Week in Review: Week of April 17, 2017

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From scientific breakthroughs to environmental sustainability programs, Headlines spent the week highlighting how Michigan Medicine faculty and staff make the world a better place.

Featured was the remarkable story of med student Hannah Cheriyan and how she benefited as an infant from ECMO — a life-support machine developed at Michigan Medicine that has saved thousands of patients over the years.

Patients, family members and peers also recognized colleagues who make a difference with the care and service they provide every day; faculty and staff were given tips on how they could help protect the environment by making their work and lab spaces more sustainable; and the organization announced its new chief scientific officer who will develop a robust strategy to foster excellence in research on campus.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest:

From the NICU to med school: An ‘outrageous’ idea that’s saved thousands of babies

Hannah Cheriyan was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. After being airlifted to Mott, she relied on ECMO to perform the work of her heart and lungs. Two decades later, she was back at U-M, earning her white coat from Robert Bartlett, M.D., whose research helped develop the device that saved her life. Click here for Hannah’s story and to learn more about the importance of research at Michigan Medicine.

Making a Difference: March 2017 highlights

Each day, employees work hard to improve the Michigan Medicine experience for patients, families and their coworkers. Learn more about a few of these outstanding colleagues who were recently recognized for their commitment and dedication.

Go green on Planet Blue: 3 easy ways to protect the environment while at work

With Earth Day approaching, Headlines outlined three programs faculty and staff can join to become better stewards of the environment. Click through for details on the sustainable workplace, sustainable lab and Planet Blue Ambassadors programs and how you can help U-M keep the planet clean.

Omary named chief scientific officer, executive vice dean for research

On Thursday, the U-M board of regents appointed Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D., as the university’s new chief scientific officer and executive vice dean for research. Click here to learn more about Dr. Omary and how his new role will help Michigan Medicine remain a leader in biomedical and basic science research.