Office of Educational Affairs - Faculty Development Series

Topic: Physician Well-being: Strategies for Increasing Resilience in the COVID Era


Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
ZOOM Meeting


Ruth DeBusk, M.S., Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Rutgers University

Cathy Snapp, Ph.D.
Campus Director
Behavioral Health Medical Partnership

Target Audience:


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the role of autonomic balance within the gut-brain-heart axis in generating inner balance and how this state promotes health and resilience.
2. Discuss the role of genomics and epigenetics in achieving autonomic balance.
3. Describe the role of positive emotion on neural networks for increased resilience and energy; lasting behavioral change on neural tissue plasticity within the gut-brain-heart axis and its potential as a tool for changing behavior that helps sustain autonomic balance and resilience.
4. List “Just One Thing” that can be done today to promote autonomic balance and well-being.


The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Activity.

Additional Information

CME Advisory Committee Disclosure
Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: https://cme.ufl.edu/disclosure/.

Resources for further study:
Yanuck SF, Pizzorno J, Messier H, Fitzgerald KN. Evidence Supporting a Phased Immuno-physiological Approach to COVID-19 From Prevention Through Recovery. Integrative Medicine, Vol. 19, No. S1. Epub Ahead of Print

Release Date: October 14, 2020
Expiration Date: October 13, 2022




Ruth DeBusk, M.S., Ph.D. has disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. Cathy Snapp, Ph.D. has disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

For additional information, contact Renee Boyle (904) 244-3149 renee.boyle@jax.ufl.edu.