Initiated in 1969 by Josephine E. Renshaw, M.D., this award is given to a non-physician who has rendered exceptional service to the association. It need not be awarded every year, but only when it is justly deserved. On rare occasions, the award is presented to a physician whose exceptional service to the Association is unrelated to her capacity as a physician.
Mary Ellen Morrow
Mary Ellen Morrow of West Orange, NJ, was awarded the coveted Camille Mermod Award by the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) at the 98th Anniversary Meeting, "Strategic Success for Women in Medicine," held at the Palace Hotel in New York City. This award is given to a non-physician who has rendered exceptional service to the association. AMWA is "The Vision and Voice of Women in Medicine since 1915.
Laura E. Morrow, MD, (now deceased) Mary Ellen's mother, was a Past-President of the organization in 1968-69.
As a photographer, and member, she has been carrying the torch for her Mother, and capturing the spirit of the organization with her photographs at annual meetings and events, as a tribute to her and in support of the positive work being done.
'As the oldest multi-specilaty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women's health, AMWA functions at the local, national, and international level to provide leadership development, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances. It is dedicated to addressing new challenges and issues as they arise.'
Mary Ellen remains passionate about the possibilities inherent in this talented and caring group of women in medicine. Many of her images, including a Facebook link to images from this recent event, and more information on how you can become a part, are found on the AMWA website www.amwa-doc.org.
1969 Gertrude Conroy, Executive Director, AMWA
1970 Robert Maloney, Attorney
1971 L. Robert Oaks, Publicity and P.R. - FAMWA
1972 Charles Golub, Auditor
1973 Eleanor R. Belmont, Benefactor
1974 C. Ruby Sears , Benefactor
1975 Mary Dublin Keyserling ,Program - The Fuller Utilization of Women Physicians
1976 Not Awarded
1977 Marion P. Crocker, Benefactor
1978 Mary Roth Walsh, Author - Doctors Wanted - No Women Need Apply
1979 Winston Cochran, M.D., FAMWA
1980 Samuel White, Insurance Agent
1981 Not Awarded
1982 Donald DeBona, Waverly Press - JAMWA Printer
1983 Albert Kroser, D.O. ,FAMWA
1984 Not Awarded
1985 Sandra Chaff, Archivist, Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine,
Med. Col. of PA and Paula Hughes (posthumously), AMWA's Financial Advisor,
Vice President,Thomson McKinnon
1986 Dorothy Darling, M.D., In her capacity as financial advisor to AMWA
1987 Ruth J. Abram, President, Paraphrase, Inc. creator, "Send Us a Lady Physician" 1988 Carol Davis-Grossman, Executive Director
1989 Jane Williamson, Managing Editor, JAMWA
1990 Leonard I. Melman, C.P.A., AMWA Auditor
1991 Not Awarded
1992 Joyce Kline Puletti, M.D. (posthumously), Benefactor
1993 Laurie R. Rockett, Esquire, Attorney
1994 Nancy E. Cahill, Esquire, AMWA Foundation Board Member and Marilyn North
Arnold Medical Relations Manager - Upjohn
1995 Roberta G. Rubin, M.D., Financial Advisor
1996 Eileen McGrath, JD, CAE, AMWA Executive Director
1997 Marie P. Glanz, AMWA Special Programs Director
1998 Edel Hondl, M.D., Fundraising for Student Loan Program
1999 Jean L. Fourcroy, M.D., PhD, Expertise in Information Systems Technology, Debra R. Judelson, M.Angela Tiberio, M.D.
2000 Jannine Jordan, Exec. Asst. to Executive Dir. and Board of Directors
2002 Ellen Morgenstern, AMWA/AMWA Foundation Consultant
2003 Susan Eisendrath, MPH, RHI Project Director
2004 Carol L. Jane, Wyeth
2005 Ruby Edmondson, AMWA Receptionist
2006 A. Michael Gellman, CPA, Rubino & McGeehin, AMWA’s Accountant
2007 Peter Bernhard
2008 Not given
2009 Shawn P. Fowler, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
2010 Not given
2011 Sarah Hagy, AMWA Associate Director
2012 Ryan Smith Medical Student & Online Community Director, AMWA
To Submit a Nominee
See the Awards page to submit your nominee. A statement of interest along with the candidates CV and the Awards Application are and required to complete your nomination.
Awardees must be present at the Awards Presentation Ceremony at AMWA's Annual Meeting in order to be eligible to receive an award.