Week in Review: Employee perks, a daughter’s lifesaving gift to her dad — and more!

June 11, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Perk up, it’s Friday! That means it’s time for the Headlines Week in Review, which features a number of discounts and perks you can receive at local businesses simply for working at Michigan Medicine.

On top of that, you can learn the heartwarming tale of a daughter who donated part of her liver to her ailing father; take an inside look at the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies; and read about the lab of Nathan Qi, M.D., Ph.D., which has used integrity to become one of the nation’s leading phenotyping center.

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

All cooped up? Take advantage of employee discounts and perks as summer heats up

It’s been about 15 months since the pandemic began in Michigan, and with vaccination rates rising, that means you may be ready to safely break out of your bubble. If so, be sure to take advantage of discounts and perks that are available to you simply by using your MCard! Click for special deals at Cedar Point, the Great Wolf Lodge, ABC Warehouse and much, much more.

A daughter’s lifesaving gift to her father

When David Wenzel was diagnosed with cirrhosis, he began to fall extremely ill. In need of a liver transplant to save his life, David didn’t have to look far. His daughter, Emily Wenzel-Miles, stepped up to donate part of her liver as part of a process called living donor liver transplantation. Learn more about the unique procedure and how experts at the U-M Transplant Center changed Emily and David’s lives forever!

Meet Michigan Medicine: Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

From career services to wellness counseling, communication services and grant support, the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies offers just about everything to trainees at Michigan Medicine. Take a closer look at this small, yet vital team that helps the next generation of scientists thrive during their time in Ann Arbor.

Small lab leans on integrity to become nationally-recognized phenotyping center

For Nathan Qi, M.D., Ph.D., his career at Michigan Medicine started humbly enough. He had no lab to work in, nor a technician to aid him. But 15 years of dedicated work later, Qi helps to lead one of the nation’s top five mouse metabolic phenotyping centers in the country. Check out how he leaned on the organization’s core value of integrity to build a team that carries out hundreds of experiments a year!

How much do you know about Michigan Medicine’s partnerships with Trinity and St. Joseph Mercy Health? Grow that knowledge by watching or listening to the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast!

You’ll hear from Rafina Khateeb, M.D., the associate medical director for Trinity affiliates. She shared why the partnerships are so important and how it allows the organization to serve patients in more convenient locations closer to their homes.

The podcast can be found via YouTube at the top of the page or an audio-only version is available below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a new browser or find The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen!