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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Four undergrads win Advanced Study Grants

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Four Connell School of Nursing students were awarded 2012 Advanced Study Grants by the University Fellowships Committee. Established in 1996, the Advanced Study Grant encourages, supports, and gives visible recognition to undergraduates who demonstrate scholarly initiative and imagination, and are considered a first step toward possible national grants like the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, or Truman scholarships.

  • Amelia Burke ’14, mentored by Clinical Instructor Dorean Hurley, will study health care delivery in Durban, South Africa.
  • Mary Gerardo ’14, mentored by Professor Ann Burgess, will study Spanish and researching culture-awareness in care for assault victims.
  • Phoebe Matthews ’14, mentored by Assistant Professor Melissa Sutherland, will study medical first response in wilderness areas.
  • Yvonne Shih ’15, mentored by Associate Professor Judith Shindul-Rothschild, will study hospital productivity and registered nurse–to-patient ratios in two states.