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Cassie Kennedy, M.D., receives Cortese family Innovation Award in the Science of Health Care Delivery

Cassie Kennedy, M.D. (I ’03, CMR ’04, CI ’06, THDCC ’08), Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received the third annual Denis A. Cortese M.D. and Donna H. Cortese Innovation Award in the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Kennedy proposes to create a research registry of transplant patient s’ caregivers — a group that research shows often experiences stress and illness as a result of their duties.

Dr. Kennedy is an assistant professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

The Cortese family grant was established in 2017 by Denis Cortese, M.D. (I1 ’71, I ’72, THD ’76), who served as Mayo Clinic CEO from 2003 to 2009; and his wife, Donna, to develop, test and implement innovative solutions for health care delivery. The award is managed by the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

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