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Special Note: In 2012, the American Women's Hospitals Service (AWHS) celebrates its 95th Anniversary. Donate now!















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AMWA Applauds Supreme Court Decision
Supreme Court Building  News | 7.19.12


On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.  Since 1990, AMWA has been an advocate for universal access to healthcare. Many elements of the Act will serve to improve women's health and eliminate some of the current policies which deny care to women.  
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AMWA Board Call for Nominations
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News | 7.19.12


The AMWA Governance Committee is currently accepting nominations for positions on the Board of Directors beginning in the 2013-2014 year.
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AMWA Invites Applications from AMWA Members in Good Standing for AAMC Faculty Professional Development
                          AAMC Award 2011, Guinan and Werb
 News | 7.19.12


Two complimentary registrations for either the July, 2013 Early Career or the December, 2012 Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar of the Association of American Medical Colleges available to AMWA members.  Submit a cover letter and CV to associatedirector@amwa-doc.org by September 1, 2012. 
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  • AMWA Mentors Wanted

Revitalize your connection to women in medicine by becoming a mentor to a less experienced AMWA member. Learn more and sign up at the member portal


  • Call for Future Leaders in Clinical and Translational Research

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) KL2, a post-doctoral training program with an emphasis on multidisciplinary clinical and translational research, is seeking outstanding candidates who would benefit from the program. Applications being accepted 7/1-10/22/2012.


  • National Memory Screening Day on November 13

An annual initiative of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America in which qualified healthcare professionals at local sites nationwide provide free, confidential memory screenings and educational materials to the public. Sign up as a screening site or call 866-AFA-8484 for more information.


  • AMWA Endorses New Hormone Therapy Statement of Agreement

After 10 years of debate regarding the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, 15 top medical organizations have come together to issue a statement of agreement regarding the benefits of hormone therapy for symptomatic menopausal women.


  • Supplementing Mammograms with Ultrasounds in Women with Dense Breast Tissue

Seven major studies with over 42,000 women, demonstrate that by supplementing mammograms with ultrasounds in women with dense breast tissue increases detection from 48% to 97%. Women with dense tissue have a 5x greater risk of getting breast cancer AND are less likely to have cancer detected by mammography alone. Learn more.  


  • When Women Lead, Your Specialty Can Win

Discover the insights of why women should be in leadership roles in this issue of Emergency Physicians Monthly, "When Women Lead, EM Wins."    


  • Study Finds Racial/Ethnic Differences in Depressive Symptoms among Young Women

A recent article in The Journal of Women's Health found that 24% of young women reported symptoms concerning for major depressive disorders.  White women appeared to be more vulnerable than African American or Hispanic women.


  • "Why Women Still Can't Have It All"  by Anne-Marie Slaughter
The author of a controversial article in The Atlantic describes her own experiences stepping down from a high powered position at the State Department to spend more time with her family. She realized that women really can't have it all. "Not today, not with the way America's economy and society are currently structured."  Read more and follow the incredible public response in The Atlantic and The New York Times.

  • Acute Pyelonephritis:  A Short-Course Treatment

A recent study in June 2012 in The Lancet reports the efficacy and non-inferiority of a 7-day course of ciprofloxacin (vs 14-day) for the treatment of community acquired acute pyelonephritis.   


  • July is Park and Recreation Month

Promote fitness for your family, friends, and patients by encouraging participation in events at local parks, recreations centers, or nature reserves.  Celebrate the outdoors by supporting environmental conservation efforts in your community.  



About AMWA

The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health.  We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and through building strategic alliances.  

Contact AMWA

Toll Free: 866-564-2483 

Phone: 215-320-3716


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