2008 News Archive
william f. connell school of nursing
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.
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.
Six out of the 92 American Academy of Nursing (AAN) fellows inducted in 2008 were Connell School alumnae/i, including one faculty member.
Susan Gennaro is profiled in an article in Nursing Spectrum and on nurse.com, highlighting her accomplishments and her new role as dean of the Connell School.
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.
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 Patricia Underwood was awarded two grants for her work to find genetic markers for insulin resistance in patients with hypertension.
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.
Connell School professor Ann Wolbert Burgess offers her expert opinion on two high-profile cases.
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.
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.
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.
Connell School PhD candidate Kim Francis has been awarded a Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE) grant to support her dissertation research.
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.
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, 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.
Newly inducted AARP president Jennie Chin Hansen '70 is profiled in NurseWeek magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Connell School assistant professor of maternal child health Mary Aruda was appointed in August to the Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Content Expert Panel.
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.
Jeanette Clough MS'82 is profiled in the Boston Globe for successfully reviving Mount Auburn Hospital over the last ten years.
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.
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, associate professor of community health, has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).
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.
Catherine Read, associate dean of the undergraduate program, has co-edited a new book entitled Aging, Biotechnology, and the Future.
Maureen Eldredge, Connell School Undergraduate Program Assistant, has received this year's Community Service 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.
Connie Calvin, a Connell School PhD student, has received the Doctoral Fellowship Grant from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
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, assistant professor of psych/mental heath nursing, was named research column editor for the Journal of Forensic Nursing.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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.
Kim Francis and Brian French were awarded scholarships by the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
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.
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).
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.
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 was awarded the Susan Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award, given by the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS).
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.
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."
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.
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.