Staff Appreciation Week

Call for Abstracts – National Summit on Promoting Well-being and Resilience in Healthcare Providers

The Inaugural National Summit on Promoting Well-being and Resilience in Healthcare Providers

September 26-28, 2018

Healthcare providers across multiple professions have high rates of burnout, depression and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. The mental and physical well-being of healthcare providers has been linked to healthcare quality, safety and patient outcomes. This national forum, sponsored by all seven health sciences colleges and the College of Social Work at Ohio State, will focus on enhancing wellness and resilience as well as healthy lifestyle behaviors in healthcare providers and health professions students. Evidence-based practices and research to improve outcomes will be highlighted as well as strategies for integrating health and well-being in health sciences academic programming. Click here to see the confirmed keynote/plenary speakers.

Submit an abstract in one of the following categories to be considered for a concurrent oral session or poster presentation:

  • Promoting well-being/healthy lifestyle behaviors in healthcare professionals
  • Promoting well-being/healthy lifestyle behaviors in health sciences students/faculty
  • System-wide initiatives to enhance wellness cultures
  • Innovations to promote well-being, resilience and healthy lifestyle behaviors

Submissions must include the following information:

  • Title of submission
  • Abstract (limited to 300 words), which includes the following headings:
  • Background/significance of the problem
  • Purpose
  • Methods
  • Results (for innovation abstracts, these may not yet be available, but include a plan for outcomes evaluation)
  • Implications for linking evidence to action in the real world or in future research

Presentations will take place on September 27 and 28. They need to be 30 minutes in length, including five to 10 minutes for question and answer discussion.

The application deadline is March 30, 2018. An email confirmation of receipt will be sent. An expert panel will review all applications received by the deadline. Notification of results will be conducted by email to the primary contact listed on the submission by April 30, 2018. Confirmation of acceptance is needed no later than May 31, 2018.

Wellness Update – October 19

Dear colleagues:

Congratulations to everyone who finished the Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon. We had a lot of people from the college participate and we salute you all!

National Geographic recently released a whole issue on happiness. How can you improve your happiness scale? Check out this video with nine tips to increase happiness. What tips do you find helpful?

The answer to last week’s quiz:  91% of people live within 5 miles of a pharmacist.

This week’s quiz is all about happiness! According to the video above, sleeping less than six hours a night can make you _____% less happy.
a. 5%
b. 17%
c. 22 %
d. 30%

Email your answer by Friday, October 20th at 4:00 p.m. for an entry into the wellness raffle.

Upcoming events:

Fruit in Dean’s Suite
Ongoing – find it on the front desk in 217 Parks. Fresh fruit is delivered on Monday or Tuesday.

Wellness Walk 
Friday, October 20, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Meet in the mailroom for a 30-minute walk.

Wellness Walk 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Meet in the mailroom for a 30-minute walk.

Listen, Lunch & Learn
October 30, 2017
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
201 Hale Hall, 154 W. 12th Avenue
RSVP here by October 25th
Join the Women’s Place and the OSU Mansfield Theater Department for a conversation around how we sustain transformative change for women. We will experience a scene from OSU Mansfield’s production of The Heidi Chronicles, winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize and Tony. We will also consider the work of bestselling author Rebecca Solnit, known for her publications Hope in the Dark and The Mother of All Questions.
Lunch and book will be provided.

Biometric Screening and Flu Shots (Faculty and Staff only)
Flu shots do NOT need a code to register

Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Parks Hall
If you would like to register for the upcoming biometric health screening in our department, follow the steps below:
1.Go hereand click “Start Here”, then “Schedule a Biometric Screening”.
2.Log in with your Ohio State name.# and password.
3.Highlight “Biometric Health Screening” or “Flu Vaccination” and find the “appointment code” box.
4.In the “Appointment Code” box type in  PARKS17  Do NOT copy and paste as this doesn’t always work to activate the code.
5.Click “Find Appointments or Classes”- This will show only the appointments available for this screening event.
6.Continue to schedule the appointment.  If you experience any difficulty, please contact Customer Service at 292-4700 with your appointment code.

Wellness Raffle
Through the end of November
How do I enter/get more raffle tickets?

  • Participate in a College of Pharmacy Wellness event (see the list in the emails or on the wellness bulletin board outside of 107)
  • Get caught! We will be handing out tickets when we catch someone “being healthy” by exercising, participating in other events, or even packing your lunch.
  • Take a selfie/photo of an event (you made a healthy dinner, went running, participated in an organized event, etc) and tag it #HealthyRxBuckeye on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook or email it to Please note, by submitting the photo you agree to have it used for wellness initiatives and your post must be public so we can see it.


Your College of Pharmacy Wellness Innovators

Breast Cancer Awareness month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk. While you can’t change some of these factors, such as getting older or your family history, you can lower your risk of breast cancer by engaging in 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week, maintaining a healthy weight, eating at least five fruits and vegetables daily, not smoking and limiting alcohol intake. Bernadette Melnyk, chief wellness officer, brings you this wellness tip.
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