2018 Lectureship in Child Health

April 17, 2017
Austin, Texas

Making Child Care Spaces Healthy Places: What Will It Take?


Dianne Stanton Ward, EdD, FACSM, FTOS 

Director, Intervention and Policy Division 
Professor Department of Nutrition 
Gillings School of Global Public Health 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

About the Annual Lectureship in Child Health

The Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health is an annual event held in Austin during the spring to recognize distinguished researchers who have made outstanding contributions to child health. The Lectureship is an academic forum to increase research capacity and partnerships within the Texas community, and to provide visibility for senior scientists in the fields of child health and obesity prevention. Since its inception in 2007, the annual Lectureship has honored a broad range of prominent national and international child health experts, whose research areas have included healthful eating, obesity prevention, physical activity, food policy, and community and youth development.

The Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health is administered through funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin.