February 25, 2015

You are cordially invited to the University of Louisville SMART (School of Medicine Advancement, Retention and Training) Staff Kick-off event! Come to this event to learn what SMART is all about and ways you can get involved in the SMART initiative.

March 25, 2015

Dr. Eric Russ (UofL Physicians – Psychiatry; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) will present at this month’s program with the following objectives:

  1. Understand the impact of stress on physical and psychological well-being, and
  2. Learn tools to more effectively manage life stress. 

April 28, 2015

Have you ever encountered that one person with whom you just couldn't communicate? Had days when you felt like you were speaking a foreign language and no one else could understand what you were saying? Ever wonder why one team works together seamlessly when another barely communicates? Attend "What Hue Are You?" to learn more about how you communicate with your coworkers and how you approach your work. Even if you have attended a similar workshop, you can become a more efficient communicator and team member and see if your perspective has changed from previous personality tests!

Danielle Dickey (Director of Curriculum Support at Texas A&M College of Medicine) will present "What Hue Are You? Identifying Communication and Leadership Styles".

May 18, 2015

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the extent of burnout among health professionals and how this disables compassionate caring
  • The neuroscience of the deep connection between health professionals and patients
  • How a healing connection profoundly changes the biology of patients, including genetic regulation
  • The remarkable positive impact of compassionate caring on clinical outcomes, resource utilization and costs
  • The need for health professionals to heal themselves and support each other
  • A call to action: making a profound commitment to caring for our own and working together to establish an Institute for Health and Happiness to support all those who work in healthcare/education

Dr. Youngson is founder of “Hearts in Healthcare,” a global social movement for health professionals, students, patient activists, and all those passionate about re-humanizing healthcare. Dr. Youngson provided the keynote address at the launch of Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation event, has presented to Leadership Louisville, and was the Mayor’s guest at the Festival of Faiths. He is a Sr. Lecturer at Auckland University, an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Compassionate Healthcare, and a Fellow at the International Center for Compassionate Organizations. Dr. Youngson is also the author of “Time to Care,” an evidence-based book that challenges all healthcare professionals to love patients and their jobs, and bring true compassion to their care.

June 8, 2015

The AAMC has made pointed efforts to integrate diversity and inclusion in medical education; however, success in this area has been elusive. Diversity efforts require strategic focus in order to integrate the experiences of all members of the university community. This presentation will explore the value of diversity in the training of physicians for 21st century medicine and strategies to develop a framework for effective diversity initiatives. 

David McIntosh (Assistant Dean for Diversity, Texas A&M College of Medicine) will present "The Diversity Imperative: The Enduring Importance of Cultural Competence in Medical Education".