About the RISE Innovation Lab

The RISE Innovation Lab (RIL) is a place for our community to grow together to cultivate ideas for health science education at Michigan Medicine and beyond.  The RIL’s regular activities connect innovators seeking to collaborate with other aspiring innovators as they engage in creative dialogue, generate new knowledge, and develop skills for innovation experimentation and implementation.  The RIL offers exposure to key concepts in innovation and provides opportunities to workshop ideas, crowdsource feedback, and share progress with a diverse and inclusive community.  Regular RIL attendance will foster the development of our innovation competencies through a self-paced, self-directed, and self-assessed approach.

The RIL sessions run October 2019 – June 2020.  Individuals who attend five or more sessions will receive a certificate recognizing their development toward the innovation competencies.

Innovation Lab Schedule

“You Are an Educational Designer: An Introduction to Design Thinking”
Joyce Lee, MD, MPH
January 27, 2020, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
5000 Taubman Health Sciences Library


“Evaluating Change in Education Innovation”
Nikki Zaidi, MEd, PhD
February 10, 2020, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
5000 Taubman Health Sciences Library

“Implementation Science”
Gretchen Piatt, MPH, PhD
March 2, 2020, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
5000 Taubman Health Sciences Library

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Previous Innovation Lab Sessions

“Exploring Innovation in Health Sciences Education”
Rajesh Mangrulkar, MD
October 7, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

10.07.19 RIL Community Gathering Slides

“Managing Change During Education Innovation”
Rajesh Mangrulkar, MD
November 18, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

11.18.19-RIL-Community Gathering Slides

“Adopting Translational Education for Innovation”
William McGaghie, PhD
December 2, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

12.02.19 RIL Community Gathering Slides ©