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CSON Presents Kelleher Award to Pomerleau


By Kathleen Sullivan | Chronicle Staff

Published: July 17, 2013

Mimi Pomerleau, president of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, was presented with the 2013 Connell School of Nursing’s Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award, named for the school’s first faculty member and former dean. The award recognizes a Connell School graduate who is an accomplished nursing leader, an ethically aware scientist, and a skilled and inquisitive clinician.

Pomerleau, who earned a master of science degree in nursing from the Connell School in 1995, leads the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, a nonprofit membership organization devoted to improving and promoting the health of women and newborns. She also has been an assistant clinical professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Prior to that, she spent 16 years as an associate clinical professor at Lawrence Memorial Hospital/Regis College. Pomerleau has volunteered in Ethiopia for Save the Children, working with frontline health workers. She also has made several mission trips to Haiti to provide professional training for nurses.

A Q&A with Pomerleau and Boston College Magazine Editor Ben Birnbaum is available at

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