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UTSW Cares for You

An Interactive Screening Program for Your Well-being

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Health systems across the country are using the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention’s Interactive Screening Program (ISP) to provide a safe and confidential way for individuals to connect with mental health services. UT Southwestern’s ISP, UTSW Cares for You, is here to help faculty, staff, and graduate students identify – and alleviate – stress, anxiety, depression, and any other concerns that may interfere with academic, professional, social, or personal well-being. A separate ISP link will soon be available for undergraduate students, residents, and fellows.


With this new, anonymous tool, participants have the option of completing a brief online wellness questionnaire. Once submitted, an experienced program counselor will review the questionnaire and send a personal response over the secure website – including any recommendations for follow-up. No one will have access to your information or identity or know that you have taken this survey unless you voluntarily disclose that information.

Option to Connect with Counseling Resources

The ISP makes it possible to connect with those who are too often struggling in silence. Our counselors can assist you by sharing resources, offering support via message exchange through the website, or arranging a face-to-face meeting or phone call upon request. Consider using this valuable resource to optimize your wellness during these challenging times.

Wellness Champions Committee

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Our mission is to create an open dialogue and forum with departmental wellness representatives and the Office of Faculty Wellness to discuss wellness successes, challenges, and opportunities with the Office of Faculty Wellness, share information with the departments and divisions about Office of Faculty Wellness initiatives, data, and advocacy efforts, as well as provide a ground level faculty voice to the administration about how to better support faculty.

Chair: Susan Matulevicius, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Project Manager: Julian Longoria

EMR Physician Optimization Committee

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In partnership with the Medical Informatics leadership, this group meets monthly with identified divisional medical informatics officers (DMIOs) to discuss ways to optimize the EMR, learn and share tools that may enhance local EMR workflow, connect DMIOs with EPIC analysts and managers to develop division specific EMR tools and priorities, create open lines of communication between medical informatics leadership and end-users, and allow local DMIOs to transmit information and ideas back to their local divisions and clinics. 

Chairs: Ling Chu, M.D. and Susan Matulevicius, M.D., M.S.C.S.

Project Manager: Julian Longoria

UT System Task Force of Physician Burnout 

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Biannual meeting with the Vice Chancellor of Health Administration and the 11 University of Texas Health System campuses to share ongoing wellness-oriented work on all campuses, create shared metrics to evaluate professional fulfillment and burnout, advocate for change in leave policies, access to mental health services on a system level, and endorse the importance of faculty engagement and wellness at a system level. 

Chairs: Jonathan Cheng, M.D., Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern and Ann Killary, Ph.D., Professor,  Translational Molecular Pathology  at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, MD Anderson

Administrative representative: Susan Matulevicius, M.D., Associate Professor

Faculty representative: Rina Sanghavi, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern

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