Ohio State’s Bernadette Melnyk to Lead New Consortium That Aims to Build Healthy Academic Communities

melnykBernadette Melnyk was elected president of the board of directors of the new National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities. The consortium is a group of academic institutions across the United States, large and small, public and private, that are dedicated to crafting a comprehensive framework that enriches the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff.

logoDr. Melnyk is the associate vice president for health promotion, chief wellness officer, dean of the College of Nursing, professor of pediatrics, and professor of psychiatry at Ohio State University in Columbus. Before coming to Ohio State in 2011, Dr. Melnyk was dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing at Arizona State University. She previously taught at the University of Rochester from 1992 to 2004.

Dr. Melnyk is a graduate of West Virginia University. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in clinical research from the University of Rochester.

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