AMA Foundation Awards Research Grants To Study Issues Affecting Women In Medicine

May 21, 2013

In 1850, the first medical institution in the world established to train women in medicine and offer opportunities of an MD opened their doors in Philadelphia. For those women, it was a chance to enter the medical world that routinely shut them out. While women today don't face such a task, important issues remain. And it's with that spirit the AMA Foundation and the AMA Women Physicians Congress have awarded the 2013 Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship research grants. The Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to advance the progress of women in the medical profession and strengthen the ability of the AMA to identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students. This fund provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to support research related to women in the medical profession. Two research projects were selected for funding this year: Reproductive Knowledge, Barriers, and Outcomes Among Female U.S. Medical Students and Trainees Rashmi Kudesia, MD, department of obstetrics, gynecology & women's health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The Experience of Chief Residents Who Have Remained in and Who Have Left Academic Medicine Janet Lee, MD, FACS; Yolanda Haywood, MD; Hope Jackson; Aisha Davis, MD; Jehan El-Bayoumi, MD, George Washington University School of Medicine.

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