The AMA Foundation and the AMA Women Physicians Congress has announced the recipients of the 2012 Joan F. Giambalvo Scholarship research grants.
Among this year’s recipients is Natalie Anne Clark, M.D., University of Michigan Medical School. The title of her research is “Conceiving Conception: Fertility Perceptions among American Physicians.”
These research scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to advance the progress of women in the medical profession and strengthen the ability to identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students through the study of professional issues of women in medicine. Five projects were funded in 2012.
“Women form one-third of the physician workforce and half of matriculants into medical school,” stated Claudia Reardon, M.D.., chair of the AMA Women Physicians Congress. “If we are going to meet the needs of an increasing patient population, we need to invest in research that improves our knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for women in medicine.”
“The AMA Foundation is excited to support the careers of these investigators as well as the important findings of their research,” said Owen Garrick, MD, MBA, AMA Foundation President. “Their results will help to shape the work environment for all physicians.”
The AMA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation, is dedicated to improving public health by raising funds and providing philanthropic support to high-impact health and medical scholarship programs.
The AMA Women Physicians Congress consists of the more than 67,000 female members of the AMA and aims to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles and to advocate for and advance the understanding of women’s health issues.
Web Address: http://www.ama-assn.org/go/wpc