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Susan DeSanto-Madeya Named 2016 Sojourns Scholar

Professor Susan DeSanto-Madeya has been named a 2016 Sojourns Scholar by Cambia Health Foundation, as part of its initiative to advance palliative care in the U.S. She is one of 10 physicians and nurses selected from around the country for Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program. Each Scholar receives a two-year, $180,000 grant to fund research, clinical, educational, or policy projects to advance palliative care. A national palliative care leader serves as a mentor to each Scholar, further broadening his or her learning and leadership development opportunities.

Ann Burgess Named a Living Legend

Professor Ann Wolbert Burgess, a pioneer in the field of forensic nursing and an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of victims of trauma and abuse, has been designated a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing, the academy’s highest honor. Burgess is one of five nurses being recognized this year by the AAN as Living Legends for their multiple contributions to the nursing profession and society and in recognition of the continuing impact of their contributions to the provision of health services in the United States and throughout the world.

Sister Callista Roy
50th Anniversary of the Roy Adaptation Model

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Roy Adaptation Model, which is currently being taught and practiced by nurses worldwide. Since the development of her theory, Sister Callista Roy has been named a Living Legend, received five honorary doctorate degrees, inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Hall of Fame, and has spoken in over 35 countries. 

Ann Burgess
Ann Burgess is a Living Legend

Professor Ann Burgess has been named a "Living Legend" by the New England Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (NEAPNA). Her work on the impact of trauma and abuse of victims has significantly influenced the world of nursing. Congratulations to Professor Burgess!

Danny Willis
Danny Willis Named One of the 2016 Academy Fellows

The American Academy of Nursing recently announced the 2016 Class of New Fellows. The Academy fellows represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 28 other countries. Congratulations to Danny Willis for his accomplishment as a nurse leader!

Maureen Gormley
CSON Alum Appointed New Deputy Director for Management

Congratulations to Maureen Gormley, who graduated with a BSN from Boston College's Connell School of Nursing! Since graduating, Gormley also received her MPH at Yale University school of Medicine and then her PhD at Fielding Graduate University. She has served a variety of leadership positions within the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH), including Chief Operating Officer. Today, Gormley has just recently been appointed to be the new Deputy Director for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Chenille Morrison
Updates from Chenille Morrison

Chenille Morrison, BS, RN, CSON ‘14, shares her experience transitioning from a student in KILN to a nurse in the ER. 

Picture of KILN scholars
The Fourth Annual KILN Awards and Recognition Celebration

Scholars and mentors were recognized on May 3rd, 2016 for their leadership, accomplishments and active participation in KILN.

Fred Vautour Cleaning Bathroom
Devoted Father Works Night Shifts to Put Five Children Through College

Fred Vautour works night shifts as a janitor at Boston College to put all five of his children through college tuition - free. All of them graduated from Boston College, and the youngest, Alicia Vautour, graduated from the Connell School of Nursing on Monday, May 23rd, 2016.

New Learning Laboratory Dedicated to Brown Family

The Connell School of Nursing recently dedicated their new laboratory to the Browns who gifted the school with a training facility complete with hospital beds, manikens, and training models.