This year's Keynote Speaker is Dean Bernadette Melnyk from Ohio State University
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean and Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-based Practice, the College of Nursing, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the College of Medicine and Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice at The Ohio State University. Dr. Melnyk is recognized nationally and globally for her clinical knowledge, expertise in evidence-based practice, mental health, and intervention research as well as her innovative approaches to health and wellness. Dr. Melnyk was the first Chief Wellness Officer appointed at a University in the U.S. She founded and is the current president of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities.
Dr. Melnyk is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the board of directors for the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Dr. Melnyk has over $33 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies and foundations as a PI, is an editor of seven books, and has authored over 450 publications. As a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience, she is working to address the national crisis of healthcare provider burnout.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Dean Bernadette Melnyk will present her Keynote Community Address. The title of her talk is "Speeding the translation of research into real-world community settings to improve health outcomes: A call to action." This presentation will describe barriers to translating research-based interventions into community settings to improve outcomes. Evidence-based strategies that facilitate the scaling of evidence-based interventions to real-world community settings will be highlighted. This event is open to the public at no-cost. Interested in attending Dean Melnyk's Campus Keynote Address on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.? If so, click here to register.