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.