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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RISE Innovation Labs scheduled for April-June were postponed. We continue to invite the education innovation community to connect with us via regular Virtual Talking Circles.

Innovation Lab Schedule

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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.

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

Suggested Readings
Bolman LG, Deal TE. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. 6th ed. Wiley 2017
Christensen CM, Overdorf M. Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change. Harvard Business Review. Mar-Apr 2000
Kotter JP. Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail. Harvard Business Review. Mar-Apr 1995

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

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

For more information, please visit Dr. Lee’s website: http://www.doctorasdesigner.com/

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

“Using the Science of Dissemination and Implementation to Improve Outcomes in Routine Health Care”
Gretchen Piatt, MPH, PhD
March 2, 2020, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested Readings
Brownson RC, Colditz, GA, et al. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. Dec. 8, 2017