Week in Review: A peek inside the Blood Bank and what’s in your chuck-it bucket?

January 6, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

2023 is now in full swing! To get the new year’s party started, Headlines asked readers what they are planning to leave in the past in order to make the next 12 months even better than the last.

But that’s not all the newsletter featured this week! There was also a feature on the Blood Bank, which provides invaluable services to patients and colleagues at Michigan Medicine, and there was a closer look at the Aikens Innovation Academy, which is helping to advance cardiovascular care.

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

It’s time for a fresh start, so what’s in your chuck-it bucket

The tradition of the Headlines “chuck-it bucket” is now in its third year. It asks faculty, staff and learners what they are planning to leave in the past. What will they do differently in 2023 to make it better than last year? Maybe you’ll dispatch a shoddy workout schedule or chuck away your social media habits. Whatever it is, let Headlines know. Learn how by clicking here.

Peek inside a bank full of priceless gifts

After six years of planning, a new state-of-the-art Blood Bank has opened at University Hospital. It helps handle more than 30,000 units of blood, 15,000 units of platelets and 7,000 units of plasma every year. And the team behind it has stepped up time and again amid pandemic and other unforeseen challenges. Find out more about this vital facility and the faculty and staff who make it go.

Academy helps innovators advance cardiovascular care

The Aikens Innovation Academy (AIA) is designed to create, nurture and support a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its focus is helping push the boundaries of cardiovascular care by teaching innovators how to turn their ideas into marketable products and processes. One of those innovators, Gardner Yost, M.D., M.S., recently shared how AIA provided guidance that has helped one of his ideas thrive!

Great Minds, Greater Discoveries: The Wrap outlines strategic research plan, support for clinical trials

Every day, researchers across the organization are working to answer health care’s most important questions. They do so with the support of a robust research enterprise that operates under the “Great Minds, Greater Discoveries” strategic research plan

Learn more about this plan, along with other important forms of support researchers can receive, on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast. Check it out via YouTube at the top of the page or media player below!