The MCB Department values community health and wellbeing and strives to provide policies and resources to help promote a culture of wellness. The Department has a Wellness committee that works towards the following goals:

  • Raise awareness that attention to wellness is important to create a satisfying and productive educational and work environment

  • Inform departmental policy at all levels to promote wellness

  • Emphasize that mental health is an important aspect of wellness

  • Recognize that issues with mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety disorders) are common in academia and de-stigmatize discussion of such issues

  • Make resources for addressing mental health issues easily accessible

  • Facilitate a rapid response in situations where an individual or someone they know is experiencing acute and/or severe mental health issues

The committee compoistion:

2 Faculty, 2 staff, 2 Postdocs, 2 graduate students and 2 undergraduate students.