AMWA's Physicians Against Trafficking of Humans
View this email in your browser

Interested in joining the PATH Leadership Team? Contact Us to join the Student Interest Group, apply to become a Physician Co-Chair, or train to become a LIFT Facilitator. 
AMWA PATH Newsletter
February 9, 2022

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:

Harlem Touro College/NY: February 15, 2022 Virtual
Tacoma/ WA: February 2022 Virtual
Baltimore/Hopkins: March 18, 2022 Virtual
UNLV Nursing School/Nevada: March 26, 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 PATH research committee is currently working on brainstorming and developing new ideas for studies. One future endeavor will be to redesign the Redcap survey for the LIFT education curriculum. Another possible future project will focus on retrospective assessment of our LIFT and Sustain attendees to assess proficiency. We are also continuing our efforts to connect with HEAL leaders and discuss future study ideas.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 subcommittee has welcomed Jessica Poirier as their new student leader. Jessica is a Canadian IMG interested in going into primary care. If you are interested in joining the public relations team, email
The education subcommittee has recently finished creating new curriculum content to add to our existing LIFT training. Keep an eye out for more information about this in the coming weeks! If you are interested in joining the research, advocacy, or education 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.

We want to share your success! 
E-mail your projects and events to the editors to be featured in upcoming newsletters


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)

Please fill out this form if you are interested in applying for a PATH Student Interest Group subcommittee leadership position. The positions will transition into new leadership in May 2022. Ideally the new leadership will give a two year commitment (until May 2024). Positions that will be open in May 2022 are: President, Vice President, Public Relations, Advocacy, and Fundraising


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 fundraiser.


End human trafficking t-shirts still available for purchase and can be found at AMWA PATH T-Shirt Fundraiser


Student Spotlight 

The February Student Spotlight highlights Rebecca Song. Rebecca Song is an EMT in Brooklyn, NY, and proudly serves as our AMWA-PATH intern. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Northeastern University in Boston. As a survivor of cultural gender-based violence and familiar identity theft, she actively coordinated fundraisers to support local domestic violence organizations and facilitated campus events to raise awareness for the cause. Many of these organizations provided services and shelter for survivors of both domestic violence and human trafficking. Rebecca joined our PATH team last summer; her favorite part of being an intern is recruiting old acquaintances and community organizations as panelists for LIFT events. Before working as an EMT, Rebecca spent much of her gap years teaching grade-school students. She plans to continue her own education as a nontraditional med applicant in the coming year. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying out new desserts and attempting to remake them in her kitchen.


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.

Connect with us online!
Copyright © American Medical Women's Association: Physicians Against Trafficking of Human.
All rights reserved.

Newsletter Editor:
Gabriella Newton

For questions or concerns please e-mail us at:

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
PATH · USA · USA, USA 10000 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp