Karen O’Brien, Director Student Health Services, Recognized for Her Work

The RISD community congratulate Karen O’Brien, RNC, BSN, Director of Student Health Services on receiving the 2010 Louise Gazzara Award!

Karen was nominated for her exceptional contributions to students, the field of college health, and to RISD.
On Wednesday, October 27, Karen was recognized by the New England College Health Association annual meeting.

Louise Gazzara Award

This award honors a college health nurse who has made outstanding contributions to NECHA, her/his college or university, and the profession. The award was originally established by CHAND (College Health Association of Nurse Directors) in 1992 to honor Louise Gazzara on the occasion of her retirement after 25 distinguished years as Director of Nursing at Tufts University.  Louise was also a longstanding member of NECHA, serving as president in 1982, and ACHA. In 2000, NECHA assumed responsibility for the Louise Gazzara Award, continuing to use the criteria established by CHAND.

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