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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR FACULTY

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COVID-19 UMMS ONLINE DISCUSSION BOARDS
Sponsor: Business Development and Innovation

These boards are meant to aid and consolidate discussions around COVID-19 UMMS Research, COVID-19 UMMS Resources, COVID-19 General Scientific Updates and Funding Opportunities. These are all secure discussion boards available only to those with UMMS sign-in credentials. Link here.
If you have questions or suggestions please contact innovation@umassmed.edu or sofia.braag@umassmed.edu

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COVID-19 AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES
Sponsor: Lamar-Soutter Library

An extensive library guide on COVID-19, with freely available information from publishers, an excellent collection of citations at the Yale Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, pre-built searches in databases from the National Library of Medicine and NIH, and more. See here.
eScholarship@UMMS has a collection of UMMS-authored papers on COVID-19 here.

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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

Anyone seeking individual guidance on a personal issue should contact the EAP directly at 800-322-5327, eap@umassmed.edu or see the EAP website
On the UMassMemorial Hub, there is a site for Wellness & Support here (limited to UMMHC employees).

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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
Sponsor: Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research

The UMMS Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research aims to support youth and young adults, ages 14-30, with serious mental health conditions to successfully complete schooling and training and move into rewarding work lives. We have put together COVID-19 resources for young adults with serious mental health conditions, their providers, and their family members. These resources include webinars, printed products, and links to helpful resources that can be found here.

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UMASS MEMORIAL CENTER FOR MINDFULNESS

Keeping your mind focused on what you are doing right now can be helped with regular meditation practice. There are a variety of virtual options for clinicians and all caregivers throughout the week:

Monday, 7:00–8:00 pm: The Center for Mindfulness’ Monday Night Meditation Community
Thursday, 12:10–12:50 pm: The Center for Mindfulness’ Thursday Global Online Meditation Community

For more information about the UMass Memorial Center for Mindfulness, see here.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Rush University Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learninglink
A curated list of resources on clinical and self-care, working and managing remotely, and best practices for designing on-line learning.

There are several excellent online resources for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic:

National Academy of Medicine Resources
Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience — link

Guide to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19 link
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak link
Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
Emotional Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis: Practices for Health Care Providers Webinar Series — link

BMJ Best Practice
Clinical decision support information on Coronavirus (Covid-19) and related topics - link

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & DONATIONS

UMMS Office of Student Life—Volunteer Opportunities: Faculty may be interested in the list of volunteer opportunities for students compiled by the Office of Student Life here.

Blood Donations: If you’re feeling healthy and well, you can make an appointment to donate apheresis platelets by calling 508-421-1950 or you can call 800-RED-CROSS or visit the American Red Cross website to donate whole blood.

The Community Donation Center is open for non-medical, non-perishable donations at Hahnemann Campus Grovesnor building. Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 4:00 pm. For information or related questions, contact communitydonations@umassmemorial.org or call  508-334-9178