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2008 News Archive

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Graduate student receives scholarship, shares her nursing story

Graduate student Kathryn Phillips was honored with the Matilda Goddard Scholarship for career advancement by Goddard House, a nonprofit organization that offers elders a range of care options including housing and medical services. Phillips was asked to share the story of her journey to nursing, the text of which is featured on their website. 

Students raise over $4000 for diabetes research

The Connell School chapter of the national Student Nurses Association (SNA) raised over $4000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation during the Walk for Diabetes in October, the most the SNA has raised for any event to date. 

Alumnae/i, faculty member inducted as AAN fellows

Six out of the 92 American Academy of Nursing (AAN) fellows inducted in 2008 were Connell School alumnae/i, including one faculty member.

Gennaro's vision: New dean breaks barriers to global education

Susan Gennaro is profiled in an article in Nursing Spectrum and on, highlighting her accomplishments and her new role as dean of the Connell School.  

Connell School professor interviewed for MSN article

Professor June Horowitz was interviewed as an expert on postpartum depression in an MSN Health & Fitness article about helping mothers get their babies to sleep. 

International organization honors faculty with mentorship award

Professor of Adult Health Dorothy Jones and Professor Emeritus Marjory Gordon both received the Mentor's Award, the highest honor presented by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA International). 

Doctoral student receives grants for genetic research

Doctoral student Patricia Underwood was awarded two grants for her work to find genetic markers for insulin resistance in patients with hypertension.   

Coat drive helps hundreds stay warm in Mattapan

Hundreds of coats were distributed to Haitian families at the Voice of the Gospel Church in Mattapan as part of a coat drive organized by Connell School faculty member Jennifer Allen and master's entry students Ashley Younger, Dana Mars, and Maki Ishida.   

Ann Wolbert Burgess featured on ABC News 20/20 and in the Seattle P-I

Connell School professor Ann Wolbert Burgess offers her expert opinion on two high-profile cases.   

Connell School students featured on CatholicTV

Connell School students Sarah Zumsande and Alexandra Dziama were featured on the CatholicTV program This is the Day, educating viewers on the importance of flu vaccines and prevention. 

Eldredge honored at football game as nominee for community service award

Maureen Eldredge, undergraduate program assistant at the Connell School, has been nominated as the recipient of the Massachusetts State Lottery Community Champion for the community service work that she has done at Boston College.   

Connell School professor, alum co-recipients of excellence in research award

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) honored professor June Horowitz and Connell School alum Nancy Hanrahan MS '92, PhD '03 with the Award for Excellence in Research at their 22nd annual conference on October 17, 2008.  

Kim Francis awarded grant for neonatal research

Connell School PhD candidate Kim Francis has been awarded a Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE) grant to support her dissertation research.   

Student publishes article in Nursing for Women's Health

Connell School sophomore Kimberly Pomerleau recently published an article entitled "Attracting students to professional organizations: One student's thoughts after attending the AWHONN convention" in Nursing for Women's Health. 

Daley elected to American Nursing Association Board of Directors

During the American Nurses Association (ANA) Biennial House of Delegates meeting this past June, Karen Daley, a doctoral student at the Connell School, was elected to serve a two-year term on the ANA Board of Directors. 

Carol Marchetti attends summer research program in Switzerland

Carol Marchetti, a Connell School PhD candidate, was awarded a grant to attend a one-week intensive practice-oriented research training course for doctoral students in advanced quantitative design and statistical analysis in the health science fields of nursing, public health, and medicine.   

Nursing research highlighted

Research from the CARE Project, led by Connell School faculty member June Andrews Horowitz, is highlighted in a column on postpartum depression screening in the parenting magazine Ithaca Child. 

Change maker: A profile of Jennie Chin Hansen '70

Newly inducted AARP president Jennie Chin Hansen '70 is profiled in NurseWeek magazine.  

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards funds for master's entry scholarships

The Connell School is among the first institutions in the nation to receive funding through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program.  

International discussion on gerontology and ethics at the Connell School

On September 22, the Connell School was pleased to host an important dialogue about gerontology and ethics with a leader in the UK nursing community. 

CSI comes to BC: Forensic nursing professor wants others to follow in footsteps

Students in Ann Burgess' fall forensic science lab at Boston College have a murder mystery to solve. And their grades depend on deducing the right suspect.  

Tracking infant abductions

Every new parent's nightmare: A stranger stealing the baby. Connell School of Nursing professor Ann Wolbert Burgess is lead author of a study published in the American Journal of Nursing that tracks infant abductions. US News and World Report | Reuters | MSNBC   

Angela Frederick Amar named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar

Angela Frederick Amar, RN, PhD, an assistant professor in the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, was one of 15 junior faculty nationwide to receive an inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar award. 

Mary Aruda appointed to Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Content Expert Panel

Connell School assistant professor of maternal child health Mary Aruda was appointed in August to the Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Content Expert Panel.   

Katherine Gregory chosen as 2008 CANS/ANF Scholar

Katherine Gregory, assistant professor of maternal child health at the Connell School, has been named the 2008 Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)/American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Scholar.   

Under Her Care, Hospital Revived

Jeanette Clough MS'82 is profiled in the Boston Globe for successfully reviving Mount Auburn Hospital over the last ten years.  

Three Connell School Students Chosen as APNA Janssen Scholars

Connell School students Ariana Chao '10, Jen Engel '09, and Sarah Maclaurin MS '10 have been selected as 2008 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Janssen Scholars.   

Sr. Callista Roy featured on CatholicTV

Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN (Professor and Nurse Theorist) was interviewed by Father Robert Reed on the CatholicTV program This is the Day.   

Rosanna DeMarco Chosen as AAN Fellow

Rosanna DeMarco, associate professor of community health, has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). 

Sr. Callista Roy Shares Life Story

Sr. Callista Roy shared her life story in January 2008 in a Church in the 21st Century Center 25-minute presentation to the BC graduate and professional students: the high points of her career, how she came to BC, and what it means for her to be at a Jesuit, Catholic university. Click here to view the video. 

Aging, Biotechnology, and the Future Catherine Read co-edits new book

Catherine Read, associate dean of the undergraduate program, has co-edited a new book entitled Aging, Biotechnology, and the Future.   

Big Love, for a Big Community

Maureen Eldredge, Connell School Undergraduate Program Assistant, has received this year's Community Service Award.  

Jennifer Taylor '08 nominated for Finnegan Award

The Connell School of Nursing is pleased to recognize Jennifer Taylor '08, who was chosen by the Connell School faculty as the 2008 Edward H. Finnegan, S.J. Memorial Award nominee. 

Doctoral candidate awarded prestigious grant

Connie Calvin, a Connell School PhD student, has received the Doctoral Fellowship Grant from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. 

Nadine Linendoll presented with Connell Award

Nadine Linendoll, PhD '08 was presented with the Connell Award, the highest honor a BC nursing student can attain, at this year's commencement ceremony.   

Angela Amar named a column editor of the Journal of Forensic Nursing

Angela Amar, assistant professor of psych/mental heath nursing, was named research column editor for the Journal of Forensic Nursing

Ashley Younger wins Ethos essay competition

First year master's entry student Ashley Younger has won this year's Ethos essay competition, sponsored by Boston College's Student Bioethics Research Journal and the Mendel Society of Boston College. 

Jennifer Allen to co chair national committee on HPV research

Jennifer Allen, assistant professor of community health nursing has been appointed co chair of a national committee on the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for the Center for Disease Control's Cancer Prevention & Control Research Network. 

Dean Hazard receives service award from NACNS

Barbara Hazard, dean of the Connell School of Nursing, received the Sue B. Davidson Service Award from the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) in March 2008.   

Connell students awarded scholarships at NAPNAP conference

Rebecka Evans MS '08 received the Reckitt Benckiser Student Scholarship and Karina Newinsky MS '08 received the NAPNAP/McNeil Scholarship at the recent National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference in Nashville.   

Barbara Wolfe chosen as work group member to develop DSM-V

Barbara Wolfe, professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research, has been selected by the American Psychiatric Association to serve as a work group member to help develop the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), the foremost manual used worldwide by psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to diagnose mental disorders.   

Ph.D. students awarded NEF Scholarships

Kim Francis and Brian French were awarded scholarships by the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.   

Connell School dean named

Boston College has named Susan Gennaro, the Florence and William Downs Professor in Nursing Research in the College of Nursing at New York University, the next dean of the William F. Connell School of Nursing.   

Olivieri and Stockbridge recognized for innovative teaching methods

Rita Olivieri, associate professor of adult health nursing, and Jennifer Stockbridge, community health clinical instructor, were awarded the Academic Innovative Teaching Award from the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN). 

Community health faculty, students discuss clinical experience on CatholicTV

On April 1, 2008, CatholicTVs live program "This is the Day" welcomed Connell School Clinical Instructor Lynn Finn to discuss the work of BC seniors who are in their community health clinicals.  

Students return to Nicaragua with Global Health Initiative

The Global Health Initiative of the Connell School of Nursing made its second service-learning trip to Nicaragua February 29 to March 9 during spring break. Ronna Krozy and Joyce Pulcini, Connell School faculty, led the trip along with Kathy Lee from the romance languages department.   

June Horowitz receives research award from ENRS

June Horowitz was awarded the Susan Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award, given by the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS).   

Ann Burgess receives funding from the Department of Justice

Connell School Professor Ann Burgess is co-primary investigator on a collaborative grant project with the Justice Resource Institute and Villanova University, with the goal of reducing online sexual victimization of children and adolescents. 

Ph.D. student Sandy Hannon-Engel awarded NIH research funding

Sandy Hannon-Engel, a doctoral student in the Connell School of Nursing, has been awarded a National Research Service Award (NRSA), for her project entitled "Role of Altered CCK Response in Bulimia Nervosa."

Roy, Hazard honored by MARN

The Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (MARN) has announced that it will honor Barbara Hazard, dean of the Connell School, and Sr. Callista Roy, professor and nurse theorist, at the upcoming MARN awards ceremony on Friday, April 25 at the Dedham Hilton Hotel in Dedham, Massachusetts.  

Promise of Nursing Scholarship awarded to Bethany Sheppard

Connell School student Bethany Sheppard has been named the recipient of a Promise of Nursing Scholarship, awarded by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association.