Week in Review: Week of Sept. 9, 2019

September 13, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This week at Headlines was a blast — highlighted by a NASA astronaut who has twice rocketed into space! That’s right, readers on Tuesday took a look back at a visit to Mott by Col. R. Shane Kimbrough, who met with patients, families and employees at the children’s hospital.

Also this week, faculty and staff learned about a new program aimed at propelling diabetes research forward; employees found out how they can make inroads in the wide world of social media; and star colleagues were recognized for making a difference last month.

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

Little Victors have an out-of-this-world experience

“Have you seen your house from space?” “What’s your favorite part of being in space?” “Did you see any aliens?” Those are just a few of the many questions Col. R. Shane Kimbrough received when the NASA astronaut recently visited C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Click here for more from his visit, which gave kids an out-of-this-world experience!

MDiabetes: Advancing the journey of diabetes research and care

Across Michigan Medicine, more than 250 faculty members have dedicated their careers to researching the causes and potential treatments for diabetes. Now, all of those important colleagues will be unified under a single new program called MDiabetes. Learn more about this new initiative and listen to The Wrap above to hear directly from its director, Martin Myers, M.D., Ph.D.

Become a Michigan Medicine social media ambassador

Social media is one of the easiest — and most effective — ways to promote the work that you and your colleagues perform. But did you know that the Department of Communication offers you resources to help you make the most of your social media presence? It’s true. From consultation to policies and procedures, click through to see how you can become part of Michigan Medicine’s online ecosystem!

Making a Difference: August 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 August.

Learn more about MDiabetes by checking out The Wrap above!