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 sciences that can make learning effective, routine, and scalable, from individuals up to systems that span states and nations. 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



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. 

July 6, 2016

DLHS faculty Martha Funnell & Bob Anderson honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE, and Bob Anderson, EdD are to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators at their annual meeting in San Diego this August. This award recognizes an individual who exemplifies the proud history of diabetes education and serves as extraordinary role model. 

June 30, 2016

Martha Funnell inducted into the 2016 American Academy of Nursing

Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE was among 164 nurses to be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony to be held during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place October 20-22, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2016

Dr. Joel Purkiss publishes research on teaching effectiveness on different trainees

"Teaching Effectiveness Differs by Type of Trainee: Variations in Faculty Rankings Between Surgery Residents and Medical Students" was recently published in The American Journal of Surgery. The article aims to identify teaching components valued by these different sets of learners.