Wellness Committe

The Student Affairs and Wellness Committee, more commonly known as the Wellness Committee, in the College of Medicine is comprised of faculty, staff, and students who all have diverse passions for engaging in and supporting student wellness. The committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month and encourages input from all students, staff, and faculty members to help enhance the well-being of students throughout their medical school journey and beyond.

The Wellness Committee consists of ninety-four active student members, seven faculty members, and three staff members. Students members serve on at least one of seven student-created and student-led subcommittees:

Arts and Music: The Arts and Music subcommittee is focused on creating events that will allow opportunities for personal expression and wellness practice through all art me-dia.

Health and Stress Management: The Health and Stress Management subcommittee is focused on reaching out to students, and encouraging them to maintain good mental health practices that will allow them to more effectively manage their stress, anxiety, de-pression, any other mental health challenges that may arise.

New Student Outreach: The New Student Outreach subcommittee is focused on as-sisting new medical students in the transition to medical school by introducing them to upperclass students and creating events to foster those relationships.

Nutrition: The Nutrition subcommittee creates events that are designed to provide easy, healthy food and nutritional information to students.

Physical Wellness: The Physical Wellness subcommittee is composed of students who are passionate about creating more opportunities for outdoor activities both on and off campus.

Service and Community Outreach: The Service and Community Outreach subcommit-tee is dedicated to searching for opportunities to bring wellness education to Elk Grove and the surrounding communities.

Wellness Day Planning: The Wellness Day Planning subcommittee is focused on planning the College of Medicine’s Wellness Day each semester where students can relax and destress with a potluck style lunch, arts and crafts, games, and other fun activities.

Meet the Committe

Committee Co-Chairs

Rochelle Frank, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Clerkship Director, Neurology

Louis F. Glaser, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Committee Members

Valerie Gerriets, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Floyd Culler, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Endocrinology

Xiaodong Feng, PhD, PharmD
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Katelyn Shields, MFT
Personal Counselor

Kelsy Harris, BA
Administrative Assistant of Admissions, Student Affairs, and Outreach

How Can I Join?

he Wellness Committee is always looking for new members who are interested in engaging the CNU and Elk Grove Communities in learning about maintaining their personal wellness. The Wellness Committee is open to all COM students, staff, and faculty.

For more information on joining the Wellness Committee, you can contact Kelsy Harris.