By Cristina Font The American Medical Women’s Association Region 5 Conference, held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) on February 9-10, was a great success! Three of our own second-year medical students at San Juan Bautista traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to present the research that they worked on over the previous summer. These students were Adriana Gordon, Andrew Blundell, and Cristina Font.
This was the first time that AMWA Region 5 held its own conference, and students from all over the southern states and the Caribbean came to participate. The event included guest lecturers, networking opportunities, a suture workshop, and a poster session with judges. The lecturers discussed important topics such as work life balance, negotiation skills for women in medicine, confronting bias, women leadership, human sex trafficking, and mitigating fatigue and burnout. Congratulations to Andrew Blundell for winning an award in the category of “Best Original Research Poster” for his project called A deep dive into the diagnostic utility of eosinophil- and basophil-C4d!
Adriana Gordon, MS2, presents her project, Upregulation of ABCA1 in lipid-loaded macrophages is dependent on autophagy.
Andrew Blundell, MS2, accepts the award for “Best Original Research Poster”.