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.

Participate in a virtual 5k walk or run.
Multiple dates starting Monday, Aug. 3.
Join coordinator Lindsey Sastre from the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center for a weekly, virtual 5K. Participants can register to walk or run a 30-minute event and have the opportunity to dedicate a race to someone affected by COVID-19. The weekly schedule—which is subject to change—includes Move It Monday at 8 a.m., Walk It Out Wednesday at 12 p.m., and Friday Finisher at 7 p.m. To register, email Sastre at LXS1305@med.miami.edu. Learn more.

Gain entrepreneurial skills for research. 
Apply by Sunday, Aug. 9.
The I-Corps@NCATS Short Course is an accelerated five-week program utilizing the Lean Launchpad Methodology. This Miami regional course is geared toward faculty members and researchers in Florida working on, or engaged in, the development of novel therapies, diagnostics, processes, and devices. The virtual program will focus on customer development and emphasizes the full Business Model Canvas. Apply for the fall course, which runs from Sept. 11 to Oct. 16. Learn more.

Mentor a high school student through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami.
Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 12 p.m. and Aug. 18, at 10 a.m.
Since 2013, the University of Miami and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Miami have partnered to match local high school students with faculty and staff mentors, or “bigs,” as part of the School-to-Work program. Hosted by Human Resource’s Office of Workplace Equity and Inclusion, the BBBS program launches each fall and is 100 percent worksite-based, requiring approximately four hours per month, during work hours. All experience levels and job functions are welcome to be part of the program, but participation is limited to full-time faculty and staff members. Register for an upcoming information session on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 12 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. to learn more about the program.

Connect with the UM Libraries team. 
The faculty and staff of the University of Miami Libraries are here for you. Get help with research, book a tutoring appointment, consult with a subject librarian, and more. Watch a video to learn about the virtual resources that are available to you as we kick off the 2020 Fall  Semester. If you need additional information, contact the UM Libraries at askalibrarian@miami.edu. Learn more about the Libraries.

Learn from UHealth experts through articles—in English or Spanish.
Available online.
UMiami Health News—a consumer news site published by the University of Miami Health System—contains articles that share useful health tips, insights, and research discoveries that change lives—featuring the experts at UHealth, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Visit the site in English or in Spanish.