Office of Development

Learning Health Sciences

Giving to the Department of Learning Health Sciences

Our Vision

The need to transform health care in our country is a top priority, and researchers rank medical errors as the third leading cause of death. Our first-of-its-kind Department of Learning Health Sciences is helping to revolutionize health systems’ ability to improve care and safety.

We are generating new knowledge about how to drastically reduce the time it takes for a scientific breakthrough to result in improved outcomes for patients. We are developing new tools and approaches to leveraging immense amounts of data as well as state-of-the art simulation technology. And we are training researchers and practitioners who will lead health system innovation into the future. Previously the Department of Medical Education, we are on the leading edge of creating learning health systems, which continuously improve based on their own and others’ discoveries and experiences. We are impacting health care at all levels of scale: from organizations to states and nations.

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Become a Victor

Join us! As a growing enterprise within the University of Michigan Medical School, we are seeking capital and programmatic gifts of any size to help us fulfill our mission. Become a victor. Give the gift of health to current and future generations.

To learn how to help, contact:
John Copeland

John Copeland

Senior Director, Medical Education and Alumni Relations


Or click one of the following links to make an online gift today:

Clinical Simulation Center Simulator Fund

We are more than doubling the size of our 5,000-square-foot Clinical Simulation Center. Gifts to this fund will support the purchase of new high-fidelity simulators used to practice and master skills in physical exams, diagnosis, surgery and interprofessional team coordination. Give Now

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems Graduate Education Support Fund

Our graduate programs aim to develop leaders who design, implement and evaluate innovative change and continuous improvement in health systems. Gifts will broadly support program development and our pioneering students. Give Now

Master of Health Professions Education Gift Fund

Help provide scholarships to graduate students in the Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) program. This innovative program uses a highly individualized curriculum to prepare practicing professionals to become scholarly educator-leaders. Give Now

Roland "Red" Hiss, M.D. Lectureship Fund

This lecture honors Dr. Roland "Red" Hiss for his contributions to the Medical School and his commitment to medical education. The annual lectureship will expose faculty participants to new ideas in medical education from a variety of visiting scholars. Give Now