Week in Review: Week of July 17, 2017

July 21, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another Week in Review!

Readers met Amber Parker, a Michigan Medicine nurse whose passion for health care was inspired by her young daughter. Faculty and staff also learned how to beat the heat with summer safety tips; employees were honored for making a difference in June; and Headlines celebrated the U-M bicentennial by featuring a turn-of-the-century scientist who changed the way medicine was taught.

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

Our Nurses Know: Passion

From an early age, Amber Parker knew she wanted to help people. But with a growing family and a husband in the military serving overseas, Amber had once given up on her dream of becoming a nurse. That all changed when her daughter’s health care challenges reignited Amber’s quest to help others. Click through for Amber’s story and to find out why her daughter Avery has been “a gift to us all.”

Beat the heat: Stay cool while outdoors

It’s art fair week, and — as usual — it’s one of the hottest weeks of the year in Southeastern Michigan! To keep you safe from the heat and help you enjoy yourself as the mercury rises, check out these cool tips from Michigan Medicine experts.

Making a Difference: June 2017 highlights

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference through their hard work and dedication. Click here to read about some of your remarkable colleagues who received recognition from a patient, family member or coworker last month.

Transforming medical education: U-M scientist changed the way medicine was taught

Throughout its history, Michigan Medicine has been the home for groundbreaking research, patient care practices and educational opportunities. One individual who perfectly exemplified the influential work performed in Ann Arbor was Frederick Novy — a turn-of-the-century scientist whose work transformed medical education. In honor of the U-M bicentennial, learn Novy’s fascinating story.