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Glasgow-Rubin Certificates of Commendation for Academic Achievement Award
Here are the winners from A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
|Kimberly Serbousek, Whitney Pollard, Dr. Trish Sexton, Nicole Tillman, Elise Grgurich and Teresa Loden (2013)|
AMWA awards the Glasgow-Rubin Certificates of Commendation for Academic Achievement to women who graduate in the top ten percent of their medical school graduating classes. AMWA also awards a separate Certificate of Commendation for any woman who graduates first in her medical school class.
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Now accepting applications for AMWA's 2014 awards
AMWA is now accepting applications for the following awards:
|Elizabeth Blackwell Award
||Camille Mermod Award
|Woman in Science Award
||Lila A. Wallis Women’s Health Award
|Bertha Van Hoosen Award
||Anne C. Carter Student Leadership Award
|Exceptional Mentor Award
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AMWA Board - Call for nominations - extended to July 15
The AMWA Governance Committee is currently accepting nominations for positions of President Elect, Treasurer, and at-large Board of Directors for the 2014-2015. The completed application is due July 15. Click here for more information.
The goals of the PASS Program go well beyond helping you to merely pass an exam. We want each and every student who participates in the program to actually master medical information. We want your confidence high, and we want your desire to succeed strong.
AMWA's special 98th anniversary membership promotion - extended
In honor of AMWA's 98th Anniversary Year, new members can join AMWA at a deeply discounted rate of $98 - extended to Aug. 15. This is over 50 percent off of the normal membership rate of $225. Take advantage of this great offer and join our wonderful network of women leaders in medicine. JOIN NOW
Vision 2020 is expanding its delegate family - women leaders needed!
Women leaders are needed to be National Delegates for Vision 2020, a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to achieve women’s economic and social equality. Delegates from every state are needed except Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. AMWA is a National Ally of Vision 2020 and has been represented at every Congress since 2010. For more information, click here.
House passes bill to help diabetic women; cancer screening money in flux
The Lund Report
The House passed a bill that will require insurance companies to cover the prenatal medical needs of diabetic women at no extra cost during pregnancy.
Rep. Sara Gelser, a Corvallis Democrat, sponsored the bill, saying it would not only ease the burdens that diabetic women face when they become pregnant, but also prevent devastating stays in neonatal intensive care units for newborn infants.
House Bill 2432 will require private insurers and the Oregon Educators Benefit Board to cover additional doctor's visits and supplies including testing strips, insulin shots and insulin pumps for pregnant women without additional copayments.
Thomson Reuters survey claims: Gender gap 'muted'
The Huffington Post
Is the gender gap "muted?"
Yes, according to Thomson Reuters' New Professional Survey, the results of which were released. The survey polled 1,000 professional in developed (workers in the U.S. and U.K.) and emerging markets (workers in Brazil, China and India) around the world about their work habits, attitudes and plans for the future.
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For certain health risks, removing ovaries is medically necessary, not elective, surgery
Ovarian cancer can be a death sentence for many women. It is difficult to treat and often goes undetected until the late stages when it has spread to other organs in the pelvis and abdomen. Actress Angelina Jolie has reportedly decided to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, a procedure known as a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, to fend off getting the disease. Jolie is a carrier of a BRCA gene mutation, putting her at a 60 percent to 80 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 25 percent to 40 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer.
NLN report finds nursing education capacity expanding
The latest survey of nursing schools by the National League for Nursing finds the nation’s nursing education capacity expanding and some of the longstanding, unmet demand for seats in nursing schools beginning to subside. Waiting lists for entry into nursing programs were persistently long throughout the late-2000s, with national statistics and news reports and anecdotes from around the country describing a widespread lack of capacity in nursing education programs, according to an NLN news release.
Texas House panel advances proposal to restrict abortion
A Texas House committee voted to move forward with a proposal to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and toughen standards for clinics, after at least 2,000 people sought to testify for and against the measure at an eight-hour hearing.
The fiercely contested bill, which was stalled last week by a filibuster of a Democratic lawmaker, now will go to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
Digital health records' risks emerge as deaths blamed on systems
Electronic health records are supposed to improve medical care by providing physicians quick and easy access to a patient's history, prescriptions, lab results and other vital data. While the new computerized systems have decreased some kinds of errors, such as those caused by doctors' illegible prescriptions, the shift away from paper has also created new problems, with sometimes dire consequences.
FDA approves first nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes
FDA has approved low-dose paroxetine capsules (Brisdelle, Noven Pharmaceuticals), 7.5 mg/day, for treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause, also referred to as hot flashes and night sweats. Prior to the approval of Brisdelle, hormone therapy was the only FDA-approved treatment for VMS. Hot flashes associated with menopause occur in up to 75 percent of women and can persist for up to 5 years, or even longer in some women.
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IPFW offers online degree program for nurses
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne this fall will offer an online bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing. The program is designed for registered nurses who have an associate degree in nursing and want a more advanced degree. It was developed by IPFW's Department of Nursing and will be offered through the Division of Continuing Studies' Online Learning Program.
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