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Highlighting the Heroes: Carver College of Medicine - University of Iowa Grad Up for $25K Award

Our H.E.R.O. Award -Honoring Excellent Resident Observations – was launched to highlight the personal sacrifices and educational commitment during a medical resident’s professional adult life.  We realize, considering the fast moving changes in healthcare,  how courageous medical residents are to embark upon a career in medicine with such an uncertain future.  This award is our way of recognizing that courage.

We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our nominees individually:

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Leslie Cavazos

KUMC, Kansas City, KS – Kansas City, MO
A 2011 graduate of the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Dr. Cavazos received a top-notch education. The level of teaching and faculty dedication made this medical education memorable. Rehabilitation medicine is the perfect mix of general medicine, functional outcomes, and pain management. Helping patients reach their optimal level of function in the community is a gift. Dr. Cavazos would like to work with an aging population and find ways for them to prolong their functional independence in the community. She also wants to improve quality of life in cancer survivors, through rehabilitation programs, that assist patients and families. Like all medical residents, Leslie sacrificed time with family, and she was already a mother when entering medical school. Vote for Leslie here. If you know a resident that deserves to be recognized, please nominate your candidate here.