Quarterly Newsletter - December 2018


Published on November 29, 2018

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Dear Colleagues,

The Wellness & Community team would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season!

We are pleased to announce two new programs:

UCSF Volunteers, whose mission is to create synergy amongst colleagues while contributing to the surrounding community. This program gives team members an opportunity to work together for a common cause, improving engagement and strengthening their connection to UCSF’s mission and PRIDE values. The UCSF Volunteers website makes planning easy so you can have fun.

The Diabetes Prevention Program is the second program and this is an exciting opportunity for those who qualify. This one-year lifestyle program will help participants learn lifelong healthy habits that can drastically reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Also in this issue you can enjoy classical music on the Parnassus campus and the always popular discount for Columbia Sportswear to help with your holiday gift shopping.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Mannix
Manager, Wellness & Community


Diabetes Prevention Program
Are you at risk for diabetes and want to lose weight? UCSF is launching a Diabetes Prevention Program for eligible faculty, staff and trainees. This one-year lifestyle program will help participants learn lifelong healthy habits that can drastically reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Learn more at tiny.ucsf.edu/dpp.

UCSF Volunteers Launch
Campus Life Services has launched a new, UCSF-wide volunteer program in which teams of UCSF employees volunteer together in the community. Visit volunteer.ucsf.edu to learn more about the UCSF Volunteers program, find resources (including a checklist for managers), and learn about local organizations with group volunteer opportunities.

Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Sale
Save 40–50% off regular retail pricing on all of the latest products from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and of course Columbia Sportswear) through Monday, Dec. 31! This is the perfect opportunity to save on your holiday shopping! Click here for more information and to print out your invitation.

The Chancellor’s Concert Series
Don’t miss the last Chancellor’s Concert of 2018 on Thursday, Dec. 20 in Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave. Seating for his free concert begins at noon. There will be free food while supplies last! Visit tiny.ucsf.edu/chancellorsconcert for more information.

Featured Discounts
Visit our Featured Discounts section to find discounts for the California Academy of Sciences ‘Tis the Season, Disneyland Holiday Resort, SHN and more!

Bioethics Grand Rounds: Christine K. Cassel, MD
Join Dr. Christine K. Cassel today (Tuesday, Dec. 4) from 4 to 6pm at HSW 301 for Bioethics Grand Rounds about values training for clinicians. National leaders are examining major policy changes to address clinician burnout, and ethics training for clinicians may be part of the solution.