5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Learn to manage stress and anxiety while providing clinical care. 
Monday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Health care providers caring for patients during the COVID-19 epidemic can learn self-care strategies to prevent burnout and minimize distress during an online workshop. Hosted by the Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health, the workshop—led by Deborah Jones Weiss, Steven Safren, and Lunthita Duthely—will include an opportunity to chat directly with the speakers about how to manage mental health. It will be followed by a five-minute guided meditation session. UM/UHealth clinicians can register to attend.

Participate in the DLI’s online course development series.
Multiple dates available
University faculty members can learn how to create high quality and engaging online courses with the help of the Division of Continuing and International Education's Distance Learning Institute. Through the newly launched Online Course Development series of open forums, participants can transition their skills to an online learning environment with the help of instructional designers who are available to answer questions and provide insight on the best ways to use educational tools. Register to attend a session.

Stay active with the Herbert Wellness Center.
Now through Sunday, May 3
Join the 2020 Recreation Movement—a virtual fitness program that connects university students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across the country to offer opportunities for self-care and a sense of community during these unprecedented times. Stay active during the COVID-19 quarantine through daily online fitness challenges and workout classes, including yoga, boxing, cardio, high-intensity interval training, and conditioning. Create an account—using your miami.edu, med.miami.edu, or umiami.edu email address—and tune in to a live event. Participants can log their active minutes through the portal during this friendly competition that will chart the most active school or college. Tap into your ’Canes competitive spirit and sign up now! Learn more.

Stay healthy with UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center resources. 
Available online
Find a number of wellness resources offered by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, which are available to the University community and include ways to stay active while social distancing. Among the programs offered, participants can pop in via Zoom for 15- or 30-minute guided meditation sessions led by Lunthita Duthely, research assistant professor at the Miller School of Medicine. Contact Taryn McEachrane at txm679@med.miami.edu for additional information.

CARES Act offers COVID-19 benefits.
Available online
The U.S. government recently enacted legislation to provide support to employees who are impacted by COVID-19, either directly or through an eligible family member. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27. The CARES Act provides more flexibility for 403(b) distributions and repayments, and it waives certain medical costs related to COVID-19. Review the HR/Total Rewards COVID-19 FAQs to learn more.