Pathology Wellness Initiative

Wellness Influencer Program

The goals of the “Wellness Influencer” Program are to recognize STAFF within the Pathology Department who actively improve and promote the well-being of their team members through extra efforts such as mentorship, teamwork, support or encouragement and help establish wellness as an important value in our workplace. Wellness-related prizes will be awarded to these individuals or lab groups, valued up to $50.  

Pathology Staff

To submit a nomination for a “Wellness Influencer(s) located within your unit/lab or a nomination regarding how the members of your work unit have served as “Wellness Influencers” please complete and submit the electronic form by clicking on the submit button below. 

Submit Nomination

For questions regarding the “Wellness Influencer” Program, please contact Dr. Maria Westerhoff (, Assistant Chair, Wellness and Culture.   


UM Definition of Well-Being

Optimal experience and quality of life at work.

  • Having energy for work of feeling energized by it.
  • Feeling connected to people and purpose.
  • Having flexibility between work and home.
  • Feeling valued, included, and respected.
  • Experiencing psychological safety—able to speak up with your ideas, questions and concerns, or make mistakes, without fear; be full self at work.