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The Week Ahead - Admin

Announcements

Moment of Silence for the Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary


April 15 marks the eight-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. At 2:49 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, BMC will announce a moment of silence over the loudspeakers to acknowledge the time the first bomb went off at the finish line. Whether you are on campus or at home, all employees are invited to participate in this moment of silence as we remember everyone affected by the events of that day and honor our collective health care community who rises to every challenge we face to care for those in need.


Communications
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90 Days of You: Week 2 Events


Last week, we held commemoration drop-ins to provide a collective physical and emotional space for all those who experienced loss over the past year. There was a large canvas with art supplies at each of those drop-ins for employees to contribute their experience through artistic expression (a photograph, poem, drawing, etc.).

This week, those commemoration canvases will be on display in the Menino bridge! Below are the times you can come add to them. There will be helpful resources and light refreshments available. 

  • Monday, April 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 13, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 16, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

This week's "We Hear You" support group is "Working from Home & Feelings of Isolation." If you would like to participate, please email [email protected] to register. Please click this link for our April Well-Words and Mental and Behavioral Health resources. 

For more information on how to get involved in 90 Days of You, click here


Employee Wellbeing
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Sensory Tool-pack Survey


The Autism Friendly Initiative at Boston Medical Center works to optimize the healthcare experience for our patients with autism and their families, and has developed a range of interventions to target the unique challenges in caring for this population. 

Did you know that all BMC staff have access to no-cost Autism Friendly sensory tool-packs? These single-use patient bags contain many items that can be helpful in calming, distracting, and redirecting patients who may feel overwhelmed by their visit. We are asking all staff to complete this brief, 4-minute survey about our sensory tool-packs, even if you have never used them. 
 
For more information, or to request tool-packs for your team, contact [email protected].
 


The Autism Friendly Initiative
[email protected]
617-414-4247

Ramadan


Ramadan, a month of fasting and praying for Muslims, begins on Tuesday, April 13, and will conclude on Wednesday, May 12.


Chaplaincy Services/Spiritual Care
[email protected]
8-6850
Director of Chaplaincy Services

90 Days of You: We Hear You, We Support You, We Thank You


During the newly launched wellbeing series called “90 Days of You: We Hear You, We Support You, We Thank You," the wellbeing team will be offering practical tools, skills, information, and events to help boost wellbeing for all employees. You’ll learn how to recognize and mediate stress within yourself and your colleagues. 

April will focus on asking ourselves and others “How are you?” answering the question honestly, and listening to others’ answers. Through doing this, we can help build a sense of community and connection and learn how to best support ourselves and others.

Visit the Hub for resources to guide you through the 90 Days of You.


HR Connect
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Applications for BUMC Women's Leadership Program and Marcelle M. Willock, MD, Faculty Development Program Now Open


Applications for the BUMC Faculty Development Women's Leadership Program and the Marcelle M. Willock, MD, Faculty Development Program are open April 5 - May 24.

The Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) is a longitudinal program for women faculty on the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC). The program uses self-assessment and reflection, experiential learning, and peer and senior mentorship to provide faculty with the tools necessary to navigate a successful career in academic medicine, and to foster leadership skills that enable participants to positively affect change from where they stand.

The Marcelle M. Willock, MD, Faculty Development Program (FDP) is a leadership and career development program for faculty members from under-represented racial and ethnic groups on the BU Medical Campus (Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Dentistry). This program provides URG faculty with community and a sense of belonging at BUMC. In addition, FDP helps faculty develop the strategies to advance their careers and skills to navigate the complexities of being URG in academic health sciences.

Apply here for the WLP and apply here for the FDP. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


Faculty Development & Diversity Office
[email protected]

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF PATIENT SAFETY FROM OK TO PROCEED?


BMC is proud to offer an annual patient safety curriculum to everyone at BMC through OK to Proceed? What Every Health Care Provider Should Know About Patient Safety, a 52-chapter, multimedia enhanced patient safety toolkit. They are offering Patient Safety/Risk Management CME credits free of charge, at 0.5 CME credits per chapter.

This week’s lesson chapter is Trainees and Procedures, and includes the following “safety pearls:”

  • The apprenticeship model is “see one, do one, teach one.”
  • The competency-based model is an outcomes-based approach to training.
  • Procedural checklists have been shown to decrease procedural complications.
  • A medical procedure service can improve procedural success.
  • A longitudinal curriculum is necessary to ensure procedural knowledge is maintained.

Communications
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Employee Benefits and Wellbeing

Care.com webinar: “The Myth of the Modern Dad”


Moms and dads have been struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing equal amounts of stress, despite common social stereotypes. Dads today are “all in” and more emotionally and physically involved at home than ever before.

Josh Levs, an expert on modern dads in the workplace, will share how men can engage on issues of gender equality and diversity, how they can become co-champions for change, and strategies to offer work-life balance for both women and men. You may register for the webinar here. (If you’re unable to attend live, as long as you register, you’ll receive a copy of the webinar via email once it’s been completed).
 


Human Resources
[email protected]
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:00pm
1 p.m.

TIAA webinars in April


Throughout April, TIAA will be hosting webinars to help boost your financial know-how. For more detailed descriptions and to register for the webinars listed below, please visit www.tiaa.org/webinars.

  • Paying Yourself: Income Options in Retirement – April 13 at noon
  • Making it Easier for You: Online tools and resources – April 13 at 3 p.m.
  • Quarterly economic and market update – April 14 at noon
  • The power of saving – April 14 at 3 p.m.
  • Attention to Detail: Financial finishing touches for women – April 15 at noon
  • Making gifts to loved ones and charities – April 15 at 3 p.m.

Human Resources
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Employee Wellness Teaching Kitchen Class


Looking for something to do on your lunch break? All BUMC employees are invited to gather virtually to learn how to make some tasty recipes with the Teaching Kitchen! This month we are featuring:

  • Black Bean and Lentil Chili (RECIPE)
  • Polenta Fries (RECIPE)

You can sign up for the class here. Once you are signed up, you will be e-mailed a link to the Zoom class. Make sure to get the ingredients ahead of time so that you can cook along with us!


BMC Teaching Kitchen
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Employee Wellness
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm
1 p.m.

Webinars: Student Loan Forgiveness by Savi


Join Savi, BMC’s Student Loan Forgiveness support program provider for a webinar this month to learn how they help eligible student loan borrowers understand their choices, lower their monthly payments, and enroll in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Since its launch, Savi has helped BMC employees save an average of $140/month on their loan payment, and nearly $70,000 in loan forgiveness. Upcoming webinars will be held:

  • Wednesday, April 14 at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 28 at 1 p.m.

You can sign up for the webinar here.  If you have questions on the benefit and would like to contact Savi directly, please email or call 833-604-1226.
 


Human Resources
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Register for Virtual Summer Camps with Varsity Tutors


Fill the summer with fun activities, live small group lessons, and star-inspired content for ages 5 to 17.  Camps start the week of June 7 and are $150/week and include 2-hour daily sessions for groups of ~9 “campers”, with AfterCamp Challenges and Unplug Projects for additional fun and activity.  Visit their website to explore camps and sign up for your favorite!  
 


Human Resources
[email protected]
Events

Immigrant Health Symposium in honor of World Chagas Day, April 14


In honor of World Chagas Day on April 14, and with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Parasitic Diseases, we present this symposium on immigrant healthcare. Our experts will cover a number of important topics including health disparities and inequities, screening migrants, parasitic diseases, and COVID-19. This symposium is hosted jointly by Boston Medical Center and the Boston University Sargent College and Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

This event is open to all and has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Please register for the event here.

 


Department of medicine, Infectious diseases
[email protected]
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 10:30am
noon

BUMC Faculty Development Seminar: Teaching Clinical Reasoning


In this seminar, you will learn the importance of explicitly teaching clinical reasoning in today’s healthcare system, the definition of clinical reasoning (CR) and practical tips for teaching clinical reasoning using a theory-based approach. The seminar will be facilitated by Joe Rencic, MD.

Register here.


Faculty Development & Diversity
[email protected]
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:00pm
1 p.m.

APP Town Hall


On April 15 at 4p.m., the Advanced Practice Provider Council will welcome Lan Zhou, MD; PhD and Emily Feinberg, ScD CPNP, for a Town Hall regarding research basics at BMC.

Our presenters, Lan Zhou, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Pathology and Vice Chair for Research in Neurology and Emily Feinberg, ScD CPNP, Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health will provide information and personal journeys regarding research at BMC.

Please register for the event here.
 


BU Medical Group
[email protected]
617-638-3547
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
5 p.m.

Mobile & Electronic Health-ARC Seminar


Title: Developing and Disseminating a Web-based Intervention for Emotional Disorders: Lessons Learned about Optimizing Treatment Design and Partnering with Industry

Speaker: Todd Farchione, PhD, research associate professor, psychological and brain sciences, BU. Discussion to follow.

Location: Zoom
https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/96311536395?pwd=TWdFZkQ4b0hXcWQ4bjVrY1U1Q2Fhdz09

Meeting ID: 963 1153 6395
Passcode: 751274
 


Center for Behavioral Science Research
[email protected]
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:00pm
1 p.m.

Free Bike Safety Check


Bringing your bike out of hibernation and wondering if it’s still in tip-top shape? Reserve a spot for a FREE bike safety check by an expert mechanic from Urban AdvenTours. Sign up for a slot on Tuesday, May 4, 8-11 a.m. through GoMassCommute here


Parking and Transportation
[email protected]
617-358-3506
710 Albany St Bike Cage
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 8:00am
11: 00 am
Team BMC

Run the Falmouth Road Race for BMC!


Join Team BMC in the ASICS Falmouth Road Race on August 15, 2021!

Visit www.teambmc.org for more information or to apply today!

Run with Team BMC and raise critical funds to fight addiction.

  • Runners must raise $750 to be a part of Team BMC in the Falmouth Road Race.
  • Team BMC athletes will help fight the opioid epidemic plaguing our community, raising funds for BMC’s adolescent, young adult and adult addiction programs.

Members of Team BMC receive:

  • Guaranteed entry into the 2021 ASICS Falmouth Road Race
  • Training tips & tricks
  • Team BMC apparel including a running singlet
  • Personalized fundraising page that makes it easy to share with family and friends
  • Custom fundraising tips and tricks from our staff

Development
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