Wellness Week

Student Support Services sponsors the annual Wellness Week for students. It’s a week of events geared toward various aspects of student wellness. This year, 2018, it will be held April 9th – 13th. We have a number of exciting events planned, so take a look at the list below and be sure to mark your calendars. We hope to see you at many of the events!

2018 Wellness Week
Monday, April 9th, 12-1 pm in Connor–Ergonomics Lunch Talk

After a great reception last year, we’ve invited back Dr. Vanessa Lanier, PT, DPT to discuss work station ergonomics.  Dr. Lanier will talk about alignment and positioning during sitting and studying to prevent pain and injury.  She will also provide some demonstrations and lead the audience through some stretching exercises.

Monday, April 9th, 3-4:30 pm in FLTC 401–“Therapy Dogs!”

Stop by to relax and enjoy the wonderful fluffiness of these canine friends. What could be better?

Tuesday, April 10th, 12-1 pm in Connor–“Relationships During Medical School” Lunch Talk

Dean Lisa Moscoso and her husband, Dr. Tom Wagner, will be providing their insight about relationships in medical school. They are uniquely qualified to discuss the topic, because not only did they date while Dr. Moscoso was in med school, but Dr. Wagner also did his Ph.D. thesis on the subject. This will be a great opportunity to get advice and perspective on a common part of medical students’ lives. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, April 10th, 3-4 pm in the King Center–Mindfulness Meditation

Andy Wiegert, Manager of Student Affairs, will be leading the session. He is one of the founders of the Mindful Meditation student group at WashU and is our local expert in all things mindful. No experience necessary; everybody is welcome!


Wednesday, April 11th, 7:30-8:30 am in FLTC–Breakfast Talk by Dr. Neil Barnard

Dr. Barnard is president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization for preventive medicine, nutrition research, and health advocacy. He’s been involved with numerous clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on human health and works in medical advocacy lobbying Congress to promote the importance in diet in preventing many chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, for example fighting to mandate vegetarian options in school cafeterias and campaigning to include nutrition training in the medical school curriculum.  There is limited space for this event, please sign up here.

Wednesday, April 11th, 3:45-5:30 pm in Shell Cafe–Cooking Session
(Space Very Limited – contact Griffin Plattner at gplattner@wustl.edu to get confirmation of attendance)

Thursday, April 12th, 12-1 pm in Connor–Gender Bias Lunch Talk

Thursday, April 12th, 4:30-6 pm in FLTC 404–Art Therapy

We’ve invited Julie Grant, head of Art Therapy for Child Life at SLCH, to discuss the value of art in patient care.  Participants will get a hands-on experience, trying out several common art therapy projects. This event will be a great way to both de-stress, and to better understand the supportive care options available to our patients. Food will be provided. Note that an RSVP is required due to limited seating (max 20 students).  To RSVP, fill out the form below. Students will be chosen by lottery if we exceed the room limits.

RSVP for Art Therapy

Thursday, April 12th, 6-8pm in FLTC Hearth–MHOP Art Show Reception

After a great reception last year, we’ve invited back Dr. Vanessa Lanier, PT, DPT to discuss work station ergonomics. She’ll be providing her expertise on how to prevent pain and injury from spending long hours in lecture and in front of a computer. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, April 13th, 12-1 pm in Connor–Mental Health Panel, led by Dr. Glowinski