2007 News Archive
william f. connell school of nursing
Pediatric Health Department Chair Sandra Mott also has National Voice as President of Society of Pediatric Nurses
Dr. Mott incorporates her own research at the National level, focusing on exploring the parental perspective of parenting / caring / living with a chronic critically ill child. In her latest letter to SPN, Dr. Mott discusses The National Initiative for Children's Health Care Quality as well as her efforts in leading a task force to combat childhood obesity.
Recently Associate Professor Pamela Grace was interviewed by BBC Radio 4's Claudia Hammond in a series called Mind Changers looking at the development of the science of psychology during the 20th century.
Lisa Duffy, MS '02 and PhD(c) was recently awarded a prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for her project titled "COPE: Intervention for Parents of Children with Epilepsy."
Sr. Roy recognized as one of the most stellar Academy Fellows at the 34th Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Academy of Nursing in Washington, DC. Each year, the American Academy of Nurses (AAN) confers "Living Legend" status upon a small group of Academy Fellows who have made the most significant and lasting contributions to the field of nursing. The honor recognizes extraordinary Fellows as reminders of nursing's proud history and as role models for all nurses.
Connell School PhD candidate Sanghee Kim, RN, MSN, has won the grant for her proposed research project, "The Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Nurses' Ethical Decision Making Regarding End-of-Life (NEDM-EOL) Scale in Korea."
Refreshing Change - The Connell School's Continuing Education Program offers an intensive three-month program designed to help nurses re-enter the work force.
TrueJeans.com hopes to encourage people everywhere that size does not matter. Boston College's "Love Your Body Week" is entirely devoted to educating students and the community about the serious nature and pervasiveness of eating disorders. One of the week's main activities is a jeans drive to collect used jeans that will be donated to St. Patrick's Shelter for Homeless Women and Transitional Housing. True Jeans will give each "jeans donor" a 15% discount towards a new pair great fitting jeans. Adrian Smith, Research Coordinator for Boston College's Eating Disorder Research Team states, "we want to reward people for being true to their real bodies. Body shape and size are greatly determined by genetics. Genes are hard to change, but your jeans aren't."
Connell School Faculty and Students Featured on WGBH
Dr. Judith Shindul-Rothschild speaks about pending legislation seeking to set nurse-patient ratios in hospitals on WGBH's "Greater Boston."
Dr. Danny G. Willis, assistant professor of nursing in the community/psychiatric mental health department, was elected to the office of secretary of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing at its 32nd annual national conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in October.
Deborah Washington, Connell School Doctoral Candidate and Director, Patient Care Services, Diversity at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston was recognized for Advancing and Leading the Profession.
Rachel Boersma, PhD '05, was awarded for her significant contributions made in the advancement of the scientific practice of Forensic nursing through research and publications.
Jen's research focused on the internet and user-friendly anonymous means of retrieving health information.
One of the nation's largest long-term health care providers with more than 200 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 13 states, Genesis earlier this year established a loan forgiveness program at BC that provides financial assistance to Connell School of Nursing graduate students intested in geriatric nursing. Recently, the Connell School announced that Mary Ann Breen '94 has been named the inaugural recipient of the Genesis HealthCare Scholarship.
Timothy Finn recently was awarded the Virginia A. Gaffey Scholarship from the AANA Foundation.
Connell school Associate Professor Joyce Pulcini writes letter to the editor of the Boston Globe
Boston College will now be able to offer a unique and invaluable educational opportunity to train with the the #1 cancer hospital in New England
As both an advanced practice nurse and a nursing educator, Rosanna DeMarco has specialized in community health, with particular emphasis on African-American women living with HIV. In an annual ceremony and reception on Thursday, September 27, Dr. Rosanna DeMarco, '76, will be honored with the distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence in Health.
Governor Dukakis discussed the necessity of universal health care coverage in America and addressed many pressing questions regarding the practical and policital feasibility for its achivement. The event was part of the 2007-2008 PhD Colloquia - a series of informal scholarly discussions of selected research and professional issues.
The Rose and George Doval Education Award recognizes excellence in nursing eduction.
Dr. Rosanna DeMarco speaks candidly about her diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 1999 with Helen Osborne, President of Health Literacy Consulting
Beyond the natural ability of all newborn infants to nurse, Suzanne Campbell, MS '99, sees breastfeeding as an issue of empowerment.
Extensive clinical knowledge and leadership skills will enable Barbara Leadholm to set an ambitious agenda for DMH.
Jean Weyman recently talked with On Call's Laurie Fronek about the importance of continuing education for nurses and offered some advice on how nurses can find courses that truly serve their individual goals.
Boston College retired faculty Ronna Krozy, EdD, RN, alumna, Laurie Flanagan, MS, APRN, BC, and doctoral student Connie Calvin were recently nominated by patients and/or colleagues for the annual Salute to Nurses presented by BostonWorks.
Dorothy Jones, EdD, RNC, FAAN and Deborah Washington, RN, PhDc Recognized for Teaching and Advancing and Leading the Profession Respectively
Jean Reidy has been the president of the class of 2007 since she was a freshman, and she has proved to be a leader whose personal commitment motivates others.
Winning the Rev. Edward Finnegan, SJ, Award is the ultimate honor for a Boston College senior.
The William F. Connell School of Nursing honors our graduating undergraduate and graduate students.
Boston College alumna, Laurie Flanagan, MS, APRN, BC, was one of eight members of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's nursing staff that was nominated by a patient or colleague for the annual Salute to Nurses presented by BostonWorks.
2007 Massachusetts Report on Nursing (MARN) recently honored Rachel Spector for her illustrious career as a teacher, author and lecturer who promoted and advocated for the recognition of culture and diversity in patient care.
On Saturday, May 5, more than 200 adults and children received free care and health information at a Boston health fair sponsored by the Connell School of Nursing and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The fair was organized by Assistant Professor Jennifer Dacey Allen, nursing students in her Community Health Nursing clinical, and Dana Mars '07, Allen's research assistant, in conjunction with Rev. Nicolas Homicil, pastor of The Voice of the Gospel Tabernacle, Mattapan.
Read more in the May 10 Chronicle »
At the annual Faculty Day event held on Monday, May 8, 2007, Anne Burgess and June Andrews Horowitz were honored by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, and Provost and Dean of Faculties Cutberto Garza for Teaching and Research, respectively.
Read more in the May 10 Chronicle »
The PolyMedica Corporation Thomas O. Pyle Nursing Fellowship Fund will provide financial support for master's or doctoral level study at the Connell School
Jennie Chin Hansen '70, RN, MS, FAAN, of San Francisco, CA, recently was elected to serve as AARP President-Elect for the 2006-2008 biennium and will automatically succeed to AARP President in 2008.
Carrie MacLeod's research presentation recognized at the 19th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Providence, RI
6,000 Pounds of Food Processed for Local Shelters
Jean Reidy is honored with Nicholas H. Woods Leadership Award
Kristen LeClaire recognized for having overcome a physical challenge to excel in academic and co-curricular activities.
Jamie Buller, Annie Palmer and Dania Wilson all received recognition from PULSE
Kahryn McLaughlin's articles have been considered by Children's Hospital Boston staff as "one of the most meaningful projects completed by a senior student"
As part of their Community Health Clinical, students Vanessa Lara and Kristen LeClair address the issue of the high work-related death rate among Spanish-speaking workers in Massachusetts and the nation
Freshman Nursing Student Molly Schaus Stops Them Cold
Senior Jina Rameau Recognized as Award Winning Presenter
Dr. Hawkins, a long time faculty member at Boston College School of Nursing, was nominated both for her scholarly and academic contributions and for the breadth and depth of her involvement in community service. She has been an extraordinary and tireless worker for the improvement of the physical and mental health of the disadvantaged.
"We don't know about inmates' criminal backgrounds; I treat them with the same respect I would have for any patient on the outside," Connell School Alum Laura Smith says. "They are treated like ladies in my clinic."