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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Seven CSON students participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Students give panel presentations

Each year, undergraduate students from Boston College are invited to participate in a research symposium. If chosen, this venue allows students to share the research they have worked on with faculty, or conclusions they were able to draw from their work on advanced study grants. The day is filled with poster presentations and panels.

This year, Nursing School students presented all four of the posters that were shown during the Undergraduate Research Symposium and two students were chosen to give oral panel presentations.


  • Margaret Veroneau '12 and Kelly Leonard '12 (mentor Associate Professor Susan Kelly-Weeder) Binge Eating and Weight Loss Practices of College Students
  • Brianna Sacco '12 (mentors Associate Professor Susan Kelly-Weeder and Associate Dean for Research and Professor Barbara Wolfe) Binge Eating and Loss of Control in College-Age Women
  • Ashley Thibodeau '12 (mentor Assistant Professor Natalie McClain) Nursing Students’ Experiences in Community Health Clinicals in Haiti
  • Christy Tran (mentor Professor June Horowitz) Defining the Role of Caregivers in Promoting Maternal Adaptation in Unintended Pregnancies.

Oral Panel Presentations:

  • Alexandra Mulloy '12 (mentor Associate Professor Robin Wood) Human Patient Simulation and Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing Students
  • Terry Bustos '13 (mentor Assistant Professor Lichuan Ye) Challenges in Affordable Health Care in the Philippines

Pictured: Top Row (l-r) Brianna Sacco ’12; Kathleen Sullivan, Senior Media Relations Officer, Office of News and Public Affairs, Boston College; Ashley Thibodeau ’12; Judith Shindul-Rothschild, Ph.D., RN, RNPC, Associate Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College.

Bottom Row (l-r) Christy Tran ’12; Margaret Veroneau ’12; Kelly Leonard ’12.