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Spalluto lands grant from AMA Women Physicians Section

Oct. 8, 2015, 10:02 AM

Vanderbilt’s Lucy Spalluto, M.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently named to receive a 2015 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women research grant from the American Medical Association Women Physicians Section.

Lucy Spalluto, M.D.

The grants are awarded by the American Medical Association (AMA) to research programs focusing on advancing the study of women in the medical profession and strengthening the AMA’s ability to address the issues affecting women physicians and medical students.

Spalluto’s project is titled “Female Faculty Development in Radiology” and will focus on designing and implementing a module-based educational program to promote the advancement of female faculty in radiology.

“Ultimately, I hope to design a sustainable curriculum to promote female faculty development and retention within not only my institution but throughout academic medical centers across the nation.”

Spalluto’s award was one of two nationally. The other recipient was Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University.

The 70,000-member AMA Women Physicians Section works to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles and to advocate for and advance the understanding of women’s health issues.

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