Norman James and Ethel Jenisch Rose Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was initially established in memory of Dr. Norman James Rose in 1994 by his wife, Ethel Jenisch Rose, and his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Norman Jenisch Rose and Louise Rose. The scholarship serves as a tribute to Dr. Norman James Rose’s outstanding career in family medicine and public health.
Norman James Rose was one of twin sons born October 28, 1906, in Illinois. He graduated from Northwestern Medical School in 1932 and spent seven years in Steele County, North Dakota. He entered public service first as a regional public health officer and later as the chief epidemiologist for the state of Illinois. Dr. Rose served proudly as president of the Conference of State and Territorial Epidemiologists from 1969 to 1971. He was a devoted husband and father and a highly skilled craftsman in wood, gold, silver, pewter, brass, and stained glass. Several of his pieces earned medals from the American Physicians Art Association.
When Ethel Jenisch Rose died in 2003, Norman Jenisch Rose and Louise Rose decided to rename the fund to honor both parents and the close partnership they had throughout their marriage. Norman Rose also supports scholarship efforts as a member of UW Medicine’s Scholarship and Student Support Committee, and both Roses participated in UW Medicine’s Campaign Partnerships.