Feb. 22 — Professor publishes article on UC Health response to unaccompanied minors Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, a professor emeritus at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is one of several University of California Health researchers who published “Academic Health Centers and Humanitarian Crises: One Health System’s Response to Unaccompanied Children at the Border” in Academic Medicine. The article explores the systemwide, rapid response to the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. The authors report experience demonstrates that health system collaboration resulted in optimal outcomes for unaccompanied children. Mary Lou is internationally respected for her research in migrant population health. The publication is the journal for the Association of American Medical Colleges.