47th Annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture and Related Events

Marion Nestle

You are invited to the 47th Annual
Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture
with keynote speaker Dr. Marion Nestle, PhD

Thursday, April 16, 2015
at the Friday Center for Continuing Education

  • 6 p.m. Lecture*
    Immediately following the presentation of the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award and the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award
  • 7 p.m. Reception and Book Signing

*This event is free and open to the public.

Please see below for information on departmental events scheduled for earlier in the afternoon.


About Marion Nestle, PhD

Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health (the department she chaired from 1988-2003) and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

She is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health and Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety. In 2003, Food Politics won awards from the Association for American Publishers for outstanding title in allied health, a James Beard Foundation literary award, and World Hunger Year award.

  • 3 to 5:30 p.m. Maternal and Child Health Family Reunion
  • 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nutrition Department Distinguished Alumni Award and Lecture
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m. Health Behavior Awards Ceremony
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m. Public Health Leadership Program Awards Ceremony

Parking and Transportation

The Friday Center is located at 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, approximately three miles east of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, just off Highway 54 East. Click here for a map and directions.

Parking is available behind the Friday Center building (the second right when you turn onto Friday Center Drive.) Please see this parking map for information.

Chapel Hill Transit bus lines V, S and FCX provide free transportation to the Friday Center until 7:55 p.m.

Reserved seating is provided for members of the School’s:
For more information, please contact Jerry Salak, Director of Special Events and Campaign Projects, at jerry.salak@unc.edu or (919) 843-0661.

Fred T. Foard Jr., MD (1889-1966)

The Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture was established in 1969 by Elsie D. Foard, to honor her late husband whose work in public health spanned more than a half-century, much of it with the U.S. Public Health Service.

Hallmarks of Dr. Foard’s tenure included the development and strengthening of organized public health services in Alaska, Hawaii and the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Coast regions. His efforts spurred major improvements in health services for Native Americans and the transfer of the Indian Health Program from the U.S. Department of the Interior to the U.S. Public Health Service.

After retiring from the Public Health Service in 1952, Dr. Foard served until 1964 as director of the Division of Epidemiology for the N.C. Board of Health. Dr. Foard received an honorary degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1962.

Click here to see photos from previous events.