Communications from the Executive Vice Dean

Focus on Wellness


Dear Colleagues,

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 9, is Global Wellness Day, and June is Penn's Employee Wellness Month.  Please visit the Penn Medicine website where we are featuring the many ways in which Penn Med contributes to wellness and engagement, both globally and right here in our own community.  The photos and highlighted statistics on the homepage only touch the surface of the incredible involvement of our faculty, staff, and students, which includes:

  • Campaigns from the University and Penn Medicine on wellness and professionalism.  Among these efforts are 17 (and counting) new wellness initiatives launched in FY18, thanks to the leadership of Lisa Bellini, MD, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Tireless dedication from our community, in particular our medical and Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) students, who organized a number of aid relief efforts in response to unprecedented natural disasters
  • Ongoing work to promote an inclusive, welcoming, supportive and diverse PSOM community
  • Inspirational local, national and global projects – tackling a range of wellness issues – from our 2018 President’s Engagement Prize winners

There are many other examples of connecting within and supporting our community, and I encourage you to visit our PSOM calendar and social media for more details.

As we close another successful academic year and look forward to the next, I hope that you take the time, especially on Global Wellness Day and during the entire Wellness Month, for your own personal and professional well-being. 

Best wishes for an enjoyable and restful summer,


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