April 21, 2022, marks the 15th Annual Psychology Day at the United Nations (UN). This yearly event celebrates psychologists and highlights the importance of psychology in a global context. It also provides an opportunity to demonstrate to the public the multitude of ways that psychologists improve society. While the UN day focuses on psychologists who use their research and clinical experience to contribute to the protection of human rights and healing those who have suffered abuse and trauma, there are countless other areas where psychologists, clinical and non-clinical, are making a difference.
The field of psychology is broad, and its applications and contributions are vast, with many psychologists contributing in academic health systems such as Cooper. Cooper’s growing group of psychologists join their colleagues in other medical centers across the country and the world in applying their extensive training in behavioral science to health care research, clinical care, wellness initiatives, and the education of medical students, graduate students, pre- and post-doctoral psychology fellows, intern and resident physicians, and other health professionals. This same clinical and research experience benefits health systems such as Cooper when psychologists contribute to institutional governance, research, educational programs, administration, leadership, and policy development.
Cooper is fortunate to have clinical psychologists across multiple departments, and will be welcoming even more in the coming months and years to assure we are providing care for the entire person. Today we honor our Cooper psychologists by highlighting their unique contributions. Click here to learn more!
Organizations like the Center for Environmental Transformation and the NJ Tree Foundation have taken an active role in greening Camden. CMSRU and our residents have been partnering with the NJ Tree Foundation for years, going out into the community to plant trees throughout neighborhoods of Camden.
This month, we will host two events on 4/16 and 4/30. We will be meeting at the intersection of 6th & Benson Streets for the planting. The planting will be located on both sides of Benson Street leading up to Broadway, with 7 pits on Broadway as part of this project. The event runs from 9am-12pm and volunteers should plan to arrive between 8:30-9. NJTF provides all tools, water, gloves, and training. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer RSVP Form. Please contact Meredith Pichini (email@example.com) with questions.
For the month of February, we are celebrating random acts of kindness (RAK) at Cooper. Scientific evidence shows us the positive effects of doing kind acts for others as well as receiving or even witnessing kindness.
The GME Wellness Committee is hosting an in-person event for medical residents next Wednesday, 11/17/21, at the main hospital in Conference Room 121 from 1:00-3:00pm.
The focus of the event is on gratitude. A delightful fall-themed spread will be available for pick up or eat in (space allowing) along with therapy dogs, arts and crafts, and music.
As we consider all the things we should be thankful for, we should also extend kindness to those less fortunate. Donations are being requested for Cathedral Kitchen and there will be a box set up in the Conference Center on 11/17/21.
Here are some food items that they have requested:
Cans of gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn