Ima N. Garcia ’95
Ima N. Garcia ’95 has been selected as one of two 2011 Nurses of the Year by the Leukemia Research Foundation. The award was presented at the foundation’s 65th annual medical awards luncheon. The award, presented annually since 1996, was created to recognize hematology-oncology nurses who give their time, compassion, and heart each and every day to those touched by leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers. Ima has been a nursing professional for more than 16 years. She is a nurse practitioner at University of Chicago Medical Center where she manages the most difficult patients with hematological malignancies: those for whom a stem cell transplant is the best chance for a cure or those for whom standard therapy has failed.