|97th Annual Meeting a Success!
Despite the threatening distraction of warm weather, the 97th Annual Meeting held in Miami, Florida at the Sofitel Hotel was an absolute success! More than 175 students attended the conference from around the world.
Keynote speakers at the conference included Gloria Steinem, founder of Ms. Magazine and well-known feminist, along with Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, founding director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness and clinical professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Check out photos from the conference here!
Conference highlights also included:
To read more about the 97th Annual Meeting, click here!
Marcia Shew, MD, MPH addressed controversies surrounding the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Dr. Lila Nachtigall tackled the question surrounding the potential role of hormones and hormone replacement therapy in women's health
Carolyn Meltzer, MD, FACR detailed the recent advances in imaging
Randolph Nesse, MD's presented on, Medicine without Evolution is like Engineering without Physics
Dr. Hilit Mechaber presented strategies and tools to move beyond the glass ceiling
Student Poster Presentation
AMWA Mentorship Breakfast
AMWA Awards Gala
Suturing Skills Workshop
AMWA Student Programming featured how to manage medical debt, presented by Taylor Sauer, Regional Manager of GL Advisor & much more....
Introducing the 2012-2013 AMWA Student Division National Leaders
Linda Wang, President
Marissa Orenstein, President-Elect
Cherilyn Cecchini, Secretary
Neha Deshpande, Treasurer
To read more about the Executive Committee, click on their photos above!
National Committee Chairs
Alisa Eanes, Advocacy Chair
Sruthi Renati, Awards Chair
Mariyam Cherry (Kuruvilla), Conference Chair
Emily Suh, Conference Chair
Sarah Xu, External Relations Chair
Savitha Bonthala, Global Health Chair
Kimberly Faldetta, Global Health Chair
Preethi Raghu, Program Chair
Kathryn Winn, Recruitment Chair
Kathy Zhao, Region 1
Amanda Wingle, Region 2
Victoria Greenberg, Region 3
Alejandra Alvarez, Region 4
Neelima Navuluri, Region 5
Kathryn Spectorsky, Region 6
Emily Corcoran, Region 7
Kara Melmed, Region 8
Lauren Wolchok, Region 9
UCLA Recognized Locally & Nationally
By: Lauren Wolchok, Region 9 Director
UCLA counts itself as lucky to have a strong AMWA community. The David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA was recently recognized nationally as the outstanding branch of Region 9 as well as locally by UCLA's Student Affairs Office and Medical Student Counsel with the National Representation Award, which AMWA earned for the second time. Outgoing co-presidents Sarah Young and Ying Zhang accepted the award at the Second Year Banquet. Last year's leadership did a fantastic job of keeping the branch active and engaged in the UCLA community, while Adrienne Clark, Immediate Past President, and Lauren Wolchok, Immediate Past Secretary, both of UCLA, served on the national AMWA Executive committee in 2011-2012. Jessica Ferguson and Katherine Huang will be leading DGSOM AMWA this year and have already gotten a head start on recruiting new members at the Second Loo Weekend Activities Fair. In addition, undergraduate students at UCLA have an active AMWA branch led by co-presidents Manwinder Kaur and Harman Rahal. The undergraduate and DGSOM branches are looking forward to collaborating on programming and events next year.
AMWA Albany Branch Takes Action Against Breast Cancer
By: Neena Jube and Kate Iwamoto; AMWA Albany Medical College Co-Presidents
This spring, Albany Medical College's AMWA branch organized a raffle held at Social Rounds for the Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. In collaboration with Social Committee, AMWA raised money for Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB!). CRAAB! is a nonprofit organization located in Albany that provides support services and educational programs to those affected by breast cancer, while also advocating for breast cancer research. CRAAB! will further promote breast cancer awareness in the Capital Region.
AMWA Launches Updated Website
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