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AMWA PATH Newsletter
August 2022

Table of Contents

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

Education Events

AMWA-PATH is working with many different schools, institutions, and other 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. Look out for updates regarding upcoming LIFT trainings in your area!

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


Committee Updates

The PATH Research Committee is currently working on finalizing the manuscript entitled "Human Trafficking and Public Health: Survivor Compensation and Responsible Collaboration." The committee is hosting monthly journal clubs as well, which are included in the PATH calendar. The current chair of the committee is Minka Gil and the assistant co-chair is Imaima Casubhoy.

Prior Research Projects:

  • The Impact of Human Trafficking Training on Health Professionals’ Knowledge and Attitudes was published in April/May in the Journal of Medical Education & Curricular Development (Sarah Hofer, Emily Anderson, Sahar Caravan, Dr. Geynisman)
  • Jennifer Talbot is working on a national Surrey of US Medical Schools regarding human trafficking curriculum. 
  • A manuscript that assess training of surgical residents regarding human trafficking is being finalized by Sneha Aidasani 
  • The Physician Resilience project is in the statistical analysis stage. Researchers are working on developing and honing the manuscript with the target journal being the JAMA network open.
The public relations committee has welcomed Anu Verma as their new student leader. The PR committee is excited to gain more followers and reach a wider audience on social media. They plan to focus on educational posts regarding human trafficking, highlighting our monthly newsletters, student spotlights, and other campaigns. If you are interested in joining the public relations team, email

The education subcommittee has welcomed Emelyn Zaworski and Analine Delgado as their new chairs. The committee is working on creating a one-page human trafficking summary sheet for healthcare students and providers with an emphasis on recognizing red flags. In addition, they will be consolidating existing PATH educational resources to submit as a virtual learning module to the AAMC.

The fundraising committee has been working to identify foundations whose goals align with PATH and have begun the process of submitting grant proposals. Funds raised in this process will go toward benefitting LIFT training seminars, administrative operating costs, and other projects within PATH.

The Advocacy Committee had its first ADVOCATE meeting in July! They want to welcome the new members of the committee and are excited to work with them on upcoming projects like the Human Trafficking State Policy FYI flyers. The new leaders of this committee are Victoria Addis and Gabrielle Tangkilisan.

To join any of the above committees or for more questions regarding the PATH Student Interest Group, please email


The AMWA Gift Campaign is an opportunity for you to gift an AMWA physician membership to a friend, colleague, or mentor. This is our way of thanking you for your valued membership. You or the nominated individual may submit information at between now and the end of the year.

The Traveling Stethoscope FUNdraiser is a peer-to-peer campaign that allows you to raise funds for initiatives within AMWA that you are most passionate about. Whether you are active in a branch or a committee or committed to our overall mission, we encourage you to participate in this holiday fundraiser at





The AMWA-PATH student group is very excited to announce the new cohort of student leaders who began their term on June 1, 2022:

  • President- Zara Siddiqui (see student spotlight below)
  • Vice President- Madeline Monken
  • Advocacy Committee Chair- Victoria Addis
  • Assistant Advocacy Committee Chair- Gabriella Tangkilisan
  • Education Committee Chair- Emelyn Zaworski
  • Assistant Education Committee Chair- Analine Delgado
  • Public Relations Committee Chair- Anu Verma
  • Fundraising Committee Chair- Meredith McCue
  • Assistant Fundraising Committee Chair - Abigail Martinez


AMWA-PATH invites you to purchase T-shirts from the annual virtual 5K, AMWA PATH RACE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS
T-shirts can be found at AMWA PATH T-Shirt Fundraiser and Spring colors here.

Student Spotlight Special Edition:

Victoria Addis, Advocacy Committee Student Leader

Victoria is a 3rd year medical student at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine and has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Hillsdale College. She was the president of her medical school’s AMWA chapter last year where she helped create a simulation curriculum for recognition and intervention of human trafficking in the healthcare setting. Victoria is the current student Advocacy Committee Chair of AMWA PATH and she hopes to use her position to bring more awareness about human trafficking and help give students the tools to better intervene and care for victims. Currently, the advocacy committee hosted their first ADVOCATE Meeting in July where they gave an introduction of Human Trafficking and walked students through a case to apply the information. Next meeting will be in September!


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.

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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