Week in Review: Week of Aug. 28, 2017

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Can you believe it’s already September? As you look forward to the holiday weekend, take a few minutes to look back at the week that was at Headlines!

Readers got a glimpse at how faculty and staff viewed the recent solar eclipse; Volunteer Services shared how its dedicated team members help the organization every day; employees learned the story of Jeffrey Brown, an incoming U-M freshman inspired to pursue medicine after surviving brain cancer at Mott; and the leadership team at UH/CVC reflected on the accomplishments of the past fiscal year.

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

Employees ‘over the moon’ during recent eclipse

Did you catch eclipse fever last week? Many in the Michigan Medicine community certainly did! As the moon passed by the sun on Monday, Aug. 21, faculty and staff wandered outdoors with special goggles to take a good look at the rare event. Check out photos and stories from the awe-inspiring day!

Meet Michigan Medicine: Volunteer Services

Volunteers are at the heart of numerous programs across Michigan Medicine — from information desks to patient rooms to research labs. Learn more about Volunteer Services, a department made up of thousands of volunteers who are dedicated to making the organization a more welcoming place for patients, families and staff members.

Surviving brain cancer inspires incoming freshman to pursue medicine

U-M freshmen are moving into their dorms for the first time this week. Among them is Jeffrey Brown, who made an emotional return to the campus where faculty and staff helped him survive stage four brain cancer. His experience at Mott has inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. Click here for Jeffrey’s remarkable story.

UH/CVC leadership team reflects on past year

A number of milestones were reached at University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center over the past 12 months, including achieving Magnet recognition and lowering the rate of hospital-acquired conditions. The UH/CVC leadership team recently sat down with Headlines to discuss these accomplishments and to take a look at the future at UH/CVC. Find out what they had to say!