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2011 HHS Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Award

patricia tabloski
Pat Tabloski is not only an expert nurse practitioner, she is changing the way nurses and other health care professionals meet the unique needs of our aging adults. Her research career has focused on the sleep and care of the elderly, specifically in areas such as sleep improvement for nursing home residents, hospice care, Alzheimer's disease and palliative care. - Jane M. Kirkpatrick

Patricia A. Tabloski, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs,
William F. Connell School of Nursing,
Boston College, Concord, Mass.

EDUCATION

BS '73, Nursing, Purdue University
MS '78, Nursing, Seton Hall University
PhD '89, Philosophy, University of Rochester

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2006-present Associate Dean of Graduate Programs,
William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
1998-2006 Associate Professor,
William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
1987-2002 Gerontological Nurse Practitioner,
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
1991-1998 Associate Professor; Associate Director,
Travelers Center on Aging, School of Nursing,
University of Connecticut
1987-1991 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Nursing,
University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Distinguished Alumni Award

paul_ziemer
Dr. Ziemer has always been a man of integrity,
determination and honor. Through all of his roles,he has continually taken on additional responsibilities, utilizing his best attributes to impact those around him. Ever since his retirement, Dr. Ziemer has been very actively participating in the school's activities and providing his invaluable suggestions for the school's sustainable growth. - Wei Zheng, PhD

Dr. Paul Ziemer

Professor Emeritus and Retired Head
School of Health Sciences
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

EDUCATION

BS '57, Physics, Wheaton College
MS '59, Radiological Physics, Vanderbilt University
PhD '62, Bionucleonics, Purdue University

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2001-2010 Chair, Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health,
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
1993-2000 Head, School of Health Sciences, Purdue University
1990-1993 Assistant Secretary, Energy for Environment,
Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Energy
1983-1990 Head, School of Health Sciences, Purdue University
1982-1983 Acting Head, School of Health Sciences,
Purdue University
1982 Acting Head, Bionucleonics Department,
Purdue University

Distinguished Service Award

Jane Link
Jane is a lifetime ambassador for Purdue University. She promotes, publicizes and recruits for Purdue to the many audiences with whom she has contact. Purdue is fortunate to have her as a spirited advocate. Jane's enthusiasm and smile are contagious. - Linda Conner

Jane S. Link

Former Director of Academic Advising and Recruiting,
Center for Adult and Part-Time Students (CAPS),
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

EDUCATION

BS '67, Vocational Home Economics Education, Purdue University
ME '72, Vocational Education, University of Cincinnati
PhD '80, Vocational Education, Adult Education Curriculum
and Instruction, Teacher Education, University of Cincinnati

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1994-2007 Director, Academic Advising and Recruiting,
Center for Adult and Part-Time Students (CAPS),
Xavier University
1988-1994 Academic Advisor/Recruiter, CAPS, Xavier University
1986-1988 Director, Marketing and Intake Advising,
College of Mount St. Joseph
1981-1986 Chair and Assistant Professor,
Consumer Science and Nutrition,
College of Mount St. Joseph

Outstanding Young Alumni

Nicole Osevala
Nicole has foregone financial reward to pursue her passion in the severely underserved field of geriatric medicine. That passion is now translating into real change in the medical practice that will be of increasing importance in the years to come as the baby boomers dramatically increase the demand for geriatric care. - Stephen J. Crozier, PhD

Nicole M. Osevala, MD

Assistant Professor
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pa.

EDUCATION

BA '99, Movement in Sports Science/Pre-Medicine, Purdue University
MD '03, Penn State University College of Medicine

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010-present Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
2009-2010 Geriatrician, Lehigh Valley Physician Group,
Lehigh Valley Health Network
2007-2009 Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine,
University of Michigan Health System