The campus community is invited to the College of Health Sciences retirement celebration for Pam Strohfus, associate professor for the School of Nursing, and Mike Berlin, lecturer for the Department of Community and Environmental Health. The celebration will be held from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Room 114 of the Norco building.
Strohfus serves as the graduate programs coordinator for the School of Nursing. Over her 15 years of service to Boise State University, Strohfus has devoted her research focus to insure effective vaccine delivery, influence immunization policy changes and increase immunization rates in Idaho. Strohfus’ career has encompassed an extensive nursing background in medical/surgical, neonatal intensive care, pediatrics and primary care. Leading up to her academic career, Strohfus spent 20 years at Kaiser Permanente in nursing, quality programs, management, and administration. Additionally, she currently serves on the Idaho Immunization Coalition Board.
Berlin’s teaching specialties include a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including healthcare policy making, issues in aging, leadership and marketing for healthcare professionals, economics and finance in healthcare, and service delivery systems. Berlin previously worked in healthcare management for 25 years as both vice president of operations and vice president of product development for MHN, the behavioral health subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. He is also a co-founder of the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group, which has put him in a position to present to the Idaho state legislature and Idaho’s congressional representatives. His advocacy work has resulted in success for research funding and a statewide plan for Alzheimer’s disease in Idaho. Berlin additionally serves on the Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Council and sits on the Board of Directors of Sheridan Academy, an accredited non-profit junior/senior private school in Boise.