Eleven teams receive RISE COVID-19 Education Innovation Awards

May 29, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

The COVID-19 pandemic provided the Michigan Medicine community with numerous opportunities to explore its effects on the education, research and patient care mission.

Michigan Medicine RISE (Research. Innovation. Scholarship. Education.) recently honored 11 teams with RISE COVID-19 Education Innovation Awards in recognition of their proposals that answered the call to challenge existing education structures and develop meaningful alternatives to traditional health sciences education.

RISE received 31 COVID-19 education innovation proposals from faculty, staff and learners across Michigan Medicine, the School of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy and the Center for Inter-Professional Education. Proposed ideas addressed education gaps created by the pandemic with novel education interventions, adjustments to teaching modalities, and new content for delivery within science, health and/or health care delivery.

“The disruption wrought by the pandemic to our educational mission is unprecedented. As evidenced by the number and quality of proposals submitted to RISE by our faculty, staff and students, the creativity, dedication and commitment to providing an outstanding education for our learners across the educational spectrum is exceptional,” said James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., the Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine, and a professor of internal medicine and learning health sciences, who led this initiative within RISE.

All submitted proposals were reviewed by a distinguished panel of education innovators and leaders. Each proposal received feedback regarding degree of change and feasibility of the proposed idea, potential for scalability of implementation and the extent to which it presented an issue facing health sciences education at Michigan Medicine brought about by COVID-19. In addition, all submitters were invited to collaborate with members of the RISE community to further develop, elevate and implement their innovation idea.

The list of honorees can be viewed on the RISE website.

Website: https://rise.med.umich.edu/rise-covid-19-education-innovation-awardees/