Counseling Resources

Counseling Resources


GSK is committed to safety and respect within the campus community, and to the support of those in need of help.  The following are resources available both on and off campus to members of the GSK community. 

On-Campus Resources

MSK Social Work Department

Penelope Damaskos, Director, (212) 639-7729

Anne Martin, Manager, (212) 610-0414

Jill Bowden, Director of Chaplaincy Services, (212) 639- 5982

MSK Employee Health & Wellness Initiatives

Arthur Brown, (646) 888-4001

Employee Health & Wellness Services (EHWS)
Stress management, mindfulness, zen den

Chanchal Sharma, Psy.D; MS.Ed
EHWS onsite counselor
Available: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Work/Life Initiatives

Faith-Based Counseling
Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish

Postdoctoral Association
Yoga, sports, community building, peer group

MSK Psychiatry Department

William Breitbart (Chair) (646) 888-0020

MSK Professional & Mentoring Resources

Office of Scientific Education and Training

Office of Career and Professional Development

Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

HR Business Partners

Other Resources

  • Victim Intervention Program (New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center):  Free, confidential services for survivors of crime, including sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as for family and friends. The Victim Intervention Program is located at 525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065,, (212) 746-9414.
  • New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline: 800-942-6906
  • New York State Office of Victim Services: 800-247-8035 or
  • Safe Horizon’s Rape/Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)
  • Magellan MSK’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP):; or Michelle Barahman, PhD (Magellan onsite counselor for trainees) at
  • National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • Health Insurance Providers