"Balancing Health & Science"-- Health and Wellness Series for Scientists 2016-2017

Ashley Brady
August 14, 2016

Health and wellness series for scientists begins Aug. 24

by Nancy Humphrey | Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, 9:11 AM

As a result of a scientist wellness survey on “Professionalism and Professional Health and Wellness of the Scientist” conducted earlier this year, Charlene Dewey, M.D., will be offering a yearlong program titled: The Year of the Scientist: Balancing Health & Science.

Dewey, associate professor of Medical Education and Administration, chairs Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Faculty Wellness Committee. Topics were selected using results of the survey. The program consists of 13 one-hour Wednesday lunchtime sessions devoted to helping scientists maintain and improve wellness and address issues that impact their wellness and professional conduct. The first seminar will be Aug. 24.

All basic scientists with a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., MPH, MSCI, and all post-doctoral fellows involved in research (bench and/or clinical) are invited to attend any or all of the sessions focused on wellness and professionalism topics that pertain to the scientist. The sessions are sponsored by the Center for Professional Health and the Faculty Wellness Committee.

Target departments include Biochemistry, Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Health Policy, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Pharmacology.

Registration is required. Scientists who are interested in attending or who have questions can email their name, department, email address and the session(s) they wish to attend tocph@vanderbilt.edu. The list of topics, dates and locations can be found at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/cph.

​List of Topics, Dates and Locations 


Media Inquiries: 
Nancy Humphrey, (615) 322-4747 


The Year of the Scientist 2016-2017: Balancing Health & Science

Target Audience: All basic scientists with a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., MPH, MSCI, and all post-doctoral fellows involved in research (bench and/or clinical)

Target Departments: biochemistry, biomedical informatics, biostatistics, cancer biology, cell and developmental biology, health policy, hearing and speech sciences, molecular physiology and biophysics, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and pharmacology

Goal: To provide education and training on topics selected by scientists at VUSM and VUMC.

General  Description: A total of 13 interactive, 1-hour lecture-discussions and workshops in 2016-17. Noon session dates and locations to be announced in MyVUMC, MyVU, the EDC Newsletter, and on this webpage.

Click the SurveyMonkey link to register:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NW8DLG