Foltyn Family Health Sciences Annual Lecture

The Foltyn Family Health Sciences Annual Lecture is made possible by the generosity of Theodore J. Foltyn and Kathi Hetrick Foltyn, UD alumni who graduated in 1981. The couple established this endowed fund in February 2013 for the purpose of recruiting outstanding speakers to deliver the most up-to-date, relevant information to the campus community on topics such as behavioral health, nutrition, wellness, and disease prevention.

The lectures, which are a part of the College of Health Sciences Departmental Seminar Series, are free and open to the public.



Bio: Dr. Taylor is a psychiatrist and consumer health expert and strategist who reaches out to communities in need. A former clinical instructor of psychiatry at Columbia University—Harlem Hospital, much of Dr. Taylor’s early career was spent on the frontline, battling the emotional and economic impact of mental illness. While living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Taylor practiced community psychiatry at Greater Vancouver Mental Health. During that time, she developed an interest in life coaching and became a certified professional coach through the Coaches Training Institute. That experience led to the formation of her company, Mind Projects Inc., which specializes in corporate stress management, and performance and health enhancement. She is a recipient of the National Medical Association’s Women in Medicine Award, and a frequent contributor to “CBS This Morning,” “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America” on the subjects of minority health, stress management, parenting, and work-life balance.

Culturally Sensitive Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes

Monday, April 18th at 4pm, STAR atrium

Dr. Janet Taylor, MD MPH

Given current health disparities facing today’s society, an understanding of the diverse cultural, socioeconomic and psychological factors involved in the therapeutic process is critical. By creating a safe learning space for discussion, this talk will provide a framework to help health professionals elicit behavior change with their clients and work more effectively within diverse environments.


Previous Lecturers:

2014: Amy Luke, Professor at Loyola University Chicago
“Energy In, Energy Out”

2013: Maureen Black, professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
“Food Insecurity”