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Newsmaker: Betty Robison

Ben Schmitt
| Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
Betty Robison was named 2016 Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society, Western Division.
Betty Robison was named 2016 Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society, Western Division.

Noteworthy: Named 2016 Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society, Western Division. The annual award is presented to medical experts for their dedication to geriatric education.

Age: 62

Residence: Scenery Hill, Washington County

Family: Husband, John

Occupation: Registered nurse and gerontology educator at the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh. She also is an adjunct professor of geriatrics at Chatham University.

Background: She grew up in Washington County, graduating from Bethlehem-Center High School. She has been a registered nurse for 43 years, working in home health, acute care and long-term care. She has worked at the Aging Institute for 10 years.

Education: She graduated from the Washington Hospital School of Nursing. She received a bachelor of science in nursing from California University and a master of science in nursing from Waynesburg University.

Quote: “It's definitely quite an honor to be recognized, and I thoroughly enjoy working with many colleagues here at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh in developing programs for frontline workers.”

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