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West Orange Resident Mary Ellen Morrow Receives AMWA's Camille Mermod Award

Credits: Mary Ellen Morrow
The audience at the AMWA including Michelle Bachelet ,former President of Chile (front left, red jacket), a doctor who now heads the Women's Task Force at the UN, applauds as Morrow receives her award.  Bachelet has been asked to return and run for President again and plans to do so. Credits: Mary Ellen Morrow

WEST ORANGE, NJ - 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 on March 15. 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 Past-President of the organization in 1968-69. Maryellen, a member of the organization and a professional photographer, hascontinued on with her mother's support of AMWA, 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. 
AMWA is the oldest multi-specialty 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
You can contact her at and see more of her work at

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