Positivity & Gratitude for Wellness

April 21, 2020
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Administrative Services Section.

In pharmacy education, we are facing stressful and difficult challenges. We have the choice in how we respond: bold optimistic action or wring our hands with pessimistic fear. During this webinar we will talk about the utilization of realistic optimism, investigate 5 decades of optimism research, and show the power of different mindsets through a case study considering the impact of approaching a situation as an optimist or pessimist. 


  1. Define optimism and related constructs
  2. Describe the impact of optimism on health and productivity outcomes
  3. Discuss the impact of an optimistic vs. pessimistic approach to a challenge


Jennifer L. Adams, PharmD, EdD, FAPhA
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Interprofessional Education, Clinical Associate Professor
Meridian Campus


Jennifer A Henriksen, PharmD (she/her/hers)
Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs for Pharmacy Programs
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Jennifer Robinson, PharmD (Pronouns she, her, hers)
Associate Dean, Professional Education | Clinical Associate Professor | College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences