We would like to thank our past donors and sponsors for the below grant-funded programs. These have helped us achieve our department goal of bringing integrative medicine services to both patients and staff in the inpatient setting.

We greatly appreciate their support which has made a significant difference in the experience of our hospital staff and patients.

Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation Resident and Fellow Wellness Initiative:

Thanks to the generous donation in February 2010 from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, the Department of Integrative Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel working closely with the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, began a Wellness Initiative. Based on the expressed needs of our clinical staff, this program focused on the importance of self-care for medical residents and fellows at Beth Israel.

The program taught relaxation techniques to our residents and fellows through a series of lectures, demonstrations and interactive presentations on self-care as well as clinical applications in yoga, relaxation/breathing, centering & grounding, meditation and acupuncture/acupressure. The program conducted "Learn to Relax" events as an effective way to deliver stress management, wellness and self-care training. Residents and fellows were also encouraged to attend Narrative Medicine sessions, a tool used to improve patient care and increase professional solidarity through reflection on stories of illness and other relevant literature.