Week in Review: Physician revives fellow hockey player; Lunar New Year, Black History Month — and more!

February 4, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The first week of February was packed as Headlines celebrated the beginning of the Lunar New Year and Black History Month. It was also the time when faculty and staff focus on their mid-year reviews; and readers learned about a Michigan Medicine physician who helped a fellow hockey player who suffered cardiac arrest during a game.

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

Year of the Tiger: Michigan Medicine community shares Lunar New Year traditions

The Lunar New Year began on Feb. 1, marking the start of the Year of the Tiger — which symbolizes a time of courage, confidence and bravery. Headlines caught up with employees who shared why the holiday is so important and what their favorite traditions are. Click here to see what they had to say. 

Black Joy: Campuswide programming to celebrate Black History Month

Throughout February, U-M will be hosting workshops, teach-ins and other events in honor of Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Black Joy,” because, according to Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs: “Black Joy shows that as Black people, despite the centuries of trauma we have experienced, we are proud to be who we are.” Check out a full rundown of upcoming festivities.

Time for mid-year reviews: How are you tracking toward your SMART goals?

Now is the perfect time to reflect on your FY22 Valuation and figure out how you are working toward meeting its goals. You can do that with mid-year reviews with your manager or supervisor. Click through for some resources and tools that will make the mid-year review a beneficial part of your career journey.

Doctor revives fellow hockey player after cardiac arrest during game

After wrapping up work at Mott one day, Jeff Zampi, M.D., headed to his team’s hockey game. By the third period, he would need to get back in doctor mode. That’s because one of his friends who played for the opposing team, Greg Kowalewski, was suffering from cardiac arrest. Learn how Zampi sprang into action and, with help of an AED, saved Kowalewski’s life.

The Wrap employee podcast was off this week. But be sure to check out last week’s episode, which featured the students behind the inspiration song, “The Spark,” written in honor of Michigan Medicine faculty and staff!