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Wellness Support Groups

Wellness Support Groups are 6-week standing groups facilitated by OITE wellness advisors. They are meant to offer a supportive space for trainees who have similar needs, experiences, and/or identities.

Research Group Transitions Support Group

Transitioning work environments can present us with many challenges. This group supports trainees as they consider transitioning, look for new positions, and/or are integrating into a new research space. Together we will discuss and practice skills to promote general well-being and how to be with the strong emotions that come with leaving a research group and settling into a new position. This support group accepts trainees on a rolling basis. This group meets Wednesdays at 10am. If you are interested in joining, contact Jenn Wiggins at

First generation Support Group

First generation college and graduate students face a series of unique challenges as they navigate the academic and research fields. Some of these challenges may include: navigating unfamiliar situations, managing responsibilities and guilt, translating abilities to academic and professional success, and lack of representation. This group will explore these challenges and develop skills that promote empowerment and success. This 6-week support group will meet Wednesdays at 3pm beginning on April 19 and will meet April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, and 24. Register.