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Relax and Restore

This lunchtime seminar is offered for those interested in learning how to manage day-to-day anxiety and stress by using calming, effective relaxation techniques. You will learn specific reduction methods you can use at both work and home to help you manage daily stressors. Take a break from your busy workweek to practice practical techniques that promote health through relaxation. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel School campus: Tuesday, February 20, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, February 21, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, February 22, 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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Weight Watchers at Work New Year Sessions

The 12-week Weight Watchers at Work sessions, which are held weekly at noon at the same location, are underway for the 2018 new year. If you join a session during the month of January, you will receive 13 weeks for the price of 12 weeks.

Meetings on the Rosenstiel School campus began on Wednesday, January 10, in the SLAB Building, seminar room 103, and will continue to take place there each Wednesday at noon.

Coral Gables campus meetings will begin at noon on Thursday, January 18, in Gables One Tower, in the 6th-floor conference room.

Medical campus meetings will begin at noon on Tuesday, January 23, in the Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 705.

As part of the Well ’Canes program, this employee benefit provides 100 percent reimbursement for complete attendance to first-time attendees, while continuing members receive a 50 percent reimbursement for complete attendance. The reimbursement form must be signed by your Weight Watchers leader each week you attend.

Participants may join at any time during a 12-week session. The cost of the program is $156 for new members and $146 for continuing and lifetime members. This is a taxable benefit. There is no pre-registration; just attend the meeting.

The cornerstone of the Weight Watchers program is nutrition, coupled with exercise advice and a very effective behavior modification program, which leads to new eating management skills, safe weight loss, and the ultimate goal of maintenance. For more information, visit UM’s Weight Watchers or email sheri.lee@miami.edu.





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Team UM Runs Past the Pack at Corporate Run

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Team UM Runs Past the Pack at Corporate Run

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MIAMI, Fla. (April 29, 2016) — Turning off their computers and putting projects and other responsibilities on temporary hold, more than 1,900 University of Miami employees left work a little early last Thursday, descending on downtown Miami to show off their U pride in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Miami Corporate Run.

In all, more than 26,500 employees from 860 companies participated in this year’s event. But it was Team UM, wearing bright orange T-shirts with the familiar split U logo on the back, which took top honors as the largest team at the event, surpassing longtime race leader Baptist Health.

“Largest team, that’s pretty significant,’’ Leah Harman, the small-boat manager for marine operations at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, told The Miami Herald. “From the top down, this University always promotes health and well-being and brought that culture to all of us.”

The University funds a portion of the event entry fee for faculty and staff, provides Well ’Canes points toward health insurance reimbursements, and promotes a Corporate Run T-shirt design contest that awards the winner with a $100 gift certificate to the UM Bookstore and a framed T-shirt signed by UM President Julio Frenk.

Team Bascom Palmer, with 80 participants, won the President’s Cup Office Challenge, awarded to the UM sub-team with the most participants. View the slideshow.

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See the Winning Design for Team UM’s Corporate Run/Walk T-Shirt

Corproate.Run T-shirtThe competition was stiff, but the University’s Culture Transformation Team has selected Isabel Vera’s design for the Dri-Fit T-shirts Team UM will wear in the 2015 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run/Walk.

Along with the theme for this year’s race—”At the U We Transform Lives”—the orange T-shirt features Sebastian on the front and the iconic U, formed by two hands, over the word “know” on the back.

“As in ‘U know, UM is it,”‘ said Vera, senior administrative assistant in Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Department of Surgery. “I was very surprised but very happy to win and look forward to seeing a lot of orange and green on race day.”

The 2015 Corporate Run/Walk is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 6:45 p.m. at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The T-shirt contest was sponsored by Human Resources, Well ’Canes, and the Herbert Wellness Center.

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UM Recognized for Wellness

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From right are Jennifer Cohen, executive director of benefits; Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources; and Stephanie de Souza, development director for Miami Heart Walk, Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 9, 2014)—The American Heart Association has named the University of Miami a Fit-Friendly Worksite for the fourth year in a row. This designation honors the University for taking steps to enhance the health and well-being of its faculty and staff through workplace wellness programs and facilities. UM achieved gold-level recognition as a Fit-Friendly Worksite.

“We are excited to receive this honor once again,” said Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources and chair of the UM Wellness Advisory Council. “We know that a healthy workforce leads to an engaged workforce, which is why it is important that we continue to offer various wellness programs throughout the year for faculty and staff.”

Morris said that the University’s wellness programs are of utmost importance to the Wellness Advisory Council. The University’s wellness offerings include wellness centers on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses; the Well ’Canes incentives program, which motivates employees to participate in wellness activities to earn up to $300 cash; Walking ’Canes; Be Smoke Free; Weight Watchers at Work; and free preventive care benefits for faculty and staff who are on a UM health care plan.

To learn about UM’s wellness programs, visit miami.edu/wellcanes.


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