At 14, grieving the death of her mother and with her father away at sea, she convinced London's Hammersmith Hospital to give her a job in the facility's morgue. Possessed of uncommon drive, resilience and bravery, she earned a nursing degree, working throughout World War II under conditions that led the hospital to recognize her for "Courage in the Line of Duty."
After immigrating to the United States, Pamela balanced the demands of a young family with an academically rigorous schedule, graduating cum laude from the University of Massachusetts and Smith College. She became a respected and popular member of the UMass Amherst English department, earning a coveted Distinguished Teacher Award in 1974.
Her intellect, integrity and generous spirit guide and inspire all at UHS in our ongoing quest to enhance the lives of those we serve.
2017 – 2018
Michele Wojtowicz, M.S., and Cynthia Fonseca, R.N.
New student immunization compliance improvement project
2016 – 2017
Ilana Schmitt, M.D., M.P.H., and Cindy Hildebrand, R.N.
Services, outreach and leadership as founding members of UHS' Transgender Care Clinical Team
2015 – 2016
Ann Becker, R.N., D.N.P.
Sexually transmitted infection screening and outreach to the campus community
2014 – 2015
Medicat Users' Group
Implementation of University Health Services' new electronic medical records system
2013 – 2014
Patricia Donahue-Leitch, F.N.P.
International travel risk management project to support health and safety for students and faculty
2012 – 2013
Robin Walsh, R.N., B.S.N.
Study identifying service improvements to reduce missed appointments
2011 – 2012
Connie Schwaiger, D.N.P., F.N.P.
Cervical cancer screening project
2010 – 2011
Richard Rubin, M.D., Suzan Smith, M.D., and Rochelle Weber, M.D.
Pneumococcal vaccine administration study
University Health Services Laboratory
Achievement of a rare perfect score in a reaccreditation survey