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NCFDD: Managing Chronic Illness and Academic Life

January 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Maintaining professional productivity while managing a chronic illness has several particular challenges. At times, the scheduling and culture of the academy actively ignores the needs of the body/mind in its demand for scholarly and professional productivity. Drawing on her scholarship and professional experiences, Therí Pickens will discuss strategies for living and working with chronic illness.

The webinar begins by addressing the common challenges and triumphs of living with a chronic illness. Then, participants learn strategies for how to negotiate the major concerns including those that require more delicate and deft management of ableist structures.


Free Individual Memberships for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

Available to all Cornell students, postdocs, faculty, and staff

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity logo with orange diamond

Cornell is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), a nationally recognized, independent organization providing online career development and mentoring resources. The NCFDD provides members with access to tools to increase research and writing productivity and improve work-life balance. 

Activate your account by following the steps below:

  1. Go to the NCFDD website
  2. Under “Select Your Institution,” choose “Cornell University”
  3. Select “Activate my Membership”
  4. Complete the registration form using your Cornell email address
  5. Check your Cornell email account to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email


January 28, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Careers - Academic, Careers - Non-Academic, Graduate Student Life
Focus Area
Navigate Academia
Transferable Skills
Balance & Resilience
Graduate School