Michael Eselun, CPSP Board Certified Clinical Chaplain, was recently selected as a member of the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) Eudaimonia Society. His presentation is linked to the photo, above, or click HERE to view Michael's TEDx UCLA talk associated with this award.
The organization at the University of California, Los Angeles focuses on food, built environment, physical activity, emotional and social wellbeing through innovation around curriculum, programs, policy, and infrastructure.
Michael was nominated by ten members of the UCLA community and selected for his compassion to help cancer patients find meaning and hope in their experience. He was inducted into the Eudaimonia Society on April 29, 2019 and honored along with six additional UCLA students, faculty, staff, and alumni, who each uniquely embodied Eudaimonia in their own lives and serve as an inspiration to the campus.
Michael serves as the chaplain for the Simms/Mann‐UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, serving those touched by cancer at UCLA in the outpatient setting. He has worked extensively in palliative care, hospice, and acute adult psychiatric patients. Highly regarded as a keynote speaker, Michael speaks extensively to healthcare professionals, patient populations and faith communities across the country. Michael weaves stories with vulnerability, insight, and humor– stories that reflect the deeper questions of life, mortality, and meaning. He’s been widely published in journals, and Michael also has a TED talk available via YouTube called, “It’s Magic.”
Michael was featured in CPSP's podcast, Chaplaincy Alive!, in December 2016, where he spoke about his work with hospice and palliative care patients, his TEDx talks and lectures, his writings, and his background working in the entertainment industry. You can learn more about his work or contact him through his website at MichaelEselun.com.