Week in Review: Med student makes an impact in Kenya; do you really need to send that email? — and more!

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

It’s Friday! Before you settle in for the weekend, be sure to get caught up on this week’s featured stories in Headlines.

Two of them focused on your wellness — giving you tips on how to best use communication channels to improve your work/life balance, and helping you cope with the ongoing global crises.

A med student also shared how he is improving health care in Kenya; and faculty and staff were invited to help area middle schoolers gain exposure to the industry.

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

Do you really need to send that email? Join that chat? Text your boss? Schedule a Zoom?

As technology continues to evolve, so too do communication channels at Michigan Medicine. From Zoom meetings to instant messaging, emails, text chains and more, there is no shortage of ways for colleagues to stay in touch. But just because you can remain connected at all times doesn’t mean you should. Check out strategies to ensure you are protecting your work/life balance on a daily basis.

Wellness during times of global crisis

The past week or so has brought about a number of global crises, including Russia’s military action in Ukraine. In response, the organization is offering resources that will help you cope with anxiety, stress, anger and frustration. On top of that, there are ways for you to get involved and help people in affected regions. Click for details.

Visual storyteller: Student research project in Kenya combines health, photography

How much of an impact can storytelling have on public health? A U-M med student is aiming to find out! M4 Kevin McCawley is part of a program based in Kenya that is helping mothers and newborns adapt to climate change. It’s a project that combines his love of medicine with his love for photography. Read more about McCawley’s innovative and important work.

Youthful curiosity: Help area middle schoolers gain exposure to careers in health care

This May, a special event will be held at Michigan Stadium to introduce area youth the various health care careers. The goal of the Youth Summit at the Big House is to encourage this diverse group of students to become the industry’s future leaders. Click here to learn how you can participate and give students the opportunity of a lifetime!

The Wrap employee podcast was off this week, but be sure to check out recent episodes, including last week’s show that gave deeper insight into the Workplace Violence Prevention Program!