organization and I feel lucky to be included in such an amazing group of medical professionals."

"I truly believe that the biggest strength a physician has is showing our humanity to those we work with. It allows for us to have a deeper connection and brings us all closer together.”

—Katie Jobbins, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMMS-Baystate and Faculty, Baystate Education Research and Scholarship of Teaching

"I Encourage Budding Clinician-Scientists to Integrate Humanism into Research"

“It is an honor to be recognized for the humanism of my work, especially by our medical students. I value the diligence and dedication to creating a more equitable and compassionate future for the communities we serve."

Dr. Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers"I would also like to add that it has taken me many years to realize that the traits of humanism, compassion, and empathy that are so critical to my clinical work, are the same strengths that have allowed me to succeed in a research career. I would encourage any budding clinician-scientists to consciously integrate humanism into their research. It is greatly needed!”

—Lili Peacock-Chambers, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UMMS-Baystate and Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science