PA Student Elizabeth Murray, Class of 2010, developed and wrote a booklet designed to teach a series of classes for young women who are survivors of the child sex industry in Atlanta. This project was funded in part by a grant from the PA Foundation. The booklet that was developed by Elizabeth and others discusses vitamins, minerals, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, breast health and general information about navigating the healthcare system. Elizabeth was the recipient of one of 19 grants for PA student-led healthcare projects in 2009 by the PA Foundation which funded the production of the booklet as well as helped with the project.
Several of Elizabeth’s classmates joined in the effort to help with the publication: Mary-Margaret Ciavatta (’10) and Amber Goldberg (’10) assisted with editing and illustrations were done by classmate Chelsea Dezen (’10). Elizabeth is currently utilizing her clinical training with underserved populations at Emory; as well as her community experience and passion to help others in her PA position at an inner city clinic in Chicago, IL. Emory is honored that Elizabeth was recognized by the PA Foundation for her community outreach efforts.