Week in Review: Week of May 13, 2019

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This week, Headlines focused on all three aspects of the Michigan Medicine mission: education, research and patient care.

For instance, readers took a closer look at the U-M Medical School commencement, which celebrated 164 new physicians. There was also a feature on cancer researchers who are helping the American Cancer Society kick-off a campaign designed to help uplift women in the field. Finally, clinicians — and other staff members — learned tips on how to keep themselves and their patients safe in case of an emergency; while others were lauded for making a difference last month.

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

The future of health care: 164 students graduate from U-M Medical School

Last Thursday, the 169th class of the U-M Medical School officially earned their diplomas and became physicians. Take a look back at the commencement ceremony — which was highlighted by an address from Abdul El-Sayed, M.D., M.P.H. — and learn about the new doctors, 97 percent of whom matched with one of their chosen residency programs.

ResearcHERS campaign aims to uplift women in cancer research

The American Cancer Society is launching a campaign to help fund women in cancer research. The effort, called “ResearcHERS™: Women Fighting Cancer,” will be used to offer grants, create protected time programs and launch new careers for women. The Michigan chapter kicked off the campaign with an event that included four Michigan Medicine experts. Click through to learn more!

New security trainings designed to save lives

Last week, the nurses on 7C and 7D participated in an essential program — a security training session that taught them what to do should an active attacker enter the workplace. The session is part of a number of new offerings being rolled out by Michigan Medicine Security to keep employees safe both at work and in their daily lives. Find out more about these vital programs and check out The Wrap above to hear the security team discuss the trainings.

Making a Difference: April 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 the remarkable faculty and staff members who were recognized by a patient, family member or coworker for their work in April.

Miss this week’s episode of The Wrap, which highlighted new security training sessions? Check it out at the top of the page!

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