Workforce Well-Being Grant Program

About the Faculty & Staff Workforce 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.  

2022-2023 Faculty & Staff WorkForce Well-Being Grant Program Awardees

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

LHC Wellness Project
Sahoko Little, MD, PhD & Christine Medaugh, MD, Department of Family Medicine

Improving Wellness of Trainee Mothers Through Hands-Free Pump Loan Program
Amanda McCormick, MD,  Department of Pediatrics

A Novel Interdisciplinary Recognition Program to Strengthen Perioperative Workforce Morale and Relations
Dr. Adam Was, MD & Sarah Tackett, PA-C, Department of Anesthesiology

Encouraging a culture of wellness in the department by establishing an "Employee of the Month" style recognition program for Wellness "Influencers"
Maria Westerhoff, MD, Department of Pathology

Reducing Second Victim Traumatic Stress on Labor and Delivery
Angela Liang, MD, Lauren Owens, MD, MPH, and Elizabeth Campbell, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Addressing Moral Injury Among Surgical Trainees with High-Performance Team Training
Pratyusha Yalamanchi, MD, MBA  & Mariel Watkins, MD, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

2021-2022 Workforce 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)

Abstract coming soon...

Creating a Positive Organizational Culture with Storytelling

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

Abstract coming soon...

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

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

Abstract coming soon...

Parenting Stories at Michigan Medicine

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

Abstract coming soon...

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

Courtney Oliver, Department of Internal Medicine

Abstract coming soon...

2020-2021 Workforce Well-Being Grant Program Awardees

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

Improving Workflow to Alleviate Physician Burnout

Cristina Alvarado Nieves, MD & 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 & Kelly Paradis, PhD, Department of Radiation Oncology

Sustained Presence of High Quality Nutrition Leads to Improved Provider Wellness

Anita Amin, 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

Improving Radiology Wellness Through Inclusive Imagery

Aparna Joshi, MD & Kimberly A. Garver, MD, Department of Radiology