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Announcing AMWA's New Fellowship Program
Recognizing distinguished members of AMWA who have accomplished outstanding achievements in science, medicine or academia. Apply Now
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Save the Date! AMWA Interim Meeting, Sept. 26-27, 2014
The AMWA Interim Meeting will take place Sept. 26-27, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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AMWA Board Call for Nominations
Applications are due Aug. 15. The AMWA Governance Committee is currently accepting nominations for positions on the Board of Directors beginning in the 2015-16 year. Apply here.
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$1000 Summer Research Stipend — History of Women in Medicine.

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New play! Petticoat Surgeon: The Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen
At the Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester Hills, Michigan, June 2-4, 2014
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Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla Recognized for Outstanding Leadership
The International Women's Leadership Association has recognized Dr. Haffizulla as a woman of outstanding leadership for her contributions to family, career and community. Congratulations!
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Join AMWA's partner, National Physicians Alliance, Against Gun Violence
Senator Markey and Congresswoman Maloney introduced bicameral legislation that would fund $10 million each year for gun violence prevention and gun safety research.
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Student researchers needed for project commemorating the Centennial of World War I and the participation of women physicians.
2-4 hours time commitment. Contact: associatedirector@amwa-doc.org
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AMWA Centennial Meeting — April 24-27, 2015
Celebrate 100 years in Chicago, Illinois, with AMWA!
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NEWS IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

Gender stereotypes keep women in the out-group and out of leadership positions in academic medicine
Journal of Women's Health
Women have accounted for half the students in U.S. medical schools for nearly two decades, but as professors, deans and department chairs in medical schools their numbers still lag far behind those of men.
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Is Medicaid parity achieving goal of boosting primary care access?
AAFP
Medicaid is being expanded in many areas of the country as part of the Patient Protection and ACA, thereby increasing access to care for millions of previously uninsured individuals.
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2 in 5 physicians believe digital health will improve patient outcomes
HIT Consultant
More than a third of physicians said that they had been evaluated or rewarded based on metrics measuring cost of treatment, patient outcomes or referrals over the past year.
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Proposed rule would stretch meaningful use timelines, benefit physicians
AAFP
Family physicians and other health care professionals mired in the federal government's Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs may get a reprieve of sorts.
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The 4 basics of medical malpractice
By Joan Spitrey
One of every healthcare provider's biggest fears is being named in a lawsuit.
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Quality care relies on clinical, administrative cooperation
HealthITAnalytics
Engaging physicians in leadership roles to bridge the gaps between the clinical and administrative branches of an organization can help to foster understanding, communication, and ultimately produce higher quality care.
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Support for the transgender patient: What physicians need to know
Healio — Endocrine Today
Joshua D. Safer, M.D., encourages endocrinologists to stay informed about how to assist transgender patients who seek hormone therapy during medically assisted gender transition.
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VA corruption tied to 'free market' shortage of primary care physicians
Forbes
Fellow Forbes Contributor (and physician) Paul Hsieh cited three factors underlying the most recent allegations of corruption at the VA.
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