College of

Culture of Caring

About Culture of Caring

The College of Human Medicine was founded as a medical school to caring and wellness. Over recent years, major events have affected the university at large, as well as the college itself. Some changes, have been deliberate, while others, like the Nassar tragedy, and the poor initial response and subsequent massive restructuring, have shaken the foundations of the entire populace of Michigan State University.

In response to the crisis, many new policies and initiatives were created leaving some wondering whether each was the flavor of the month. Continue reading

Connection and Conversation groups for difficult times

We are offering the opportunity to come together (virtually) to connect, listen to and to learn from each other. We have facilitated zoom meetings as listed below. Our hope is to reflect and connect in response to state, national and global events which seem beyond our control.

These trauma-sensitive opportunities for faculty and staff in our college are a time to come together as colleagues for facilitated Zoom dialogues focused on emotional “check-ins, working together to navigate our health, and creating a mindful space to build and share stories of challenges and resiliency.

Two opportunities per week to meet for an hour:

  • Mondays 5pm – 6 pm with Claudia Finkelstein, MD, January 18, 25 and February 1
  • Wednesdays 12 pm – 1 pm with Julia Felton, PhD, January 20, 27 and February 3

Groups are open to all faculty and staff of the College of Human Medicine. If you would like a unit-specific session, please contact Claudia at


Meeting ID: 579 183 717
Passcode: 997547

Upcoming Events

Mindfulness Pop-Ups
Join us for one or more of a 15-minute mindfulness session. All mindfulness sessions available via this Zoom link. Passcode 289556.

January 18,  10am  Claudia
January 19,  12pm  Julia
January 20,  10am  Claudia
January 21,  12pm  Julia
January 22,  10am  Claudia
January 25,  10am  Claudia
January 26,  12pm  Julia
January 27,  10am  Claudia
January 28,  12pm  Julia
January 29,  10am  Claudia


More information about mindfulness, including recorded sessions