June 7, 2024

June is Pride Month, a month when we get to colorfully honor the LQBTQIA+ community! There are so many ways to show up as an ally for others and ensure that everyone feels welcome, valued, and respected as a member of the team. Participating in educational events and showing engaged support at celebratory events is so important. Ensure you check the WUDA website and socials often to stay up-to-date on the fantastic programming offered!

April 11, 2024

A “Peloton” isn’t just a brand of exercise bike; it’s also a term for a group of cyclists in a race. They ride closely together, taking turns at the front to reduce wind resistance for each other and maintain a steady pace. This teamwork and communication optimize speed and efficiency. Considering the influence of group dynamics on individual well-being, it prompts reflection on the pelotons we belong to. By leveraging collective support, we enhance personal resilience, draw energy and skills from others, and collectively achieve greater progress and endurance.

February 2, 2024

Join us in celebrating the rich tapestry of Black history this Black History Month, honoring the resilience, achievements, & contributions of Black trailblazers who have shaped our world. May this month be a reminder to amplify Black voices, embrace diversity, & strive for equity.

January 12, 2024

Whether you are a New Year’s Resolution person or not, the start of a new year allows us all to reflect on the past, look forward to the future, and find ways to make positive changes in our lives. The new year serves as a significant time marker, and it provides us with a great opportunity to prioritize what we want to improve in the coming year.

December 15, 2023

The message this month is simple: this month, make it a priority to slow down, take a breath, and appreciate the many amazing things all around us.

November 10, 2023

This month’s newsletter is dedicated to exploring the multifaceted world of sustainability. We’ll delve into innovative solutions, inspiring stories, and impactful initiatives that are shaping our path toward a more sustainable future. By prioritizing sustainability, we not only protect the Earth’s fragile ecosystems but also create a healthier, more equitable world for current and future generations, fostering a sense of well-being that extends far beyond individual lives.

October 10, 2023

In honor of World Mental Health Day, this month’s newsletter highlights the importance of addressing mental health challenges within the healthcare industry, particularly among anesthesiologists who face alarming rates of burnout and suicide. It’s time to prioritize mental well-being, and support colleagues and friends who may be going through challenging times.

August 17, 2023

This month’s newsletter is all about gratitude. Here in the Department of Anesthesiology, it is so important that we build a culture of appreciation. Gratitude nurtures healthier communication, fosters respect and psychological safety, encourages cooperation, and enhances resilience in relationships and teamwork.

June 16, 2023

This month’s newsletter is about “doing.” When we think about creating a truly safe, inclusive, and diverse space here in WUDA, the true importance, and what we should really celebrate, is the BECOMING. It’s doing the WORK each and every day. It’s putting in the hours and hours of hard work so that we are able to authentically post our highlights. 

May 19, 2023

This month’s newsletter announces upcoming programming, including a podcast series exploring attributes like introversion and extroversion, as well as training and coaching using the CliftonStrengths system to identify and leverage individual strengths.