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AMWA PATH Newsletter
December 14, 2021

Table of Contents

  • Education Events
  • Committee Updates
  • Leadership
  • Campaigns
  • Fundraising
  • Student Spotlight
  • AMWA Membership
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. Some upcoming LIFT events are:

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

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 Research Committee has been working on advocating for the implementation of M-SIGHT into medical school curricula. M-SIGHT is a multi-modal educational module that involves online learning, medical documentation, and patient-based simulation to thoroughly teach medical students how to identify possible risk factors of trafficking and the resources to which they should refer victims/ patients at risk of being trafficked. We have been working to coordinate with the founders of HEAL Trafficking, who were involved in the authorship of the M-Sight project, to discuss this further! 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 Education Committee is looking for people to help create educational videos on labor trafficking. If you are interested in getting involved in this please email They are also working on revising the current LIFT curriculum to include new topics, such as how trafficking recognition varies in rural and indigenous communities. If you are interested in joining the student interest group please email

To join any of the above committees, please email


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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At this time AMWA-PATH is recruiting LIFT coordinators: Volunteer position:
Duties: 3.5 hour commitment per LIFT event (day of communications, panelists check in, running the zoom platform during the LIFT training, as well as assisting facilitator/lecturer with time management and monitoring chat/Q&A)


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.



AMWA-PATH invites you to our second annual virtual 5K, AMWA PATH RACE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS
T-shirts can be found at AMWA PATH T-Shirt Fundraiser
Friday Jan. 14- Monday Jan. 31, 2022


Student Spotlight 

The November Student Spotlight highlights Gabriella Newton. Ella is a senior at the University of Mississippi majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Chemistry and Business. She has been doing research on plant gravitropism with the Biology Department for the past year and a half, and in the spring with be presenting her thesis to the Honors college. Ella is planning on taking a gap year after she graduates in May, 2022 to focus on gaining more clinical experience and applying to medical school in the upcoming 2022 application cycle. She has been with AMWA-PATH for the past six months and currently serves as our AMWA-PATH student intern. In her free time, In her free time, Ella likes to tutor high school and grade school student in STEM courses, go on walks with her dog, and paint. She is very much enjoying her time with AMWA PATH as it has become something very important to her. She can not wait to continue this work now and in the future with other women in medicine.


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.

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Gabriella Newton

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