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A video panel of NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education wellness staff and consultants discuss how to support trainee health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. The panel answers questions that were raised by faculty and graduate/postdoc program directors submitted prior to the webinar.

Highlights include:

6:10      Self-care practices

12:55    Meditation resources and tips

15:15     Strengths of scientific community to manage pandemic isolation

18:47    Blind spots of scientific community

22:27    Lack of participation in/use of provided resources

27:32    How to support when you see signs of depression

31:12     Concerns of international trainees

39:48    Anti-Asian sentiments

43:17    Concerns for diverse populations

47:52    Reopening and related anxiety

54:27    Summer Programs – Cancel or move to virtual world?

58:25    What would a mental health research project on impact of quarantine look like?

101:45   Concluding thoughts

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