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Reminder: Become a champion for workplace health and well-being

July 27, 2021

A nurse on 8D, an assistant director in Alumni Association, and a senior administrative assistant in clinical affairs are among the 500-plus employees who serve as MHealthy Champions. As champions, they help support a culture of well-being and connection among their coworkers.  Applications to become a champion are being accepted through Aug. 31. “Champions are especially important as we continue to find ways to support our community’s health and stay connected regardless of where you’re working,” said Leola Hearing, a project specialist for MHealthy. “If you are enthusiastic about health and well-being and like to motivate others, we encourage you to apply.” Kaiti…

Advice for aspiring doctors: Physicians share their personal stories

July 26, 2021

First-year medical students at the U-M Medical School embarked on their journeys as future physicians this past weekend. The beginning of any lifechanging experience may be riddled with anxieties about the future. To help alleviate that anxiety, four members of the medical school’s doctoring faculty about why they pursued medicine and what advice they can offer aspiring physicians.  Steven Gay, M.D., interim associate dean for medical student education Not every school has a white coat ceremony, so I didn’t have the opportunity to experience one until I participated in the tradition as a dean at the U-M Medical School. However, I can say…

New Taubman Scholars appointed

July 22, 2021

Two eminent clinician-scientists at Michigan Medicine have received Taubman Scholar appointments, the Taubman Institute recently announced. Vibha Lama, M.D., M.S., is a pulmonologist whose research focuses on fibrosis pathways in the lung that are common to several pulmonary conditions. She is an expert on the mesenchymal cell and its fibrogenic transformation regarding lung transplants. Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychiatrist whose research focuses on the interactions between genes and the environment, and their effect on stress, anxiety and depression. The Taubman Scholar grants of $450,000 over three years were effective July 1. The grants were established in 2008 by…

Michigan Medicine remote work policy launches with focus on flexibility

July 22, 2021

Many departments within Michigan Medicine are conducting conversations with faculty and staff about what the future state of work looks like for their department. These discussions include determining how to maintain…

Share. Like. Comment. Celebrating two years of Employees @ Michigan Medicine

July 21, 2021

In the summer of 2019, the Department of Communication launched the Employees @ Michigan Medicine Facebook Page in an effort to help employees build a strong online community focused on making Michigan…

Become a champion for workplace health and well-being

July 20, 2021

A nurse on 8D, an assistant director in Alumni Association, and a senior administrative assistant in clinical affairs are among the 500-plus employees who serve as MHealthy Champions. As champions, they help support a culture of well-being and connection among their coworkers.  Applications to become a champion are being accepted through Aug. 31. “Champions are especially important as we continue to find ways to support our community’s health and stay connected regardless of where you’re working,” said Leola Hearing, a project specialist for MHealthy. “If you are enthusiastic about health and well-being and like to motivate others, we encourage you to apply.”…

Mary-Ann Mycek, Ph.D., named interim chair of biomedical engineering

July 19, 2021

On Thursday, July 15, the board of regents approved the appointment of Mary-Ann Mycek, Ph.D., as interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), effective July 1. She takes leadership of BME — a joint department of the U-M Medical School and College of Engineering (CoE) — from Lonnie Shea, Ph.D., who chose to step down as chair. Mycek received her B.S. in physics (highest honors) from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. Following graduation, she held a postdoctoral research fellowship in dermatology at the Harvard Medical…

Intern Spotlight: Elizabeth Lusk, continuous improvement

July 19, 2021

When we think of internships, we often think of taking lunch orders for everyone in the department or sitting in a cubicle filing papers during a 9-to-5 shift. At Michigan Medicine, that experience is different. Elizabeth Lusk, a graduate student at U-M and a continuous improvement intern, said that Michigan Medicine has given her a breadth of opportunities to learn and grow. As she pursues her master’s degree in Health Services Administration, she has been fortunate enough to take a dip in a pool of many different projects within her department, giving her the skills she needs for her future career path.  For instance, Lusk has been…

Making a Difference: Innovation

July 19, 2021

Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference and inspire colleagues through their hard work and dedication. Each month, Headlines features a set of randomly selected submissions from the Making…