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Kim Amer, Speaker at Pediatrics Conferences
Kim Amer
DePaul University School of Nursing, United States


Kim Siarkowski Amer is the director and an associate professor in the School of Nursing. She has taught at DePaul University since 1991. She has a PhD in Maternal Child Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul she was a clinical nurse specialist in Pediatric Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. She was a staff nurse at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago in the emergency room and the hematology oncology unit. Her research is focused on children and families coping with chronic illness. She has authored many articles focused on child and family adaptation to type 1 diabetes. In addition, she has a research focus on safety and quality in nursing and has a book entitled “Quality and Safety for Transformational Nursing: Core Competencies.” Dr. Siarkowski Amer has been a director, and the only nurse, on the board of the Genentech Foundation for Growth and Development, President of the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society, and she was the director of the School of Nursing at DePaul in 2011-2012 and 2019-2020 and is once again the director.