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2016 Lectureship in Child Health

Watch Dr. Murthy's Keynote Address:

Video Playlist: Dr. Murthy's Steps to "Build a Foundation of Health"

  1. Create a culture where healthy is equated with happiness (1:19)
  2. Change the environment in which our children live (1:34)
  3. We cannot focus solely on the body; but, we must also focus on the mind and the spirit (1:57)
  4. We must cultivate the ability of children to give and receive kindness (2:26)

In the News

UTHealth Newsroom - February 29, 2016U.S. Surgeon General to speak at UTHealth’s 2016 Lectureship in Child Health

KXAN Austin News - March 3, 2016Surgeon General in Austin to discuss combating childhood obesity

Austin American-Statesman - March 3, 2016Surgeon General Murthy to Austin: Try a little tenderness


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 annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health was established in 2007 by The University of Texas School of Public Health with funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The Lectureship is administered through the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, part of The University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus.