calendar icon 28 Aug 2019 clock icon 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
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Building Resilience

Back to school is almost here and with that a variety of stress that challenge students of all ages and their families. Join us to hear perspectives on building resilience from educators, administrators and even students themselves. Share and learn coping strategies to improve your capacity for resilience.

Time: 6-8pm, 6-7pm guests visit the Mind Matters Exhibit, 7-8pm Panel

Moderator: Dr. Brian Lynch, Mayo Clinic
-Dr. Lori Carrell, Chancellor, University of Minnesota Rochester
-Denise Moody, Assistant Director of Student Services, Rochester Public Schools
-Dr. Uma Anand, Mental Health Counselor, Education Administration, Mayo Clinic
-Sam Rouleau

Dr. Brian Lynch is a board certified general pediatrician at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lynch completed medical school at the University of Iowa, pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota, and worked 2 years at Peoples Community Health Center in Waterloo, IA, before coming to Mayo Clinic in 2007. Dr. Lynch primarily works at Mayo Clinic Northwest Clinic as a primary care pediatrician. He is the Vice Chair for Research for the Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Director of the Employee and Community Health Early Childhood Developmental, Mental Health and Autism Screening. He has research and clinical interests in the prevention and management of pediatric obesity, promotion of early childhood development and mental health, screening and intervention for adverse childhood experiences, and collaboration with community resources.

A passionate, creative educator, Dr. Lori J. Carrell focuses on transformative communication, learning innovation and well-being in higher education communities. Chancellor Carrell previously served as the University’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Development from August 2014 until July 2017, and then as Interim Chancellor until her selection as chancellor in February 2018. With faculty learning research and exemplary teaching as priorities, she has been the catalyst for several evidence-based innovations at the Rochester campus of the University of Minnesota. Those include Healthcare Scholars Day, a scholarship competition that showcases stories of student resilience and Health CORE (Community of Respect and Empowerment), a covenant-based living, learning community that enhances the success of underrepresented students.

Prior to her service at UMR, Dr. Carrell devoted twenty-three years to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as faculty and in key leadership roles, where together with colleagues she implemented a nationally-acclaimed curricular reform. Studying human communication, psychology and education, Carrell received her PhD from the University of Denver, her MS from the University of Alaska Anchorage and her BA from Anderson University, in Indiana. She began her career as a teacher in her Hoosier home-town, then sought to learn through adventure as a counselor and teacher in a remote Yup’ik Eskimo village in Alaska. Such adventure-seeking has taken her to the Middle East, as a contributor to the launch of a new university in Oman; to a remote tribe in Ecuador, to study intercultural learning; to the Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin, to investigate change in the communication between preachers and thousands of their listeners; and finally, to this innovative campus of the University of Minnesota.

“Learning is essential to human progress, to discovery and to our collective well-being,” says Lori. “At the heart of each learning moment is a human connection, a rare relationship to be honored.”

Denise Moody is the Assistant Director of Student Services with Rochester Public Schools. She has been working in educational settings for fifteen years, working with early childhood through high school age students primarily at the district level. Ms. Moody has special interest in the area of trauma-informed systems of care, school-based mental health and multi-tiered systems of support. She has been an adjunct professor at Winona State University in the Department of Social Work since 2006 and has a small private practice providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Ms. Moody holds a bachelor’s degree from Winona State University in Social Work and a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine in Social Work. She has also completed post graduate work in the area of Educational Leadership with the University of Minnesota and is licensed as a Director of Special Education and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Moody is also the Founder and Director of an educational consulting and events firm, Resilience Impact, LLC.

Dr. Uma Anand is a licensed psychologist in Minnesota and Arizona. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech with a focus on Scientific practitioner model. Since then, she has served in many clinical settings such as outpatient and in-patient settings, private practice, addition facilities and native American agencies. Her passion for teaching has led her to teach psychology related courses both nationally and internationally. Her training was in Cognitive Behavioral approaches, but since then she has integrated various approaches like mindfulness and yoga into her practice. She has worked at Mayo for about 3.5 years, and has facilitated workshops related to coping and resiliency for learners in various schools, and led faculty development and resident mandatory lecture series. Though her primary responsibility is individual counseling for learners, her passion is to help individuals to strengthen resiliency and coping tools.

Sam is a third year medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2017 with a B.S. in biochemistry. In addition to his medical studies, Sam is involved with the medical humanities programs at Mayo Clinic and currently serves as a co-managing editor for an online medical student run publication. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, rock climbing, and yoga.