THE MICHIGAN MEDICINE RISE MISSION
The focus of the Research. Innovation. Scholarship. Education. (RISE) unit is to build the foundation for an innovation Community of Practice that engages in bold new translational educational practices for both physicians and scientists to improve learning and teaching for better health.
Our work aligns with the Education Pillar of the Medical School Strategic Plan, to cultivate a learning community that engages all in bold and innovative education for the advancement of science, health and health care delivery.
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We need innovation in health sciences education to better meet the challenges facing health care.
Our usual improvement work is limited by real and perceived constraints, and it often fails to move the needle in addressing the strategic priorities of our institution as well as the larger needs of society. Health science education innovation has the potential to translate a scalable education intervention into a simulated, applied, or real-world setting to transform existing science, health, or healthcare delivery.
Michigan Medicine is well positioned to lead these activities and build a diverse, inclusive Community of Practice. As a leading academic medical center, we have the freedom and opportunity to explore dramatically different ways of teaching and learning across the spectrum of medical and graduate education programs.
Our Community of Practice is built on three key elements: the development of people, convening of individuals and community in purposeful projects and activities, and deliberate cultivation of an innovation culture.
"Innovation requires a movement, a culture and a means. RISE will provide a platform for all three; connecting people with different perspectives, skills and ideas towards a new community of educational practice."
Dr. Rajesh Mangrulkar, Executive Director, RISE
"I often think about who will lead the next big breakthrough, and what innovations will further distinguish our Medical School as a world leader in education, research and clinical care. The answer could very well be you — our talented faculty, staff and learners."
Carol R. Bradford, MD, Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
"A better healthcare system and the pipe-line for discovery is dependent on our ability to transform how we educate scientists and providers. Great research institutions such as ours must elevate the importance of innovation and avoid becoming confined by legacy and the ways of the past."
Joseph C. Kolars, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives
Josiah Macy, Jr., Professor of Health Professions Education
Professor of Internal Medicine
"RISE gives me space to be intentional and supported as I develop my ideas. This space is different from my day-to-day work, where I'm driven by deliverables and grant deadlines, and often, where true collaboration and risk-taking are luxuries."
2019 RISE MINI-GRANT RECIPIENT