RISE innovators participate in a 12-month development program aimed at promoting translational education within Michigan Medicine. RISE innovators work to develop and implement a health science education innovation idea and participate in monthly sessions to learn innovation strategies, translational education and pedagogical principles.
Successful RISE innovators will:
- Develop as an innovator through the cultivation of the health science education innovation (HSEI) competencies
- Construct a vision that is supported by an HSEI intervention designed to promote change
- Align an HSEI intervention with the HSEI guiding framework
- Pilot an HSEI intervention with measurable outcomes
RISE specifically supports HSEI ideas that will impact science, health, and/or healthcare. All Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, and learners are eligible to apply.
RISE COHORT 3 INNOVATORS
Michael Brenner, M.D.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Michael Brenner is an associate professor of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery at University of Michigan Medical School, Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Brenner will address fragmented healthcare by integrating learning and patient care across medical, dental, nursing, social work and pharmacy health professions.
Heather Burrows, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Heather Burrows is a clinical professor of pediatrics and serves as the associate chair of education in pediatrics as well as the pediatrics residency program director at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Burrows will create and implement a leadership curriculum for the graduate medical education community.
Ivan Co, M.D.
Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Dr. Ivan Co is a clinical assistant professor in emergency medicine and internal medicine, critical care. He serves as the assistant program director of the Emergency Medicine Critical Care Fellowship at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Co will continue creating MI-DIVA (Michigan- Difficult IntraVenous Access Model). This model will allow trainees to practice challenging central venous catheter placement in a simulated environment through a deliberate practice model.
Melanie Donahue, M.D.
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
Dr. Melanie Donahue is a fourth-year med-peds resident at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Donahue will develop a novel curriculum for internal medicine and pediatric physicians to facilitate patients transitioning from pediatric to adult providers.
Chelsea Fisk, B.S.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
Ms. Chelsea Fisk is a clinical researcher in cardiothoracic surgery at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Ms. Fisk will develop The Health Equity Literature Archive (HELA), an employee-centered initiative to foster independent, self-paced learning about the social determinants of health through memoirs, literary fiction and other works.
Glenn Fox, Ph.D.
Dr. Glenn Fox is the director of the Anatomical Donations Program and co-directs the first year (M1) medical anatomy course at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, he will develop and integrate eXtended Reality learning experiences into M1 gross anatomy sessions.
Alton R. Johnson Jr., D.P.M.
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Dr. Alton R. Johnson Jr. is an assistant professor of internal medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes at University of Michigan Medical School, Michigan Medicine, podiatric surgeon and wound care specialist. As a RISE innovator, he will develop and implement scalable utilization of augmented reality to enhance medical training education and patient care experiences.
Elissa Patterson, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr. Elissa Patterson is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Patterson will develop a curriculum focused on interprofessional core competencies of pain management.
Vitaliy Popov, Ph.D.
Department of Learning Health Sciences
Dr. Vitaliy Popov is an assistant professor in the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Learning Health Sciences with a courtesy appointment at the School of Information. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Popov will implement a validated radar graphical tool mapping the four constructs of shared decision-making (SDM) to provide real-time visualization of care provider/team and patient/family perspectives on a given SDM situation.
Andrew Wong, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Andrew Wong is a third-year internal medicine resident at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Wong will develop a novel curriculum (DATA-MD) to teach and empower healthcare professionals to use and appraise machine learning decision tools in the clinical setting.
RISE COHORT 2 INNOVATORS
Sandra Hearn, M.D.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Sandra Hearn is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Hearn will reshape the feedback culture using a virtual landscape.
Hyeon Joo, M.S., M.H.I.
Departments of Anesthesiology and Learning Health Sciences
Mr. Hyeon 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 innovator, 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, Ph.D.
Department of Learning Health Sciences
Dr. Andrew Krumm is an assistant professor of learning health sciences. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Krumm will devise targeted assessment-feedback encounters to improve general surgeons’ operative performance.
Margaret (Meg) Wolff, M.D., MHPE
Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Meg Wolff is an associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Wolff will develop innovators’ master adaptive learner skills through a comprehensive coaching program.
RISE COHORT 1 INNOVATORS
John Burkhardt, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr. John Burkhardt is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Burkhardt will engage residents to use their individual clinical practice data to stimulate critical reflection on unconscious bias in health care practices.
Emily Johnson, M.Sc.
Medical Student and Public Health Student
Ms. Emily Johnson is a University of Michigan Medical and MICHR Graduate Student. As a RISE innovator, Ms. Johnson will address a key health issue in society by developing a curriculum for future health care providers at the intersection of health, clinical practice, sustainability and climate change.
To learn more about Emily’s work, please check our her blog post on University of Michigan Medical School Dose of Reality.
Jenni Lane, M.A.
Program Manager, Adolescent Health Initiative
Ms. Jenni Lane is a Senior Program Manager for the Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE Mini-Grant Recipient, Ms. Lane will develop an educational model that translates research intro practice to improve provider practices for delivering confidential risk screening to adolescent patients.
Click here to learn more about her project.
Marcus Sherman, B.S.
Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Mr. Marcus 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 (POISE) which combines traditional classroom education with community outreach.
Shoba Subramanian, Ph.D.
Office of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies, Medical School Administration
Dr. Shoba Subramanian is director of curriculum and educational initiatives and adjunct clinical lecturer in cell and developmental biology. As a RISE innovator, Dr. Subramanian will develop competencies and a competency-based intervention to facilitate creativity and problem-solving in early biomedical sciences graduate students.
Marty Tam, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology
Dr. Tam is an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine. As a RISE innovator, he will develop a time-variable model of education for late residency and early cardiology fellowship using entrustable professional activities (EPA) in practice.