WELCOME
TO THE FIRE

PURPOSE. INSPIRATION. TRANSFORMATION. MEANT FOR MORE THAN MEDICORE.

  Dream greatly. Find Purpose. Inspire others. Lead transformation. Be more than mediocre.

Dream greatly. Find Purpose. Inspire others. Lead transformation. Be more than mediocre.

These are the words that drive me. The concepts that motivate me every day. Who am I? A person reaching to fulfill these words with my life. I constantly fall short, but I learn and move forward.

But given that this is an about page, I’ll give you the standard information – if you want my CV, that’s a different conversation!

I am a daughter, wife, mother, friend and physician, among many other things.

I grew up in Northern Minnesota, where I met the man who has ever since been my partner in crime, inspiration and one of best husbands and fathers I can imagine. My love of science and service lead me to Medicine as my career choice. I completed medical school and my residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. After this, I wanted to develop specific expertise and therefore completed fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases, along with a Masters in Clinical and Translations Research at Mayo Clinic. I am currently an assistant professor of Medicine and, associate director of Infection Prevent and Control, at University of Nebraska Medical Center.

I am married to Michael Cawcutt, an amazing designer, brand developer, user interface/experience expert and blossoming educator. I have two children who make every day both an unending blessing and inspire me to live those words above to leave a legacy of impact that they can be proud of.

I have an amazing, supportive family and group of friends that have been the backbone of success. They say it takes a village to raise a child. This is not true. It takes a village to raise a human from birth to death. We all need a village and I am so incredibly fortunate to have mine.

Finally, what is it I aspire to? My passions are leadership and personal development. With these, I dream of changing organizational cultures, particularly the culture of medicine, into something greater, something more positive. Something inspirational.

Yes, that is a HUGE goal. But if we do not dream great things, we will not achieve them.

Dream greatly. Find Purpose. Inspire others. Lead transformation. Be more than mediocre.

 
 

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