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Rising to the Challenge: Public Health in the 21st Century

October 9, 2012 | 12:30 to 5 pm
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Washington University Medical Campus


Thank you to everyone who joined us to make this conference such a great success.

The Institute's fifth annual conference focused on addressing the public health challenges of the 21st century. The afternoon will began with a keynote address from James S. Marks, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Following the keynote, we focused on one specific challenge greatly affecting St. Louis: violence prevention and the role of public health. Our distinguished panel of speakers will addressed this challenge and engageed the audience in a thought-provoking discussion. This conference was a great opportunity to network with public health leaders, researchers, and practitioners and learn more about the research and programs that are advancing the field of public health.

Keynote Speaker: James S. Marks, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dr. James Marks directs all programs and administrative activities of the Health Group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). This includes the Foundation’s work in childhood obesity, public health, and vulnerable populations. A national leader in public health who has been an advocate of strengthening public health systems and services for more than 35 years. More details

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