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Are you overweight or obese and tired of struggling with your weight? Do you have symptoms of depression?

The Department of Psychiatry at DHMC is conducting a research study to evaluate the effects of two different treatments for depression and obesity in women.

Study participation is free of charge and participants are compensated for their time.

For more information call 603.650.4724 or find it online here.

Be a CHaD HERO!

Join Team "Wellness Heroes" at the CHaD HERO event on October 18th!

This team of faculty, staff, family, and friends is on a mission to help all kids served by CHaD by providing funding for critical programs. Be a HERO and register for the 5K walk or run, the 10K wooded hike, the half-marathon, the Cam's Fun Run for kids, or volunteer and help raise funds for CHaD!

Register here to become a HERO.

Planning for a Maternity/Paternity Leave

Employees looking to learn more about Dartmouth College maternity/paternity leave benefits and other important topics relevant to planning for or expectant parents are invited to attend an education session on September 23rd, from 3:00-4:30, The session will be hosted at the Office of Human Resources -7 Lebanon St., Suite 203.

Registration is required. Sign up here.

 

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   Melissa Miner

Melissa MinerMelissa Miner, Dartmouth's Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, makes time to frequent the tennis court. After more than a decade with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, she joined Dartmouth in September of 2011 to help develop, plan, and implement the new Wellness Initiative. Her years of experience with a variety of proactive health programs for institutions ranging from academic to governmental to commercial helped prepare her for the challenges of shaping and promoting successful health programs for institutions and communities. Her degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and her graduate degree in Health Communication from Emerson College and Tufts University provided a solid foundation of knowledge, but Melissa keeps up to date with current research and trends in the swiftly progressing field of wellness and employee well-being programming.

 

Courtney Rotchford

Courtney Rotchford

Hanover native, Courtney Rotchford, is Dartmouth's Program Manager for Health Promotion and Wellness.  Passionate about her healthy lifestyle, Courtney stays fit by running races, skiing, and trying to keep up with two young sons!  Courtney has more than a dozen years of experience in health promotion, particularly in designing and implementing worksite wellness programs for large employers, including other Higher Education institutions.  Courtney's undergraduate degree in Marketing with a concentration in Health Promotion, and her many continuing education opportunities related to the wellness field, has helped build a solid foundation of industry knowledge that will help shape the future of Wellness of Dartmouth. 

 

Maggie Kennedy

Maggie Kennedy, this year's Presidential Fellow in the Wellness at Dartmouth Office, returns to Hanover after graduating in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and as a member of the Women's Varsity Ice Hockey Team. Through her experiences at Dartmouth, she developed a passion for healthy living, collaboration and helping others that led her into this opportunity in the Wellness at Dartmouth Office. Before returning to the Upper Valley, Maggie lived and worked at The Loomis Chaffee School, a boarding school in Connecticut. While at Loomis Chaffee, she coached three sports, handled dorm responsibilities, took on the role of faculty advisor to a group of students, and worked as an affiliate in the admissions office. Her central role at Loomis Chaffee was to create and implement a wellness program for the faculty and staff, and through her work in that discipline, she developed a new found passion for employee health and wellness promotion.  Maggie's picture will be coming soon!

 

 

 

Last Updated: 7/30/15