The UAB Human Resources Department has hired Wellness Coordinator Lauren Whitt, Ph.D. to develop and implement a health program that will meet the needs of faculty and staff at UAB and UAB Medicine.
The new UAB Employee Wellness program will incorporate lifestyle components around nutrition, exercise, tobacco-cessation, stress management and address the challenges of managing chronic conditions.
“We are excited to have Dr. Whitt in place to lead our strategic efforts to promote a healthy environment for our employees,” says Alesia Jones, chief human resources officer. “She will be collaborating with experts throughout the academic and medical parts of campus to provide our UAB faculty and staff with the resources they need to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. Whitt also is attending our student population as an adjunct professor in the Department of Human Studies.”
Look for the new employee wellness program to roll out later this spring.