Respiratory Care Professor Recognized For Contributions to Profession

September 16, 2015
Posted by
Alyssa Onisick
Jimmy A. Young Medal

GMercyU Assistant Professor William Galvin, MS, has been awarded the Jimmy A. Young Medal from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

The medal recognizes individuals who have made lasting and sustained contributions to the profession, and is the highest honor bestowed by the AARC. Galvin, a professor in the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions, is the program director for the Respiratory Care Program and has been a respiratory therapist for over 40 years.

As this year’s medal recipient, Galvin was chosen as the cover story for the September 2015 edition of the AARC Times, the official publication of the AARC. He will receive his award at the AARC International Congress meeting in Tampa, Fla. in November.

Galvin is no stranger to the organization; he has served as a guest presenter for the AARC’s Educator Academy, the AARC Asthma Educator Certification Course, the AARC COPD Educator Course and most recently the AARC Registry Prep Course.