Week in Review: Week of May 1, 2017

May 5, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

To kick off the month of May, Headlines highlighted a recent symposium that will help Michigan Medicine create a more welcoming and diverse community.

Coverage also included a gift aimed at stimulating vital research into bipolar disorder; David Spahlinger, M.D., president of the U-M Health System, shared his vision for the future of the patient care enterprise; the med school gave faculty and staff a closer look at its leadership curriculum; and employees had the opportunity to reinforce their commitment to practicing good hand hygiene and patient safety.

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

Many Voices, Our Michigan: Diversity matters

Last week’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium provided faculty and staff with plenty of resources to help create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Attendees heard from leadership, learned best practices for implementing diversity initiatives into everyday work and honored the recipients of six mini-grants. Click here to learn more about the event and how you can work to improve the culture at Michigan Medicine.

Auto pioneer’s family helps turn tragedy into discovery

On the first day of National Mental Health Month, the family of auto pioneer Heinz Prechter announced a transformative gift of up to $5M to help bipolar disorder research at U-M. Click through to read about Prechter’s struggle with mental illness and why his family is committed to “giving hope to millions of people around the world.”

Creating a shared vision: Q&A with David Spahlinger, M.D.

David Spahlinger, M.D., president of the U-M Health System, recently took the time to answer questions about his goals for the patient care enterprise over the next ten years. Spahlinger touched on a number of topics, ranging from the five core values he believes best drive patient care to his vision of a statewide health system that cares for 4 million people. Get to know your leaders! Click here to see what he had to say.

Today’s students, tomorrow’s leaders: Curriculum teaches future doctors how to lead

From the day students step on campus for orientation, the U-M Medical School is committed to training them to become the future leaders of health care. Over the course of their next four years, students take part in workshops, capstone projects, faculty coaching sessions and more. Find out more about leadership development, a central component of the med school’s transformed curriculum.

Hands-on fun: Celebrate International Hand Hygiene Day

It’s International Hand Hygiene Day! To celebrate, staff members with Infection Prevention and Epidemiology are going around the medical center with a mobile “selfie station” full of fun props and goodies. Learn more about today’s celebration and what you can do to keep patients and colleagues safe every day in the academic medical center.