Postdoc Health & Wellness Resources
All postdocs (VU and VUMC) are eligible to access these services with the exception of visiting postdocs.
Graduate Life Coach
Vanderbilt’s Graduate Life Coach is available to support your personal and academic success through programs and initiatives focusing on time management, stress management, the work/life balance, navigating academic relationships, and resilience. Visit the Graduate Life Coach website for more information and to schedule an appointment.
The Postdoc Wellness Program of Work/Life Connections-EAP promotes psychological resilience and supports personal and professional well-being. The program strives to empower all postdocs as they develop their strengths, refine their skills, and establish their professional identities. Services include counseling by appointment, on-call crisis counseling, and performance coaching.
How do I schedule an appointment with the EAP
To schedule a confidential appointment with the EAP, call 615-936-1327, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. In the event of an emergency or crisis, an EAP counselor on call is available by calling 615-936-1327 during business hours. On holidays, weekends, and after-hours an answering service will answer the phone and an EAP provider will call you back directly.
Where is the EAP located?
1211 21st Ave South
Medical Arts Building, Suite 010
Nashville, TN 37212
Who is eligible?
Postdoc wellness resources are open to the following postdocs:
- Postdoctoral Scholar, Research (VU)
- Postdoctoral Scholar, Trainee (VU)
- Research Fellow (VUMC)
- Research Fellow Trainee (VUMC)
Occupational Health is available to support your physical health needs. Faculty/Staff Express Care offers walk-in services for minor infections such as colds, sinus infections, sore throat, bronchitis, and ear infections. You may also obtain a consultation from the main Occupational Health Clinic in Suite 640, Medical Arts.
Health Plus is a national and state award winning program that offers a wide array of services and programs designed to identify and reduce health risks and to meet the needs of Vanderbilt’s diverse population.
Additional Health & Wellness Resources
- Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response
The mission of the Project Safe Center is to provide information, support, referrals, and education about sexual and intimate partner violence (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking), as well as consent, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality to the Vanderbilt University community. Project Safe serves as a central resource for those impacted by power-based personal violence and can assist with navigating the University’s resource and support network (including the University Counseling Center, Student Health Center, the Title IX & Discrimination Office, and the Vanderbilt University Police Department) as well as external support and law enforcement resources. Click here to read about Project Safe’s confidentiality policy.
- Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life
The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life supports the spiritual and religious growth of all Vanderbilt community members while encouraging the ongoing development of interfaith literacy and dialogue.
- Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center
- Office of LGBTQI Life
- Joseph Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center
- English Language Center
- Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence