“Upstate is, and always has been, part of my professional integrity. I hold strong memories of that formative time which became the basic platform of my practice and my career.” – Fay Whitney, PhD, RN, FAAN

The Whitney Lectureship

Friday, October 11, 2019
8 am - 12:30 pm
CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
(parking in rear of building)


Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Vice President for Health Promotion
Chief Wellness officer
Executive Director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP The Ohio State University
College of Nursing


Registration (Online registration is closed)

Registration is required. You can contact Jennifer Johnstone at johnjenn@upstate.edu if online registration is closed.

  • Upstate employees and students: no charge.
  • Affiliates and preceptors: $50.
  • Public: $85
  • Refunds will only be made up until 48 hours prior to the event.

Continuing Education Credits

Contact Hours: 3.0
Upstate Medical University Institute for Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. No individuals in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare; nor is there any commercial interest for this activity.


The Whitney Lectureship Endowment

The Whitney Lectureship is made possible through the very generous support of Fay and Roy Whitney. Fay Whitney, PhD, RN, FAAN, has a long and distinguished career in medical practice, nursing education and research. Her efforts were instrumental in the establishment of Upstate’s Nurse Practitioner program in the 1970s and, indeed, to the beginning of the national Nurse Practitioner movement. The Whitneys established this lectureship to provide an annual on-campus visit by a nationally renowned health care expert.