Please see below for info on a mental health webinar occurring this Wednesday April 7 which is co-organized by a number of societies and is being hosted by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. As you will see below, grad students and postdocs are two of the groups this event has been organized for:

Supporting mental health and well-being of STEMM graduate students: Highlights from the National Academies’ report
7 April, 1-2 p.m. EDT

Join us for a conversation on supporting the mental health and well-being of STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) graduate students. Building on the recently released report “Mental Health, Substance Use, and Wellbeing in Higher Education: Supporting the Whole Student” from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, study authors Frances Leslie and Julie Posselt and study director Layne Scherer will explore the key takeaways from this report related to graduate education.

Who should attend:

· Faculty involved in mentoring graduate students

· Graduate program directors

· Department chairs

· Academic leadership

· Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and early career scientists

Learning objectives:

· Summarize findings from the National Academies’ 2021 report, particularly those focused on graduate education

· Identify and further define actions to initiate at the local, campus, level to support the well-being of graduate students

More about the event:

This webinar is part of a series of events co-organized by scientific societies committed to enhancing the professional development of early-career scientists. This event is hosted by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with media partners American Chemical Society, American Geophysical Union, American Physical Society, American Society for Cell Biology, and Professional Development Hub.

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