Week in Review: Week of Feb. 11, 2019

February 15, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,


This Valentine’s Week was filled with a number of sweet stories at Headlines!

For instance, readers took a look at dozens of couples who have committed their careers to the organization’s mission of serving Michigan and the world. On top of that, a music therapist shared how she provides a “heartwarming” gift to heart transplant patients, and faculty and staff were shown the love as they were recognized with Making a Difference awards in January.

In case you missed any of those stories — and more — here’s the latest!

Love is in the air at Michigan Medicine

Across the organization, thousands of employees work hard to improve the lives of patients, families and colleagues. For many, carrying out the university’s mission is a family affair. Click here to check out a Valentine’s Day-themed photo gallery celebrating couples who have committed their careers to U-M!

Heartbeat songs offer young transplant patients a special gift

Music therapist Meredith Schlabig offers heart transplant patients at Mott a unique gift. She creates songs using recordings of their heartbeat — both before and after transplant surgery. It’s a personal memento that the patient and their family can hold onto for the rest of their lives. Learn more about “heartbeat songs” and then check out this week’s episode of The Wrap to hear directly from Meredith herself.

Making a Difference: January 2019 highlights

Employees across the organization work hard to inspire their colleagues and make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Read about some of these remarkable faculty and staff members who were recognized by a patient, family member or coworker last month.

Learn our Lingo (LOL): Academic degrees and certifications

Have you ever wondered what the two-, three-, four-, five- or even six-letter credentials mean that are often listed after an employee’s name? Wonder no more! This month’s edition of the Acronym of the Month covers that topic, giving readers a glimpse at some of the most common credentials and degrees found at Michigan Medicine. Check it out!

Want to stay in the know on the go? Check out the latest edition of The Wrap at the top of the page!

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