This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.

  Mobile version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit Dec. 19, 2012

Home   About AMWA   Advocacy   AWHS   Initiatives   Meetings/Events   Resources   Member Benefits  Contact      

Events Calendar

AMWA Annual Meeting
The New York
Palace Hotel
New York
March 15-17, 2013

International Congress of the Medical Women's International Assoc.
Seoul, Korea
July 31-Aug. 3, 2013


Med students switch gears after Sandy knocks out training hospitals
Kaiser Health News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After completing a medical rotation in pediatrics, Hannah Kirsch was looking forward to starting another one in psychiatry at New York City's Bellevue Hospital — but then Hurricane Sandy hit. Kirsch is among about 170 third-year and fourth-year medical students at NYU School of Medicine who were required to change their plans after two of NYU's academic training hospitals, NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue, temporarily closed due to extensive flood damage. More

  AMWA News

Doctors and nurses to lawmakers: Stop gun violence
Doctors for America    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
AMWA is supporting a petition to Washington, D.C., in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

As the nation mourns the fallen children and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School, we know we must take a stand against gun violence as a public health crisis that claims far too many lives. The petition AMWA is supporting reads, in part: "We, the undersigned doctors, nurses, medical students, and nursing students urge you to pass gun safety legislation immediately and present the nation with a comprehensive plan to curtail gun-related violence."

Click here for more information or to sign the letter.

Join us at AMWA's 98th Anniversary Meeting in New York City next March!
AMWA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Strategic Success for Women in Medicine
March 15-17, 2013
The New York Palace
New York City

This meeting will be the preeminent meeting in the United States for women in medicine. Come and join us for a weekend of education, rejuvenation and reflection at The New York Palace, a stunning five-star hotel in the heart of Manhattan. High-quality CME sessions will keep you abreast of new changes within the field of medicine, with a special focus on gender specific medicine and women's health. You will also gain practical insights regarding medical legal issues, negotiation, career advancement, practice management and career-life balance. There will be abundant opportunities for mentoring and networking. A special dinner cruise along the Hudson River will celebrate AMWA's 98th anniversary in style. Take advantage of the heavily discounted registration fees and save $100 by registering before the end of the year.

Poster applications are being accepted through Jan. 14.

Plenary Keynote — Dr. Nancy Andrews, Dean and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Duke University School of Medicine

Special guest speaker — Calvin Trillin, New York Times best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer

For more information, including our list of distinguished faculty, or to register, please visit

AMWA leaders celebrate women's suffrage at Vision 2020 Congress
AMWA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

From left, AMWA's Gender Equity Co-Chair
Dr. Roberta Gebhard, former Oregon
governor Barbara Roberts, AMWA Executive
Director Dr. Eliza Chin and Vision 2020
Founder and Co-Chair Lynn Yeakel.
Dr. Eliza Chin and Dr. Roberta Gebhard represented AMWA at Vision 2020's Third Annual Congress: Collaborating for Change, held in Portland Oregon in November 2012. Women leaders from all over the country came together, including Oregon's first woman governor, Barbara Roberts, to network and advance Vision 2020's platform for gender equity. Among the state delegates were 16 women leaders in healthcare, including six women physicians.

Oregon was specifically chosen as the conference site this year to coincide with the centennial of women's suffrage in Oregon, of which AMWA's esteemed past president, Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy played a pivotal role. AMWA has been a National Ally of Vision 2020 since it's inception in 2010, and we encourage all AMWA members to get involved with this initiative to achieve true equality for women by the year 2020, the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in America.

Biography recalls life of lauded AMWA leader Esther Pohl Lovejoy
AMWA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The biography of one of AMWA's most esteemed leaders, Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy, has been published by historian Kimberly Jenson, PhD. Dr. Lovejoy was a past president of AMWA, founder and past president of the Medical Women's International Association, and former Chair of the American Women's Hospitals Service for many decades. Under her visionary leadership, the work of AWHS expanded to many countries abroad, providing vital humanitarian aid during times of war, famine, genocide, and natural disasters. Due in large part to Dr. Lovejoy's dedication, AWHS continues to provide charitable support to clinics around the world and this year is proud to celebrate its 95th Anniversary.

The biography, "Oregon's Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy & a Life in Activism," is a story of inspiration, courage, and leadership — a worthy read for anyone interested in the history of women in medicine.

Kimberly Jensen is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University and is the author of "Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War."

Nominations due for AMWA's Annual Awards
AMWA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Help AMWA recognize exceptional contributions by women in medicine for their leadership, scientific research, women's health work, mentorship or service to AMWA. Nominees need not be AMWA members. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 22. More

  Scholarships & Funding

ORWH-coordinated funding opportunity announcements
National Institutes of Health    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health has announced upcoming grants and other funding opportunities. Due dates begin in January. More

  Policy & Advocacy

Science faculty's subtle gender biases favor male students
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Despite efforts to recruit and retain more women, a stark gender disparity persists within academic science. Abundant research has demonstrated gender bias in many demographic groups, but has yet to experimentally investigate whether science faculty exhibit a bias against female students that could contribute to the gender disparity in academic science. More

Adopted children greeted by doctors who specialize in their needs
American Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As an adoption medicine specialist and medical director of the International Adoption Program at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Elaine Schulte routinely sees children who come from challenging circumstances. She is one of about 65 physicians in 31 states who focus much of their practices on treating adopted children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care. More

North Carolina hospital honors 1st female resident
WBTV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefIt's not unusual to see female doctors and residents walking the halls of North Carolina's Carolinas Medical Center. It was very different in 1945 when Dr. Louisa Littleton first arrived in town. The 93-year-old former pediatrician returned to CMC for a tour and was surprised to learn the hospital named as award after her. The award will recognize female residents who show compassion and dedication. More

  News in Women's Health

HPV returns at menopause for women of sexual revolution
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Signs of the cancer-causing human papilloma virus in women near or at menopause may be a reawakened dormant infection, suggesting a risk for women who came of age in the "sexual revolution" in the 1960s and 70s. More

Many have ovary surgery even with negative gene test
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many women who test negative for gene mutations that heighten the risk of ovarian cancer still get their ovaries removed despite a lack of evidence that it reduces the risk of dying, says a new study. More

Health law could help low-income mothers with depression
Kaiser Health News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Maternal depression can make it more difficult for women to produce breast milk, keep up with doctors' appointments and interact with their babies. But some healthcare researchers are hoping the Affordable Care Act will improve treatment for a condition that affects 11 percent of infants' mothers on average, but which is more prevalent among low-income mothers. More

Study: IVF twin pregnancies riskier than singletons
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Having twins as a result of in vitro fertilization carries higher risks of complications for both mother and babies than having two single babies from separate IVF procedures, according to a Swedish study. More


AMWA NewsFlash
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Christine Kraly, Content Editor, 469.420.2685   
Contribute news

Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the AMWA NewsFlash was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Dec. 19, 2012

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063