Week in Review: Week of June 18, 2018

June 22, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

From a kayaking clinic for individuals with disabilities to a virtual camp for children, this week at Headlines was full of summer fun!

The newsletter also welcomed Ann Scanlon McGinity, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, to the organization as chief nurse executive; a faculty member — and Fulbright recipient — shared why she is seeking to tackle health disparities in Africa; and readers learned the story of one patient who is excelling after lung cancer following a clinical trial at Michigan Medicine.

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

A boatload of fun: Adaptive kayaking helps patients enjoy the great outdoors

For some participants at a recent kayaking clinic, they were getting an opportunity to do something they had never done before. For others, it was a chance to level the playing field during an activity they already enjoyed with their families. Click here to read more about the event, which was hosted by the U-M Adaptive and Inclusive Sports Experience, and tailored for individuals with disabilities.

Make virtual camp a summertime reality for kids

If you’re looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has the perfect idea: Camp Little Victors! It’s a virtual camp — meaning the activities can be done anywhere at anytime — and kids will learn arts and crafts, fitness activities, science and math projects and more! Find out more about this unique program!

Ann Scanlon McGinity, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, joins organization as chief nurse executive

Earlier this month, Ann Scanlon McGinity joined Michigan Medicine as the health system’s chief nurse executive. In her new role, will provide strategic direction and guidance for the continued growth and evolution of the organization’s nursing practice. Click through for more on the newest member of Michigan Medicine’s leadership team!

A global scholar: Fulbright recipient tackling health disparities in Africa

When her career began, Yolaine Civil, M.D., served patients and families throughout the state in the Ambulatory Pediatric Clinic at Michigan Medicine. But in 2010, she aided families in Haiti following a devastating earthquake — a volunteer experience that caused her ambitions to grow. Learn Civil’s remarkable story and find out why she now travels the globe, helping patients through vital research projects and initiatives!

Thriving after lung cancer, thanks to a clinical trial

Myles Widmer had a tough battle ahead, having recently been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. With his treatment proving ineffective, the 73-year-old decided to join a clinical trial — a decision that may have saved his life. Check out Widmer’s story and find out how his journey may have long-term implications on those fighting cancer.