Naratil Family Health and Human Values Lecture Series

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Started in 1994, the Health and Human Values Lecture Series is an annual series of lectures, formerly supported by a grant from the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies. In 2015, thanks to the generosity of the Naratil Family, the series was once again funded and renamed as the Naratil Family Health and Human Values Lecture Series.

Lectures are scheduled for fall and spring of the academic year. Each series is based on a theme, such as changing paradigms in health care, global health issues and communicating identity. Lectures are held on the campus of Villanova University and are free and open to the community. The Naratil Family Health and Human Values Lecture Series encompasses the College of Nursing’s Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing which began on the occasion of its 25th anniversary in 1978. This event, co-sponsored by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, brings together members of the student body, alumni, University and regional community to hear the insights of prominent national and international speakers.

Sustainable Careers Panel

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time: 5-6 PM Panel; 6-7 PM Networking
Location: Garey Hall, Alumni Event Room

The President’s Environmental Sustainability Committee (PESC)
has gathered representatives from the fields of Nursing—Charlotte Wallace, RN, MS, Community Health Nurse and Environmental Health Coordinator, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis—as well as Engineering, Business and the Liberal Arts and Sciences to speak about how they used their degrees to create a sustainable career. Immediately following the discussion, enjoy a reception while networking with the panelists. This event is held with support from the College of Nursing.

College of Nursing 38th Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing- Nursing Leadership and a Culture of Health

Date: Monday, November 21, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Villanova Room, Connelly Center

Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Adviser for Nursing
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

How do we build a culture of health in the face of what many say is a disconnected health care system? Nurses can take the lead in ensuring health flourishes for all. Hear the perspective  from Dr. Susan Hassmiller, who, as the Robert Wood Johnson  Foundation senior adviser for nursing, shapes and leads the  Foundation’s nursing strategies in an effort to create a higher quality of care in the United States for people, families and communities. Drawn to the Foundation’s “organizational advocacy for the less fortunate and underserved,” she is helping to assure that RWJF’s commitments in nursing have a broad and lasting national impact.

This event is ACS-approved.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International — nursing’s honor society.

The Faces of Heroin Addiction: Crisis in America

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium

Panelists will include a pharmacist, law enforcement officer, addictions counselor and a parent.

Pennsylvania’s drug overdose deaths increased by 23% last year
according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. Despite actions
such as new prescribing guidelines for addictive medications and
the availability of naloxone to reverse overdose, a 5% rise in
deaths involving the opioid heroin has occurred. Join our expert
panelists to learn more about the complete picture and the effect of this drug on health care and society.  

This event is ACS-approved.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global and Public Health

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Global Migration and
Bioterrorism: The Evolving Role of Local Health
Departments in Protecting the Public in a Dynamic World

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium

Steven Alles, MD, MS, MFA
Manager, Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Division of Disease Control

We all have a role to play in public health, especially in light of
diseases that can travel across continents faster than ever, volatile elements of society growing through crises, and lack of resources in many areas. Learn how a large city’s health  department takes action each day to stay ahead of the threats to its population and what you can do to help protect  communities. 

This event is ACS-approved.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global and Public Health

Climate Change and Its Impact on Health

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium

Laura Anderko, PhD, RN
Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based
Health Care & Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies,
Georgetown University
Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health
and the Environment

What is the impact of climate on your community? What aspects
of health are at-risk and who is most vulnerable? Nurses can be
the sentinels in identifying climate change concerns found in
individual patients or populations. Be better prepared for your
role with an increased understanding of the scope of the issue
and a deeper appreciation of the relationship between health
and the environment.

This event is ACS-approved.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global and Public Health

 

Additional Information

For more information about the lectures, directions, or to be added to the mailing list, call the College of Nursing at (610) 519-4900.

All lectures are held at Villanova University and are free and open to the community.