Week in Review: Week of Jan. 11, 2021

January 15, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

There was a bucketful of important stories this week in Headlines! And they were aimed at giving readers a look ahead to a brighter future.

One of the highlights, of course, was faculty and staff sharing what they are including in their “chuck-it buckets” — items, feelings or habits that they plan to leave in the past. On top of that, readers learned how a fetal medicine team is working to prevent preterm births; Community Health Services detailed how they give those in the community access to the things they need to thrive; and employees were provided with tools to help them prevent microaggressions and make Michigan Medicine more welcoming to all.

In case you missed anything, here’s the Week in Review!

Brighter days ahead: Here’s what you’re leaving in the past

One staff member is leaving behind television and social media, while several more are focused on discarding inactivity and comfort foods. Those were just a few of the things being included in “chuck-it buckets” as employees leave an anxiety-filled 2020 behind them. Check out even more of what your colleagues are putting behind them!

How curiosity inspired a new way to predict preterm births

For Molly Stout, M.D., MSCI, the division chief for Maternal Fetal Medicine, predicting and preventing preterm births has long been her passion project. And now, thanks to her team’s embodiment of the core value of innovation, steps are being taken that will impact mothers in the years ahead. Recently, Stout sat down with Headlines to discuss her team’s work.

Meet Michigan Medicine: Community Health Services

Community Health Services, or CHS, is made up of nine distinct areas — all charged with vastly different goals. However, they do all have one thing in common: the dedication to improving the lives of those in the community. From helping community members fight food and housing insecurity to improving the training and care provided at Michigan Medicine, click through for more on CHS.

Diversity Means More: Microaggressions

Microaggressions are comments or actions that negatively target a marginalized group. They serve as a form of discrimination, and may occur accidentally or intentionally. Unfortunately, such actions — along with unconscious biases and discrimination — occur every day to a large portion of the population. Learn how you can help create the safe spaces that are needed to adequately support underrepresented staff and colleagues at Michigan Medicine.