Sigma Xi Hosts Discussion on the Mental Health of Young Reseachers

May 24, 2016

Hosted by Sigma XiPlease join Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society for a public discussion about the mental health of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is hosting this Google Hangout in honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

The hangout will be held May 24, 2016, from 3–4 p.m. EDT.

The speakers will be Teresa M. Evans, PhD, of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD, of University of Kentucky. They are two of the co-authors on a study investigating the prevalence of anxiety, depression, stress, and burnout in the graduate student and postdoctoral fellow population. Their study asks grad students and postdocs to take the Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Health Survey. Previous studies on graduate student mental health will also be discussed.

Dr. Bina Patel, a staff psychiatrist at Stanford University’s Vaden Health Center, will discuss signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, and burnout and when to seek help for those symptoms.

Watch the Google Hangout online. 

Please bring your questions!

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety