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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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New 12-Week Session Weight Watchers at Work Now Underway

A new 12-week session of Weight Watchers at Work is underway. Meetings are held every Wednesday at noon at Gables One Tower in room 639.

As part of Well ’Canes, this taxable employee benefit provides first-time attendees with 100 percent reimbursement for complete attendance and continuing participants with 50 percent reimbursement for complete attendance. The cost is $165 for new members and $155 for continuing and lifetime members.

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 Well ’Canes or email sheri.lee@miami.edu.

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The Scoop on Dietary Supplements

This lunchtime seminar will offer information and discussion on how dietary supplements can be a crucial component of a comprehensive approach to achieving and maintaining health. Presenter John Lewis, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, will discuss the results of some of his studies on dietary supplements.

Lewis is the principal investigator of multiple nutrition, dietary supplement, exercise training, and medical device studies. He has coauthored more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has been an invited speaker at multiple international and national conferences.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, April 19, 12-1 p.m., Clinical Research Building, room 692

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, April 20, 12-1 p.m., Whitten University Center, room 2300H

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s health and wellness seminars are offered as part of the 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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Parenting the Emotional Child

This seminar is for those interested in learning to optimize their parenting of a child or adolescent experiencing fear, anxiety, depression, and/or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. The presenter, Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May, director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, will review the development and maintenance of these concerns as well as discuss how to identify a more significant problem and distinguish it from the more typical experiences of fear, sadness, and anger in youth. She will also identify common parenting “pitfalls” encountered when dealing with a distressed child or adolescent and how to counter these challenges through evidence-based techniques that encourage self-regulation and effective coping.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, March 8, from 12 to 1 p.m. at Dominion Tower, room 301C

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, March 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Whitten University Center, room 2300H

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, March 10, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Library, Media Room

The Faculty Staff Assistance Program’s 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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‘Canes Emergency Response Team Hosts Active Shooter Training on February 16

Presented by the Office of Emergency Management, the ‘Canes Emergency Response Team will host Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT) from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16 in the Senate Room on the third floor of the Shalala Student Center. The hour-long presentation will incorporate the latest Department of Homeland Security guidance on best practice responses for those who encounter active shooter situations. As an extra incentive, attendees who are enrolled in the Well ‘Canes program will receive 150 points.

The class covers awareness, avoidance, and appropriate actions. Expert instructors will discuss how to respond, what to look for, and how to prepare to survive dangerous situations, such as an active shooter event. They will also discuss both law enforcement’s and the University’s response to various potentially dangerous situations. Topics include the Emergency Notification Network (ENN) Alerts, interacting with first responders, personal preparedness, and other initiatives of the University designed to keep our students, staff, and faculty as safe as possible.

To receive Well ‘Canes points, attendees must sign a Well ‘Canes attendance roster with their C number at the end of the class. Attendance is limited to the first 65 people who sign up for the class on ULearn. Participants can feel free to bring their own lunch.


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