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Managing stress during COVID workshop Feb. 11

Struggling to balance the stresses of work/home life in light of COVID? It takes a special kind of resilience to deal with the pressures of a global pandemic. Patients, employees and the public are invited to a free Smilow Wellness Workshop, “Managing Stress and Building Resilience During COVID,” 4 - 5:15 pm Thursday, Feb. 11. During the workshop, psychologist Jacob Tebes, PhD, will share tools and strategies developed during stress and resilience sessions Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry conducted with more than 4,000 healthcare workers. The Smilow Wellness Workshop will be held via Zoom. To register, visit ynhh.org/events.

Nursing research conference save the date and call for abstracts

Nurses throughout Yale New Haven Health System are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation at the 2021 Janet Parkosewich Nursing Research Conference, to be held virtually Friday, April 16. Abstracts may be submitted via the YNHHS intranet; the deadline is 5 pm Monday, Feb. 15. For information about submitting abstracts, visit the employee intranet and click the link in the call for abstracts announcement. For information, email [email protected]. Watch for communication about registering for the conference.

YNHH Auxiliary scholarships available

The Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary is offering 10 scholarships for $2,000 apiece to area students planning to pursue health-related careers. Scholarships are based on academic excellence, financial need, personal statement and community service, including school and community activities and/or employment. Applicants must be high school seniors from one of these towns: Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven or Woodbridge. To request an application, visit [email protected] or call 203-688-5717. Submission deadline is March 19.

COVID-19 study examines long-term impact on survivors

Yale School of Medicine investigators and others across the country recently launched a nationwide study of patients who had COVID-19 to assess the outcomes of infections on various age groups over two years. The INSPIRE (Innovative Support for Patients with SARS COV-2 Infections Registry) study team is partnering with Yale New Haven Health to share study details with patients and promote enrollment in the study. INSPIRE, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded project, aims to track 4,800 individuals. Researchers will look at healthcare utilization, ongoing clinical events and physical and mental function, including neurocognitive function and fatigue. To learn more, including how to participate in the study, visit www.covidinspire.com.