UNC & Duke Advocates for MD-PhD Women in Science thank the Kenan-Biddle Partnership for their support!

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Melodi, Amy, and Audrey presenting at the Kenan-Biddle Poster Session. Kate created the group’s poster.

On October 27th the UNC & Duke AMPWIS leadership had the opportunity to thank the Kenan-Biddle Partnership donors in person at the annual Poster Session. It was a fantastic experience to meet the individuals who support our joint endeavor, and we hope to have the opportunity to work with them all in the future.

Our project’s poster can be found HERE.

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Working with Policymakers

As both physicians and scientists, we will all be in positions to use our expertise to make positive social change through our research, our delivery of patient care, and through political activism.

If you are interested in learning how to become involved in public policy, please join UNC and Duke AMPWIS on October 29th at 7pm at Kelly Orgel’s home. We are honored to have NC Representative Verla Insko, and former NC Senator Ellie Kinnaird  join us for the conversation to educate us all on how to work with policymakers for political change.

Event page HERE. Event flier HERE. We hope you can join us for this incredible opportunity!

 

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NIH Women in Science Newsletter Highlights AMPWIS!

The NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers sponsors a Women in Science Newsletter featuring recent research, a scientist spotlight, an institutional spotlight & current news and reports. In the September issue UNC was highlighted as an institution working towards equality through the BIRCWH program, UNC AMPWIS, and UNC WISE! Way to go UNC!!

You can find the September 2015 Advances & Insights: Women in Science Newsletter HERE.

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Excellent Discussion on the Equal Rights Amendment!

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for a lively discussion on the history of the ERA, the reawakening of the movement, and what it would mean if the ERA were to be ratified as part of the constitution. Thanks particularly to UNC’s own Dr. Rachel Seidman, who expertly provided the movement background and led the discussion.

The Equal Rights Amendment

  • Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
  • Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
  • Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
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Second Annual Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science – A great success!

Second Annual Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science hosted at Duke - Group Photo of students from 6 universities

Second Annual Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science

Hosted by Duke AMPWIS on May 16, 2015, the second symposium was a phenomenal day of career development and networking. With 27 students from 6 different MD-PhD programs (UNC, Duke, MUSC, UVA, VCU, Johns Hopkins), it was great to see both new and returning faces from last year’s symposium. Attendees learned how to build high valued relationships, a formula for success as a physician scientist and as a women in power, practiced their elevator pitches, presented their exciting research, and received a book on effective leadership. We are already excited for next year’s Symposium at MUSC on May 14, 2016!!!

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AMPWIS Undergraduate Mentoring Program highlighted in Vital Signs!

Read the full story HERE!

UNC & Duke AMPWIS leadership teams working together through a Kenan-Biddle Partnership Grant. Brooke Matson, Kate Hacker, Audrey Verde, Amy Wisdom, and Melodi Whitley. Photo by Max Englund/UNC Health Care.

UNC & Duke AMPWIS leadership teams working together through a Kenan-Biddle Partnership Grant. Brooke Matson, Kate Hacker, Audrey Verde, Amy Wisdom, and Melodi Whitley. Photo by Max Englund/UNC Health Care.

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Health Policy & Patient Advocacy: Medical Student Essentials

Want to get more involved with health policy and patient advocacy but aren’t sure where to start? If so, please join UNC & Duke AMPWIS on May 4th at 7pm in Bondurant G074 for an exciting and informative workshop led by Dr. Sue Tolleson-Rinehart and Dr. Beat Steiner with guest MD/PhD student Tilden Hagan on the essentials of healthcare policy and working with legislators.

To assist in our event planning, a survey on US government and politics will be provided prior to the event via email and posted on the EVENT PAGE.

Please RSVP HERE  and indicate your side item contribution.

This is going to be a great event! We hope you all can join us!

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UNC & Duke AMPWIS Mentor Social

Join AMPWIS on April 7th at 6:30pm at the Chapel Hill location of Tobacco Road for an exciting evening of mingling and networking with faculty mentors from both UNC and Duke! This is a great opportunity to interact with and ask advice of successful academic researchers from a variety of fields.

Light appetizers will be available. Please RSVP HERE.

More information can be found on the EVENT PAGE and the Event Flier.

We hope to see you there!

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UNC/Duke Invited Speaker Dr. Matilda Nicholas

Our next event on March 12th at 7pm at Duke is an evening conversation with one of our MD-PhD program’s alumni now working at Duke in Dermatology, Dr. Matilda Nicholas! During this event Dr. Nicholas will speak with us on her career development over time, the challenges she has faced while trying to balance residency with her research goals, and what she has been doing to achieve her research goals since at Duke. Dr. Nicholas is also the author of a well-known and very entertaining blog about her life as an MD/PhD Student, from the beginning of medical school up to and including her faculty appointment. It can be found HERE.

It is going to be a great night and we hope you all can make it!

More details can be found on the event page HERE.

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UNC AMPWIS CV Development Workshop

In a UNC AMPWIS event on February 19th from 6-7:30pm in Bondurant 2035Amy Blackburn and colleagues from both the UNC and Duke Career Services will lead a workshop aimed at providing us with the tools necessary to professionally format our CVs.

***Students should prepare their CV ahead of the event and bring a printed version with them.***

The workshop will start with a review of the basics for the academic CV and NIH Biosketch. Then students will break out into five groups, where each group will have a staff member to review their CV’s and provide feedback.

This is an incredibly valuable opportunity to have professional feedback on CV formatting and content. We hope to see you all there!

Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP HERE.

A map showing the location of Bondurant Hall and nearby parking decks can be found HERE.

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