Week in Review: Week of Jan. 1, 2018

January 5, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s a new year and whole new batch of inspiring stories in Headlines. Resolve to be an informed colleague in 2018. The Week in Review is here to help!

This week, faculty and staff were asked to share the resolutions they’ve made for 2018; Health Information Technology & Services described how they are bringing valuable clinical education to medical students across the globe; and the director of Community Benefit discussed how her work helps amplify the voices of Michigan Medicine’s neighbors in need.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest!

New year, new goals: Show off your resolutions for 2018

The first week of 2018 is almost over and many employees have been working hard to put their new year’s resolutions into action. Headlines wants to know what you are planning to change this year — whether personal or professional. Email a photo of you and your colleagues putting your plans into action to headlines@med.umich.edu and you could win a great prize. Click here for details!

Videoconferencing enables clinical education in Ethiopia

With limited bandwidth and a single internet provider — the government — Ethiopia was not the ideal location to utilize videoconferencing in medical education. But staff members in Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) were determined to introduce it as a way to help Michigan Medicine experts train the next generation of physicians. Learn more about the team’s efforts and how they have improved residency programs offered in Africa!

Amplifying voices: Thomas commits her career to the community

Over the past few decades, Maria Thomas has traveled the globe, working to make an impact and help people improve their lives. In 2006, that passion brought her to Ann Arbor, where she works diligently to ensure the organization confronts pressing societal issues and health-related challenges. Click through for Thomas’ story and to find out how the director of Community Benefit is making a difference for those in need!

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