Join us for a Physicians for Human Rights student advisory board educational series to learn more about what medical students and advocates should know to support victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

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About Us

Sexual and Gender Based Violence Subcommittee

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Victoria Lazarov

Victoria Lazarov is a third-year medical student at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She is the incoming director of her school’s PHR clinic, the Human Rights Initiative. Victoria hopes to promote health equity by bridging community voices with systems of care, particularly among underrepresented individuals, asylum seekers, New Americans and refugees. 

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Lauren Marcell

Lauren Marcell is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Washington. She is the founder and student co-director of the UWSOM Asylum Evaluation Student Clinic that serves Washington State. She has a strong interest in global health equity, reproductive justice and asylee and refugee health.


Alana Slavin, MSc

Alana Slavin is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. She has participated in a variety of advocacy projects with PHR, including research exploring the mental health outcomes of asylum-seekers at the United States-Mexico Border. As a budding child and adolescent psychiatrist, Alana is particularly interested in advocating for children who have survived trauma.

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Sneha Sharma

Sneha Sharma is a fourth-year MD/MSc student at New York University School of Medicine. She has previously held leadership roles with her school’s PHR chapter and asylum clinic, and is passionate about working with underserved patient populations. She hopes to incorporate human rights and advocacy into her future career as an internist.  



Click on the links below to view recorded seminar sessions and for additional information.

Session One

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Session Three

Session Four

Session Five

Session Six