Week in Review: Week of March 30, 2020

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As the calendar flipped from March to April, Headlines stayed busy keeping employees informed about all that’s happening at the academic medical center.

The newsletter shared notes of gratitude sent by faculty and staff to colleagues on the front-line of patient care; the Kellogg Eye Center and College of Engineering showed off their ingenuity and teamwork; there was a feature on women researchers at the Rogel Cancer Center (to help close out Women’s History Month); and Chief Pharmacy Officer Stan Kent stopped by to discuss his department and the role it plays at Michigan Medicine.

#Hailtothefrontline: Faculty, staff, learners give thanks during challenging times

Over the past few weeks, members of the Michigan Medicine community have come together to show their gratitude for the employees on the front line of patient care. Click here to see a number of “thank you” messages honoring those working long hours in challenging conditions as they work to keep patients and colleagues safe.

No quarantine on innovation: Kellogg Eye Center, College of Engineering team up to design eye exam shield

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked incredible tales of innovation and teamwork across the organization. That’s certainly true when it comes to a team from the Kellogg Eye Center and U-M College of Engineering. Learn how the group designed, developed, tested and deployed brand new breath shields designed to keep patients and providers safe during an eye exam.

COVID-19 updates

Headlines provides a dedicated COVID-19 page that is consistently updated with the latest information, FAQs, videos and announcements. Be sure to bookmark it and refer back to the page for the most recent updates.

Moving research – and women – forward at the Rogel Cancer Center

March was Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, Headlines featured two of the dynamic women leaving their mark at the Rogel Cancer Center. Sarah Hawley, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Lynn Henry, M.D,. Ph.D., are paving the way in cancer research. Find out what their work is focused on and how they are improving the quality of life for patients at Michigan Medicine.    

Solving complex problems: Q&A with Stan Kent, R.Ph., M.S., chief pharmacy officer

Over the past few weeks, the Department of Pharmacy has stepped up, helping to create hand sanitizer to benefit clinicians across the organization. But that’s just a tiny fraction of the impact the department makes each day. To discuss that and more, Headlines caught up with Chief Pharmacy Officer Stan Kent. Check out what he had to say!

The Wrap, Michigan Medicine’s employee podcast, will return soon! In the meantime, check out past episodes by clicking here.