At the annual Alumni luncheon, the following Johns Hopkins University Awards were presented:
Jane Williams Ball ‘69, BSN ‘74, SPH ‘78, ‘80 (DrPH) began her career as a pediatric nurse and advocated for children’s health needs. Dr. Ball later became the Executive Director, National Resource Center of Health Programs and Strategies at the Children’s National Medical Center in DC. She is the author of Mosby’s Guide to Physical Education, which won the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.
Connie Tolles Siskowski ’67 is the Founder and President of the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) in FL. The AACY also conducts professional scientific research to help provide their participants with evidence-based respite services and resources to help improve their quality of life. In the late 1990s, she founded an interfaith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping family caregivers.
Woodrow Wilson Award for Outstanding Public Service
Irma Silverstein Rochlin ’45 became a political activist in 1969. She became the first chairperson of the county Commission on the Status of Women, and president of the Democratic Women’s Club. She later became a member of the FL House of Representatives, proposing many healthcare initiatives and passage of a law allowing public health nurses to prescribe and dispense medication without the need for a physician visit.
Knowledge for the World Award
Nancy E. Glass, PhD, MSN/MPH ’96, ’94, FAAN, has spent her career working to end gender inequity, poverty and violence against women. The goal of her current project
is to improve health outcomes by building and sustaining the capacity at Makerere University to address current and evolving health priorities in Uganda and the East Africa Region through strategic partner-ships with JHU and key national and international stakeholders.
To learn more about these outstanding alumni, go to www.nursing.jhu.edu