2015 Winner
Dr. XXXNeda Sedora-Román, MD

Appointment: Resident in Radiology, Class of 2016
Undergraduate Education: University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, BS Biology magna cum laude
Medical Education: University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
Internship: San Juan City Hospital

Neda Sedora-Roman, a 3rd year radiology resident at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, was awarded the AAWR ARRS Member-in-Training Award for 2015 for her abstract, “Breast MRI: Us BIRADS 4A, 4B, 4C helpful in interpretation?” Then, the panel discussion, “Future women leaders in radiology: how to climb the ladder and overcome challenges,” began. The panelists attempting to address this difficult topic included: Dr. Kathleen Fink, a neuroradiologist at the University of Washington; Dr. Elizabeth K. Arleo, a breast/body imager from NY-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell; Dr. Ashley Simonak, a 4th-year resident at University of South Carolina; and Dr. Jennifer Favinger, chief radiology resident at University of Washington. Several themes recurred, including the importance of: a supportive partner and nanny; a positive work environment, where there is an emphasis on being a team player and helping colleagues; considering carefully when to reveal pregnancy during a job search; saying yes and no according to whether doing something, or not, furthers individual professional and/or personal goals; and multiple reminders to “take care of yourself!”

2014 Winner

Manish Bahl, MD
Manisha Bahl grew up in Chico, California, and graduated in three years with a perfect GPA from Stanford University, where she majored in Human Biology.  After completing her undergraduate studies, Manisha was selected as one of ten students nationwide for a prestigious one-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.  She then earned her MD from the UC-San Francisco School of Medicine and a Masters in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.