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On April 27, 2016, four KILN scholars presented posters describing the work of their research teams at the Alpha Chi Research Day. Alpha Chi is the Boston College Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society for nursing. The poster titles and teams members are listed below, with KILN scholars’ names in bold:

Tina Bui (’16), Meredith Kells, and Professor Susan Kelly-Weeder, “Weighing Practices in Anorexia Nervosa.”
Nicole Chang (’16), Elisa Kang, and Professor Viola Benavente, “Examining Acculturation of Hispanics for Inclusivity in Cardiovascular Health.”
Kathryn Free (’17), Debra Lundquist, and Professor Stewart Bond, “Frailty in Older Cancer Survivors: A Literature Review.” (This poster was awarded second place in the poster competition.)
Lourdes Talavera (’16) and Professor Tam Nguyen, “Do Nurse Residency Programs Improve Job Satisfaction, Retention Rates and Clinical Competency for New Graduate BSN Nurses?”

Developing knowledge through research is an essential aspect of nursing’s commitment to the advancement of quality and excellence in health care. The opportunity to participate in research is an important aspect of leadership development for KILN scholars.