RISE Fellows

The RISE Fellowship is an 18-month fellowship aimed at promoting translational education within Michigan Medicine.  RISE Fellows receive 0.25 effort and up to $7,500 to develop and implement a translational education project.  Fellows also receive coaching and participate in our Innovation Lab to learn more about innovation strategies, translational education and pedagogical principles.

John Burkhardt, MD, PhD

John Burkhardt, MD, PhD

Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Burkhardt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  As a RISE Fellow, Dr. Burkhardt will engage residents to use their individual clinical practice data to stimulate critical reflection on unconscious bias in health care practices.

Marcus Sherman

Marcus Sherman

Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Mr. Sherman is a Graduate Student in the Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics.  He aims to improve scientific knowledge for all biomedical science GSIs through a novel curriculum combining traditional classroom education with community outreach.

Shoba Subramanian, PhD

Shoba Subramanian, PhD

Office of Graduate and Postgraduate Students, Medical School Administration

Dr. Subramanian is Director of Curriculum and Educational Initiatives and Adjunct Clinical Lecturer in Cell and Developmental Biology.  As a RISE Fellow, Dr. Subramanian will develop competencies and a competency-based intervention to facilitate creativity and problem-solving in early biomedical sciences graduate students.

Marty Tam, MD

Marty Tam, MD

Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Dr. Tam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.  As a RISE Fellow, he will develop a time-variable model of education for late residency and early cardiology fellowship using entrustable professional activities (EPA) in practice.

"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