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Message from the Dean

Looking back, it’s amazing to realize that this was the year we mobilized students, faculty and staff to take part in the mass vaccination effort here in Columbus, Ohio, last spring. Meanwhile, our alumni in Ohio and all over the country in strategic leadership roles helped coordinate vaccination efforts and distribute vaccines, while other alumni cared for COVID-19 patients and vaccinated the public. It’s awe-inspiring to think of the combined effect our alumni have had in battling the pandemic around the world.

The pandemic didn’t stop our unstoppable College of Nursing family from providing much-needed healthcare and innovating new ways to deliver care. It also didn’t stop the construction of our new building, which will provide a new environment for learning, collaborating and transforming the future of health. We are pleased to announce that Jane E. Heminger Hall is right on schedule.

Looking forward, we are inspired by The Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson’s announcement at her investiture of the Scarlet & Gray Advantage program, which will enable thousands of future Buckeyes the opportunity to graduate debt-free. It is so important to level the playing field so that all students come out ahead.

I am so grateful for each and every one of you, our alumni, donors and friends of our college. Your light shines out to the world, and your care and dedication are legendary.

Wishing you safe and happy holidays,

 Bern Signature

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean and Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-Based Practice, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Executive Director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP