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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Reunion 2014

kelleher award presentations and a discussion on nursing ethics

Saturday, May 31, 2014

2:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall, room 310 and atrium

Martha Jurchak, Ph.D. ’96, executive director of the Ethics Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Ellen Robinson, M.S. ’83, Ph.D. ’97, nurse ethicist at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute for Patient Care and cochair of the MGH Optimum Care Committee, will each receive the 2014 Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award at the Connell School of Nursing reunion.

Dean Susan Gennaro will present the honors, and the awardees will take part in a panel discussion on nursing ethics with Connell School faculty Pamela Grace and Richard Ross, S.J., immediately after the presentation. It will be followed by a reception. The event is open and free of charge to all School of Nursing alumni, faculty, and friends.

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The Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award recognizes an alumnus/a of the Connell School of Nursing who represents the BC Nurse. Following in Kelleher's footsteps, the recipient must be an accomplished nursing leader, an ethically aware scientist, and a skilled and inquisitive clinician.


View videos of previous Kelleher Award winners

View 2013 reunion discussion on maternal and newborn health

View 2012 reunion conversation on leadership in health care

View 2011 reunion panel discussion on neuroscience nursing