4.19.18 The soon to be completed Health Innovation Center at NKU was the scene of a reception introducing Valerie Hardcastle in a dual role as the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Executive Director of the Institute for Health Innovation and the Vice President of Health Innovation. St. E and NKU are partnering to improve population health in Greater Cincinnati and throughout the state of Kentucky using research, targeted health policy initiatives, policy development and entrepreneurial activity to do so. Valerie will lead the effort which will be housed in the new Health Innovation Center on campus. Dr. Hardcastle is internationally recognized as a scholar and author. She and her husband own a farm in Campbell County.