College of Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Pilot
The UW–Madison College of Engineering, CHM, and HMI are developing and evaluating a radically new learning framework for engineering graduate students that is intended to cultivate a highly creative, innovative and grand-challenge-focused research culture based on mindfulness training with experimental and wait-list control groups of Ph.D. engineering students.
The Center for Healthy Minds created and investigated a mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum,” publishing results suggesting its potential in influencing academic performance, altruism and delay of gratification. The Kindness Curriculum will become available for use free of charge in late Spring 2017. Sign up here to receive a copy of the curriculum when it is released.
Center Founder and HMI President Richard Davidson filmed an e-course with Life Reimagined, a subsidiary of AARP and partner of UnitedHealthcare. In this course, Davidson explains what he calls the Six Dimensions of Emotional Style, which are a guide to show how we behave during social interactions while facing adversity and navigating life’s challenges.
Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities
HMI partnered with the Office of Children's Mental Health, Branch2, and SaintA to design and implement the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) project, an adverse childhood experiences and resilience research initiative in the workplace. A part of a larger project launched by The Health Federation of Philadelphia and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The California Endowment, the initiative fosters solutions to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – such as neglect, abuse and abandonment – in families throughout the nation.
The Well-Being and Neuroscience Research Consortium
The Well-Being and Neuroscience Research Consortium within the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison engages corporate partners who are committed to integrating the constituents of well-being into an organization's mission, culture, leadership and innovative practices in order to collectively create a better world.
To learn more about membership, please contact Liz Vanderwerff.