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AMWA PATH Newsletter
May 3, 2021

Table of Contents

  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Education Events
  • Committee Updates
  • AMWA Membership
  • Student Spotlight
Updates can be forwarded to for inclusion in future newsletters. 

Volunteer Opportunities
Want to volunteer your time with AMWA-PATH? We are currently recruiting for a LIFT Coordinator, a role that is essential to the AMWA-PATH mission of educating healthcare providers about human trafficking. This role works closely with the Physician CoChairs and is is responsible for supporting LIFT events via connections with community partners, outreach & promotion, and technological support for the LIFT events. Interested parties should forward a copy of their resume to
Education Events
This past week, Dr. Juhi Jain led her first Learn to Identify & Fight Trafficking (LIFT) training. This event educated over 60 healthcare providers in and around Dothan, Alabama and would not have been possible without the ACOM AMWA Group - thanks for all your hard work! 

We have our third LIFT Training of the year scheduled for May 11 at 5p PST, which will be facilitated by AMWA-PATH Vice President Dr. Aarti Vala and Dentistry Chair Dr. Trudy Reese. This training will take place on a virtual platform, with the final hour hosting a panel of community partners serving the Las Vegas area. Join us by registering at!

Committee Updates

The Research Committee is currently led by Emily Anderson and Sneha Aidasani. Right now they're researching human trafficking knowledge among physicians. Fill out this survey to participate. The Fundraising Committee is currently working on creating a raffle in order to support the work that AMWA-PATH does. Currently, items that you can win via the raffle include a FIGS gift, a Medelita scrub set, Apple earbuds, and more. If you would like to donate an item for this raffle, please contact You can also purchase an AMWA PATH shirt or donate online to support PATH.

To join any of the above committees, please email


AMWA Membership

AMWA-PATH is an initiative of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), and encourages it's members to support our initiative by becoming a member of AMWA! There are countless opportunities for leadership and involvement in initiatives on gender equity, women's health, and public health issues like the opioid epidemic and gun violence.  Students and residents are able to join for a one-time fee that lasts the entirety of medical school or residency, and is accompanied by valuable member discounts for board prep, scrubs and white coats, legal triage, and merchants that more than pay for your membership. Use the special discount code PATH to get 15% off first-time membership here.


Student Spotlight

Sydney Leibovitz is a sophomore undergraduate student at Lafayette College, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Aging Studies. At Lafayette, Sydney is the founder of T.R.I.A.L.S. (Teaching clinical Research Interpretation and Analysis for Lafayette Students), the secretary of the Neuroscience Club, the treasurer of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, a member of the Pre-Health Professions Society, a tour guide, and a member of the club lacrosse team. Sydney became a member of AMWA-PATH in 2020, and hopes to go to medical school to become a neurologist. Outside of academics, Sydney enjoys calligraphy, bullet journaling, playing guitar, and being in the ocean.


About the Newsletter
This is a monthly series in research and advocacy news summaries created by the PATH residents and medical students. Newsletters will feature brief breakdowns on recent scholarly publications and policy changes as well as highlighting PATH member efforts and upcoming events.

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