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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

News

November 29, 2016

Innovative Learning Health System projects awarded grant funding

After an extensive selection process, The Department of Learning Health Sciences and the University of Michigan Office of Research are pleased to announce the awardees of a pilot grant program to accelerate development of systems, methods and technologies that support the science underlying the development of a ubiquitous global Learning Health System (LHS).

November 28, 2016

F. Jacob Seagull publishes new article in BMC Nephrology

F. Jacob Seagull contributed to "Continuous quality improvement in nephrology: a systematic review" published in BMC Nephrology, November 24, 2016. 

October 24, 2016

Martha Funnell honored as an inductee at American Academy of Nursing annual conference

 

Martha Funnell Accepts Award

Faculty member Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE was among 164 nurses inducted into the American Academy of Nursing and honored at a ceremony held during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, October 20-22, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

October 13, 2016

Dr. Karandeep Singh publishes a study identifying new predictors of kidney failure

This study used natural language processing tools to analyze clinical notes among patients newly referred to nephrology clinics.

September 21, 2016

DLHS faculty Dr. Cheryl Moyer featured in the Lancet

Cheryl A. Moyer, MPH, PhD co-authored a Lancet article: a call to action to improve maternal health on a global scale. This piece summarizes six articles in a series.