Medical practitioners and students in Third World countries have scant access to U.S. medical literature, especially textbooks and journals. A group of undergraduate students from the Health Sciences Scholars Program is trying to change that. Spearheaded by sophomores Konrad Sawicki and Mario Romano, the Medical Journal Outreach Initiative seeks donations of medical journals (maximum of two years old) from UMH S physicians and researchers that cover both general medicine and various specialties. The group has collected more than 100 volumes to date. If you have journals to donate, send them to: Medical Journal Outreach Initiative, c/o Family Medicine, L2003 Women’s, SPC 5239, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5239. Direct questions to email@example.com.
When was the last time you walked into work and received a round of applause? This may seem unlikely, but not if you’ve been reading Applause!, the Health System’s employee recognition newsletter. Check us out online to read and submit your stories about faculty and staff awards, kudos, appointments and more. Each issue also includes a featured story that highlights a person, group or department that has gone the extra mile to make the Health System a better place.
The Health System has made it easy for you to seek and find volunteer opportunities in your area. With UMHS Volunteer Match, you can go online and connect with a volunteer organization convenient to your home or workplace. Search by location, interest area and/or keyword to find a match that perfectly suits your interests and talents. The site also lists complete details for each volunteer opportunity so you can act on what you find right away, and it features a volunteer spotlight section with stories of how Health System employees find time to help.
Do you know what type of waste goes in a clear bag? In a red bag? In a green bag? In a blue bag? How about which items are recyclable? Get the answers to these questions and more by watching a new safety video: “Our waste stream and recycling programs.” The video defines the Health System’s three waste streams—general, regulated medical and hazardous—and describes our process for waste disposal and recycling. Learn how you can do your part!