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Apply to Voices of the Staff by April 30 for more opportunities to share your voice!

April 20, 2021

If you are a Michigan Medicine staff member looking for a way to continue sharing your input throughout the year, consider joining Voices of the Staff. What is Voices?  Voices of the Staff is the long-standing U-M employee engagement program for staff from Michigan Medicine and every academic campus. Each year it brings together 120 staff members to help drive workplace improvement for all.  Voices of the Staff has six network teams, each with a specific area of focus. Advancing Diversity, Equity and InclusionEnhancing the Employee ExperienceEmbracing Change and Leading at all LevelsFostering Learning, Coaching and MentoringLeveraging TechnologyStriving for Well-being Apply…

Passing the test: Pathology Department teams help carry Michigan Medicine through pandemic

April 20, 2021

To say the Department of Pathology has faced an increased and unprecedented workload over the past year would be an understatement. “It’s been overwhelming,” admitted Christine Kizer, M.T., senior medical technologist…

Why I got the COVID-19 vaccine: Faculty, staff share their story

April 19, 2021

Since COVID-19 vaccines became available in late December, thousands of faculty and staff have taken an important preventative measure in the fight to end the pandemic. In fact, last week Michigan…

Movie recommendations, Part 1: Comedies and dramas

April 16, 2021

Last week, Headlines asked readers to submit their favorite movies in honor of the Academy Awards, which are coming up later this month. If you’re looking for a great, safe way to pass the time, check out some of the following suggestions from your colleagues: There’s still a chance to submit your recommendations before a full, downloadable list is published on April 30! Just fill out the form below:

Be a protector: Join the thousands of faculty, staff who have been vaccinated against COVID-19

April 16, 2021

https://youtu.be/QX8XJG0N8tM Earlier this week, Michigan Medicine surpassed 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered to faculty, staff, patients and community members. Thank you to all who have chosen to take an…

On World Voice Day, a message from Norman D. Hogikyan, M.D., FACS, director of Vocal Health Center

April 16, 2021

World Voice Day occurs annually on April 16, and there is a unique theme each year.  The World Voice Day theme for 2021 is: One World, Many Voices. I have reflected upon this since it was first chosen in the fall of 2020, a year which is irrevocably linked to the coronavirus pandemic, social unrest and political discord. On the surface, it seems a great theme for these times; it also prompts one to think more deeply about interpretation. The words One World strike me as having multiple interpretations. One is a literal sense of a single planet Earth. A…

Integrity: Doing the right thing

April 15, 2021

Michigan Medicine’s core value of integrity reads: “I will adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrating courage, truth, and transparency in my words and actions.”  While it may feel a bit…

Share your COVID-19 vaccine story

April 14, 2021

Headlines wants to know why you chose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine! Did you get it to help put an end to the pandemic and get life back to normal? Or was it to protect your parents or grandparents who are at high-risk of complications from COVID-19? No matter your reason, email it to headlines@med.umich.edu along with a photo that represents why you took your shot (please do not show your vaccination card). You could be featured in an upcoming Headlines story or on digital signs across the organization! Want to get the vaccine? If you previously completed the Blue…

Practicing Nurse Evidence-Based Practice Fellows share their outstanding work

April 14, 2021

Five members of the current cohort of the Practicing Nurse Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship recently shared details of the incredible work they have been performing at Michigan Medicine! The fellowship is a year-long program that provides an opportunity for practicing nurses to take a clinical idea through the evidence-based practice process with support and guidance provided by university experts. It is composed of a mixture of classroom education, self-learning and dedicated work time. Content covered in the fellowship includes: finding, critiquing, and synthesizing research articles; implementation strategies to ensure success; and methods for evaluation. The nurses selected for the fellowship are…