Week in Review: Week of Sept. 16, 2019

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This week, Michigan Medicine employees stole the show! They did so literally — by taking part in the employee art exhibition — and figuratively, as superstar faculty and staff were recognized by their teammates. On top of that, the experts behind gene therapy at Kellogg shared how their treatment is helping one young patient, and a physician-researcher discussed ways to improve academic equity both at Michigan Medicine and across the globe.

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

Exhibition season: Faculty, staff put artwork on display at Michigan Medicine

More than 80 pieces of art are currently on display at Taubman Center — and all of them were created by faculty, staff, students, volunteers or family members at Michigan Medicine. They’re all part of the 32nd annual Employee Art Exhibition, which is designed to create a healthy, inviting atmosphere for all who visit the academic medical center. Check out a preview of this impressive collection!

Meet your Michigan Medicine MVPs

One exceptional nurse took care of a young patient battling leukemia with grace and comfort. Meanwhile, a team of researchers braved the Texas heat to help recruit participants for an important study. These were just a few of the hundreds of faculty and staff lauded by their colleagues as superstars and MVPs. Click here to see the full list of nominees!

7-year-old receives new FDA-approved retina gene therapy

When Zion Grant was 3 months old, his mother noticed he wasn’t tracking her with his eyes. Instead, Zion would fixate on a light in the room. Genetic testing confirmed that he had a rare eye condition that starts in childhood and worsens over time. Fortunately, new gene therapy is available at the Kellogg Eye Center, and that novel treatment has led to progress and hope. Click through for Zion’s uplifting story!

Diversity Matters: Improving equity in academic medicine

Christina Chapman, M.D., studies ways to improve equity in health care systems and the medical workforce to better meet the needs of the population. From casual discrimination to unprofessional treatment and conduct, Chapman recently sat down to discuss many of the issues concerning diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine. Find out what she had to say!

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