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Workplace Fitness—Fact or Fiction?

This seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), will engage participants in an honest discussion about the age old question: How do I fit in fitness? Regular physical activity is one of the cornerstones of our health and yet too many struggle to find time to engage in meaningful activity. This lecture will provide participants with practical tips and tricks to incorporate fitness throughout the work day and in daily life. The presenter, Stacy Cutrono, an oncology exercise physiologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, received her doctoral degree in exercise physiology from the University of Miami and her certification as a cancer exercise specialist from the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute. She gained experience in implementing workplace health programs while interning at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and worked with an integrative health practice at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach. Her current position at Sylvester allows her to focus on her clinical aim of improving physical fitness, function, and wellness among cancer survivors.

Miller School campus: Monday, August 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Clinical Research Building, room 1270A

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, August 9, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

FSAP health and wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.


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UMIT Service Desk Updates Call Menu

CALLMENU-1To better serve the UM community, University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) has recently updated the UMIT Service Desk’s call menu. Now, when faculty or staff call the UMIT Service Desk at 305-284-6565 or 305-243-5999, they will hear the following menu options:

  • To report an issue or submit a new request, press 1
  • For status on an existing request, press 2
  • To get help via our online resources, press 3

Prefer emailing UMIT? The UMIT Service Desk is available via email at itsupportcenter@miami.edu or help@med.miami.edu. Once your email is received, a new support ticket will be opened for you.

For more information, visit the UMIT website.



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Register for FDA/UM Conference on ‘Improving Clinical Research in the Age of Precision Medicine’

The Office of Research Compliance and Quality Assurance, in collaboration with the FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs Florida District Office and the FDA Office of Minority Health, is hosting a clinical trial symposium entitled Improving Clinical Research in the Age of Precision Medicine” on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BankUnited Center on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.

The symposium will focus on scientific, regulatory, and ethical aspects of clinical trials as well as quality assurance practices. It will provide important updates on FDA regulatory requirements for clinical trials and perspectives from the front lines of clinical research.

The informational sessions will cover a series of topics for the scientific community, such as Compliance in Clinical Research, Regulatory Perspective: Recruitment Challenges, and Understanding the Principal Investigator’s Responsibilities, among others. The event will close with a networking session.

CME and/or CEU credits will be provided to all participants who register by Friday, September 9. To register, visit the FDA/UM Conference website.

For more information, contact Johanna Stamates at jstamates@med.miami.edu or Patty Tate at plt18@miami.edu.




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Mindful Parenting

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) Mindful Living seminars are offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s FSAP Mindful Living seminar will focus on Mindful Parenting and will be facilitated by Professor Scott Rogers, director of the University of Miami’s Mindfulness in Law Program and co-founder of the UMindfulness Research and Practice Initiative.  Rogers has been sharing mindfulness across the U for more than a decade and has taught mindfulness and developed mindfulness trainings for more than 20 years. He is a nationally recognized leader in mindfulness and collaborates on research exploring the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness trainings.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, July 26, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

Miller School campus: Wednesday, July 27, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, July 28, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with Ulearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.

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Interested in Microsoft Office Training? Sign Up Now on ULearn

The University of Miami is committed to providing professional development opportunities, including Microsoft Office training. Courses are currently available featuring the Office applications you use every day: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Skype for Business. Additional topics will be added in the future, such as OneNote and Sway. All trainings are applicable for PC (versions 2013 and newer) and Mac (versions 2011 and newer) and Office 365 online.

View the course catalog and, if interested in signing up, log in to ULearn and search for the keywords “Microsoft Office Training” to get started.


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