November 12, 2020

Mary Freer, DCMB Chief Department Administrator, Nominated to be a Michigan Medicine MVP

Congratulations Mary! 

In a year unlike any other, faculty and staff across Michigan Medicine have stepped up in incredible ways.

Many are now working from home, others are practicing patient care and teaching in PPE they aren’t used to and even more are carrying out research in labs while practicing social distancing.

But through it all, team members have never lost sight of the organization’s mission to advance health to serve Michigan and the world.

Over the past two weeks, nominations have poured in to Headlines regarding faculty and staff who have shined bright over the last few months.

Here are just a few of the nominees, along with the reason they were chosen as Michigan Medicine MVPs by their peers. All others are listed at the bottom of the story:

Individual awards:

Mary Freer, chief administrator, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics

Mary is our Go Blue glue! She is cheerful, supportive and caring and has helped us hold it together during this difficult time. She nurtures our wellness and productivity through considerate actions, activities and even wellness packages — which included masks, hand sanitizer and other goodies! As our departmental administrator, she rose to the challenge of preparing us for remote work. And since, she has kept us operating at optimal efficacy even though we are separated. She’s simply incredible.


Mary Freer

Mary Freer

Chief Department Administrator