Sam Green, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Nursing and a Facilitator in the Compassionate Care Initiative. He has been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years, beginning with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class and continuing with a number of other courses and retreats through the UVA Mindfulness Center. Sam now teaches an introductory mindfulness elective for students at the University, an advanced class for students who have an established meditation practice, and interactive seminars for a variety of student, faculty and staff groups.