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#HailtotheFrontLine: Community reaches out to offer support

April 9th, 2020

Last week, faculty, staff and learners shared notes of gratitude to those on the front lines of patient care. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. Messages and other shows of support have poured in from across the community, as well. From first responders to local and global businesses, from patients to Ann Arbor residents, click through to see how individuals and companies have reached out to say “thank you” to Michigan Medicine employees!

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Wellness tips and resources available to all faculty, staff and learners

April 8th, 2020

To all doctors, nurses, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, Environmental Services staff, security personnel, administrators and hundreds of others who are serving patients during this unprecedented time, the entire Michigan Medicine community supports you. With the emotional well-being of our workforce and learners remaining a top priority, the organization is offering a number of resources to help you find connectivity, gratitude, compassion, support and acceptance. Click through for details.

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They’re official! Michigan Medicine’s first Security K-9 duo report for duty to help staff

April 7th, 2020

After 12 weeks of intense training, German shepherd Leo and his handler, Michigan Medicine Security Officer Paul Meyers, graduated last week from K-9 Academy Training Facility and are now officially ready for duty. The duo will now take on another — and even more important — challenge: serving the organization’s faculty and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Click through for more!

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100 years of stopping contagion with science

April 6th, 2020

Long before COVID-19 — and even before scientists understood what caused infectious diseases, or developed drugs or vaccines for them — U-M offered advanced care for such contagions. Click through for a closer look at this impressive history that involves many techniques still being utilized at Michigan Medicine, and across the globe, today.

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Week in Review: Week of March 30, 2020

April 3rd, 2020

As the calendar flipped to April, Headlines stayed busy keeping employees informed about all that’s happening at the academic medical center. The newsletter shared notes of gratitude sent by faculty and staff to colleagues on the front-line of patient care; the Kellogg Eye Center and College of Engineering showed off their ingenuity and teamwork; leading researchers at the Rogel Cancer Center were featured to help close out Women’s History Month; and Chief Pharmacy Officer Stan Kent stopped by to discuss his department and the role it plays at Michigan Medicine. Click through for the latest!

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#Hailtothefrontline: Faculty, staff, learners give thanks during challenging times

April 2nd, 2020

Across Michigan Medicine, doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, Environmental Services staff, security personnel, administrators and hundreds of others are serving patients. The teams are working long hours in challenging conditions to ensure the safety of both the community and their colleagues. Recently, Headlines asked employees and learners to send in thank you messages to these inspiring teammates. Click through for a look at some of these heartwarming notes of gratitude.

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No quarantine on innovation: Kellogg Eye Center, College of Engineering team up to design eye exam shield

April 1st, 2020

While COVID-19 is creating a number of unprecedented challenges, the pandemic is sparking collaboration and innovation across Michigan Medicine. That’s certainly true for the work being performed by a team from the Kellogg Eye Center and U-M School of Engineering. Click through to learn how the group came together quickly to design a breath shield that will keep both providers and patients safe.

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Moving research — and women — forward at the Rogel Cancer Center

March 31st, 2020

Every day, the research teams at the Rogel Cancer Center are taking steps toward uncovering the mysteries of the disease and developing more advanced therapies. This work can seem long and arduous, and for many women, it can leave you feeling as though you’re on an island by yourself, without mentors and peers who you can relate to. To close out Women’s History Month, click through for a closer look at a few of the women making an enormous impact in cancer research at Michigan Medicine!

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Solving complex problems: Q&A with Stan Kent, R.Ph., M.S., chief pharmacy officer

March 30th, 2020

Recently, readers learned all about the Department of Pharmacy — a team that impacts nearly every patient treated at Michigan Medicine. It’s also a group that steps up in a time of need, exemplified by staff members working together with College of Pharmacy students to create hand sanitizer. For more on this dedicated department, Headlines recently caught up with Chief Pharmacy Officer Stan Kent, R.Ph., M.S. Click through to see what he had to say!

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