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Karen Elaine Blair

Karen Elaine Blair, American respiratory care practitioner, educator. Certified pulmonary technologist; registered respiratory therapist. Named Outstanding Alumni, Pennsylvania State University, 1993.

Background

  • Blair, Karen Elaine was born on November 9, 1958 in Arnold, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of William Alpheus and Elizabeth Margaret (Koepp) Blair.

  • Education

    • Associate of Applied Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1979. Bachelor of Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1987. Master of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1996.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Health Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1999.

    Career

    • Pulmonary research technician University Pittsburgh, 1983—1989. Instructor health education Pennsylvania State University, 1996—1997, coordinator pulmonary rehabilitation department, health club director New Kensington, 1990—1996, health club director, regulatory affairs compliance coordinator humans and biohazardous mats., 2000—2001, instructor biological science, since 1999. Administrative manager Pennsylvania State General Clinical Research Center, 2000-2001, research associate instructor biobehavioral health, 2000—2002.

      Biomedical research compliance coordinator Pennsylvania State University for Regulatory Compliance, since 2001. Compliance officer administration Philipsburg Area Hospital, since 2002. Administrative manager National Institutes of Health/General Clinical Research Center Pennsylvania State University, clinical research manager College Engineering, instructor biobehavioral health and biology.

      Respiratory therapist, instructor, trainer CPR Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh. Level 1 coach United States Volleyball Association. President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer Philipsburg Area Hospital, 2003.

      Speaker in field.

    Major achievements

    • Certified pulmonary technologist. Registered respiratory therapist.

    Membership

    Board directors Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, since 2003. Board member Rowland Theatre, Inc., since 2005, Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership, since 2007, English Speaking Union Central, Pennsylvania, since 2005, Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation's Main St. Program, since 2004, vice president, since 2004. Member of American Association of University Women, National Association of Female Executives, Alliance for Health (chair community health Pennsylvania chapter, vice president health division 1998-1999, Health Education Professional 1998), American Public Health Association, Pennsylvania State University (faculty member since 1996), National Rural Health Association, Altrusa International, Philipsburg Kiwanis International, Pennsylvania Public Health Association, Pennsylvania Society Public Health Education, Society for Clinical Data Management Systems, National Society for Cardiopulmonary Technology, Pennsylvania Society Critical Care Medicine, American Association Respiratory Care, Health Educators Institute, Pennsylvania School Health Association, American School Health Association, Kiwani International, Biology Club, Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association (vice president chapter 1991-1994, board directors 1991-1996, executive committee).

    Connections

    • father: William Alpheus Blair
    • mother: Elizabeth Margaret (Koepp) Blair
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    Born November 9, 1958
    (age 59)
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