Week in Review: Week of Sept. 7, 2020

September 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This week, Headlines took the occasion to look at the past, the present and the future.

First, there was a historic glance at the organization’s growth over the past century, as Michigan Medicine opened facilities and clinics “off the hill” to better serve patients across the state. The next day, there was a deep dive into the discrimination and injustice employees and others face today – and tips and resources that readers can use to help society overcome them. Finally, faculty and staff learned the story of a patient with multiple sclerosis who has committed to using her experiences to aid others moving forward.

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

Beyond the hill: How U-M medical care and education spread across Michigan

Livonia, Northville, Brighton, Howell, Dexter and Ypsilanti … these are just a few of the cities where Michigan Medicine clinics serve patients and provide learning opportunities. But what is the history behind those facilities? And why are they so important? As part of the organization’s celebration of 150 years since opening its first hospital, learn the story of ambulatory care clinics and community outreach at Michigan Medicine.

Diversity Means More: The far-reaching effects of discrimination

As a “mix of white and Pacific Islander,” one Michigan Medicine employee has faced discrimination her entire life. As she said: “I found it difficult to identify where I belonged growing up.” Read about her eye-opening experiences and find out how you can play a role in helping others overcome racism and/or injustice in the latest edition of Headlines’ Diversity Means More series.

Multiple sclerosis warrior dedicated to helping others

For Vickie Whyte and others with multiple sclerosis, fatigue is a major symptom that affects everyday life. That’s why Whyte is participating in a clinical trial at Michigan Medicine designed to find ways to overcome fatigue and live life to its fullest. Click through for Whyte’s full story and find out why she wants to help improve lives of others battling MS.

The Wrap is off this week, but will return next week. Click here to find all previous episodes of the employee podcast!

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