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Cori PoffenbergerOn Friday, March 15, at noon the Waldholtz Family Wellness Series will continue its virtual event presentations with “Cultivating Wellbeing Through Accessibility: Creating a Disability Inclusive Environment.”

Cori Poffenberger, MD, Clinical Professor and Vice Chair for Wellbeing in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Interim Director of the Office of Professional Wellbeing at the UNM School of Medicine, will help participants develop an inclusive approach to accommodations for all members of a healthcare team.

This event is open to the entire EVMS community, including faculty, staff, students and residents. It will take place on Zoom (Meeting ID: 977 4307 4069; Passcode: 556319).

Dr. Poffenberger’s work in physician wellness is focused on operationalizing systems and culture change to promote professional fulfillment and reduce burnout. Her other professional interest is diversity, equity and inclusion, specifically related to disability. She is dedicated to developing and implementing medical student and healthcare provider education on providing more effective, compassionate and culturally appropriate care to individuals with disabilities. Dr. Poffenberger is also an advocate for greater inclusion of and support for individuals with disabilities within the healthcare workforce. Her work in wellbeing and disability equity intersect in her passion for creating an inclusive environment in medicine, one that promotes access and belonging for all members of the healthcare community

This event is supported by the Waldholtz Family Wellness Fund, which was established by the family of Bruce Waldholtz, MD, Rector of the EVMS Board of Visitors and Assistant Professor of Medicine, and his wife, Baila Waldholtz, a member of the EVMS Deliver on the Promise Campaign Steering Committee. The Waldholtz Family Wellness Series provides the EVMS community with an opportunity to learn about new and innovative approaches regarding wellness in an effort to reduce stress and burnout, as well as to promote a culture of wellness. 

Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Eastern Virginia Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.