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  • Tune in to Health and Wellness on the Go

    The Ohio State University College of Nursing today announced its winter podcast series promoting health and wellness. “Viewpoints of Innovative Healthcare Leaders” allows healthcare professionals and organizational wellness officers to tune in to today’s most important national trends while on the go.

    In concise segments, healthcare leaders from America’s nationally renowned hospitals, universities, corporations, and government offer insights on improving the nation’s health, promoting healthy practices among healthcare and corporate workers, and creating healthy lifestyle cultures.

    The series is hosted by Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, university chief wellness officer, associate vice president for health promotion, and dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. She also is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Ohio State’s College of Medicine and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice.

    Podcasts will be available at 8 a.m. on these dates at www.viewpoints.osu.edu :

    January 8: The positive effects of short bursts of physical activity on increasing focus, energy levels and motivation on the job. Jack Groppel , PhD, vice president of Applied Science & Performance Training at Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, and co-founder of Human Performance Institute.
    January 22: How building a culture of health, safety and wellness on college campuses creates a new generation of advocates for healthy lifestyles. Wes Alles , PhD, director of the Health Improvement Program at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention.
    February 5: The importance of healthy healthcare providers; how corporations can promote healthy behaviors. Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer for Cleveland Clinic.
    Alles and Roizen also address the role of The National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, a group of academic institutions dedicated to crafting a comprehensive framework that enriches the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff.

    Listeners can access these audio podcasts anywhere via their computer, tablet, or smart phone and subscribe to all future interviews at www.viewpoints.osu.edu . Podcasts may be downloaded for delayed listening.

    The Ohio State University College of Nursing exists to revolutionize healthcare and promote the highest levels of wellness in diverse individuals and communities throughout the nation and globe through innovative and transformational education, research and evidence-based clinical practice. The College of Nursing offers outstanding preparation for leadership in the nursing profession through its BSN, MS, PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. Graduates at all levels are fully prepared for careers as nurse practitioners, researchers, and nurse educators. For more information, visit www.nursing.osu.edu