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Get Healthy: Join Lab Colleagues for ‘UC Walks’ Event on June 15

The Lab will join forces with UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Hall of Science for the June 15 event, part of the University of California’s WellBeing Initiative. The walk will take 30 minutes (other activities are planned for those unable to walk) and conclude with a wellness fair at the Lab. Go here to register. Watch TABL for more details as the date approaches.

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May 23 UC Webinar on Improving Mental Health Awareness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the University of California’s “Stigma-Free” webinar series will feature a discussion by award-winning speaker and author Ross Szabo on how to improve efforts to raise awareness of mental health. The webinar runs from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23. More>

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UC’s WellBeing Initiative Offers Staff Assistance for Healthier Lives

As part of the University of California’s WellBeing Initiative, employees have access to resources based on these four pillars: emotional, financial, nutritional, and physical. The initiative includes a variety of tools for staff, such as links to behavioral health providers, classes on budgeting, and access to diabetes-prevention programs, among other offerings. More>

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Bike-to-Work Day is May 10; Tips and Resources for a Great Ride

Considering biking to work on May 10? Get support along the way at one of 143 “energizer stations” that will pop up in Alameda and Contra Costa counties that day. Go here for a map of stations, as well as information on safe riding, the Lab’s shuttle buses and shower facilities, and the Bike Station located in downtown Berkeley.

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Lab Staff Invited to Participate in UCLA Staff Assembly Virtual 5K Run

The virtual 5K will be held May 12 through May 20. Participants can run/walk their 5K any time during that week, track their run using one of several popular tracking apps, and submit a screenshot of their run. Rachel Carl (Human Resources) is organizing a Lab team to help compete in one of many award categories. Register for the Lab team here. More>

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Mindfulness Meditation Training on April 23

Training in mindful awareness can help improve focus and reduce stress, among other benefits. The Postdoc Association is hosting a mindfulness meditation training session on Monday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130B). The session is open to all and will be led by Lab researcher Arthur Montazeri.

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Lab Dance Club Offers Noon Salsa Lessons

Join fellow members of the Lab Dance Club for free salsa lessons, geared toward beginner and intermediate skill levels. Weekly sessions start Monday, Feb. 12, in Bldg. 76-235 over the noon hour, with practices on Wednesdays at the same time and location. No previous dance experience or partner required. Participants should wear comfortable shoes that don’t grip the floor. Contact Jeff Philliber (x5257) for more information.

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If You Have the Flu, Stay Home

Health Services would like to remind employees who are diagnosed with influenza by a physician – or who have a febrile respiratory illness during a period of increased influenza activity in the community – to remain at home until the fever and cough are resolved to avoid exposing coworkers and other members of the public. More>

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Free Flu Vaccine Available

Free flu shots are available from Health Services in Building 26 on Oct. 4, Oct. 11, and 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; no appointment is needed. The vaccine is preservative free.

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Lab Lactation Rooms Are Reserved for Nursing Mothers Only

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, employees are reminded that Lab lactation rooms on the hill and off site are reserved solely for nursing mothers. Other uses (such as breaks or phone calls) are prohibited. Nursing mothers can reserve the rooms via Google calendar. Contact the Diversity & Inclusion Office for questions or concerns. More>

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