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Overview

In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). We are a first-in-the-nation basic science department focused on learning, which we view as a continuous process of study and change, leading to improvement. Study converts information into knowledge, and change applies that knowledge to practice. Learning in this sense can occur at different levels of scale: individuals can learn; groups can learn; organizations can learn; and ultra-large scale systems, such as the health system of an entire nation, can learn.

The department focuses on the sciences that can make learning effective, routine, and efficient. Our research programs generate new knowledge that can enhance learning at all levels of scale; our educational programs train new researchers and appliers of the sciences of learning; our service programs help health systems become learning health systems. DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan community, as well as the state, the nation, and the globe. 

 The department is organized into three sub-units:

 

Events

October 4, 2016
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Learning Health Systems Collaboratory

11:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Palmer Commons, Great Lakes North Central

The LHS Collaboratory is the University of Michigan’s hub for advancing interdisciplinary research on learning health systems. Join the kick-off meeting to discuss how to establish University of Michigan as an international epicenter in this emerging science.

News

August 22, 2016

UMCSC Research Committee announces grant awardees for 2016-2017

The Clinical Simulation Center Research Committee is pleased to announce it has awarded a total of $30,000 to support two research projects for the 2016-2017 cycle.

August 16, 2016

DLHS faculty Martha Funnell & Bob Anderson honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE and Robert Anderson, EdD received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators at their annual meeting in August. 

August 5, 2016

Interview with Dr. Caren Stalburg in Osmosis blog

Check out the Osmosis blog post featuring Dr. Caren Stalburg in the Leaders in Medical Education series. 

July 28, 2016

The Learning Health Systems Journal publishes inaugural open access article!

The Learning Health Systems Journal, published in collaboration with U of M, published its first article "The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data" on July 25th. The journal is still accepting submissions for its first issue.

July 20, 2016

Reminder: UMCSC Grant Deadline August 1

The Clinical Simulation Center's request for proposals that apply best practices in simulation-based education will close Monday, August 1st. Visit our page to learn more about this opportunity.