Resident Division

Resident Division Award Winners

2018 Resident Award Winners

Charlotte Edwards Maguire, MD Outstanding Resident Mentor Award – Carissa May, MD

Dr. Carissa May is an Ob/Gyn resident physician at Beaumont Health – Royal Oak, affiliated with the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (Michigan). She attended the University of Southern California and subsequently attended the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she met her husband, Dr. Kennedy Iheanacho. Dr. May enjoys teaching amidst the busy Ob/Gyn service at Beaumont and is a proponent of effective mentorship for both professional and personal success and fulfillment. When away from work, Dr. May enjoys singing, learning foreign languages, and spending time and traveling with her husband and 18-month-old daughter, Bella Cruz Iheanacho. Dr. May looks forward to combining her passions for women’s health, language, and travel, through incorporation of Global Health in her future practice where she can further learn, practice, and utilize French, Spanish, and American Sign Language as an important communication tool with her patients.

Susan L. Ivey, MD Courage to Lead Award – Pauley T. Gasparis, MD

I graduated from Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine and am pursuing a career in breast imaging. I am passionate about advocating for breast health and appropriate breast cancer screening and have discussed these issues on Capitol Hill with our State Senators. With my colleagues, I developed the Women in Radiology Group at Indiana University. This has provided an outlet for women in radiology to encourage one another in their personal and professional lives. I am currently the Faculty Co-Advisor for the AMWA Pre-med branch at IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN. I love mentoring pre-medical students and encouraging them to enter the medical profession. I have hosted multiple events bringing women faculty, residents, and students together to discuss relevant issues. I have also organized multiple visiting professorships with a focus on women in radiology. I love being a part of AMWA because I am passionate about creating a strong supportive network among women physicians.

Elinor T. Christiansen, MD Altruism Award – Sarah A. Eidelson, MD

Dr. Sarah Eidelson grew up in South Florida and attended the University of Miami(UM) for her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Medicine. She is currently a PGY-4 General Surgery resident at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Eidelson took two years off to pursue a research fellowship in trauma, critical care and burns, as well as a Master of Public Health. She runs the Mass Casualty Training for the US Army Forward Surgical Team, in addition to volunteering as a field-of-play medic at last year’s Olympics in Brazil. Helping oversee the surgical clerkship has fueled her passion for both medical education and mentorship.

Susan Love Writing Contest: Elizabeth Brigham, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Brigham is a second year Pediatrics resident at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Prior to her pediatric residency, she graduated from medical school at Penn State College of Medicine in 2015 and completed a preliminary year in General Surgery. She has a particular interest in pediatric critical care, pediatric trauma, and simulation-based resident education. She has been involved with AMWA since the beginning of medical school serving as the President of her medical school’s chapter and as the Region 3 Supervisor on the AMWA student board.