November 2014 Student Newsletter Have an update for the Newsletter? Submit it here.
Early Registration: AMWA'S Centennial Conference
Join us on April 23-26, 2015 in Chicago, IL! Keynote speakers of the national convention include: Dr. Mae Jemison, The First Woman of Color in Space Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor of NBC News Laurel Bellows, Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association Katie Hoff, Three Time Olympic Medalist
Congratulations to our Fall AMWA Student Award Winners! This year we received an unprecedented number of outstanding applications. The Awards Committee was truly inspired by reading the impressive accomplishments and future aspirations of all applicants. We are delighted to announce the following recipients of this award cycle's scholarships and grants:
FALL MEMBERSHIP FEE WAIVER
Jennifer Kay Stone Dunning
LOCAL BRANCH GRANT
Indiana University South Bend
MEDICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Elizabeth Berdan is a PGY-8 in General Surgery at the University of Minnesota and will carry on as a pediatric surgery fellow. Her professional interests include academic surgery and supporting women in surgery.
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Guest speaker Deena Policicchio (Alternatives for Girls) gave OUWB students an inside perspective of the scope of the human sex trafficking issue in Metro Detroit. Her presentation highlighted the lives of victims of this crime, how to identify these victims particularly in the healthcare setting, and what can be done to assist patients who are in this situation. Medical students, counseling students, nursing students, and OUWB faculty collaborated to apply their new knowledge in role-play situations to simulate potential future interactions with trafficking victims. Following this training, students reported that they were able to better understand the extent of human sex trafficking in the Detroit area and abroad, and were better prepared to advocate and take action on behalf of trafficking victims.
Dates of note November 1st, 1848 : The first medical college for women opened. Twelve women enrolled in the New England Female Medical College in Boston to study midwifery, but two years later the college began offering a full medical curriculum. It merged with the Boston University School of Medicine in 1874
November 7th: Happy Birthday Marie Curie Curie is the only woman ever to win two Nobel Prizes. In 1903 her discovery of radioactivity earned her the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911 she won it for chemistry.