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February 29, 2016

U-M receives 2-year NIH grant award to collaborate on project to improve diabetes management in black men

Department of Learning Health Sciences faculty member Gretchen Piatt, MPH, PhD will serve as the PI for the U-M subcontract piece of the Michigan State University-based grant. The proposal was funded for $427K over two years by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

February 25, 2016

Kathleen O'Connor and Larry Gruppen to attend ACGME Annual Educational Conference

Kathy O'Connor, MA and Larry Gruppen, PhD will be promoting the Masters in Health Professions Education program at the conference in National Harbor, MD February 25-27. 

February 23, 2016

U-M to collaborate on 5-year RWJF Diversity in Health Policy Research grant

Department of Learning Health Sciences faculty member Gretchen Piatt, MPH, PhD will serve as a Co-I for the U-M subcontract piece of a Johns Hopkins-based project. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Diversity in Health Policy Research Program funded the project for $750K over 5 years.

February 19, 2016

DLHS faculty Martha Funnell to provide empowerment training for nurses and dietitians in Abu Dhabi next week

Martha Funnell MS, RN, CDE, FAADE will be providing the training for more than 60 nurses and dietitians from the UAE. The training will be sponsored by the Health Ministry and is conducted in collaboration with Aarhaus University in Denmark.

February 19, 2016

DLHS faculty Patricia Mullan, Cheryl Moyer, and Sally Santen recognized as 2015 Top Reviewers by the Journal of Graduate Medical Education

Patricia Mullan, PhD, Cheryl Moyer, PhD, MPH, and Sally Santen, MD, PhD, were recognized by the Journal of Graduate Medical Education among the Top Reviewers of 2015. ​Those receiving this recognition served as reviewers and provided helpful critiques and suggestions to authors.

February 17, 2016

DLHS joint faculty Dr. Maya Hammoud publishes research on patient responses to research recruitment and follow-up surveys

Maya Hammoud, MD co-authored the article that was recently published in BioMedCentral.The research documents the patient responses to research recruitment, consent, follow-up, and reminder procedures in the Middle East.

February 10, 2016

Drs. Karandeep Singh & Vinod Vydiswaran featured in ARC-TS article for work on HIPAA-aligned “Armis” high performance computing cluster

Using a new high-performance computing cluster "Armis," Assistant Professors V.G. Vinod Vydiswaran and Karandeep Singh in the Department of Learning Health Sciences are working on developing and applying algorithms based on natural language processing of clinical notes and health records. The ability to understand, extract, and normalize medical concepts from unstructured text in clinical data will help researchers better identify groups of people, or "cohorts," suffering from the same disease. This would further enable large-scale analyses of these cohorts, making possible discovery of factors in clinical notes that predict the prevalence of the disease.

February 4, 2016

Intern with UMCSC this summer

UMCSC is seeking Biomedical Engineering (BME) students the opportunity to gain practical experience, and apply engineering skills in the field of medical education and simulator development during a summer 2016 internship. Students will work with simulation technicians, physicians, and education researchers to develop novel simulators for the purpose of educating U-M health care professionals.