Estelle H. Rosenblum Dissertation Award

The Estelle H. Rosenblum Dissertation Award was established in 1994 by Estelle H. Rosenblum, PhD, FAAN, to recognize the student with the best PhD dissertation in the UNM College of Nursing each year. The $1,000 award is given at spring convocation, along with a medal of honor, to recognize the student’s accomplishment.

Dr. Rosenblum studied at the University of Iowa, earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Wayne State University, a Master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas, a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders, and a Doctorate in Community Health Education from the University of New Mexico (UNM). Rosenblum’s early career spanned across clinical practices, nursing administration, and school nursing. She taught at UNM College of Nursing from 1964 to 1966 and returned to the faculty in 1972. She became a professor in 1983, acting dean in 1986, and following a national search, became permanent dean in 1987 until her retirement in 1992.