In December, staff members in the Department of Biostatistics were joined by the Department of Human Genetics for their annual Staff Volunteer and Team Building Day. These departments visit Global Links each winter to volunteer their time with the organization, where they assist in sorting surplus medical supplies to distribute in resource-poor communities.
After their volunteer shift ended, staff members switched gears to take part in some more lighthearted team building exercises at Lumberjaxes in Mount Lebanon. Participants showed off their axe-throwing skills in a few rounds of friendly competition won by Joe Germanoski.
These activities are an important aspect of what makes our teams work so well together. Opportunities such as this event give the staff a chance to work together serving the community, and to unwind by sharing a fun, new experience before the start of a new term.