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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.

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Leah Chen

Leah Chen is a third-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine. This year, she serves as senior co-director for the UWSOM Asylum Evaluation Student Clinic and is working to start a PHR chapter at UW. Leah is committed to supporting and working with underserved populations in her future career, particularly individuals who have experienced 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.  

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Reine Ibala

Reine Ibala is a new member of the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Subcommittee and previously served on the Curriculum Subcomittee. A rising MS4 at Weill Cornell Medical College, Reine is currently obtaining her MPH in Global Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She earned a Bachelor’s from Yale University in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology prior to medical school. At Weill Cornell, Reine led the Center for Human Rights’ Curriculum Committee on the development of an international human rights crises lecture series. She has engaged in research on the impact of GBV on the mental health of young women and girls in SubSaharan Africa and Jordan and contributed to the creation of PHR’s sexual and gender-based violence training module. A Congolese asylum seeker herself, Reine aims to marry her passion for migrant and refugee rights with her interests in global health policy and surgery.



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

Session One

Session Two

Session Three

Session Four

Session Five

Session Six

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