Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM)

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The Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) was established in 2009 to promote the recruitment, retention, advancement and leadership of women in academic emergency medicine. The success of academic emergency medicine and the ability of the specialty to train future emergency physicians are intrinsically linked with the success of women faculty as they now represent half of the medical student body and almost half of physicians.
  Click here to join us today! Why Join AWAEM?
  • Take part in peer-to-peer and mentor networks, both regionally and nationally
  • Have the opportunity to collaborate on educational initiatives, develop policy, and perform gender-specific research
  • Speak with a unified voice, both within EM and to outside organizations
  • Enjoy a bimonthly newsletter consistently read by over 90% of members
  • Get involved in our active committees
  • Access a library of invaluable resources on a wide variety of topics, including work-life balance, career decisions, leave policies, leadership, and so much more!

Our Mission Statement

Our Brochure

Letters Writers Bureau

Guidelines for Writing Letters
Letter writers (to report that were written)
Letter Writer's Bureau (Letter Writer List)
Letter Writers Bureau List

2023-2024 AWAEM Executive Committee 

President-  Kathleen “Kat” Ogle, MD
Immediate Past-President -  Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH
President-Elect - Amy Zeidan, MD
Secretary - Laura Walker, MD, MBA
Treasurer - Andrea Fang, MD
VP Corporate Development - Corrie Chumpitazi, MD, MS
VP Membership and Engagement - Taylor Stavely, MD
VP Education - Ynhi Thai Thomas, MD
VP Communications - Margaret Samuels-Kalow, MD, MPhil, MSHP
Resident Member - Ashleigh Omorogbe, MD

Board Liaison: Angela M. Mills, MD
Staff Liaison: Holly Byrd-Duncan, MBA

AWAEM Past Presidents

Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH
University of Maryland School 
Safdar, MD Associate Prof Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
Stacey Poznanski
 DO Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Susan Watts, PhD Texas Tech University
Esther Choo, MD, MPH Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital
Gloria Kuhn, DO, PhD Wayne State University
Stephanie Abbuhl, MD University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen Clem, MD Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Michelle D. Lall, MD Emory University School of Medicine
Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH Yale University School of Medicine
Tracy Madsen, MD, ScM Alpert Medical School, Brown University

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