Wellness and Safety

2022 Feb 03

[Career Navigator Workshop] The Graduate Student and Postdoc's Guide to Personal Finance with Dr. Emily Roberts

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a graduate student receiving a stipend or postdoc? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, increase your net worth even while in training, and properly report your income on your tax return? This webinar presents an 8-step framework to guide you from broke to financially secure to wealthy through saving, debt repayment, and investing and includes real-life examples of other graduate students and early-career PhDs finding financial...

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2021 Apr 30

Mental Health First Aid

9:00am to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

MHFA is an internationally known training program. 

The program has recently been adapted for online delivery.  Participation in this program requires 2 hours of self-paced online pre-work, then 5.5 contact...

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2021 Jan 21

[Career Navigator Workshop] Building Mental Health Resilience in Grad School

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

Resiliency allows us to get back up as quickly and smoothly as possible when life takes unexpected or upsetting turns. Both as scientists and as humans, we can view building resiliency as a type of personal and professional development. This talk will discuss why to focus on creating support networks, when to use empathy and storytelling to increase our resiliency, and how we can each contribute to making academia a more inclusive and healthy space for academics of all levels. The session will include time for discussion and an active workshop through which participants will reflect on...

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2021 Jan 28

[Career Navigator Workshop] Mindfulness: An Introduction in SKY Meditation (New Date)

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

This workshop is a mindful approach to well-being and managing stress through discussion, breathing techniques, and an introduction to Sudarshan KriyaTM (SKY) meditation. To begin, participants will be invited to engage in a discussion of tools for stress management. After that, participants will be guided through evidence-based breathing techniques for deeper relaxation. After these initial relaxation techniques, the course leader will guide participants through a 20-minute meditation, with time for reflection afterwards. Led by Liz Pomerantz of HMS SSQB.

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2020 Sep 28

[Career Navigator Workshop/Peer Mentor Training] Mental Health First Aid

9:00am to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the

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2020 Aug 27

[Peer Mentor + TA Training] Minding Student Mental Health While Teaching and Mentoring in Online Spaces (Dr. Gabriel Carrillo - Saint Louis University)

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

In this session, Dr. Gabriel Carillo, DSW, CDFT (Associate Clinical Professor of Social Work, Saint Louis University) is will be faciliating training - targeted for teaching assistants and peer mentors - on recognizing the signs of students struggling with mental health issues when operating in online spaces.  Dr. Carillo draws from expertise in social work and knowledge of service delivery using virtual connections.

This session is open to students who are serving as teaching assistants or peer mentors in the coming academic year.

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2020 Jul 28

[NIH OITE Webinar] New Beginnings: Making Successful Transitions

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

GoToWebinar - Register for Details

Speaker(s): Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE

Life is a series of choices and transitions. Transitions can be times of personal growth and development. They can also be frustrating and difficult. Much of the time, they are both. Worries about balancing work, life, and family time; making school/career decisions; and navigating interpersonal issues with mentors (and others) can contribute to feelings of being overwhelmed and disconnected. A common element of managing the challenges of life is finding community, using resources, and developing your problem solving,...

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2020 Nov 12

[Career Navigator Workshop] The Graduate Students' and Postdocs' Guide to Personal Finances (Emily Roberts, Ph.D., Personal Finances for Post-Docs Blog)

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

The HMS Program in Graduate Education and the HMS/HSDM Office of Postdoctoral Fellows are pleased to co-host this event focused on building capacity for personal finance management among graduate students and post-docs.

 

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2020 May 12

Confronting the Challenge of COVID-19 in American Indian Communities

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for details

American Indian communities in the United States have improbably survived centuries of dispossession, subjugation, endemic poverty, and coercive assimilation. The latest threat to their “survivance” is the COVID-19 epidemic. In this Virtual Radcliffe program, two Indigenous professors of medicine will consider the implications of the pandemic for lives and livelihoods in contemporary American Indian communities.

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Coping with Coronavirus

An article on dealing with daily stress, anxiety, and a range of other emotions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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