Week in Review: Week of April 2, 2018

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It was a great week
As Headlines launched a contest
For poets at work

That’s right, this week included the first-ever Headlines haiku contest in honor of National Poetry Month! Also featured was a patient who is helping carry out an autism awareness campaign on campus; readers learned about two pathologists aiming to improve diagnostic services in Ghana; and the organization’s chief financial officer shared thoughts about his office’s role at Michigan Medicine.

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

Be a haiku guru: Enter first-ever Michigan Medicine poetry contest

Earlier this week, poets across the organization began to show off their talents by entering the Michigan Medicine haiku contest — and there’s still time to take part. Click here to learn contest details and find out how you can be crowned a haiku guru!

Patient, advocate helps launch autism awareness campaign

April is Autism Awareness Month, the perfect opportunity to highlight the work of individuals striving to improve patient care for those with autism spectrum disorder at Michigan Medicine. Learn the story of patient Chloe Rothschild — and a dedicated group of faculty and staff around her — who are enhancing autism awareness across the academic medical center.

Let it ride: Expanding diagnostic services in Ghana through ride-sharing

Two Michigan Medicine pathologists are changing the landscape for laboratory testing — and doing so half a world away. Click through for more on Lee Schroeder, M.D., Ph.D., and Ulysses Balis, M.D., who are behind the wheel of a new project to expand diagnostic testing in Ghana through ride-sharing, a concept expected to transform the health of thousands of patients in need.

‘Guiding our financial success’: Q&A with Paul Castillo, C.P.A.

During tax season, many readers focus more closely on their finances. Paul Castillo, however, must focus on the organization’s finances all year long. Michigan Medicine’s chief financial officer recently sat down with Headlines to discuss his current role, what he loves about his job and the most challenging aspects of managing finances for a health care organization. Check out what he had to say!