Patricia Ryan-Krause to Speak at 2011 Conference on Child Rights & Sight

patricia-ryan-krauseDCI is honored to confirm Patricia Ryan Krause as a speaker at the 2011 Conference on Child Rights & Sight. We are excited to learn from her experience developing school-based health services at La Escuelita, a parent-run school in an impoverished and medically-underserved area of Managua, Nicaragua.

Pat Ryan-Krause has been on the faculty of the Yale School of Nursing in the pediatric nurse practitioner specialty since 1997. In addition to teaching, she guest lectures and precepts students in her clinical practice and at a school-based site in Managua, Nicaragua. She has twice been the recipient of the Annie Goodrich award for excellence in teaching. Pat holds a joint appointment with Children’s Medical Group in Hamden, CT where she has served as primary care provider for a culturally and economically diverse group of patients from birth through young adulthood for the past 20 years.

Since 2008, Pat has served as Interim Director of the Center for International Nursing Scholarship and Education at the School of Nursing. In this role, she has coordinated the international efforts of the School of Nursing and has organized student clinical experiences in a variety of international sites. She currently is the faculty leader of a sustainable school-based health project in Nicaragua.

Pat’s scholarly and clinical interests include the assessment and management of developmental and behavioral problems, genetic disorders and primary care practice in international settings.