AMA Awards Research Grants to Advance the Study of Women in Medicine


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Kimberly Templeton, MD

Kimberly Templeton, MD

Anne Walling, MD

Anne Walling, MD

Basmah Safdar, MD

Basmah Safdar, MD

THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA) recognizes influential female physician leaders as part of Women in Medicine Month each September. To showcase the accomplishments of these leaders, the AMA Women Physicians Section and the AMA Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2017 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women research grants program. 

One of the winning 2017 projects focuses on “Issues Faced by Senior Women Physicians.” It was led by Kimberly Templeton, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kansas Health System and Immediate Past President of the American Medical Women’s Association, and Anne Walling, MD, Professor Emerita in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita. 

The recipient of the second award was Basmah Safdar, MD, Associate Professor and Director, of the Department of Emergency Medicine, at Yale University. Her research project, “Does Stereotyping of a Physician by Gender and Race Affect Patient Satisfaction? Evidence from a patient analog experiment,” seeks to explore patient bias against physicians, and provide insight into the underlying cause of workplace stressors that impact career satisfaction and burnout of doctors from underrepresented groups. 

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THE JOAN F. GIAMBALVO FUND for the Advancement of Women Award is administered by the AMA Foundation, on behalf of the AMA Women Physicians Section. Recipients of the award receive scholarships of up to $10,000 to identify and address issues that affect women physicians and medical students. 

The next application deadline for the fund is July 31, 2018. For more information about the award, visit https://www.ama-assn.org/giambalvo-fund. ■



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