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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Pinnacle Lecture Series

The Pinnacle Lecture Series is a Connell School program that brings a widely recognized nursing leader to the Boston College campus each semester to address issues at the forefront of health care today.

Antonia Villarruel

Engaging Communities with Research:

From Discovery to Dissemination

Antonia M. Villarruel

Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


Monday, March 16, 2015

5:00 p.m.
Yawkey Center, Murray Room

Community-based research engages individuals and institutions in local communities during every phase of research. A researcher who knows a community first hand can lead from within—gathering information, establishing priorities, and taking actions that reflect and respond to a community’s particular concerns. Bilingual and bicultural nurse researcher Antonia M. Villarruel, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, will talk about her experience, leadership, and demonstrable success using this approach.

A professor and the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Villarruel is widely recognized for her leadership in policy, practice, and research.

Villarruel’s research has focused on health promotion, health disparities, and community participation. She received the President's Award for Health Behavior Intervention Research from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research; the Edge Runner Award from the American Academy of Nursing; and the Trailblazer Award from the National Black Nurses Association, among many other accolades and honors. 

A reception will follow the presentation. This event is free of charge to all School of Nursing alumni, faculty, and friends.

This event will live stream on Boston College’s Front Row.

Lecture attendees receive 1.5 contact hours for nursing continuing education. These may be used for RN license renewal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and in other states where they are accepted.