Updates from the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development

In this update from The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, read about the UNC School of Medicine's Well-Being Index, and get the latest information regarding the Academy of Educators.

Kick off the New Year by Logging into the Well-Being Index today!

In 2016, the UNC School of Medicine launched the Well-Being Index, an online self-assessment tool that measures stress in just nine questions. The Well-Being Index predicts risks such as fatigue, depression, burnout, anxiety/stress, mental/physical quality of life, and work-life balance.

Upon taking the self-assessment, users receive immediate, confidential feedback on their overall well-being as compared to peers, and access to targeted resources aligned to the risk dimensions.

The Well-Being Index is one part of the comprehensive set of wellness initiatives at UNC. Data gathered from the Index provide important metrics for users personally, and for the institution (as de-identified data). This allows us to assess our effectiveness in addressing these important issues.

Please take five minutes to use the Well Being Index assessment today. All scores and personal information are confidential. To take the self-assessment anonymously, follow the steps below:

1. Go to: https://www.mywellbeingindex.org/signup

2. Use the UNC School of Medicine invitation code applicable to you:

If you're a... ...use this code
Physician UNC PHYSICIAN
Advanced Practice Provider (NP, PA, CPP, CNM, CRNA, etc) UNC APP
Nurse (RN or LPN in direct clinical care) UNC NURSE
Resident/Fellow UNC GME
Medical Student UNC MED STUDENT
Other health care or research field (either directly or indirectly involved in patient care) UNC TEAM

3. Register (approx. 2 minutes)

4. Take the survey (approx. 2 minutes)

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Academy of Educators Accepting New Member and Award Nominations

The Academy of Educators (AOE) is now accepting nominations for new faculty and resident members who are committed to the educational mission. The Academy of Educators also invites faculty, staff, and students to nominate faculty for the annual Excellence in Teaching Awards and Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorships.  
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New Member Nominations
Celebrating its thirteenth year of activity, the Academy of Educators has over 400 faculty fellows and resident members. New member nominations will be accepted until 11:59 PM, March 4, 2019. Instructions for submitting nominations can be found on the AOE website.

Awards and Professorships Nominations
The AOE Awards Committee welcomes nominations for a variety of Excellence in Teaching Awards and Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorships.  Please make every effort to consider the individual that goes above and beyond the call of duty to educate commensurate with the mission of the School of Medicine.  The deadline for nominations is 11:59 PM, March 15, 2019. Please submit all nominations using the following link: https://www.med.unc.edu/aoe/awards/award-nominations/

Need Assistance?
Please contact AOE Coordinator, Morgan Resnick-Kahle (), AOE President, Amy Shaheen (), or AOE Awards Committee Chair, Brent Senior () for assistance.

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