The McGovern Lecture  was held October 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, with Dr. James S. Marks. The lecture titled, Health Beyond HealthCare: Building a Culture of Health discussed trends in healthcare today and offer insights and tips to a healthier life.


Dr. Marty Wood and Dr. James S. Marks

James S. Marks, M.D., M.P.H., senior vice president, directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Portfolio Group, which includes work to catalyze demand for healthy places and practices, building bridges between health and healthcare, strengthening vulnerable children and families and health-related disparity reduction. Prior to joining RWJF in 2004, Marks retired as assistant surgeon general after serving as director of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for almost a decade.  Throughout his tenure at CDC, Marks developed and advanced systematic ways to prevent and detect diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes, reduce tobacco use and address the nation’s growing epidemic of obesity. Marks received an M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He trained as a pediatrician at the University of California at San Francisco, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University, where he received his M.P.H.  

Dr. Mark's presentation was videotaped and edited by the University Media Services and is available online.
Health Beyond HealthCare: Building Culture of Health