Week in Review: Week of May 22, 2017

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Are you ready for Memorial Day weekend?

Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, readers were given safety tips on how to help prevent skin cancer while out in the sun. Faculty, staff and students also learned about Ramadan and how they can better support patients and colleagues who are celebrating the festive holiday; Amanda Sanford — the med school’s first female graduate — was featured in honor of the U-M bicentennial; and the Gropp family shared how Michigan Medicine experts helped one little brother save his sibling’s life.

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

Skin cancer prevention: Stay safe in the summer sun

As the weather warms up, so does the intensity of ultraviolet light given off by the sun. That’s why it’s so important to practice safe sun habits to help prevent skin cancer while outdoors this summer. Click here to learn valuable tips on how to protect skin and find out about a free opportunity to be screened for skin cancer by a Michigan Medicine dermatologist!

Diversity Matters: Ramadan

Michigan Medicine draws its strength from the diversity of its patients, faculty, staff and students. To help employees become more understanding and supportive of community members who celebrate the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, find out more about the holiday that begins at sundown tonight.

Pioneering doctor paved the way for women at U-M

Earlier this month, 174 U-M Medical School graduates earned their degree, joining the newest generation of physicians and health care leaders. Among them were 85 women — all of whom were following in the footsteps of Amanda Sanford, M.D. Click through for Sanford’s story and how she persevered at a time of immense gender inequality.

With bone marrow donation, a brother’s ‘greatest gift’ saves his older sibling

After 16 years fighting a potentially-fatal disease, teenager Derek Grobb needed a bone marrow transplant. That’s when he met the donor who would save his life: his 3-year-old brother. Learn the remarkable story of Christopher Gropp — the family’s “little hero” — and the Michigan Medicine specialists who helped him save his older brother.

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