Workplace Well-Being Grant Program

About the Faculty & Staff Workplace Well-Being Grant Program


The Wellness Office aims to encourage and support innovative approaches for improving the quality of experience and well-being at work. The goal of the grant programs is to encourage and support innovative, scalable, and sustainable approaches that improve the quality of experience and well-being at work and in the learning environment among faculty, staff and learners at Michigan Medicine. Awards will be granted up to $5,000 for projects spanning 12-months. This program is open to all faculty and staff at Michigan Medicine.

2021-2022 Faculty & Staff Workplace Well-Being Grant Program Awardees

Six awards of up to $5,000 were granted for the following projects:


  • Adapting the Providers Share Workshop Methodology to Support COVID-19 Caregivers

Lisa Harris, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Compassion Awareness Project

Sarah Thurston, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM)


  • Creating a Positive Organizational Culture with Storytelling

Kim Garver, MD and Amy Young, PhD, Department of Radiology


  • Improving Burnout Wellbeing for Faculty, Staff and Learners with Positive Leadership Training

Kim Garver, MD and Amy Young, PhD, Department of Radiology


  • Parenting Stories at Michigan Medicine

Kelly Paradis, MD and Helen Morgan, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology


  • Timeular: A Different Approach to Time Management, Productivity Tracking and the Work/Life Balance

Courtney Oliver, Department of Internal Medicine


2020-2021 Faculty & Staff Workplace Well-Being Grant Program Awardees

In this pilot year, eight awards of up to $5,000 were granted for the following projects:

  • Improving Radiology Wellness Through Inclusive Imagery
    Aparna Joshi, MD, and Kimberly A. Garver, MD, Department of Radiology

  • Improving Workflow to Alleviate Physician Burnout
    Cristina Alvarado Nieves, MD and Elif Oral, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes

  • Ob/Gyn Wellness Book Club
    Meghan Seewald, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

  • Overcoming Barriers to Participation in COMPASS, a Peer to Peer Support Program
    Ruby Marr, MD, Department of Internal Medicine

  • Professional Development for Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics Trainees
    Anna Laucis, MD and Kelly Paradis, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology

  • Sustained Presence of High Quality Nutrition Leads to Improved Provider Wellness
    Anita Amin, MD and Jason Ham, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine

  • Three Good Things Text Intervention
    Katherine Gold, MD, Department of Family Medicine

  • Women in CVM Peer Mentorship Pilot
    Sarah Gualano, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine