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Advancing the Health of Latino Communities


Nurse scientist Nilda Peragallo to speak at annual UC Davis nursing school lecture

Internationally recognized expert to discuss advancing Latino health

February 28, 2013

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Nurse scientist Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, one of the nation's foremost researchers in HIV/AIDS risk reduction and prevention in Latinos, will discuss health disparities and the recruitment and retention of minority scientists as the featured speaker at the 2013 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Lecture Series: Leading Change, Advancing Health from 4 to 5 p.m. March 6 at the UC Davis Sacramento campus.

Peragallo will present "Advancing the Health of Latino Communities: A Program of Health Disparities Research." A minority scientist herself, Peragallo has dedicated her 35-plus-year career to identify ways to reduce the gap between minority and majority populations' health outcomes. She is recognized internationally for her leadership in nursing, research, public health and minority research. With an extensive research portfolio in the prevention of disease among underserved ethnic minorities, her current work involves disparity-population-focused interventions in Mexico, Chile and Haiti. Peragallo is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, current co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Health Project Workforce Committee, past president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and founding editor of Hispanic Health Care International.

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Lecture Series brings nationally recognized leaders to the UC Davis, Sacramento campus, to illuminate academic, research and clinical topics that advance health, ignite leadership and promote bold system change. The 4 p.m. lecture will take place in Room 1222 of the Education Building, located at 4610 X St. in Sacramento. A reception will follow. A live video stream of the lecture will be available at:

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