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




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. 

August 19, 2015

UMHS Internal Medicine annual report features the Learning Health System

The recently released 2014 Internal Medicine annual report includes a summarization of the Learning Health System approach and the current project surrounding Diabetes. The section, pages 68-73, features Department Chair, Chuck Friedman and Learning and Knowledge Systems faculty, Dorene Markel. 

August 18, 2015

Full daVinci Si system for training in robotic surgery

The CSC now has a complete da Vinci Si robotic surgical system on loan from Intuitive Surgical for educational use. This makes University Michigan one of a very small group of academic health centers in the nation to have a dedicated surgical robot for resident, faculty, nurse and operating room (OR) staff training. This will dramatically advance surgical training within the medical school and hospital, allowing for safety and team training among Mott and UH OR teams.

August 13, 2015

Staffer Joshua Rubin to give webinar presentation on the Learning Health System

Josh Rubin JD, MBA, MPP, MPH will be giving an AMIA Webinar on August 25th titled "The Learning Health System: Informing Clinical Decisions by Learning from Every Patient for Every Patient". You can register for the event here.