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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Undergraduate Research Fellows 2012-2013

william f. connell school of nursing

Faculty
Student(s)
Nancy Allen
Siobhan Tellez
Mitch Li
Stacey Barone
Melanie Chang
Viola Benavente Mara Renold
Stewart Bond Emily Lynch
Rosanna DeMarco Cindy Cao
Mary Gerardo
Winnie Jean
Susan DeSanto-Madeya Meghan Thompson-Wilda
Joyce Edmonds Taylor Cwiertniewicz
Jane Flanagan Stephanie Mui
Holly Fontenot Denice Calub
Stacy Garrity Dana Betts
Susan Gennaro
(Caitlin Dacey, Project Manager)
Alexis Carriere
Melissa Myles
Pamela Grace Angiolina Franceschelli
Kate Gregory Caroline Ouimet
Lauren Skirvin
Amanda Barbosa
Allyssa Harris Sandra Dickson
Sandy Hannon-Engel Gabriella Sehne
June Horowitz Stephanie Van Dam
Danielle Turpin
Kathy Hutchinson Olivia Hoyt
Megan Hopper
Dorothy Jones Catherine McQuade
Susan Kelly-Weeder Katie Farrell
Brooke Hopkins
Amelia Burke
Nikki Setze
Natalie McClain Danielle Gautereaux
Amanda Farrell
Ellen Mahoney Hannah Kapsak
Christine Braun
Cathy Read Chenille Morrison
Sr. Callista Roy Beth Harvey
Anne Budnick
Annie Harrington
Judy Shindul-Rothschild Victoria Soal
Rachel Rudder
Colleen Simonelli Mary Kate O'Malley
Annemarie O'Toole
Kelly Stamp Bryanna Mahony
Callie Siegert
Melissa Sutherland Marina Iturralde
Kalie Marion
Pat Tabloski Mary Keeley
Judith Vessey Colleen Mara
Malika Weekes
Hailey Prescott
Danny Willis Shelby Kaubris
Grace Collins
Elisabeth Kuhlow
Robin Wood Stephanie Albright
Barbara Wolfe Catherine Adams
Emily Clark
Hannah Gomez
Lichuan Ye Jennifer Maraia
Ashley Stewart
Catherine Adams '15

 

Catherine Adams '15

Stephanie Albright '14

 

Stephanie Albright '14

Amanda Barbosa '14

 

Amanda Barbosa '14

This is my first year as an undergraduate research assistant. I am working with Katherine Gregory on her research of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants by collecting and documenting data.

Dana Betts '13

 

Dana Betts '13

Christine Braun '14

 

Christine Braun '14

Christine is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow working with Professor Ellen Mahoney. Currently she is working on two projects: one on the preparedness of caregivers of family members with dementia, and one on the sustainability of veteran-directed home based services.

Anne Budnick '13

 

Anne Budnick '13

Annie is in her second year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Sister Callista Roy to publish their work on hidden pitfalls for multisite studies demonstrated in a study of cognitive recovery of patients with mild head injury.

Amelia Burke '14

 

Amelia Burke '14

Denice Calub '14

Denice Calub '14

This school year, I have the opportunity to work with Dr. Holly Fontenot on her research about the human papillomavirus vaccine. The research specifically explores the various factors that contribute to or hinder an individual's completion of the HPV vaccine series in different parts of the United States. Another area of exploration is the role that nursing personnel play, if any, in the promotion of completing the HPV vaccine series. Lastly, the research also explores the lack of HPV education and vaccination in men.

Alexis Carriere '14

 

Alexis Carriere '14

Alexis is a junior participating in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is currently working with Dean Susan Gennaro in an ongoing research study exploring possible causes of pre-term labor for minority women.

Cindy Cao '14

 

Cindy Cao '14

I will be working with professor Rosanna DeMarco focusing on the the responses and care of HIV/AIDs patients in Vietnam. My project will focus on the effects of stigma and the practice of palliative care.

Melanie Chang '13

 

Melanie Chang '13

Melanie is in her third year as an undergraduate research fellow working with Dr. Stacey Barone. Last May, they launched a comparative study assessing Boston College freshmen and senior nursing students' attitudes and knowledge towards working with the older adult. They are currently analyzing the collected data assessing the impact of the nursing curricula on students' attitudes and knowledge.

Emily Clark '14

 

Emily Clark '14

Grace Collins '14

 

Grace Collins '14

Grace is a first year undergraduate research fellow. As a part of Dr. Danny Willis' collaborative team,  she will be exploring the barriers to healing from childhood maltreatment in the male population.

Taylor Cwiertniewicz '13

 

Taylor Cwiertniewicz '13

Taylor is in her first year working as an undergraduate research fellow with Dr. Joyce Edmonds on research related to maternal health and health seeking behavior. Taylor is developing a descriptive study focused on the attitudes and beliefs of undergraduate college women towards medical intervention during the labor and delivery process and mode of delivery.

Sandra Dickson '13

 

Sandra Dickson '13

Amanda Farrell '14

 

Amanda Farrell '14

Katie Farrell '13

 

Katie Farrell '13

Katie is currently working with Dr. Susan Kelly-Weeder on a study dealing with the co-occurrence of alcohol use and disordered eating behaviors on college campuses.

Angiolina Franceschelli '12

Angiolina Franceschelli '12

Angiolina is in her second year working with Professor Pamela Grace on research in various areas of nursing ethics. She is currently helping Dr. Grace in literature searches involving the ethical issues and situations that advanced practice nurses specializing in Women's health confront. She has also worked on research involving the intersection of nursing ethics, confidentiality, and electronic media among advanced practice nurses.

Danielle Gautereaux '14

 

Danielle Gautereaux '14

Dani is a first year undergraduate research fellow working with Dr. Natalie McClain. She is exploring proper nursing interventions and classroom teaching methods related to interpersonal relationship violence (IPV).

Mary Gerardo '14

 

Mary Gerardo '14

Hannah Gomez '14

 

Hannah Gomez '14

Beth Harvey '13

 

Beth Harvey '13

Beth is a third year undergraduate research fellow working in collaboration with Sister Callista Roy to explore how published research on spirituality using the Roy Adaptation Model as a conceptual framework has evolved over the past 35 years using both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Annie Harrington '13

 

Annie Harrington '13

Retrieve and organize data to assist Sr. Roy and research team in completion of upcoming publication Generating Middle Range Theory: From Evidence to Practice

Brooke Hopkins '14

 

Brooke Hopkins '14

Brooke is in her first year working as an undergraduate research fellow.  She is working with Dr. Susan Kelly-Weeder in her research regarding the development of a web-based intervention for the co-occurrence of alcohol use and disordered eating behaviors on college campuses.

Megan Hopper '14

 

Megan Hopper '14

Megan is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Katherine Hutchinson on researching Jamaican mothers' influences of adolescent girls' sexual beliefs and behaviors.

Olivia Hoyt '13

 

Olivia Hoyt '13

Marina Iturralde '15

 

Marina Iturralde '15

Marina is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Melissa Sutherland on her research around sexual abuse and its lasting impact on the victims and seeing what resources are available for those affected.

Winnie Jean '14

 

Winnie Jean '14

Hannah Kapsak '13

 

Hannah Kapsak '13

Hannah Kapsak is in her third year as an Undergraduate Research Fellow. She works with Dr. Ellen Mahoney researching the preparedness of representatives of individuals with dementia, and the sustainability of VA Community-Based services.

Shelby Kaubris '13

 

Shelby Kaubris '13

Shelby is in her second year as an undergraduate research fellow. She continues her work with Dr. Danny Willis and his team on a new research project that aims to examine adult male survivors of child maltreatment’s barriers to healing. The information is intended to aid in the development of a healing intervention for this population.

Mary Keeley '13

 

Mary Keeley '13

Elisabeth Kuhlow '13

 

Elisabeth Kuhlow '13

Mitchell Li '14

 

Mitchell Li '14

I am in my first year as an undergraduate research fellow, working with Dr. Nancy Allen on her research related to assessment and care of middle-aged women with type 2 diabetes with a newly developed instrument as well as another study related to forming focus groups of Vietnamese individuals with diabetes to further develop and test the instrument.

Emily Lynch '14

 

Emily Lynch '14

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Bryanna Mahony '13

Colleen Mara '13

 

Colleen Mara '13

Colleen is in her second year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is collaborating with Dr. Judith Vessey in analyzing factual news data to explore bullying and teasing as antecedents to teenage suicide.

Jennifer Maraia '13

 

Jennifer Maraia '13

Jen is a senior nursing student who is working for the first time as a research fellow. She is working with Lichuan Ye to explore how sleep deprivation in patients affects patients' perceptions of healing and during their hospital stay, and how sleep quality in hospitals can be improved.

Kathleen Marion '13


Kathleen Marion '13

Working under the head of Melissa Sutherland, I have been assisting to develop ways in which we can improve nursing knowledge about how to address intimate partner violence within a healthcare setting. I have worked to address the assessment process of determining violence within the home, identify proper screening techniques, enhance the ability to provide tools for proper referrals and detect the health consequences of abuse.

Catherine McQuade '15

 

Catherine McQuade '15

Catherine is a first semester undergraduate research fellow working with Dr. Dorothy Jones. Research activities focus on exploring the literature associated with the concept of power from the perspective of nursing and other disciplines. Catherine will use findings from her review of the literature to inform ongoing research on workforce evaluation and nurse's perception of the professional practice environment.

Chenille Morrison '14

 

Chenille Morrison '14

Chenille is working with Dean Catherine Read to investigate the incentive programs that give students from minority backgrounds the confidence and tools to maximize their leadership development.

Stephanie Mui '13

 

Stephanie Mui '13

Stephanie is in her second year as an undergraduate research fellow working in collaboration with Dr. Jane Flanagan. She is currently exploring the high risk incidence of chronic co-morbid conditions in women on hormone-based therapy to treat breast cancer and developing targeted interventions aimed at improving healing in this population.

Melissa Myles '15

 

Melissa Myles '15

As a first year undergraduate research fellow, Melissa is working with Dean Susan Gennaro on a study that is examining the relationship between minority women and preterm labor.

Mary Kate O'Malley '14

 

Mary Kate O'Malley '14

Mary Kate is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is currently working alongside Colleen Simonelli on two projects related to labor and delivery and decreasing stress in nurses.

Annemarie O'Toole '13

 

Annemarie O'Toole '13

Caroline Ouimet '13

 

Caroline Ouimet '13

Caroline is in her second year as an undergraduate research fellow working.  She assists Dr. Katherine Gregory on a donor milk study.

Hailey Prescott '14

 

Hailey Prescott '14

Mara Renold '13

 

Mara Renold '13

Rachel Rudder '14

 

Rachel Rudder '14

Rachel is in her first year as a research fellow working with Dr. Judith Shindul-Rothschild on data analysis comparing staffing in Massachusetts healthcare institutions with that of other institutions across the country.

Gabriella Sehne '14

 

Gabriella Sehne '14

Gabby is in her first year as an Undergraduate Research Fellow. She is currently working with Sandy Hannon-Engel on a qualitative study analyzing the use of Nasogastric tube feedings in patients with Anorexia Nervosa.

Nikki Setze '14

 

Nikki Setze '14

Callie Siegert '14

 

Callie Siegert '14

Callie is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow.  She is working with Kelly Stamp to examine the effects that nursing-led interventions have on symptom recognition and self-care management of patients with congestive heart failure.

Lauren Skirvin '13

 

Lauren Skirvin '13

Victoria Soal '13

 

Victoria Soal '13

Tori is working with Dr. Judith Shindul-Rothschild in her first semester as an undergraduate research fellow on data analysis and comparison of expenses from Massachusetts healthcare institutions and their effect on consumer healthcare and insurance costs.

Ashley Stewart '13

 

Ashley Stewart '13

Ashley is currently in her first year as an Undergraduate Research Fellow. She is assisting Dr. Lichuan Ye with research on several studies focusing on sleep in hospitalized patients and sleep and delirium in ICU patients.

Siobhan Tellez '13

 

Siobhan Tellez '13

Siobhan Tellez is entering her second year as an UGRF for Nancy Allen. This year, in addition to continuing work (on a project geared to identifying barriers to adherence to a Type 2 Diabetes nutrition and exercise regimen), she and fellow UGRF Mitch Li will work on developing education materials for aiding adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes make the transition from high school to college life.

Meghan Thompson-Wilda '13

 

Meghan Thompson-Wilda '13

Danielle Turpin '13

 

Danielle Turpin '13

Stephanie Van Dam '13

 

Stephanie Van Dam '13

Stephanie is in her second year working as an undergraduate research fellow with Dr. June Horowitz in her research project involving the efficacy of designed nursing interventions on mothers diagnosed with postpartum depression determined by the improvement of maternal-infant relational effectiveness, infant responsiveness to caregiver, and postpartum depression symptom severity.

Malika Weekes '13

 

Malika Weekes '13

Malika is in her second year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Judith Vessey on researching undergraduate nursing honors programs in order to develop such a program for the Connell School of Nursing.