As a joint-collaborative effort, the UC Irvine School of Medicine and Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute established the UCI Health Faculty Wellness Program in 2018.
The goal of this program is to help foster camaraderie, increase support and build awareness among faculty of the valuable health and wellness resources available through UCI.
The program’s first event was held on September 25, 2018 at the UCI Medical Center. Subsequent events included guided mindfulness practices, art seminars, mindful hikes, social events and a family spring picnic.
Ongoing Wellness Programs
The Faculty Resource and Mentorship Program, consists of a group of senior faculty members who serve as career mentors, confidential advisors and a resource guide to their peers. In the first year, five faculty mentors were recruited and trained. Email them for a coffee date or zoom meeting. This can be a one-time meeting or ongoing. (Download PDF here, coming soon)
The Interactive Screening Program is an online system created by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which offers anonymous screenings for stress, depression and other mental health conditions, as well as personalized resources and support. (Download PDF here, coming soon)
Mindfulness Courses are offered twice a year for free to faculty. The fall course is Mindful Self Compassion and the spring course is Mindfulness for Healthcare Communities. They are both six weeks long. These courses are led by a Samueli Institute mindfulness instructor Amy Noelle. Faculty are welcome to enroll as many times as they would like. Please check the event dates for more information.
List of Past Events (New Event Coming Soon!)
Faculty and Staff Picnic 2019
Let’s Lunch Program
Faculty Wine and Cheese Social
Mindfulness Hike with Heather Rice
Mindful Self Compassion Course with Amy Noelle
Mindfulness for Health Care Communities Course with Amy Noelle
Nature Practices for Wellness with Dr. Gabriella Miotto
Art Series at Irvine Museum
Women’s Mentorship Lunch
For general questions, please email FacultyWellness@hs.uci.edu.
To learn more please contact Dr. Hurria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anju Hurria MD, MPH
UCI School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Medical Student & Faculty Wellness Program
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Samueli Wellness Officer