Week in Review: New sepsis team, commencement — and more!

May 20, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Everything seemed new at Headlines this week — from new doctors earning their medical degrees to a new team tasked with helping team members spot and stop sepsis.

There was also the outline of a new organizational structure that will enhance the work done by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

And there was even a look at how the new peony blooms in Nichols Arboretum can provide valuable lessons when it comes to protecting your mental health.

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

Class of 2022 — ‘I hear compassion, I hear courage, I hear passion, I hear leadership’

Last Friday, 162 students walked across the stage at Hill Auditorium to officially become doctors or physician-scientists. It was part of the U-M Medical School commencement ceremony, which was held in person for the first time since 2019. Take a look back at the celebratory day for the med school’s newest alumni!

Meet Michigan Medicine: New team tackles leading cause of hospital deaths and readmissions

At Michigan Medicine, sepsis is a leading cause of death for adult hospitalized patients, and the leading cause of hospital readmission. Across the U.S., more than 270,000 people die each year from sepsis. That’s why spotting — and stopping — the condition is so important. Click here to meet the group who will collaborate across the organization and help save lives.

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants supported by one dynamic organization

The organization knew that there were opportunities to better support NPs and PAs in their work. So leadership looked to create a better structure that will improve consistency, apply best practices, coordinate care and encourage career advancement. The result? A multidisciplinary team of APP directors who will work to create a “dynamic, disciplined organization.” Learn more here.

Peony garden provides lessons on mental health, community

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And, believe it or not, faculty and staff can enhance their mental health by simply looking across the street from Mott — where a peony garden is now in bloom. The garden at Nichols Arboretum illustrates the importance of community and of supporting one another for mental and emotional well-being. Read the story here.

The Wrap employee podcast will debut a new episode — discussing eating disorders and the stigma surrounding them — on Monday! In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the latest show, featuring the Adolescent Health Initiative’s Teen Advisory Council, click here.