Month: January 2019

University of Nebraska campuses work together in effort to reduce stress

 A 2017 study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Services has raised alarming concerns about increasing levels of psychological distress among Americans. To combat this trend, leaders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Omaha are working together to reduce student stress and increase student resiliency. Throughout the summer, leaders […]

Jan 21, 2019

UNMC Sonography Program embraces Mindful Pause Practice

Sometimes, people need a few minutes of quiet time. Kimberly Michael, program director for Diagnostic Medical Sonography in the College of Allied Health Professions, learned about mindful pause practice last year at a conference she attended with Tanya Custer, an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences. “We heard about some […]

Jan 21, 2019

Wellbeing Coordinating Council discusses “The Ecology of Wellbeing”

Below is a column written by Dr. Juliann G. Sebastian: Many thanks to Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness at UNMC and UNO, Dr. Steve Wengel, for inviting me to share some thoughts with you in his inaugural Wellness Newsletter!  As chair of the UNMC Wellbeing Coordinating Council, I am delighted to tell you about […]

Jan 21, 2019

UNMC Anesthesiologist helps doctors deal with stress and burnout

When Sasha Shillcutt, M.D., M.S., was in medical school, she spoke with fellow students for support on days when she felt mentally exhausted. Now, as a physician, she has found a way to replicate those peer supports groups. Dr. Shillcutt, an associate professor in the UNMC Department of Anesthesiology, started a text group for women […]

Jan 21, 2019

A Message from Dr. Steven Wengel

I am delighted to introduce this inaugural edition of UNMC’s Wellness Newsletter! I’m very glad you are reading this, and I very much hope you’ll find stories to inspire you in your own wellness and wellbeing. First off, let me introduce myself. I grew up in Omaha and attended UNL as a pre-medical student in […]

Jan 21, 2019

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