Week in Review: Week of Jan. 18, 2021

January 22, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Happy Friday! It was an historic week in America, and Headlines gave readers the resources and tools they need to focus on unity, resilience and respect moving forward. There was also a recap of a powerful Martin Luther King Day celebration at Michigan Medicine; an outline of new child care options for faculty and staff; and the inspiring story of an ALS patient and the relationships he’s made with care team members.

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

As historic events unfold, the focus turns to civility, respect and resiliency

On Wednesday, the U.S. inaugurated new President Joe Biden. It was a celebratory moment for some, but not all. With a charged political climate, on top of a pandemic and prominent cases of inequality and inequity, it is vital that faculty and staff have the tools they need to practice resiliency and move forward with civility and respect. Learn more by clicking here.

Where do we go from here? MLK Health Sciences Lecture talks body politics and empowerment

On Martin Luther King Day, Monique Butler, M.D., M.B.A., a U-M Kinesiology alumna and chief medical officer for Swedish Medical Center in Denver, unpacked health inequality and inequity in a keynote lecture delivered as part of the organization’s Martin Luther King Day celebration. Check out what she had to say and how you can work to improve the lives of those around you.

New child care resources available now

With free access to Care.com – in addition to Kids Kare at Home, Family Helpers and more – faculty, staff and learners now have a plethora of child care options. That’s especially important during the ongoing pandemic. Click through to find out more about these resources and how they can make things easier in your daily life.

‘Every day is a good day’: Assisted Ventilation Clinic helps ALS patient maintain his quality of life

For Matt Sirianni, losing motor function in his late 40s was already concerning. But after neurological infusion treatment failed, he was referred to the Pranger ALS Clinic where he received a terminal diagnosis. Ever since, Matt has forged relationships with Michigan Medicine team members who have helped him maintain his quality of life and enjoy the days he has left. Read Matt’s remarkable story