2015 Lorena Herrig Career Enhancement Award:
Juanita Braxton, Surgery
Juanita has been with the UC Davis Health System for ten years. She is now manager of the F. William Blaisdell Surgical Education Program, which coordinates the residencies and fellowships in general and specialized surgery of about 120 doctors. She has served as president of the national professional organization for this very specialized field, the Association for Program Coordinators in Surgery. Of this aspect of her work she said, “Being a mentor/leader is rewarding and satisfying by helping other UC Davis Health System graduate medical education coordinators as well as health system administrators realize their goals by encouraging and supporting them.