Fran and Holly Soistman Faculty Development Award

The Fran and Holly Soistman Faculty Development Award honors a faculty member’s engagement in significant, innovative research related to the design, development, delivery, administration or evaluation of health care services.

Purpose

This award is intended to honor a member of the faculty of the College of Health and Human Development or the School of Nursing who is engaged in significant, innovative research related to the design, development, delivery, administration, or evaluation of health care services.

Criteria

All full-time tenured or tenure-eligible faculty members in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University are eligible for the “Fran and Holly Soistman Award.”

Nominating

The nomination shall consist of the following: (1) a comprehensive letter of Procedure support (signed by at least two nominators) that describes the research contributions of the candidate and identifies the nature and significance of the research to the design, development, delivery, administration or evaluation of health care services; (2) an up-to-date and comprehensive resume; and (3) a statement of support and endorsement from the department head or school director of the academic unit in which the candidate holds his or her primary appointment.

Selection

A committee, appointed by the Dean of the College of Health and Human Development, will make recommendations to the Dean regarding the selection of recipients.

Frequency

Past recipients are not eligible for a period of three years.

Award

Recipients of this award will receive a plaque and a stipend. Funds may be used for, but not limited to, registration for professional development inferences, research equipment, travel, and supplies for professional activities. Following the year of their award, each recipient will submit to the Dean a brief narrative overview outlining how the gift has been used to further their healthcare-related research.

Deadline

The deadline for nominations is April 29, 2011. Completed nomination packets should be sent to Abby Diehl, Director of Alumni Relations, College of Health and Human Development, 201 Henderson Building, University Park, PA, 16802-6501.

Past Recipients

2010 Marianne Hillemeier, HPA
2009 None
2008 Danielle Symons Downs, KINES
2007 Donna Fick, NURS
2006 Kathryn Dansky, HPA
2005 Dennis Scanlon, HPA
2004 Ann Kolanowski, NURS