Week in Review: Week of July 20, 2020

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This week in Headlines, it was all about art as dozens of employees showed off their skills as part of the 2020 Virtual Art Fair! From paintings to photographs, jewelry and more, there was an impressive collection on display.

Before that, there were plenty of other important stories in the employee newsletter. For instance, the organization committed itself to anti-racism efforts; two grad students shared how they aim to make science more inclusive; and a patient recounted how telemedicine helped experts provide him with life-saving care.

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

Welcome to the Michigan Medicine Virtual Art Fair!

Just because the Ann Arbor Art Fair was canceled this year doesn’t mean you can’t get your fix of creativity. Faculty, staff, learners and even a few children helped lift everyone’s spirits but submitting work for the first-ever Michigan Medicine Virtual Art Fair! With nearly 100 pieces of art, including poetry and literature, there is something for everyone. Check it out today!

Michigan Medicine commits to anti-racism

The Michigan Medicine leadership team takes the well-being and suggestions of faculty, staff and learners very seriously. When asked about the most effective method to take action against racism, the majority of participants reported that the organization can best take action by speaking up and showing solidarity. Click through to find out how Michigan Medicine plans to do just that.

Grad students work to make science more inclusive

Graduate students Candilianne Serrano Zayas and Thibaut R. Pardo-Garcia have already made an impact in the laboratories at Michigan Medicine. Now, their efforts are set to change science across the globe. Learn more about these two scholars, whose work toward improving diversity, equity and inclusion has earned them prestigious Gilliam Fellowships.

How telemedicine improves in-person care: A vascular surgery patient’s story

When 63-year-old David Wallace had stroke, experts at Michigan Medicine knew exactly what it was related to – and what they had to do. That’s because faculty and staff had been meeting virtually with Wallace to help monitor his carotid artery disease. Wallace recently shared his story, which highlights the importance of virtual care, especially in the time of COVID-19.