March 10, 2023

Hello Friends, We made it! Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday, and the long, dark days of winter are finally behind us. As we begin this new season of growth and renewal, I want to discuss the importance of pressing pause. For those of you who know me well, you are probably laughing because I […]

February 10, 2023

Hello friends, Supporting others in their success and growth is a very important part of being on a team, and it’s equally as important to have the courage to be vulnerable and open to asking for help for yourself. Whether personally or professionally, we all need the help, guidance, and support of others to be our best selves. I hope that everyone can find inspiration and examples in this newsletter which highlights just some of the many tangible ways we can help each other grow and thrive. […]

January 6, 2023

Hello Friends—Happy 2023! Have you set a well-being goal for yourself this year? The department has so many offerings to help you improve your well-being this year! Do you want to add some movement to your day? We now officially have two workout areas at the School of Medicine campus in the Central West End […]

December 2, 2022

Hello friends,  There are few things that can improve culture more than creating an environment where frequent and consistent feedback is part of daily life. The problem is: feedback is tricky. It requires courage, vulnerability, and openness. It requires you to sometimes be uncomfortable and occasionally even scared. However, correctly delivered feedback is a radical […]

November 4, 2022

Hello friends,  It is important that even on our hardest days, we take time to find joy. Even if it is something small, finding moments of joy and pride each day in what we do is vital for our well-being. Much like negative energy is contagious, positive energy is contagious. A positive healthy culture starts […]

October 7, 2022

It ok to not be ok! October 10th is World Mental Health Day. This is a great time for us all to take a pause, and reflect on our own personal mental health and the mental health of those around us. We all work in stressful, demanding environments. For many of us, we truly have […]

September 13, 2022

Hi friends, Successful cultures are established by design, not by chance. They are clear, well-defined, and purposeful. As a mission-driven organization, we must also have a mission-driven, clear vision of the culture we desire. The values and beliefs that an organization holds drive the actions and behaviors of its team members and influence relationships both […]

August 5, 2022

Hello Friends, One of my favorite things about summertime in WUDA is all the new faces. Our long-awaited residency class has arrived and many new folks have joined us in all divisions! The constant inflow of new people, ideas, knowledge, and experiences are some of the best parts of the academic medicine experience. There is […]

July 8, 2022

Hello Friends, You know what brings me so much joy? The new dog park/bar/restaurant Bar K. As far as the eye can see are adorable, amazing, and carefree dogs. All kinds of dogs—running around, sniffing, and living their absolute best life. Their biggest stress? Another dog stealing their tennis ball and the possibility of missing […]

June 10, 2022

June is Pride Month, a time when we celebrate and honor the achievements and history of the LGBTQIA+ community! Washington University and the Department of Anesthesiology strive to be strong allies of the LGBTQIA+ community! There are many ways that we can all take action to offer our support, acceptance, and affirmation toward the LGBTQIA+ […]