|National nursing leader to present research on migrant children|
|Tuesday, February 08, 2011|
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., assistant dean of diversity and cultural affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will present her research on immigrant and migrant children at an event at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Feb. 21.
The talk, “Children of the Road,” is the 2011 UNC School of Nursing Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture.
The free event is 3-5 p.m. in the Fox Auditorium, L level of Carrington Hall, on the corner of S. Columbia Street and Medical Drive.
de Leon Siantz was born in Los Angeles of Mexican immigrant parents. She has spent her career in community health nursing advancing immigrant mental health through research, education and national leadership.
Her current research includes investigating how to reduce pregnancy and promote reproductive health among Latina girls. “The risk for premature birth is greatly increased because of the teen’s developmental stage and the lack of access to prenatal care in this group. Pregnancy is one of the top reasons that Latina girls drop out of school,” she said.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Siantzlecture.