Values are one-word descriptors of our deepest desires of what matters most. What we want to stand for, how we want to treat ourselves and others, how we want to engage with the world
Megan Whitlock

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Practice: S.T.O.P.

Mindfulness instructors Trinh Mai and Rob Davies guide us through S.T.O.P., a simple mindfulness practice to help mitigate our stress response.

Practice: Awareness of Breath

Mindfulness instructors Heidi O’Donoghue and Trinh Mai guide us through a simple breathing exercise. Practiced regularly, this meditation cultivates awareness, concentration, and calmness.

Workplace Aggression

Workplace aggression occurs so frequently in health care that it’s often accepted as “part of the job.” Patient Safety nurse coordinator Connie Phelps describes some of the work being done at University of Utah Health to help shift that paradigm.

Peer Review: What I Learned at Utah Advanced Communication Training

In November 2017, hepatologist and liver transplant specialist Juan Gallegos-Orozco completed the inaugural Utah Advanced Communication Training seminar. Accelerate sat down with Gallegos-Orozco to talk about UACT and how it changed his perspective on communication.

How To Master The Art of Communication

From pediatrics to palliative care, a common thread runs through physician Joan Sheetz’s career: effective communication. That explains how she ended up co-directing UACT — Utah Advanced Communication Training that focuses on tools to enhance patient and peer interactions.

Improving Wellness: 40 Champions, 20 Projects, 12 Months of Progress

A year ago, University of Utah Health decided to tackle a major problem in health care today: burnout. Forty people – and their teams – spread across an enormous health system took on the challenge. We sat down with family physician and co-director of the Resiliency Center Amy Locke to learn about what works in improving faculty and staff wellness.

Our Community's Best of Utah

We're wrapping up our new faculty welcome with a short list from Accelerate's advisors on where to eat, what to do and a few locals-only insider tips.

Wendy Hobson-Rohrer: Five More Tips For Faculty

We were amazed by the traffic to Ryan and Ellen’s post on advice for new faculty. So we were thrilled when pediatrician and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Education Wendy Hobson-Rohrer asked to write a follow-up! She knows from experience that navigating a career in academic medicine is more jungle gym than ladder. Here's her top five tips for all faculty.

Five Ways to Cultivate Empathy

We have learned that wisdom from the community comes in many forms. Sometimes the most interesting perspectives appear in the comments as a footnote to a peer's post. Here are five ways to cultivate empathy—curated wisdom from the comments.

Investing in Empathy: The Power of 15 Minutes

Empathy is our cognitive ability to understand, communicate, and respond to another person’s perspectives, experiences, and concerns. Pediatrician Diane Liu reflects on the very real challenges of nurturing empathy in the face of the relentless demands of practice.