Listee Features — July 27, 2017


Armed with an unshakeable passion for medicine and a determination to achieve excellent quality in all aspects of patient care, Dr. Deborah Keirstead Bublitz is known for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of pediatrics. She began her career as a physician after earning a Bachelor of Science from Bates College in 1955 and an MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1959. She went on to pursue a residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and at the Department of Public Health and Hospitals at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a research fellow of the John F. Kennedy Center in Denver in child

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A strong sense of empathy and strength of character are the noteworthy assets that define Barbara A. Chalk, a nurse with a big heart. Having earned a diploma in nursing from the House of Good Samaritan Hospital in Watertown, N.Y., in 1957, Ms. Chalk spent the majority of her 43 years in neurosurgery at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, one of just five Level 1 trauma centers in Virginia. There, she held the title of clinical coordinator of the neurosurgery operating room from 1975 to 2000, when she ultimately retired. Her previous positions include head nurse in the neurosurgery operating room at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville from 1959 to 1975 and operating room staff nurse at the House

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Growing up in West Texas in 1937, Barbara McFarlin-Kosiec often heard Spanish spoken in her community, and became interested in the language and culture at a young age. She pursued Spanish in high school, which ultimately led her to become a Spanish teacher. Throughout her extensive career in education, Dr. McFarlin-Kosiec has taught the language to elementary and secondary school students in schools around Canada and the state of Washington. She has also taught in elementary school bilingual education programs and English as a second language, as well as multicultural relations in evening classes at Columbia Basin Community College in Texas. Additionally, she served as a Spanish, Mexican and Latin American history educator at Peninsula Community College in Washington, and

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