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Health Professions Day

Beyond the Disease: Caring for the Person


Please join us here on Thursday, February 25th at 8:30 a.m. CT for a live stream of the 2021 Health Professions Day morning events.

Health Professions Day Schedule of Events

8:30 am Welcome
8:35 am State of the College Address: Dean Chesnut
9:15 am College Awards
9:45 am Break
10 am Keynote: Helen Eddy
11 am Alumni Awards
12:30 - 3:30 pm Mini discussions/Exhibition hall (taking place on Blackboard)
Additional professional events hosted at Drake and promoted by Health Professions Day:
12:00 - 1:00 pm Alumni Panel: Learn All About Graduate School with Victoria Meier, Nathanael Seaburg, and Kyle Class
4:00 - 6:00 pm Graduate School Bootcamp with DMU, ISU, Biomen, U of Iowa, and St. Ambrose


Keynote Speaker Bio: Helen Eddy, RPh, MBA

Helen Eddy, RPh, MBA

Helen Eddy has served as the Director of Public Health for Polk County, Iowa, since 2018.  She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and her MBA from Drake University.  Prior to joining the Polk County Health Department, Helen was an executive at Hy-Vee and enjoyed a 30-year career, leading pharmacy and health and wellness initiatives.

Livestream Start

Livestream will begin at 8:30 a.m. CT on Thursday, February 25th.


Thank you to the Health Professions Day 2021 sponsors and partners:

















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