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.

Ask the experts about sugar substitutes. 
Friday, June 5, at 12:15 p.m.
Sugar substitutes and natural sweeteners line the aisles at grocery stores and are often added to prepared foods and beverages. Tune in for a virtual session with Michelle Pearlman, UHealth board-certified gastroenterologist, as she discusses sugar substitutes and natural sweeteners and their role in the obesity epidemic. Register to attend this seminar hosted by the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center.

Develop your skill set.
Attend a weekly webinar every Friday.
Find professional development tools and resources to help you grow. Launched by the University’s Human Resources Talent and Organizational Development team, faculty and staff members have the opportunity to attend a live webinar or take a recommended course via ULearn. Learn about navigating change, contributing as a virtual team member, and leading with compassion. For information about seminar offerings or registration, email tod@miami.edu.

Take a mind-body stress reduction course—eligible for continuing education credit.
Register now.
Learn to manage stress effectively and ways to cope with challenges by participating in a mindfulness training course. Offered by the Miller School of Medicine’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, the eight-week program involves guided instruction in formal mindfulness meditation techniques—including relaxation, gentle stretching, and class discussion. Register now for the summer session, which kicks off on Saturday, June 13, and ends on Saturday, Aug. 15. University employees and students may register at a discounted rate. For more information, call 305-243-4751 or email kydra.thompson@miami.edu.

Review the new Workers’ Compensation injury reporting process. 
Available in Workday.
Effective Monday, June 1, University employees must report all work-related injury or illness via Workday and are no longer required to complete or submit a paper or electronic incident/accident form. The entire process has been shortened—including the portion completed by managers. This change applies to all full-time, part-time, and student employees. Visit the Risk Management Workers’ Compensation webpage to view the revised reporting instructions.

Schedule your medical appointment at UHealth—in person or virtually.
Available now.
Since May 4, the University of Miami Health System resumed ambulatory services—including elective clinic visits, imaging, and surgeries and procedures—using a phased approach while ensuring that staff and patient safety remains a priority. Access the medical care you need at a UHealth facility or via telehealth by scheduling an appointment. Find additional information about scheduling or call 305-243-4000.