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                 college of nursing and health sciences (cnhs)
                                                                                                                                        wINteR 2012
                                                                                                                                        VOL. 9, NO. 1


cnn’s accenthealth stops in to film                                                                                               from the
segment featuring goKids                                                                                                                  Nothing is as
                                                                                                                                    constant as change.
                                                                                                                                    Over the last few
                                                                                                                                    months, many
                                                                                                               changes have occurred here at the Col-
                                                                                                               lege of Nursing and Health Sciences. This
                                                                                                               January, Dr. Greer Glazer began her tenure
                                                                                                               as dean and Schmidlapp Professor of
                                                                                                               Nursing at the University of Cincinnati’s
                                                                                                               College of Nursing. The CNHS family
                                                                                                               wishes her all the best and greatly thanks
                                                                                                               her for her transformative leadership over
                                                                                                               the last seven years. As interim dean, I
                                                                                                               am committed to continuing to move the
                                                                                                               college forward as we actively search for a
                                                                                                               new dean.
                                                                                                                     In this issue of Harbor Reflections,
                                                                                                               you will be introduced to the new
                                                                                                               undergraduate program director for
                                                                                                               the Department of Exercise and Health
                                                                                                               Sciences (EHS), Dana Commesso. Dana
                                                                                                               comes to us with an impressive array
                                                                                                               of Olympic organization experience,
                                                                                                               and we welcome her to the college. We
      On Monday, October 17, the GoKids Boston       and supportive environment, with a 5,300-square-
                                                                                                               are looking to Dana and EHS Student
fitness, training, and research center was visited   foot fitness center at the program’s disposal.
                                                                                                               Services Specialist Karen McInnis to help
by CNN’s AccentHealth corresponent Jim Morrelli      School-based body mass index (BMI) screening
                                                                                                               continue the revitalization of the EHS
and a film crew. AccentHealth, America’s largest     has recently revealed that about 44% of Boston
                                                                                                               Club. From the ski slopes of Colorado,
health education television network, provides        Public Schools children are overweight or obese.
                                                                                                               to doctoral studies in physical therapy
viewers with information for healthy living. Jim     GoKids is committed to providing programs for
                                                                                                               in Massachusetts, to the incorporation
Morrelli and the film crew spent an afternoon        youth within the Boston community most at risk
                                                                                                               of music, movement, and philanthropy,
at GoKids to learn more about its leadership in      of obesity and chronic disease.
                                                                                                               our EHS students are making significant
youth health and dedication to eliminating health          Among those interviewed for the CNN
                                                                                                               contributions to the health and wellness
disparities. At GoKids, the CNN crew was able to     network were Chancellor J. Keith Motley, Carlos
                                                                                                               of our society.
witness an intensive fitness session for GoKids      Salas, and several GoKids participants and their
                                                                                                                     In our continuing commitment to
participants led by exercise physiologist Carlos     parents. AccentHealth captured expert, family, and
                                                                                                               challenging health care disparities, mem-
Salas and assisted by students from the Exercise     youth perspectives on how the obesity epidemic
                                                                                                               bers of the college and campus commu-
Science Program.                                     has affected our community and ways in which
                                                                                                               nity spent an evening with Dr. Augustus
       GoKids Boston provides low-income, mul-       GoKids fights against the epidemic by providing a
                                                                                                               White III and his vivid reminiscences
tiethnic youth with engaging physical activity and   first-class referral resource that meets the need for
                                                                                                               of Jim Crow medical education and
nutrition education programs aimed at preventing     effective, safe, fun, and inexpensive intervention for
and treating obesity and chronic disease in a safe   families. The segment is set to air in spring 2012.
                                                                                                                                   (Continued on page 3)

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      News                        Corner                     Focus on Faculty and Staff                       Highlights                   Album
    featured news

    department of exercise and health sciences Welcomes
    new undergraduate Program director
                                    Dana Commesso joined the Department of            education. UMass Boston is the academic home to a highly diverse student
                              Exercise and Health Sciences (EHS) as a part-time       population. An understanding of personal and cultural motivation and barri-
                              instructor, later moving on to become a full-time       ers is valuable to administration, faculty, and staff. Identification of students
                              instructor. Dana will now take on her newest role       who may need additional support or services may improve their learning ex-
                              in EHS as undergraduate program director. She will      perience and academic achievement. Early identification may also positively
                              oversee a program of 580 undergraduate students         influence graduation rates.
                              distributed between the health sciences, fitness              Prior to her academic career, Dana spent ten years with the United
    Dana Commesso             instruction and management, and exercise science        States Olympic Committee (USOC) in the Sport Performance Division. In her
                              concentrations.                                         role as department head for strength and conditioning, she oversaw three
          Dana holds a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of     training facilities located in Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; and Lake
    Connecticut, where she worked as a graduate assistant responsible for four        Placid, NY. At the USOC headquarters in Colorado Springs, Dana worked
    student fitness facilities on campus, assisted the New England chapter of         directly with national- and Olympic-level teams and individual athletes,
    the American College of Sports Medicine regional office and programs, and         preparing them for competition with a focus on World Championships and
    volunteered with the varsity strength and conditioning program. She is cur-       the Olympic Games. She has also contributed to numerous educational pro-
    rently completing a doctor of education degree in organizational leadership       grams for athletes and coaches within the organization and partnered with
    and communication from Northeastern University. Her dissertation focuses          outside organizations, such as the American College of Sports Medicine and
    on factors that influence student engagement and persistence in higher            the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    scholar, students discuss                                                         cnhs-led delegation attends
    health disparities and race                                                       Biennial convention
                                               On the evening of December 6,                 Dr. Marion E.
                                         2011, the College of Nursing and Health      Winfrey, interim dean of
                                         Sciences and the University of Mas-          the College of Nursing
                                         sachusetts Boston’s Chancellor’s Office      and Health Sciences, led
                                         came together to honor Dr. Augustus          a group of fellow Sigma
                                         A. White III, PhD, MD, as its 2011 Dis-      Theta Tau Interna-
                                         tinguished Scholar. A world-renowned         tional (STTI) members
                                         orthopedic surgeon, Harvard School           representing the UMass
                                         of Medicine professor, and author, Dr.       Boston chapter at the 41st The 41st Sigma Theta Tau Biennial Convention
                                         White joined students and discussed          Sigma Theta Tau Biennial was held at the spacious Gaylord Texan resort in
    Chancellor Motley joined             a myriad of issues and topics relevant       Convention in Grapevine, Grapevine, Texas.
    CNHS in honoring Dr. White           to disparities in today’s health care sys-   Texas, which took place October 28 to November 2, 2011. Members accompa-
    as the 2011 Distinguished            tems. This conversation was central to       nying Dean Winfrey included Patricia Halon, DNP, APRN; Dianne Gillis, MS, RN;
                                         his compelling lecture, “What Dr. Martin     and Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC. This conference of the International
    Luther King, Jr., Would Want Us to Know About Health Care Disparities.”           Honor Society of Nursing brought representatives from around the world to
           Growing up in Jim Crow–era Tennessee and training and teaching in          Grapevine. This year’s theme, “People and Knowledge: Connecting for Global
    overwhelmingly white medical institutions, Dr. White witnessed firsthand          Health,” informed both the scientific and poster presentations.
    how prejudice works in the world of medicine. And while race relations have              The CNHS booth at the convention’s Exhibit Hall, within the Gaylord
    changed dramatically, old ways of thinking die hard. Touching upon topics         Texan Hotel and Convention Center, was visited by a steady stream of inter-
    such as health care, health care costs, payment, insurance, and the subcon-       ested faculty and nurses exploring the programs available at the college. The
    scious mind, to name only a few, Dr. White enlightened CNHS students, fac-        booth saw more than 80 visitors, handing out numerous brochures to future
    ulty, friends, and families of the magnitude and scope of health disparities.     students, especially for the online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program,
           Dr. White further discusses this subject and more in his most recent       and discussing openings for CNHS faculty positions in both traditional and
    publication, Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care. The book           distance learning settings. Delegates Patricia Halon and Dianne Gillis, also a
    draws on his experience in startlingly different cultures to make sense of        part of the convention’s business meeting, voted on important directives for the
    the unconscious bias that plagues medical treatment, and to explore what          international society. Dean Winfrey held multiple discussions with representa-
    it means for health care in a diverse twenty-first-century America.               tives from South Africa about academic exchanges and future collaborations.

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featured news

ehs club reconvenes to Promote health in the uMass
Boston community
                                                        was reestablished this past January with new team       résumé building, having fun, and making new
                                                        officers Shane Brauer, Amanda Clapp, Jen Frazier,       friends. These will include attending confer-
                                                        Justin Penn, Julia-Ann Scotton, and Stephanie           ences held by the New England Chapter of
                                                        Shain, who will be providing students of all majors     American College of Sports Medicine (NEAC-
                                                        the opportunity to network and learn about vari-        SM), participating in charity events such as the
                                                        ous exercise and health fields while enjoying fun       Project Bread Walk for Hunger, and an annual
                                                        activities. The EHS Club encourages students to         holiday party where students and professors
                                                        work outside the classroom and participate in           can meet and interact. The EHS Club plans to
                                                        various events, such as fundraising, volunteering,      promote attendance at the spring American
                                                        or attending conferences, with an emphasis on           College of Sports Medicine conference and
                                                        building student and faculty relationships.             will begin fundraising by selling apparel that
EHS Club officer Stephanie Shain with member                  Members will create and manage different          members can wear at the conference.
Grady Wick at the group’s recent holiday party.         activity groups within the club, such as walking,             To receive information on meeting
                                                        hiking, or road race teams; a rock-climbing group       times and locations, to suggest ideas and ask
     In the past, the Exercise and Health Sci-          is another possibility. Additionally, the club will     questions pertaining to club activities, or to
ences Club was an active community-servicing            promote proper nutrition by distributing nutri-         be added to the club’s mailing list for regular
organization that was dedicated to promoting            tional information and giving out healthy snacks        updates and meeting minutes, contact the
physical activity and health, and it is aiming to       between classes.                                        group at The EHS
do so again. The club, now overseen by EHS Un-                In addition, the club plans to organize events    Club encourages comments, questions, and
dergraduate Program Director Dana Commesso,             designed to create opportunities for networking,        suggestions from students and faculty.

online rn-Bs and accelerated nursing
                                                                                                                     from the dean
Bs Programs receive new directors                                                                                    (Continued from page 1)

                                Longtime College        program, guided by the
                          of Nursing and Health         Roy Adaptation Model                                         practice. In bringing us full circle to
                          Sciences faculty members      of Nursing, focuses on                                       today, Dr. White discoursed on the
                          Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD,      adaptation to life events.                                   lingering effects of unequal care.
                          RN, FAAN, and Margaret        Dr. Fawcett has authored                                           Indeed, the constancy of
                          McAllister, PhD, RN, FNP-     or coauthored several                                        change challenges us to examine
                          BC, FAANP, have been          books and more than                                          anew not only how we teach and
 Dr. Jacqueline Fawcett appointed to the positions      100 journal articles.         Dr. Margaret McAllister        practice, but also the theories and
                          of interim program director          Dr. McAllister                                        paradigms that undergird those ac-
for the accelerated option of the Baccalaureate Nurs-   will oversee the program quality and progress of             tivities for today and the future. The
ing Program, and program director for the Online        its students toward graduation as the incoming               research and practice contributions
RN-BS Nursing Program, respectively, by Interim         Online RN-BS Program director. Dr. McAllister                of CNHS faculty, students, and staff
Dean Marion E. Winfrey.                                 holds a master of nursing education degree from              presented in our continuing Recent
       Dr. Fawcett has worked with Dr. Sheila Cannon,   the New York University School of Nursing and the            Faculty Publications feature make
PhD, APRN-PMH, BC, the outgoing director of the         Arts Professions, and a specialist in primary health         it clear to a worldwide readership
accelerated option, to ensure a smooth transition.      care of adults and children degree from Indiana              that CNHS doesn’t just respond to
“I very much look forward to working more closely       University, where she also completed a Robert                change—we make it happen!
with our wonderful accelerated option students          Wood Johnson nurse faculty fellowship in primary
and staff as the Department of Nursing continues        care. Dr. McAllister earned a PhD in law, policy,                 —Marion Winfrey, Interim
on the journey to greater greatness,” Dr. Fawcett       and society from Northeastern University. She                      Dean
stated after being appointed to her new position. Dr.   initiated online education at the College of Nursing               College of Nursing and
Fawcett has been a member of the College of Nursing     and Health Sciences in 2004 with the Post-Master’s                 Health Sciences
and Health Sciences faculty since 1999. She teaches     Nurse Practitioner Program. Dr. McAllister is an
courses in the Department of Nursing’s undergradu-      associate clinical professor and has been a CNHS
ate, master’s, and doctoral programs. Her research      faculty member for 17 years.

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    researCh Corner

    lecturer Mario Munoz Presents research at neacsM
          On November 3 and 4, the New England                  Department of Exercise and Health Sci-         alert active individuals when energy availability
    Chapter of the American College of Sports             ences lecturer Mario Munoz was one of the fea-       (blood glucose or muscle glycogen) falls below
    Medicine (NEACSM) held its annual fall confer-        tured speakers at the conference, participating      critical threshold,” which would aid studies in
    ence at the Rhode Island Convention Center            in a colloquium session alongside Dr. Lawrence       the field of environmental physiology.
    in Providence. The conference was targeted            Armstrong from the University of Connecti-                 The aim of Mario’s and Dr. Armstrong’s
    at a variety of professionals: sports medicine        cut. Their colloquium, “Looking Toward 2025:         presentation was to show not only how their
    physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers,   The Future of Technology in Sports Medicine          areas of interest can merge into other disci-
    and therapeutic assistants; academic, research,       and Exercise Sciences,” compiled a wish list of      plines but also how increased improvement
    and clinical exercise physiologists; and applied      necessary technological advances in the fields       and creativity can be used in the advancement
    professionals like strength and conditioning          of sports medicine, exercise sciences, athletic      of their field.
    coaches, personal trainers, and gym owners.           training, sport nutrition, physical/occupational           The EHS Department had a significant
          Organized around the theme “Pursu-              therapy, competitive sport and coaching, motor       presence at the conference overall, with EHS
    ing Discovery: Technology and Innovation in           control, environmental physiology, biomechan-        chair Dr. Laurie Milliken passing her gavel to
    Sports Medicine and Exercise Science,” the            ics, personal fitness, and cardiac rehabilitation.   new chapter president Dr. William Kramer dur-
    conference brought together speakers from all         The instructors interviewed professionals from       ing the conference, completing her tenure as
    parts of New England and other regions of the         each of these fields of study, receiving feedback    president of NEACSM.
    United States. Speakers explained the advances        and ideas. One idea proposed for use in the                Dr. Scott Crouter, executive chapter
    and uses of technology in the different fields of     field of genomics, the study of genes and their      member, also represented the EHS Department,
    sports and exercise science, and encouraged the       functions, entailed “genome arrays that identify     serving as moderator for student abstract ses-
    audience to understand the use of technology          athletic potential, acute exercise responses,        sions. Dr. Crouter was also part of the awards-
    in helping to reduce risks and improve health         and chronic training adaptations.” Suggestions       selection committee for student presentations.
    and performance.                                      also included the development of “devices that

    dnP candidate Jodie Marcantoni discusses capstone
    research on easing Patient transitions
                                        Jodie Marcan-     improving the quality of education for patients       Diseases, titled “A Retrospective Comparison of
                                  toni, DNPc, FNP-BC,     discharged from the hospital on long-term intra-      Ceftriaxone Versus Oxacillin for Osteoarticular
                                  MS, a graduate stu-     venous antibiotics.                                   Infections Due to Methicillin-Susceptible Staph-
                                  dent in the Doctor            The project was developed based on evi-         ylococcus aureus,” which was electronically pub-
                                  of Nursing Practice     dence in national health policy recommendations       lished this past December. She is also a recipient
                                  (DNP) Program,          for health information communication, infection-      of the Craig R. Bollinger Memorial Research
                                  recently presented      prevention measures, prevention of unnecessary        Grant, a competitive award from UMass Boston
                                  on the preliminary      hospital readmissions, and safe transitions of        that helps students defray research expenses.
                                  findings of her DNP     care for patients discharged from the hospital to           Jodie received a master of science in
                                  capstone project        their homes. Jodie’s DNP capstone project differs     nursing degree with a concentration in adult
    Jodie Marcantoni              at the Washington       from a PhD dissertation in that it focuses on         primary care at Simmons College in Boston, and
                                  University School of    using available knowledge from research studies       a post-master’s certificate from the Family Nurse
    Medicine–Barnes Jewish Hospital Patient Safety        in order to improve health care, also known as        Practitioner Program at CNHS. She started her
    and Quality Initiatives to Improve Healthcare         translating evidence into clinical practice. The      nursing career on an acute medicine unit at
    Annual Conference, and the Missouri Associa-          conferences provided her with an opportunity to       Massachusetts General Hospital, also working
    tion for Healthcare Quality Conference last fall      observe varied situations in which the skills and     as a nurse practitioner in family practice at the
    in St. Louis, Missouri. Her capstone project,         knowledge acquired in the DNP program can be          East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. She
    titled “Improving the Care Transition for Infec-      used to improve health care.                          currently practices in the specialty of infectious
    tious Disease Patients: Using Health Literacy               Jodie also recently coauthored an article,      disease at the Washington University of Medicine–
    Guidelines for Patient Education,” focuses on         published in the journal Clinical Infectious          Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

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gloBal health

oncology nursing society Members take Part in
ata oncology nurses in cuba Program
      Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC, assis-              The delegation’s objective was to provide           psychological well-
tant professor in the College of Nursing and Health     opportunities for sharing information about health        being in Cuban
Sciences’ Nursing Department, participated in the       care, cancer care, and oncology nursing. The              cancer patients.
Academic Travel Abroad: ATA Oncology Nurses in          group learned about the extensive Cuban primary           The U.S. delegation
Cuba Program December 4–9, 2011. The delegation,        health care system and met with nursing faculty           was impressed          Dr. Anne Gross poses with a
composed of 17 Oncology Nursing Society mem-            and cancer care specialists. With more than 20            with similarities in Cuban polyclinic nurse.
bers, traveled from the United States to Havana,        hospitals, nine of which have oncology services, and      nursing issues and
Cuba, under the auspices of Amistur and the Cuban       a growing pharmaceutical industry, Cuba has been          challenges that
Institute of Friendship with People. Anne Gross,        very active in combining state-of-the-art cancer          bridge countries and create shared knowledge.
PhD, RN, vice president at the Dana-Farber Cancer       care with research initiatives.                                 In addition to teaching at CNHS, Dr. Sheldon
Institute and a UMass Boston graduate, was also               In addition, Dr. Sheldon presented her              serves on the international advisory board for
a member of the delegation, along with Oncology         program of research on the psychosocial care of           the Oncology Nursing Society and works as an
Nursing Society president Carlton Brown, PhD, RN,       people with cancer, titled “Patient-Provider Com-         associate editor for the Clinical Journal of Oncology
and other oncology nurses from American research        munication: Impact on Patient Outcomes,” to the           Nursing. She earned a doctorate in nursing with
and academic institutions and clinical settings,        nursing faculty of the School of Nursing in Cuba.         a focus on cancer control from the University of
such as the National Cancer Institute, New York         This stimulated discussion about the school’s cur-        Utah, in addition to a postdoctoral fellowship at the
University, and Sloan-Kettering Hospital.               rent nursing study using interventions to improve         Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

foCus on faCulty and staff

                            John Applebee recently                            In her new role, she assists Tra-   she maintains working relationships with all agency
                      joined the College of Nursing                           ditional Nursing Undergradu-        personnel for various processes of student place-
                      and Health Sciences as a                                ate Program Director JoAnn          ments and preceptorships, as well as collecting,
                      part-time special assistant                             Mulready-Shick, EdD, MSN,           maintaining, and recording all student information
                      to Interim Dean Marion E.                               RN, CNE. Joann is responsible       about clinical clearances.
                      Winfrey. John has worked at                             for all program functions                                         n
                      UMass Boston for more than                              involving admissions, orienta-                                   Karen McInnis has
John Applebee         28 years in many different ca-    Joann Berrouet        tions, online assessments and                              recently transitioned into the
pacities. Before his retirement in 2008, he was the     testing, licensing procedures, program committee                                 position of student services
director of the University Advising Center. Most        support and scheduling, and faculty placement as-                                specialist. After working as
recently, John has worked for the Department of         signments and trainings. In the fall, Joann will enter                           program assistant in the under-
Exercise and Health Sciences as a part-time aca-        a master’s program at UMass Boston’s McCormack                                   graduate nursing program since
demic advisor and project director. In his capacity     Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.                                    2007, Karen will now work with
as a special assistant, John will be undertaking                                  n                               Karen McInnis          the Department of Exercise and
projects assigned by Interim Dean Winfrey to                                         Stephanie Farmer              Health Sciences (EHS) as its new academic advisor.
improve the efficiency of collegiate administrative                            works as the clinical placement     Karen will work in the CNHS Office of Student
processes to better serve students and staff. He will                          specialist at the College of        Affairs, focusing on providing academic advice to
also represent the interim dean and the college at                             Nursing and Health Sciences.        EHS students. Having relocated from California
selected university meetings. John earned a gradu-                             She is an alumna of Berea           in 2007, Karen is no stranger to Boston, as she is
ate certificate in dispute resolution from UMass                               College, where she received         a UMass Boston alumna. In 1999, she received a
Boston, a master’s degree in theological studies                               a bachelor’s degree with a          master’s degree in education at UMass Boston while
from Harvard Divinity School, and a bachelor’s          Stephanie Farmer double concentration in child             working as the senior counselor for the university’s
degree in philosophy from Colgate University.           development and family studies. With more than             Upward Bound Program. She also holds a bachelor
                         n                              12 years of programmatic and operational experi-           of arts degree in sociology, with a minor in gerontol-
      Joann Berrouet was recently hired as              ence in the field of education, Stephanie primarily        ogy, from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles,
undergraduate program assistant at the College of       works alongside Traditional Nursing Undergraduate          CA. Karen brings to CNHS more than ten years of
Nursing and Health Sciences. Joann is an alumna of      Program Director JoAnn Mulready-Shick, assessing,          experience in education and more than four years in
UMass Boston, where she received a bachelor’s de-       planning, and implementing student clinical place-         higher education.
gree in biological anthropology and German studies.     ments and educational experiences. Additionally,

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    student highlights

                                                                               Rennie Gilman gradu-              During November and December 2011,
                                                                         ated from the University of        Michael raised funds through the sale of his
                                                                         Massachusetts Boston with a        Maybe This Christmas EP, donating all the
                                                                         bachelor’s degree from the Ex-     proceeds to Boston Children’s Hospital. As a
                                                                         ercise and Health Sciences Pro-    child, Michael was diagnosed with and treated
                                                                         gram in 2011. She is currently     for Legg Perthes disease at Children’s Hospital.
                                                                         pursuing a doctoral degree in           On campus, Michael has twice been
                                                                         physical therapy at Simmons        featured in UMass Boston’s student newspaper,
                                                                         College while working part-        The Mass Media, for his songwriting and recent
                                                                         time as a rehabilitation aide      fundraiser, respectively, and serves as music
                                                                         at Bay State Physical Therapy.     director for the university’s acapella club, The
                                                                         UMass Boston taught her time       Seaside Singers. He has also taught choral sing-
                                                                         management and how to ef-          ing and songwriting workshops over the last
    Briana Endicott                                                      fectively balance class work and   three summers, and he taught a music class at
                                                         professional obligations, skills she has carried   Snowden International High School in Copley
          Briana Endicott is a recent graduate of        into her graduate education. The College of        Square during his junior year. His music has
    the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’          Nursing and Health Sci-                            been played on Emmanuel College’s and Tufts
    Exercise and Health Sciences Program. Having         ences opened Rennie’s                              University’s radio stations, as well as on The
    recently completed an internship with the Ski        eyes to the possibility                            Jordan Rich Show on 1030 AM WBZ.
    and Snowboard Club Vail of Vail, Colorado,           of a career in physical                                 A Medford, MA, native, Michael is an ac-
    Briana is currently a strength and condition-        therapy. She reports that                          companist and singer for three churches—in
    ing coach with the same organization and is          CNHS provided her with                             Wakefield, Stoneham, and Medford—and he
    working with some of the best junior and elite       a solid foundation based                           regularly entertains at nursing homes and
    skiers and snowboarders in the world. She            on the principles of ex-                           senior events. His performances can be seen
    works with alpine skiers, cross-country skiers,      ercise physiology, health                          on his YouTube channel at
    freeskiers, freestyle skiers, and snowboarders.      behavior change, and         Rennie Gilman         michaelmmusic.
    “The EHS program at UMass helped me to build         physical activity promo-                                                  n

    a solid foundation and the confidence to come        tion, which she now utilizes on a daily basis in         Kari Lapham was the recipient of the
    work at one of the premier ski programs in the       her new career path. The college also provided     Eddie Segelman Award at the 2011 College of
    world.” Briana notes that she is able to apply the   her with an opportunity to gain experience in      Nursing and Health Sciences Winter Convoca-
    knowledge she gained at UMass Boston to her          the field of physical therapy through her final    tion. Established by Dr. Myron R. Segelman of
    daily work in Vail.                                  internship, which helped to prepare her clini-     the Department of Nursing in memory of his
          On a day-to-day basis, Briana runs field       cally for her advanced graduate studies.           father, the Eddie Segelman Award is annually
    sessions for athletes focusing on movement                                  n                           awarded to the member of the graduating
    preparation and skills, plyometrics, agility, and                                   Michael Maloney     class who best exemplifies a love for learn-
    energy system development. Program design                                     is an Honors Program      ing and a desire to help others. Though she
    and implementation with athletes in the weight                                student and a music/      has been a registered nurse for many years,
    room is another major aspect of what Briana                                   exercise and health       Kari is received her BSN through the RN-BS
    does.                                                                         sciences double major,    Online Program. Currently living in Virginia,
          “Our gym is very small, but it houses some                              now in his fourth year    she has been a class leader through her online
    of the best equipment available for training                                  at UMass Boston. Mi-      courses by encouraging her classmates to
    ski and snowboard athletes, including Keiser                                  chael hopes to gradu-     make the most of each learning opportunity.
    equipment, a power plate, and TRX,” Briana ex-                                ate in the summer of      She has volunteered at county health clinics in
                                                         Michael Maloney          2013 and continue on      Virginia for underserved populations and has
    plains. “There is also an Olympic lifting platform
    and cardiovascular training equipment.”              to a graduate program for physical therapy.        been accepted into the Family Nurse Practi-
          Says Briana: “The experience and knowl-        Of his time with the College of Nursing and        tioner Program at Shenandoah University. She
    edge I am gaining by working with world-class        Health Sciences, Michael states that “my           says she has “found her calling” and is ready
    athletes would not be possible if it were not for    academic experience at UMass Boston’s CNHS         to give back to the underserved families in her
    my experience at UMass Boston.”                      has been all positive. The courses offered are     area. We wish Kari the best of luck and know
                            n                            preparing me not only by fulfilling prerequi-      she will represent University of Massachusetts
                                                         sites for graduate school, but also in providing   Boston well in her local area.
                                                         a well-rounded curriculum, which gives me
                                                         and the college’s students an overall edge.”

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                   The fall 2011 Brigham and Women’s Hospital dedicated education unit student group poses with its clinical
                   faculty coordinator, Lisa Caravaggio, at “Nurses’ Role in Interdisciplinary Rounding” presentation (L-R: Jay
                   Thorton, Megan Croake, Gina Auguste, Lisa Caravaggio, Monika Mruk, Amanda Brillhart, Elizabeth Hall, Tara
                   Maranuccio, Tessela LaPointe).

                                                                            Interim Dean Winfrey (left) and Nursing Department Chair Dr.
                                                                            Jacqueline Fawcett (right) with a CNHS graduate at the college’s
                                                                            2011 Winter Convocation.

        CNHS student and scholarship recipient Tamra Russell with
        Interim Dean Marion E. Winfrey at the Helene Fuld Trust Schol-
        arship Luncheon.

                                                                            Dr. Lisa Kennedy Sheldon with Honduran patient Maria during the
                                                                            International Cancer Corps’ annual trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

            Helene Bowen-Brady, staff
              development educator at
          Faulkner Hospital, speaks at
        the Clinical Leadership Collab-
        orative for Diversity in Nursing
          Anniversary Celebration this                                                                                    Graduate student
                          past October.                                                                                   Minjim Kim and
                                                                                                                          doctoral student
                                                                                                                          Jacob Kariuki listen
                                                                                                                          closely during the
                                                                                                                          CNHS Campus PhD
                                                                                                                          Meeting this past

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