AMA Women Physicians Section Initiatives

Posted by Alex Springer on 07/17/2014

AMA Women Physicians Section Initiatives

Applications for the Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women are due July 31 The Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women, established in conjunction with the AMA Women Physicians Section and the AMA Foundation, is currently seeking innovative research proposals focusing on professional work/practice issues that affect women physicians and medical students.

Recent topics have included flexible work options; gender differences in the practice patterns of obstetricians/gynecologists; and promotion and retention of diversity in medical education. Rashmi Kudesia, MD, the 2013 Giambalvo award winner, conducted her research http://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?ufl=c&rtr=on&s=x8pbgr,1yrtl,2kep,62ye,e7xs,gx0m,8a9g on reproductive knowledge, barriers, and outcomes among female U.S. medical students and trainees.

The winning applicant will receive a maximum of $10,000 in order to fund their research. Applications http://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?ufl=c&rtr=on&s=x8pbgr,1yrtl,2kep,ixfi,213e,gx0m,8a9g for the 2014 program are due July 31, 2014 at 5:00pm Central Time.  


Say “thank you” to someone who’s made a difference Acknowledge the physicians who have made a difference in your professional life by nominating them for the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) Inspirational Physician Awardhttp://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?ufl=c&rtr=on&s=x8pbgr,1yrtl,2kep,jtul,bcuy,gx0m,8a9g (formerly the Physician Mentor Recognition Program). The program is a unique way to recognize a professional colleague or teacher who has served a special role in your life or career.

AMA-WPS members are invited to tell us about a professional colleague or teacher who has served a special role in your life or career. The individual may have inspired you to greater heights, steered you into a specialty you love, helped you find balance in life and work, guided you through your professional society, challenged you to surprise yourself, or been a role model for you and others.

By submitting a nomination, your mentor will be issued a special certificate and recognized during September Women in Medicine Month.  Nominations forms http://www.elabs10.com/ct.html?ufl=c&rtr=on&s=x8pbgr,1yrtl,2kep,bc18,h9x7,gx0m,8a9g are due July 31.