Week in Review: MLT rounding helps turn feedback into action; bringing awareness and change for Black maternal health – and more!

April 21, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s Friday! Before you turn your attention to the weekend, take a look back at the week that was at Headlines.

Here’s what was featured in the employee newsletter over the past few days:

Listening sessions help turn feedback into action

Since December, the Michigan Leadership Team has been rounding with employees on a regular basis to hear their thoughts and feedback on how the organization runs on a daily basis. The result has been an initiative that is sparking change and improvement in all areas of Michigan Medicine. Learn more about the process here.

Bringing awareness and change for Black maternal health

Black Maternal Health Week recently concluded. The week featured special programming focused on bringing awareness and change to the fact that Black birthing people have 3-5 times higher rates of maternal mortality. Click here for more on the week and the important work taking place at Michigan Medicine to improve outcomes for patients.

Are you a sepsis champion?

This time of year is also Pediatric Sepsis Week, which makes it the perfect time to recognize sepsis champions across C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Two of those champions, Abigail Garrison and Stephanie Knight, recently sat down with Headlines to talk more about their work and future goals at U-M Health.

It’s National Volunteer Week!

The calendar was crowded this week! It’s also National Volunteer Week, so the newsletter highlighted the valuable efforts provided by Volunteer Services. Click through for a special video saluting those who give their time to make Michigan Medicine a better place to work and heal.

Introducing the Health Equity/Health Disparities Research Scholars Program

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) and the Office of Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development have introduced the Health Equity/Health Disparities (HEHD) Research Scholars Program! This program is designed to assist early-career faculty in incorporating HEHD research into their professional work. Find out how to apply for this innovative program!

Scientist, educator discusses the key to ‘sparking curiosity’ in next generation of researchers

What’s the secret to success when it comes to being both a scientist and an educator? Curiosity. That’s the answer according to Michael Hortsch, Ph.D., a professor of cell and developmental biology and learning health sciences at Michigan Medicine.

Hortsch, who recently won the AAA Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award, joined The Wrap employee podcast to discuss his role and how he approaches teaching the next generation of biomedical scientists.