The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) has elected Dr. Eliza Chin as President and Dr. Mary Guinan as President-Elect to the AMWA Board of Directors.
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) has elected Dr. Eliza Chin as President and Dr. Mary Guinan as President-Elect to the AMWA Board of Directors. The American Medical Women's Association empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women.
Eliza L. Chin, MD, MPH received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School, an M.P.H. from Columbia University, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She served on the teaching faculty at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine. In 2002, she published the anthology, This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine (Sage 2001, Oxford 2003). She was featured in the 2003 NIH / National Library of Medicine Exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians. From 2002-2004, she was a visiting scholar at the Women's Leadership Institute at Mills College. She is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.
Mary Guinan, PhD, MD is a physician and scientist who was employed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta GA in various scientific and administrative positions for over 20 years (1976-1998) rising to a top leadership position as the Associate Director for Science. She was the first woman to serve in this position. She has worked in public health throughout her career and has extensive experience both nationally and internationally in prevention and control of diseases and injury. In 1998 she left CDC to start a second career as Nevada State Health Officer. In 2004 she became founding Dean of the UNLV School of Public Health. She served as both State Health Officer and Dean from 2008-2009 and then returned to the Founding Dean position at UNLV.
New board members include: Neelum Aggarwal, MD; Susan Ivey, MD, MHSA; Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD; Kimberly Templeton, MD; and Laura Hudgings.
The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. They achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and through building strategic alliances.