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AMWA Board - Call for nominations
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 1. Click here for more information.
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.
Welcoming Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla, AMWA President-elect, as new anchor
Earlier this year, Mission Critical Health launched a new editorial service to provide educational
healthcare content to hospitals, clinics, physician offices and assisted living communities nationwide. As
a practicing physician and the host of this new series, Dr. Haffizulla will provide valuable insight into the
challenges and evidence based solutions within today’s healthcare environment.
Please review Dr. Haffizulla’s Bio by clicking this link.
For more information visit www.missioncriticalhealth.com
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
In honor of AMWA's 98th Anniversary Year, new members can join AMWA at a deeply discounted rate of $98 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
Contracts and negotiations for women physicians
Women MD resources
Do you hate to negotiate? You’re not alone. (Did you negotiate your most recent contract? Take the WMDR poll.)
Women who negotiate are often seen in a negative light and are thought to be more "unlikable", something most of us try to avoid. So we avoid negotiating for things both large and small. As a result, we get paid less, have fewer resources, and feel devalued.
From a simple request for better help from your office staff to the most complex contract negotiations for a new position that leads to your dream career, negotiation skills are essential. And contrary to what you might think or may be told, everything is negotiable.
Fortunately, negotiating skills can be learned.
• June 12, 8 p.m. EST, 5 Step Winning Negotiating Strategies for Women MDs
Sign up today--and learn to negotiate better so you can earn what you're worth.
-- Linda Brodsky & the WMDR Team
And don't miss these upcoming events for women in medicine:
And plan to participate in the upcoming Women Physicians - American Medical Association June meeting.
Be recognized in AMWA's legacy exhibit
Thanks to the dedication and generosity of AMWA members nationwide, AMWA now has a permanent exhibit in the lobby of Drexel University's Legacy Center, home of the Archives and Special Collections on Women and Medicine. This exhibit showcases AMWA's historical documents, photographs, and relics from the past century. Donors who contribute more than $1000 will receive special recognition within the exhibit and those contributing more than $2500 will also be recognized in the virtual Wall of Fame.
Platinum Level Donors $10,000 and up
Gold Level Donors $5,000 and up
Silver Level Donors $2,500 and up
Bronze Level Donors $1,000 and up
Donate online now or mail checks to AMWA-Legacy Fund at 12100 Sunset Hills Rd. Suite 130, Reston, Virginia 20190. Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated. Deadline, July 31, 2013.
For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our generous donors to date. Click here to read more.
The essay topic is "Who inspires your chronic resilience?"
When will healthcare truly be affordable?
With implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. has taken a huge step in attempting to make healthcare affordable for all U.S. citizens. The objectives are clear and well-intended. The healthcare benefits of the law are significant, but we are kidding ourselves if we really think healthcare is going to be affordable, especially for the currently uninsured.
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Gender-lens investing: From margins to mainstream
While Sheryl Sandberg galvanizes women to lean in to their careers, "gender-lens investing" galvanizes investors to support them. The gender-lens investment movement calls for investors to use gender as a category of analysis in company diligence, prioritizing bets on value opportunities in three types of firms: companies led by women, companies that promote gender equity, and companies that benefit women through products and services.
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Sleep duration, insomnia, and coronary heart disease among postmenopausal women
Journal of Women's Health
Long and short sleep duration are associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, evidence is inconsistent. It was sought to identify whether self-reported sleep duration and insomnia, based on a validated questionnaire, are associated with increased incident CHD and CVD among postmenopausal women.
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CMS: Healthcare reform powers fraud prevention
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has recouped more than $14.9 billion in healthcare fraud recoveries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
Moreover, CMS has thrown 14,663 crooked providers and suppliers out of Medicare over the past two years, compared to only 6,307 revocations two years before healthcare reform screening and review requirements took effect.
Medical school enrollment forecast tempered by residency concerns
Medical schools will boost enrollment 30 percent by 2017 to ease the nation's physician shortage, but that won't do much good if the federal government won't provide funding to expand residency slots, a new survey of the nation's medical school deans finds.
Nurse practitioners, doctors in tug-of-war over patients
The nation's 155,000 nurse practitioners are caught in a tug-of-war with doctors over who will provide basic primary care for the 30 million U.S. citizens set to get health insurance under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The nurses say they can do their jobs just fine without...
Quest, Hologic form alliance to focus on women's health
The Wall Street Journal
Hologic Inc. (HOLX) and Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX) entered an alliance to expand Quest's offerings of Hologic's Aptima cervical-cancer testing products, expanding the relationship between the two companies.
Under the nonexclusive agreement, initially set for five years, the companies plan to focus on opportunities to develop and expand access to diagnostic options for women's health and implement joint programs to advance women's health issues. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Cholesterol screening for women: Who is 'at risk'?
Journal of Women's Health
High cholesterol often precedes cardiovascular disease (CVD) and guidelines recommend cholesterol screening among at-risk women. Definitions of CVD risk vary and prevalence of dyslipidemia (abnormal total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C), or non-HDL-C) among at-risk women may vary by age and definition of CVD risk.
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