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Florida nurse scientist inspires nursing students during UC Davis lecture


One of the nation’s foremost researchers in HIV/AIDS risk reduction and prevention in Latinos spoke recently at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento.

On March 6, nurse scientist Nilda “Nena” P. Peragallo, RN, DrPH, FAAN, discussed health disparities and the recruitment and retention of minority scientists during the 2013 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Lecture Series, called Leading Change, Advancing Health.

As dean of the school of nursing and health studies at the University of Miami, Peragallo presented “Advancing the Health of Latino Communities: A Program of Health Disparities Research.” She has spent her career identifying ways to reduce the gap between minority and majority populations’ health outcomes and is recognized internationally for her leadership in nursing, research, public health and minority research.

Peragallo also met with nursing science and healthcare leadership doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars to provide insight into her career choices and research trajectory. Throughout the course of her two-day visit to UC Davis, Peragallo met with school of nursing faculty and other faculty.


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