In The News @ UC San Diego
ThisWeek has published an article featuring Gentry Patrick's Center for Empathy and Social Justice in Human Health, the newest center within the T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion. The article also features our other Center Directors, Evonne Kaplan-Liss, MD, Lisa Eyler, PhD, Cinnamon Bloss, PhD, and Christopher R. Cannavino, MD .Read the Full Article Here
Excellence in Stewardship Award
Congratulations to Dr. Gentry Patrick, one of the 2021 Excellence in Stewardship Awards recipients! Overseen by the UC San Diego Foundation’s Donor Relations and Stewardship Committee, the annual Excellence in Stewardship awards promotes outstanding donor stewardship. The program recognizes UC San Diego employees who, although their job descriptions may not include donor stewardship, demonstrate excellent results in engaging with and acknowledging our donors and supporters.Learn about the Excellence in Stewardship Awards
THE SANFORD INSTITUTE & CENTER FOR MINDFULNESS PARTNER TO PROVIDE FREE ONLINE SUPPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY
As we confront the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are experiencing a great deal of distress about how to carry out professional duties while also attending to the needs of family members and friends. We understand the toll on the community. Increased anxiety and stress can compromise wellbeing. In this time of need, through a shared vision, the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness & Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion are teaming up to provide free, daily online streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions. We encourage your participation.
T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion
Enabled by a generous gift from South Dakota businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, the Institute for Empathy and Compassion at UC San Diego will explore the neurobiology of compassion, inform medical education and address the epidemic of physician burnout.
Events offered to the Community
Dedicated to leading a new era of health care based upon empathy validated by science, the T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion opens its events to the campus, local and global community.
Neurobiology of Compassion
Using state-of-the-art imaging technologies, combined with multidisciplinary expertise, institute researchers will map empathy in the brain and its neurological underpinnings to design new ways to translate biology to behavior.
Through empirical research into mechanisms that enhance compassion and empathy, institute scientists will provide evidence that informs educators about curricular design and aids them in piloting interventions and assessing results.
Burnout and mental health issues impact roughly half of all practicing physicians. New programs and approaches, based upon institute data and discoveries, will promote wellness programs to prevent, intercept and reverse the health epidemic afflicting current clinicians.