The College of Health and Human Services is proud to present
Monday, April 1, 2013
“Fitting Into Your Genes: The New Paradigm for Healthy Aging”
Scott E. Gordon, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology
UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services
6:00 p.m. Registration
6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Keynote Lecture and Activities
Opening Remarks by Brad Wilson, President and CEO, BCBSNC
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Health Assessment Activities and Reception
Event is free and open to the public
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served
UNC Charlotte Center City Building, 320 E. Ninth St.
Parking is complimentary at 707 N. Brevard Street: Parking Map for UNC Charlotte Center City Building
This special event is part of the College of Health and Human Services’ acknowledgement of the American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week, April 1-7, 2013: Public Health is ROI: Saves Lives, Saves Money. Scheduled to include April 7th, World Health Day, UNC Charlotte’s National Public Health Week provides opportunities to engage the public, community partners, students, faculty, and alumni in exploring and discussing critical health issues.
Scott E. Gordon, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, UNC Charlotte Department of Kinesiology
Dr. Scott Gordon joined the College of Health and Human Services at UNC Charlotte last year to serve as the Department of Kinesiology’s newest chair and professor. Coming from East Carolina University in Greenville,his career research focus has been on the effects of exercise in younger and older adults and on the aging process , and in identifying molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle remodeling with aging, disuse or resistance exercise. A widely published author, Dr. Gordon is fully committed to student excellence and community health, bringing his research expertise and energy to his new role at UNC Charlotte.
Brad Wilson, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Brad Wilson brings to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina a passion for health care, a deep commitment to community involvement and expertise in business and public policy.
As president and CEO of the state's largest health insurer, Wilson is dedicated to improving North Carolina's health care system, making health care more affordable and helping BCBSNC adapt in a changing health care environment.
Wilson works with the Council for Affordable Healthcare Quality and the National Institute for Health Care Management to address health care challenges at the national level.
That work continues in North Carolina, where he serves on the board of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and chairs the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation — an independent charitable organization that has invested more than $68 million in community-based health and wellness efforts over the last decade.
Wilson is a member and past chair of the University of North Carolina Board Of Governors. He is also a director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves on the boards of the Tomorrow Fund, the Long Term Care Association, the North Carolina Health Information Exchange and BCS Financial Corporation. In addition, he serves on the Board of Visitors of the Wake Forest University School of Law.
Wilson, who joined BCBSNC in 1995, held a range of senior-level positions before being tapped to lead the organization in 2010. Previously he practiced law and served as general counsel to Gov. Jim Hunt, directing the governor's legislative strategy and heading his legal department.
A lifelong North Carolinian, Wilson holds a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University, a master's degree from Duke University and a law degree from Wake Forest University. He is a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the governor of North Carolina. Wilson is married and has two adult children.