Current Initiatives

THAW has established multiple initiatives aimed at improving trainee wellness.

Peer Mentorship: Addressing Feelings of Isolation

We have implemented graduate school-wide peer-mentorship programs. Incoming PhD Students are matched with peer mentors, as are MSBS students. Postdocs are invited to participate in peer mentoring, and these programs cross-mentor each other through one-on-one mentorship and mentoring events.

Access to Mental Health Care: Addressing Barriers to Good Mental Health

We are advocating for improved access to mental health care for graduate students and postdocs, and have been instrumental in a campaign to increase awareness of the mental health care tools and options currently available to Mount Sinai trainees.

Resilience Training: Addressing Stress Management in Academia

By expanding the PEERS program to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, we will provide the academic trainees of Mount Sinai the tools to navigate the challenges and stresses of academic life without harming their wellbeing.

Student Portal: Addressing a Lack of Centralized Trainee Information

We are building a team to work directly with the graduate school to build the first centralized student portal. All resources and milestones will soon be in one location! If you are interested in joining this team, please send us a brief email.

Get in touch, and get involved! If you have suggestions for new initiatives, or want to help us push existing initiatives forward, contact us, or join us for our monthly General Body meetings.