Ethnic Minority Scholar to Give Lecture in February

The School of Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill presents
the 2011 Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture:


PRESENTED BY: Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, PhD, RN, FAAN

February 21, 2011
Reception to Follow

UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Carrington Hall,
Fox Auditorium
Parking is available in the Dogwood Visitors Deck

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, PhD, RN, FAAN

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Mary Lou de Leon Siantz is currently the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Cultural Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. In this role, she leads the planning and implementation of the strategic goals in diversity throughout the research, education, and practice missions which are a top priority both for the University and for the School of Nursing partnering with faculty, staff, students, and the healthcare environment. Dr. de Leon Siantz chairs the Advisory Task Force on Diversity and Cultural Competence, the Master Teachers Taskforce for Cultural Competence Education, and is faculty advisor for the Minorities in Nursing (MNO) a student nursing organization that support and represent minorities in the School.

Dr. de Leon Siantz is internationally recognized for her research on risk and resilience with Hispanic migrant/immigrant children and their families funded by the National Institutes of Health as well as the Department of Health and Human Services and recognized by the Texas Migrant Council for her contributions to the mental health of migrant preschool children and families.

Contact Dr. Diane Berry, e-mail: for more information.

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  2. Save the Date: Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture on Feb. 21 « UNC Nursing News Says:

    [...] Don’t miss a very special presentation by Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, (PhD, RN, FAAN) the assistant dean of diversity and cultural affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She will present her research on immigrant and migratory children in “Children of the Road,” the 2011 School of Nursing Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture. This free lecture is open to the public and will take place from 3:00-5:00 pm on February 21, 2011 at the School of Nursing. De Leon Siantz was born in Mexico and has spent her career in public health nursing advancing immigrant health through research, education and national leadership. “One of the fastest growing populations in the United States is children of immigrants, yet very little is known about them,” she said. “So I studied the children and continue to provide consultation in this area.” More information here. [...]


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