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 and learn innovation strategies, translational education and pedagogical principles.

RISE FELLOWS 2019-2021

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, BS

Marcus Sherman, BS

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 Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) through a novel curriculum combining traditional classroom education with community outreach.

Shoba Subramanian, PhD

Shoba Subramanian, PhD

Office of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies, 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 Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, 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.

RISE FELLOWS 2020-2022

Sandra Hearn, MD

Sandra Hearn, MD

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Hearn is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  As a RISE fellow, Dr. Hearn will reshape the feedback culture using a virtual landscape.

Hyeon Joo, MS, MHI

Hyeon Joo, MS, MHI

Departments of Anesthesiology and Learning Health Sciences

Mr. Joo is a software developer in the Department of Anesthesiology and doctorate graduate student in the Department of Learning Health Sciences, Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems.  As a RISE fellow, Mr. Joo will develop an evidence-based machine learning tool to improve the care of heart failure patients by integrating its use with practitioners and learners.

Andrew Krumm, PhD

Andrew Krumm, PhD

Department of Learning Health Sciences

Dr. Krumm is an Assistant Professor of Learning Health Sciences.  As a RISE fellow, Dr. Krumm will devise targeted assessment-feedback encounters to improve general surgeons’ operative performance.

Margaret (Meg) Wolff, MD, MHPE

Margaret (Meg) Wolff, MD, MHPE

Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Wolff is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.  As a RISE fellow, Dr. Wolff will develop a comprehensive coaching program in graduate medical education.

"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

"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

"I really appreciate your efforts to train education innovators and to promote a culture of innovation at our institution. As I was reflecting on the RISE session I wanted to let you know that I feel fortunate to be at an institution where this is happening. I found our first session engaging, fun and inspiring, and I look forward to future sessions. Thanks for your hard work on this and leading the charge!"

Daniel Cronin, MD

Assistant 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."

Jenni Lane
2019 RISE MINI-GRANT RECIPIENT

"RISE has been an essential component in the development of this innovation, and so for that I'm so grateful for the mentorship and guidance you both have provided"

Emily Johnson

2019 RISE MINI-GRANT RECIPIENT