Medical Student Division

Young Women in Science Awards

Created in 2008 and funded by Wyeth and Roberta Rubin, the Young Women in Science Award recognizes outstanding medical student achievement in basic science and research. These awards are given to the first through third place winners of the medical student poster presentation at the AMWA Annual Meeting. Research posters are evaluated on the basis of basic science, presentation, and commitment to an innovative and significant research project which contributes to scientific and medical knowledge. Winners are recognized at the AMWA Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony and receive prizes of $250, $150, and $100 respectively.

Please refer to the Medical Student Poster page for more information about submitting abstracts and for updates. Abstracts selected for poster presentation at the Annual Meeting will be evaluated by AMWA Judges. All submissions require approval from all authors prior to acceptance, and all accepted abstracts will be published in an online abstract booklet. Please email the Medical Student Conference Chairs with any questions.

Congratulations to the 2016 winners:

  • Original Research
    • First Place: Madison Conces from Indiana University School of Medicine
      “Whole genome sequencing to identify the genetic etiology of the TIM-1 thymoma mouse model”
    • Second Place: Madeleine Manka from John Hopkins University
      “Course Director Selection of Faculty Lecturers in Undergraduate Medical Education”
    • Third Place: Rachel Ruderman from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
      “Assessing Sex-Based Cardiovascular Guidelines: Knowledge and Attitudes”
  • Case Report
    • First placeDana Jones from Indiana University School of Medicine
      “Pregnancy and an Expanding Right Breast Mass”
    • Second place: Emily Kelly from Florida Atlantic University
      “A Rare Case of Perianal Granular-Cell Tumor”
    • Third placeMacKenzie Austgen and Amber Lee from Indiana University School of Medicine
      “Too Much of a Good Thing? Two cases of excessive exercise in teenagers”

2015 Winners

  • Original Research
    • First Place: Kathleen Thill from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine – “Professional Breastfeeding Hotline Helps Nursing Mothers Continue Breastfeeding”
    • Second Place: Johanna Kreafle from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – “Implementation of a Sustainable Patient Education Program in a Student-Run Free Clinic”
    • Third Place: Dena Abuelroos from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine – “Gender Equality in Healthcare: A Diversity Education Series Focusing on Health Disparities in Women”
  • Case Report
    • First placeEmily Mindrebo Miner & Harini Gurram from Indiana University School of Medicine – “Dying of a Broken Heart? Recurrent Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy”
    • Second place: Brooke Watanabe, Jendayi Olabisi, and Annalise Almdale from Indiana University School of Medicine – “A Stroke of Bad Luck: CVA in the Pediatric Population”
    • Third placeIrene Tsung, and Bharathi Muthusamy from Indiana University School of Medicine – “Pictorial Essay: Second Twin or Molar Pregnancy? Progression of a Uterine Mass in Early Pregnancy”
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