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Andy Starr is currently a third year medical student at the UVa School of Medicine.
Research concerning how children manage to live in pretend worlds as well as real ones and how those worlds effect them.
Professor Taylor has been a faculty member and clinical researcher for more than four decades at the University of Virginia. She directs the Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
Completing graduate school for Public Health and then eventually becoming an MD.
Has been investigating physical aspects of landscape that enable healthy communities and foster mental, spiritual, and social well-being.
Robert C. Pianta is Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia
Incorporates mindfulness and yoga into his daily life and has introduced contemplative practices into Employee Development at UVa.
Recent research examines how various aspects of health are produced and the role of government policies in helping parents with young children.
Germano is lead faculty director of the Contemplative Sciences Center, the Tibet Center, and the SHANTI digital initiatives at UVa.
What does it mean to be a wise leader and a wise person generally? David Mick uses wisdom readings and mindfulness practices to explore this topic with McIntire students.
Research focuses on early and mid-career faculty development, course design, learning portfolios, contemplative pedagogy.
Encourages nursing students, faculty and Medical Center colleagues to develop empathy and resiliency in order to better care for their patients and themselves.
Ensures that students and employees have the opportunity to develop and practice mind-body awareness for lifetime wellness.
Utilizing traditional shamanic contemplation techniques, Dr. Edith Turner teaches her students about the importance of justice and gratitude.
Eva Natanya is a doctoral candidate in Tibetan Buddhism at the University of Virginia.
MLA thesis is using the Landscapes of Longevity research to cultivate design strategies for public places that can support healthy aging.
Interested in exploring the application of contemplative principles and practices to leadership, particularly in the public sphere.
Wanting to share the rejuvenating experience of quiet reflection, she has designed "Renewal Retreats" for the staff and faculty at UVa.
In response to a changing society, Dr. Ira Harris—Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce—gives undergraduate students the tools to think critically and mindfully.
Removes the cultural trappings from contemplation in order to understand the effects it has on practitioners and how it can be made more accessible for beginners.
Jed is the Associate Director of Publications & Technology, at the Contemplative Sciences Center.
Chair of the Advisory Board for Contemplative Sciences Center.
Research interests involve the use of non-pharmacological therapies and interventions.
Authorized Level II Ashtanga Instructor and the principal Mysore instructor for the University of Virginia Ashtanga Yoga Program.
John Campbell is an Assistant Professor in Religious Studies and a founding CSC Directorate member.
As a professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. John Schorling is eager to help healthcare students and providers decrease burnout and increase resilience through mindfulness practices.
Judith Thomas is the director of Arts and Media Services for the University of Virginia Library.
Currently teaching this semester a doctoral seminar ("Being and God: Contemplation"), which he has taught before. He is writing a book on contemplation as well. His interests are simply in Christian *theoria* and *contemplation* and its relations to phenomenology.
Innovator using contemplative practices to help those people experiencing deep mental suffering; educating medical residents in how best to work with distressed patients.
Encourages her students to consider the chorography of space in creating a sustainable future for the planet.
Graduate of Harvard University, Kurtis is a Professor in the History of Religions, and currently is Associate Chairman of the Department of Religious Studies.
Dr. Elizabeth Powell uses contemplative techniques to teach Executive MBA students leadership presence at the Darden School of Business
Lynne teaches "Introduction to Mindfulness" to UVa undergraduate and graduate students.
As Director of the International Residence College, Marga Odahowski uses contemplative practices to encourage her students to generate self-compassion and confidence through her academic courses on Mindful Leadership.
Has spent over a decade immersed in the theories and practices of yoga and Buddhism
Transforming students through an introduction to traditional contemplative traditions.
For the past 10 years Dr. Ruzek has provided psychological care for emerging adults at universities in California and Virginia. She joined UVa’s Student Health Services (SHS) in August 2012 and is currently a Staff Psychologist and Group Services Coordinator for the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) division of SHS. Dr. Ruzek received her PhD from Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in 2004.
Patrick Tolan is the Director of Youth-Nex and Professor Curry School of Education and Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia.
Paul Tudor Jones serves on the Advisory Board of the Contemplative Sciences Center.
Participating in the Bhutan GNH Research Project as an Architect and Academic in collaboration with others.
Involved in research on and the adaptation of contemplative practices from Native American spirituality and Buddhism in undergraduate education and other professional settings.
For teachers in stressful classrooms, Dr. Kneedler offers training in mindfulness practices.
Especially interested in the use of meditation in medical facilities and the design of the spaces that accommodate it.
Uses contemplative silence to focus her 350-person classroom and help beginning engineering students understand the meaning of their work.
Prof. Sam Green guides students to bring their attention to the present and combat academic stress in his course Introduction to Mindfulness.
Her research examines the interactions between teachers and children and among the students' themselves.
Sonia Jones is a wellness advocate, impact philanthropist, and co-founder of Sonima Wellness and the Sonima Foundation. Her passion is achieving meaningful change in global communities through best practices in health & wellness.
Bringing a life-long passion for contemplation to her work, Dr. Susan Bauer-Wu develops nurses into more resilient and compassionate caregivers.
Susanna Williams, PhD is Associate Director of the UVA Mindfulness Center, where she is a faculty member and teaches several courses.
Focus is the investigation of complementary practices relevant to symptom self-management and the prevention of chronic disease.
Facilitates meditations for fellow students and works to encourage the offering of more free opportunities to students.
An expert in mindfulness and teaching and a recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning.
Prof. Tom Bateman discusses what it means to engage in rational and mindful leadership.