Week in Review: Week of July 31, 2017

August 4, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Headlines ushered in August with a sneak preview of the Hollywood-themed Ice Cream Social and Researchpalooza employee recognition events.

Also this week, the medical school welcomed its 171st class; readers learned about publications and other scholarly activities students are pursuing thanks to U-M’s transformed curriculum; faculty and staff got a look at lactation resources available on campus; and the organization introduced its new chief information officer.

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

Coming Attraction: 2017 Ice Cream Social

From Singin’ in the Rain Karaoke to delicious treats like Vertigo Vanilla ice cream, this year’s Ice Cream Social and Researchpalooza is certain to be sweet. The event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 16 and is designed to celebrate the stars of the show at Michigan Medicine — YOU! Click here for more.

Beginning their journey: U-M Medical School welcomes 171st class

The U-M Medical School recently welcomed a diverse class of 177 newly-minted med students during the annual White Coat Ceremony. Members of the class come from 27 states, 62 colleges and universities and range in age from 21 to 37. Nineteen percent come from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine. Check out details — and photos — of the ceremony.

The write stuff: U-M med students learn research, publishing skills

Thanks to a transformed curriculum, U-M med students are able to tailor much of their educational experience to their own individual interests and long-term goals. For many, that means exploring scholarly dissemination — the process of conducting research and sharing their findings. Click through to learn more about the students’ work and the impact they are making in the health care community.

Supporting new moms: Lactation resources available for faculty, staff and students

Did you know that there are more than 30 lactation rooms on the medical center campus for new moms who are expressing milk? Or that faculty, staff and students can rent additional pumps to keep at work? In honor of World Breastfeeding Awareness Week, learn about the resources U-M makes available for new mothers.

Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., appointed chief information officer

Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. has been appointed chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, effective Aug. 1. Rosenberg served as interim CIO since April 2016 and helped to integrate the medical school and health system information technology groups into Health Information Technology & Services. Click through to learn more about Rosenberg and his role in the organization!