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Week in Review: Week of Feb. 22, 2021

February 26th, 2021

Happy Friday! As February draws to a close, Headlines readers heard from two patients who shared details of the extraordinary care they received at Michigan Medicine. Employees also found out how they will be able to make their own voices heard in the upcoming Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey. For all that and more, click through for the Week in Review!

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Heart failure, pregnancy and a specialized approach

February 25th, 2021

A patient with advanced heart failure recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy thanks to Michigan Medicine’s Cardio-Obstetrics Program. As Heart Month comes to a close, click through for the story of Sheila Galinis and the team at Michigan Medicine who helped her safely bring baby Charlie home just in time for Christmas!

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Creating a lasting (virtual) impression: U-M welcomes doctoral applicants during pandemic

February 24th, 2021

The Program in Biomedical Sciences invites students to explore their passions through its gateway program, which coordinates admissions and first-year graduate studies for 13 doctoral disciplines. Typically, potential students come to U-M to meet with faculty and staff, explore campus and network. However, this past year has been anything but typical. Click through to learn how staff members used a creative spirit, sprinkled with a bit of innovation, to create an engaging experience that showed off all that U-M has to offer!

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Vital Voices 2021 Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey coming soon

February 23rd, 2021

Michigan Medicine is launching the Vital Voices 2021 Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey on Monday, March 15. The survey — which runs through Friday, March 26 — will give faculty and staff the opportunity to share their feedback with leadership on a variety of topics including communication, fairness, teamwork, safety and more. Click through for details!

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Work, humor and family help stage 4 cancer patient thrive

February 22nd, 2021

Early January was a busy time in the Michigan Attorney General’s office, from lawsuits related to the November election to fallout from the attack on the U.S. Capitol to the announcement of charges in the Flint water crisis. As the office's communicators director, Kelly Rossman-McKinney was right in the middle of it all. But much of her work was done from a “satellite office” at the Rogel Cancer Center as she received treatment for stage 4 cancer. Click through to learn more about Rossman-McKinney's ongoing journey.

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Week in Review: Week of Feb. 15, 2021

February 19th, 2021

Still digging out from this week's snowstorm? Don’t worry, Headlines is here with a flurry of feel-good stories! On Monday, readers learned about Maren Robinson, who underwent one of 22 heart transplants at Mott last year. There was also recognition of faculty and staff who have embodied one of the organization’s core values in recent weeks; insight into the work of Halley Crissman, M.D., M.P.H., who is making Michigan Medicine more inclusive; and a rundown of pioneers who have broken barriers at U-M over the past 160 years. Click through for the latest!

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Videos teach inclusion and caring for transgender patients

February 18th, 2021

When Halley Crissman, M.D., M.P.H., first became a medical student at U-M, she saw the school’s non-discrimination policy on gender identity as a good start to making Michigan Medicine a safe, accepting place for transgender and non-binary patients and staff. However, in her mind, the policy alone was not enough. Click through to learn how Crissman took it upon herself to create training videos designed to make the organization more inclusive to everyone!

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Celebrating firsts: A look at those who broke barriers at U-M, Michigan Medicine

February 17th, 2021

U-M and Michigan Medicine have a long-standing history of milestones and “firsts.” This Black History Month (and with Women's History Month only a couple weeks away), the organization is celebrating these milestones — and all who have blazed a trail of excellence in patient care, education and research. Click through for a who’s who of barrier-breakers within the institution!

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Making a Difference: Celebrating our core values

February 16th, 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 a Difference awards program that highlight our employees’ dedication to the organization’s core values. Click through to see just a few examples of the faculty and staff who stepped up in recent weeks!

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