Featured McGovern speaker James H. Price, PhD, is a nationally recognized scholar in the area of injury and violence prevention with special emphasis on reducing firearms related trauma and mortality.

James H. Price, PhD

Price is an emeritus professor and was chair of public health education and associate dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Toledo. He’s a former space science lecturer for NASA, has authored more than 400 journal publications and three textbooks, and coauthored over $3 million in grants. He has been awarded Distinguished Fellow status in four health education national organizations, and he was the chief editor of two international public health related journals.

Price spoke clearly and to the point, to a mixed group of nearly 300 faculty, staff and students. He presented facts and figures about the mounting issue of gun violence in our country, leaving attendees with much food for thought in addressing this issue through violence prevention initiatives.

Mark Haykowsky, PhD

The Getchell and Kirkpatrick lectures were combined this year to bring an expert in heart transplants to campus.

Haykowsky researches the cardio oncology field with specific focus on the role of exercise training to prevent cardiovascular deconditioning and cardiac toxicity associated with anticancer therapy. Part of his focus also is on sport cardiology and cardiac mechanics during exercise in athletes.

His talk, “Upper Limits of Aerobic Power and Human Performance in Heart Transplant Triathletes,” focused on studies conducted with heart transplant tri athletes, and in general about individuals whom receive heart transplants and the effect exercise has on their wellbeing.