Human Trafficking

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Date: April 28, 2023
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Mazurek Medical Education Commons 301/302
320 E. Canfield Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Category: Other

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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) welcomes all members of our community to join us for an upcoming interactive discussion:

"Human Trafficking"

In this one hour session participants will learn:

  • What is Human Trafficking
  • Take a closer look at Human Trafficking cases in the United States
  • The resources needed to help

When: Friday, April 28, 2023

Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

Location: In-person Mazurek Room 301/302

Virtual Platform: Zoom (you will receive the link 24hours before the event)

Guest Speakers:

Grace Broughton is an experienced, bilingual, research and litigation government attorney with over 15 years of relevant work experience. Since 2015, Grace has been a member of the Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault units at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office (WCPO). Currently she serves as Lead Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of the Sexual Assault Team. During her tenure with WCPO, she has litigated and overseen numerous jury trials. She vertically prosecutes each of her cases from charging to trial. Her job includes researching law, preparing files, and arguing motions. She works closely with detectives, Michigan State DNA Analysts, and other professionals to understand and present the People’s cases accurately to juries.

She obtained her dual law degrees from Ottawa University, Common Law Society in Canada and American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from York University. Grace is a member of the Michigan, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Ontario Bars.

Danielle Shamus received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Oakland University. As a scholarship softball player at Oakland, she dealt with challenges and fought many uphill battles on and off the field. She stayed in southeastern Michigan and earned her Juris Doctor at Wayne State University Law School.

After leaving private practice, Danielle joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. She is currently the sole assistant prosecutor dedicated to the Human Trafficking Unit where she vertically prosecutes human trafficking cases and violent sexual assault cases in which a firearm was utilized. During her time in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Danielle has been a part of the Screening and District Courts Division, an Out-County assistant prosecutor, a member of the Sexual Assault Team, and the Human Trafficking Unit. She has litigated numerous trials and various hearings of all types. Her experience has spanned a wide variety of cases including lower-level assault and theft cases, child abuse, armed robberies, carjackings, assaults with intent to murder, drug trafficking, healthcare fraud, violent sexual assaults, and human trafficking. Danielle meticulously prepares each she prosecutes, taking the necessary time to work with local and federal law enforcement agencies, researching and drafting motions, and communicating with victims in a victim-centered approach every step of the way.

Target Audience: Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty, staff, medical students, fellow and residents

The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: This program is not related to specific diseases or conditions but rather deal exclusively with medical education. Therefore there are no potential conflicts of interest with ineligible companies as defined by ACCME and there is no need to identify, disclose or mitigate commercial conflicts of interest.

April 2023