Week in Review: Week of Jan. 20, 2020

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Happy Friday! It’s the end of a busy week at Headlines — one that gave readers a look back at the MLK Health Sciences Lecture and a look inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at Domino’s Farms.

There was also a feature on the HOPE Ambassador Program, which helps visitors find their way at Michigan Medicine; and Samya Nasr, M.D., shared how she is bringing potentially life-saving cystic fibrosis care to the Middle East.

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

Health equity and climate change: U-M alumna connects dots at MLK Health Sciences Lecture

As part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium, the 30th annual MLK Health Sciences Lecture was presented earlier this week by Jalonne White-Newsome, Ph.D. White-Newsome discussed the connection between climate change and health inequalities — and called on members of the community to help combat these important issues. Click through for a look back at the event.

A deep dive: How hyperbaric oxygen treatment helps patients heal

Every day, up to 20 patients can get innovative treatment within a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at the U-M Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic. From learning about the creative use of atmospheric pressure to the type of equipment it utilizes, check out a behind-the-scenes look at the chamber and see why it’s a transformative treatment for many who need it.

HOPE Ambassador Program: Celebrating two years and expanding services

Michigan Medicine can be a large and intimidating place to get around. That’s where HOPE Ambassadors come in. This group of more than 120 volunteers helps patients and families find their way to appointments or to visit family members. Learn more about the program, which recently expanded to the Brighton Center for Specialty Care.

Today, Turkey. Tomorrow, the world: Mott’s mission to improve CF treatment across the globe

Samya Nasr, M.D., C.P.I., is living the organization’s mission of advancing health to serve Michigan and the world. That’s because she and a small team of volunteer staff and physicians are dedicated to improving cystic fibrosis care around the globe. Their first stop? Turkey. Click here to read how Nasr’s team plans to assist patients and caregivers in the years ahead.

A representative from Health Information Technology & Services stopped by The Wrap to discuss his team’s latest service enhancements. Check it out at the top of the page!

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