Week in Review: Leaders say surge putting strain on faculty and staff; FY22 Valuations — and more!

December 10, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

TGIF! It was a busy week at Headlines, as Michigan Medicine leaders spoke out about the strain the ongoing COVID-19 surge has been having on faculty and staff. There was also the story of a patient with asthma who turned to U-M Health experts to help her breathe again; employees learned how they can best utilize their FY22 Valuations; and one of the organization’s resource groups shared how it has helped foster community over the last two years.

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

U-M Health leaders: COVID-19 surge putting strain on faculty, staff

Earlier this week, leaders of U-M Health spoke publicly about the current COVID-19 surge at Michigan Medicine — and around the state. The hope is that by speaking out, people may be spurred into action to help ease the burden on health care workers. Click here to read about and watch the press conference.

When all else failed, biologics helped her breathe again

For more than 30 years, Marlena McCree dealt with severe effects of asthma. But recently, the 57-year-old underwent biologics treatment, thanks to the help of experts at U-M Health. And that treatment has paid off, allowing McCree to get back to activities she loves, such as kayaking and playing with her 13 grandchildren. Check out her remarkable story.

Time to check-in on your FY22 Valuation

The calendar year almost over, which means the fiscal year at Michigan Medicine is nearly half over, as well. This makes it the perfect time to check in on your FY22 Valuation and begin preparations for mid-year reviews. Click through to see how you can make the best use of your Valuation and help further your career journey.

Faculty, staff and learners find community amid COVID-19

One of the most dire side effects of COVID-19 has been an uptick in attacks and scapegoating directed at the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Fortunately, there is a group at Michigan Medicine that is helping these community members and their allies come together to create growth and advocacy. Learn more about the AAPI resource group and how you can join