Week in Review: Week of Jan. 29, 2018

February 2, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Happy Groundhog Day! Just like Punxsutawny Phil saw his shadow earlier today, you can see some great Headlines features from earlier this week!

Readers learned the inspiring story of Rita Gelman, who is still swimming for gold despite heart disease; two U-M nurses shared why they felt drawn to the profession; the Medical School outlined a program that gives high schoolers an inside look at careers in medicine; and faculty and staff received a preview of upcoming Black History Month events on campus.

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

Senior swimming for gold, despite heart disease

Rita Gelman may be in her mid-80s, but she’s not slowing down any time soon. In fact, the competitive swimmer has been taking home medal after medal in senior swimming competitions. Click here to learn how Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are ensuring heart disease doesn’t stop Gelman from staying strong in the water.

Our Nurses Know: Balance

Struggling to find work, and in the midst of an economic crisis, Chanda and Brandon Perry both decided to change their career path. The married couple found their renewed purpose in nursing — a field where they knew they could make a difference to those around them. Find out more about the Perrys and see how these U-M nurses have found success balancing new careers with raising a tight-knit family.

Training the doctors of tomorrow

For many aspiring physicians, applying to medical school can be a challenge due to financial or social constraints. To help alleviate those barriers, the U-M Medical School runs Doctors of Tomorrow, a program geared toward high school students who wish to enter the health care field. From shadowing physicians to trying out surgical instruments, click through to find out how the program gives kids an unparalleled experience!

Black History Month to celebrate social justice, diversity

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff will have dozens of opportunities over the next few weeks to celebrate diversity and social justice on campus. During Black History Month, the university calendar is full of jazz concerts, lectures and award ceremonies honoring those who have left a lasting legacy either on campus or in the community. Check out highlights of the upcoming festivities.

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