Week in Review: Flu season is coming; UMAISE serves up summer fun — and more!

September 2, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

It’s Labor Day weekend! With the unofficial end of summer here, the calendar played a major role in the stories that ran in Headlines this week.

For instance, there was a refresher on the organization’s flu vaccine policy with flu season right around the corner. There was also a look back at the past few months, when faculty and staff offered adaptive and inclusive recreational opportunities to patients and community members.

Finally, there was the kickoff of Sepsis Awareness Month; and the Rogel Cancer Center outlined its work in preparing for a grant renewal that will allow itself to continue carrying out world-class research and care for years to come.

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

Flu season is coming: Learn about the organization’s vaccination policy to keep the community safe

The easiest way to protect yourself and those around you during flu season is to receive a vaccine. With that in mind, the organization’s Influenza Vaccination Policy requires all faculty, staff, learners and volunteers to be compliant with the policy by Dec. 1, 2022. Union members should refer to their union contracts and/or memoranda of understanding pertaining to flu vaccinations for additional information that applies to each of the respective unions. Learn more here.

Summer of fun: UMAISE gives patients, community a season full of adaptive experiences

From camping to fishing, kayaking, basketball, martial arts and more, adaptive recreational experiences have been created to get participants out, about and as active as possible. And it’s all thanks to the faculty and staff of UMAISE — the U-M Adaptive and Inclusive Sports Experience. Check out this story to see all the offerings made available over the past few months!

Act fast, save lives — and always ask ‘could this be sepsis?’ September is Sepsis Awareness Month!

Sepsis Awareness Month is here, making it the perfect time for faculty and staff to get refreshed on what sepsis is and how it can be spotted in patients at Michigan Medicine. Click here to see some of the most common signs of sepsis — and learn about the important work taking place across the organization on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast. The podcast can be viewed at the top of this story or via the media player below.

Rogel Cancer Center support grant renewal submitted

The Rogel Cancer Center has submitted the 2022 grant renewal application for the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Center Support Grant. It’s a process that takes place every five years — and should it be approved, funding will be available for programs in basic science, clinical and translational research, and population sciences, among others. Learn more about this important milestone.