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2014 winners of the Inspirational Physician Award
Congratulations to AMWA physician members Julie Welch, MD and Gayatri Devi, MD who were named 2014 Inspirational Physician Awardees by the AMA Women's Physician Section.
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Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH)
AMWA launches new interactive website to promote awareness and education about human sex trafficking.
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Register Now! AMWA Interim Meeting, Sept. 27-28, 2014
The AMWA Interim Meeting will take place Sept. 27-28, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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AMWA Centennial Meeting — April 23-26, 2015
Celebrate 100 years in Chicago, Illinois, with AMWA!
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PHYSICIAN & WOMEN'S HEALTH NEWS

Stuck in the out-group: Jennifer can't grow up, Jane's invisible, and Janet's over the hill
Journal of Women's Health
Fifty years after Title IX, women remain sparsely represented in high ranks and leadership in academic medicine. Although men and women enter the career pipeline at similar rates, academic medicine does not equivalently advance them.
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New FDA action plan will help close the healthcare disparities gap for women and minorities
Society for Women's Health Research
A new action plan released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the participation of women, minorities, and the elderly in research trials was welcomed by four leading health organizations as taking an important step toward closing the healthcare disparities gap.
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Sacramento, California, doctor appears on Disney show to promote orthopedics, girls in STEM
The Sacramento Bee
Dr. Letitia Bradford, who practices orthopedic and general surgery at George L. Mee Memorial Hospital in Monterey County, California, was one of five physicians invited to the set to explain her specialty by acting out a scene.
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Urine test for HPV may be as effective as Pap smears
HealthDay News via CBS News
A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.
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Role of hormone in response to ovarian cancer treatment
ScienceDaily
The results of an investigation into how we might better tailor therapy for ovarian cancer have been released.
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UC-Davis study links autism to low iron intake in some mothers
California Healthline
A new study by UC-Davis researchers found a five-fold increase in autism spectrum disorder in children born to mothers with low iron intake and some metabolic conditions.
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Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of aggressive subtypes of breast cancer
Medical News Today
African-American women are at higher risk for developing estrogen receptor-negative and triple-negative breast cancer, subtypes of the disease that carry a higher mortality rate.
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How to use an EHR? Depends whom you ask
Healthcare IT News
The data in electronic health records may be structured, but the usage patterns of the doctors who interact with them is anything but, according to research from Weill Cornell Medical College.
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OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST

Vision2020 — a presentation of Grace After Fire

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Healing Healthcare Disparities Through Education Harvard Medical School — Oct. 17-18
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9th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) Oct. 22-25, Sheraton Boston
Contact associatedirector@amwa-doc.org for special AMWA member discount.
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National Physicians Alliance Annual Conference and Healthcare Summit
"Price, Profit, & Reward: Winners and Losers in Healthcare Transformation"
Oct. 24 & 25, 2014 Yonkers, New York

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