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New Weight Watchers at Work Session


A new 12-week Weight Watchers at Work session will begin at the Miller School of Medicine on Wednesday, May 11. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 975.

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 of the program 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 Weight Watchers Program 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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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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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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