Week in Review: Week of Oct. 23, 2017

October 27, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

While you take a look at your benefit options for 2018 during open enrollment (going on now!), you can also benefit from taking a look back at the week that was at Headlines!

In recent days, readers met Van Harrison, a 46-year veteran of the organization. Faculty and staff also got a closer look at the recent Joint Institute symposium, which brought Michigan Medicine experts together with health care leaders in China; and the med school detailed why it’s placing a renewed emphasis on attracting students with disabilities.

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

Committed to quality: Faculty member makes long-term impact at Michigan Medicine

Van Harrison began his career at Michigan Medicine in 1971 – the same year Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida. Since then, he has devoted himself in a variety of ways to helping faculty and staff carry out quality, safe patient care. Click here for Harrison’s story of dedication and commitment to the organization.

Still going, growing strong: Joint Institute celebrates 7 years with Beijing symposium

Michigan Medicine’s place in the world keeps growing, thanks to partnerships like the one on display recently in Beijing. That’s where nearly 80 Michigan Medicine faculty members traveled to meet with research collaborators at the symposium of the Joint Institute. Learn more about the Joint Institute and why its seventh anniversary served as such an important milestone.

‘A seat at the table’: Why U-M’s medical school wants more students with disabilities

While doctors often care for people with disabilities, few of them actually have a disability. U-M’s medical school is aiming to change that, as it recently altered its technical standards to better promote a longtime mission of inclusivity. Find out more about the changes and how they will help bring a diverse and talented group of future physicians to Ann Arbor.

Open enrollment for 2018 benefits going on now!

Between now and Friday, Nov. 3, Michigan Medicine employees can change their benefit options for 2018. The open enrollment period allows faculty and staff to change their dental, health, vision and legal service plans. Employees may also enroll in a Flexible Spending Account. Click through for more on this year’s open enrollment process.