Learning Health Sciences

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In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). We are a basic science department focused on the learning sciences, applied to health, at all levels of scale from individuals up to large scale systems. DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, the nation, and the globe. 

The department is organized into three sub-units:

  • The Division of Professional Education, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams of care providers
  • The Clinical Simulation Center, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams in environments with advanced simulation technology that model the real world of clinical practice
  • The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems, which focuses on learning at the levels of complex organizations and large-scale systems that span states and nations



June 25, 2015

New online module to train primary providers in new Michigan mammography law

Division Chief Caren Stalburg, MD, MA partnered with Cheryl T. Lee, MD (Urology) and Renee W. Pinsky, MD (Radiology) to develop a series of free online modules to train primary providers across the state regarding Michigan's new law, which requires that mammography service providers inform patients if they have “dense breast tissue” on mammography. The law went into effect June 1, 2015.