The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Is Your Healthcare Provider Giving You Evidence-Based Care?
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Columbus, OH

Is Your Healthcare Provider Giving You Evidence-Based Care?

The Importance of Evidence-Based Care

Evidence-based practice is key to improving patient satisfaction and care while reducing cost. Learn from Dr. Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, who will discuss the importance of evidence-based practices and how you can ensure you are getting the best possible care from healthcare providers. Key questions to ask heathcare providers will be highlighted.

December 10, 2019

11:30 a.m. Registration and lunch
Noon to 1 p.m. Program

Fawcett Event Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Directions | Parking


$12.50 per person includes lunch
Live-stream service is complimentary

Live stream

Featured Speaker

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University (OSU), Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Ohio State's College of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice. She is a pediatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, an entrepreneur, and is nationally/internationally recognized as a leader, innovator and expert in EBP, intervention research, child and adolescent mental health, and health and wellness. Her funding includes over 33 million from federal agencies and foundations as a PI. Dr. Melnyk has edited seven books and has over 400 publications. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Melnyk is a member of the NQF Behavioral Health Phase 3 Standing Committee and serves as editor of the journal Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing. She is an invited member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience and is a board member of the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention.

Dr. Melnyk founded the National Interprofessional Education and Practice Collaborative to advance DHHS’s Million Hearts® initiative, which has over 150 participating organizations and universities. She founded the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, a collaborative organization to improve population health in the nation’s institutions of higher learning, and serves as its current president.

About Buckeye Smart

Buckeye Smart: Central Ohio Speaker Series is a lunch-and-learn experience hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Let Ohio State’s experts teach you about the university’s latest research, newest innovations and best-kept secrets!

Be sure to save the date for our upcoming Buckeye Smart presentations:

January 14, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 17, 2020


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You may also call the alumni association at 800-762-5646 to register.


Please contact the alumni association at or 800-762-5646.