Student Division Region 9 Director
Alexandra Pincus is an MD/PhD student at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California with a major in Biology and a minor in French, then worked at the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC studying molecular mechanisms of alcohol abuse disorder. She currently studies lung diseases at the intersection of neuroscience and immunology under the mentorship of Dr. David Jacoby. In medical school she worked to re-launch the OHSU branch of AMWA, and subsequently served three years on the executive board before becoming Region 9 director. She has helped to create peer mentorship programs with undergraduates in Portland, organized a series of community events with faculty and residents to facilitate mentorship for medical students, presented research on gender inequality in medical education, and helped create and organize the first annual student-run conference of the OHSU AMWA branch. She was a founder of the Women’s Leadership Development Program, a curriculum for women entering medical school to affirm and empower their leadership potential, which has been honored with awards at the local and national level. One of her greatest joys is working with programs that affirm, engage, and empower her community of women leaders. In her free time she loves to read, rock climb, and enjoy really good french cheese.