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AMWA-PATH Newsletter
October 8, 2021

Table of Contents

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

Education Events
This fall, AMWA-PATH is working with many different schools and areas to plan LIFT Trainings. If you are interested in bringing this free CME-accredited training to your institution, please reach out to with proposed dates and locations. 

2021 Past LIFT Trainings
TAA (Liz & Jen): Jan 2021
New Jersey LIFT: March 6th, 120 attendees, 9 community partners. 
Alabama LIFT: April 26, 60 attendees, 4 community partners. 
Las Vegas LIFT:  May 11, 74 attendees, 5 community partners
Shreveport LIFT: July 19th; 74 attendees, 8 community partners
New York LIFT: August 6, 55 attendees, 7 community partners 

Upcoming LIFT Training Events
Indianapolis LIFT: October 23, 2021 Virtual:
Dr. Kanani Titchen will be leading this virtual LIFT training for Indiana University; registration is available at:

Arizona LIFT: November 1, 2021, Virtual:
Dr. Juhi Jain will be leading this virtual LIFT training for Mayo Clinic Arizona and University of Arizona - Tucson; registration is available at:

Baltimore/Hopkins: March 18, 2022 Virtual
UCLA DGSOM: January 2022 Virtual
Tacoma: Feb 2022 Virtual

Details of future LIFT events including time & registration will be posted on the AMWA-PATH Social Media pages when they become available.  

Committee Updates

The Research Committee, currently led by first year medical student Minka Gill, has been researching human trafficking knowledge among surgeons with pediatric surgeon and PATH president Dr. Liz Berdan.

The Fundraising Committee would like to extend their appreciation to everyone who participated in PATH's virtual raffle, which closed last month! The student fundraising team was able to raise $500 to continue to host free LIFT trainings for healthcare personnel. Winners have been contacted directly via email. The next fundraiser will be the SECOND ANNUAL AMWA-PATH 5K. The event will be virtual and a collectable new t-shirt will be available! Keep an eye out for more information about that in the coming weeks. 

The Education Committee is looking for help creating educational videos on labor trafficking. If you are interested in getting involved in this, please email If you are interested in joining the student interest group, please email

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 its 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

The October Student Spotlight highlights Angie Harbour.

Angie is a Florida State University medical student who is currently in between her third- and fourth year doing research at University of Alabama Birmingham. Angie is planning on applying into ophthalmology next year and is studying chronic inflammation and vascular biology at the molecular level with the disease model being diabetic retinopathy; she is also studying the impact of telemedicine with vulnerable populations in rural settings. She has been with PATH for the past two years and currently serves as our Student Interest Group Vice President. In her free time Angie enjoys yoga, movement, healthy cooking, and anything outdoors including trekking, skiing, and rock climbing. She is looking forward to continue working with AMWA-PATH as it fuels her passions for advocacy for human trafficking awareness and identification combined with women in medicine. 

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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