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Discussion for Building Resilience - Navigating NIH as an International Trainee

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Building 2, Room 2W15
Aug 20, 2019 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Speaker(s): Annie Scheiner, LCMFT, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

International and multicultural trainees are a great asset to our research.  We also realize that our international fellows face a unique set of issues and stresses.  Being far from family and home, lacking a local community, and learning a new culture can be difficult and lonely.  Navigating the visa process can be frustrating and worrisome.  And watching world events unfold and not knowing what the future will hold can be scary.  You are not alone in dealing with these issues, other NIH international fellows are having the same experiences. 

Please join us on Tuesday, August 20th at 1:45pm for a discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Annie Scheiner.  The discussion group provides a welcoming and confidential space to explore positive and proactive methods to build resilience, mentoring and self-care skills.  Even if you can’t join us for the entire hour, we encourage you to still attend.  We would rather you come late or leave early, than not come at all.


To request sign language interpreters or CART Services, you can contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180 or by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or by submitting a request online. If you have other, disability-related accommodation requests for this event, please contact Dr. Shannon DeMaria at Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the Event.