In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). We are a basic science department focused on the learning sciences, applied to health, at all levels of scale from individuals up to large scale systems. DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, the nation, and the globe. 

The department is organized into three sub-units:

  • The Division of Professional Education, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams of care providers
  • The Clinical Simulation Center, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams in environments with advanced simulation technology that model the real world of clinical practice
  • The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems, which focuses on learning at the levels of complex organizations and large-scale systems that span states and nations



September 24, 2015
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CME Course: Clinical Issues in the Care of Older Adults: Palliative Care and Pain Management

08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Sheraton Ann Arbor3200 Boardwalk 
Ann Arbor, MI 48108(734) 996-0600

This conference is intended for hospice, palliative care and other long-term care practitioners, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, visiting nurses, home health aides, and other practitioners taking care of older adults in the community, hospitals and nursing homes.


September 2, 2015

Dr. Raymond De Vries to give session talk at today's Presidental Committee for the Study of Bioethical Issues meeting

Dr. De Vries will be giving a session talk on the topic of "Fostering and Measuring Success in Ethics and Deliberation" at today's  Presidental Committee for the Study of Bioethical Issues meeting in Washington D.C.

September 2, 2015

Dr. Hilary Haftel publishes case report on septic arthritis of the hip

Dr. Haftel recently published a case report in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The report discusses an association between hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and septic hip arthritis.

August 31, 2015

U of M to be part of $8.6 million grant from PCORI for Patient-Centered Network of Learning Health Systems (LHSNet)

The University of Michigan will take part in the three-year grant recently awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for the collaborative network LHSnet. The U of M grant investigative team will be headed by Department Chair, Dr. Charles Friedman, Marcelline Harris, PhD, RN (School of Nursing, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership) and Debbie Gipson, MD (Medical School, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases).

August 28, 2015

Dr. Charles Friedman gave keynote talk at the Farr Institute International Conference

Dr. Friedman gave the keynote talk, "Learning Health Systems: A National and Global Imperative", yesterday at this week's Farr Institute International Conference in Scotland. The conference is designed for researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in record linkage and the use of routine health data in their research.

August 27, 2015

Dr. Michael Hortsch's mobile application, The SecondLook™ Series, for histology is released for iPad and iPhone

Associate professor, Michael Hortsch, Ph.D., has been developing this application that is a self-review mobile application that covers 27 topics in histology. The app allows students to review cells, tissues, and their deficiencies.