The Second Annual McGinley Symposium - 2011

The Face of the Immigrant logo

The second annual symposium focused on the unique needs of today's immigrants. Specifically, the symposium addressed three areas of concern:

  • Exploring the social justice tradition as it applies to the health and wellbeing of immigrant populations;
  • Sharing research aimed at understanding and improving health care for immigrants;
  • Discussing clinical and program initiatives that foster social justice in health care for immigrants.

About the Symposium

The Rita M. McGinley Symposium is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by the holder of the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic missionary order, that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons throughout the world.

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Keynote Speakers

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Adriana Dobrzycka MPH, MID

Community Outreach and Inclusion Manager
Vibrant Pittsburgh

Adriana Dobrzycka is a Community Outreach and Inclusion Manager at Vibrant Pittsburgh (VP), an economic development non-profit that works to attract, retain, and elevate diverse talent in the Pittsburgh Region. In her role at VP, Adriana manages the Welcome Center activities and works to connect Pittsburgh’s diverse communities and identify opportunities for collaboration. Read more...

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Rev. Timothy S. Godfrey, S.J., DNP, MSW, RN

Rev. Timothy Godfrey, S.J. is a Jesuit priest and public health nurse. Fr. Godfrey completed his masters degree in the Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health program at The Catholic University of America; and went on to complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Catholic University. Read more...

Read Rev. Godfrey's article Nursing Beyond Borders: Access to Health Care for Documented and Undocumented Immigrants Living in the U.S.

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Daniel Groody, CSC, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

Daniel G. Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher, and an award winning author and film producer. He is currently an Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Drawing on years of work in Latin America, particularly along the U.S.- Mexico border, he has authored various books and articles which have been translated into five languages... Read more

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Barbara L. Nichols, DHL, MS, RN, FAAN

Chief Executive Officer
Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools

Barbara Nichols is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, an immigration neutral, non-profit organization founded in 1977 and based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The Commission is internationally recognized as an authority on education, registration and licensure of nurses worldwide. Through its program of services, it implements international educational standards and regulations. Read more...