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18th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series


Eileen T. O'Grady Ph.D., RN, NP

Dr. Eileen O'Grady is a certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach who uses an evidence-based approach with people to reverse or entirely prevent disease.  She believes deeply that more attention must be paid to getting us unstuck from lifestyles that do not support wellness.  She is an expert on intentional change in adults, emphasizing the importance of extreme self-care and how to identify and remedy a life that is out of balance.

She is currently an adjunct faculty in the Graduate Schools of Nursing at Pace University, Georgetown University, Duke University and The George Washington University, where she was given the "Outstanding Teacher Award".

Dr. O'Grady has practiced as a primary care provider for 15 years and has clinical expertise in sports medicine.  She has authored numerous articles and chapters on primary care, orthopedics and health policy.  She is currently the editor and author of two important textbooks Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach (Elsevier) and Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (American Journal of Nursing, Book of the Year, 2015). She has taught nurses and physicians around the United States as well as around the world with the U.S. Peace Corps.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

The University of Akron-Quaker Station

135 S. Broadway St., Akron, OH 44308


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Evelyn Tovey

The Distinguished Lecture Series is funded by a generous gift from the late Evelyn Tovey.  This gift enables the School of Nursing to address key initiatives in support of the school's vision to provide excellent academic programs and promote student success. Evelyn Tovey is remembered  by the School family as a caring person and a very competent faculty member committed to students.  She retired from the University in 1975 as Professor Emeritus of Nursing.  She passed away at age 89 in October 2004.