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Chai and Chat: Muslim Trainees & Mental Health

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Aug 23, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker(s): Sameera Qureshi, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

This event is only for NIH Intramural Trainees currently in our postbac, graduate student, and postdoc programs.  This session will be held online via Zoom and the link will be distributed in NIH Trainee Listserv announcements. If you need the link immediately please email

There is great diversity among Muslim trainees and our identity as Muslims is often the common thread that binds us. This drop-in group is a chance to take a chai-break during your day to connect with fellow Muslim trainees on topics related to mental and spiritual health. You may have questions or issues arising yet aren’t sure where to turn for religiously sensitive support; or you may feel like you’re alone, in terms of being a religious minority. Bring a cup of chai (or two!) to this drop-in group for Muslim-identifying trainees, facilitated by a fellow Muslim professional. Please join us for an online discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Sameera Qureshi.



American Sign Language interpreting services, CART services, and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, should contact or the NIH Interpreting Office directly, via email, at Requests should be made at least five business days in advance, when possible, in order to ensure interpreter availability.