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With COVID cases continuing to rise, questions about taking leave resurface


Published: August 3, 2021 2:35 pm

Over the past week, the number of COVID-19 cases throughout Florida has continued to rise rapidly. While there is hopeful news that nearly 250,000 more Floridians received vaccinations last week, UF has seen an uptick in cases among both employees and students as well. Questions about taking leave associated with COVID-19 have resurfaced in recent […]

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Wondering how to help a colleague or student in distress?


Published: July 21, 2021 2:14 pm

At one time or another, most of us have experienced personal difficulties that have impacted the way we behave, our work habits or our overall well-being. As we approach the fall semester, in addition to showing empathy to those around us, it can also be helpful to know how to assist colleagues or students we […]

With cases on the rise, vaccinations critical to slowing spread of COVID-19


Published: July 21, 2021 2:12 pm

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise again throughout Florida, faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated if they have not already done so. While the Delta variant appears to be more contagious — affecting between two to three times the number of those who come into contact with someone who is […]

Consideration is contagious — and key to a healthy workplace


Published: July 13, 2021 12:01 pm

Last week, we shared how gratitude spreads when we take the time to let a colleague know we appreciate them. That same ripple effect can happen when we practice empathy and consider others’ perspectives, regardless of whether they align with our own. For some, the return to being “out in the world” after being isolated […]

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Want to show appreciation for your colleagues? Remember Gratitude Spreads


Published: July 8, 2021 11:25 am

Returning to campus gave us the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues we haven’t seen since the start of the pandemic. This is also a great time to show our appreciation and recognize the people around us who went the extra mile during this challenging time. As a way to show your appreciation, check out UFHR […]

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Resources available to help those in need following Tropical Storm Elsa


Published: July 8, 2021 11:25 am

We hope you and your loved ones were safe throughout Tropical Storm Elsa. If you are in need of assistance, please keep in mind the following resources available to help: UF’s Aid-a-Gator program can provide limited assistance — up to $1,500 per calendar year — to faculty and staff who have experienced a temporary hardship […]

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Kartik Cherabuddi addresses concerns about delta variant


Published: June 29, 2021 9:54 am

The coronavirus continues to mutate and evolve, and the delta variant is causing particular worry among infectious disease specialists. The variant has a small but rapidly increasing foothold in the U.S. and is already dominant in the United Kingdom. In a recent UF Health article, Kartik Cherabuddi, M.D., associate professor and epidemiologist in the UF […]

Looking to change your habits? Explore our Creating Healthy Behaviors Toolkit!


Published: June 22, 2021 2:37 pm

As we emerge from the pandemic, many of us are looking for ways to refine our habits. Creating healthy behaviors and making them regular habits can be challenging. One way to make this process easier and more sustainable is by moving one step at a time. These small steps of positive changes can result in […]

Caregivers can help early learners thrive amid pandemic disruption


Published: June 22, 2021 2:36 pm

At the close of another year of learning disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the stakes for preschoolers and their caregivers are particularly high. The years from birth to age 5 are essential to lifelong success and well-being: social and emotional skills develop rapidly as infants and young children learn to communicate, express emotions and engage […]

Celebrate Men’s Health Month with UFHR Wellness


Published: June 22, 2021 2:35 pm

Celebrated in June, Men’s Health Month seeks to raise awareness about the health and well-being of the men in our lives. We encourage you to explore UFHR Wellness’ Men’s Health Month webpage where you will find a variety of resources, including a self-paced 30-day fitness challenge, mental health resources and more. We also invite you […]


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