RISE announces newest cohort of innovators

December 20, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Michigan Medicine RISE (Research. Innovation. Scholarship. Education.) is pleased to welcome a new group of 10 innovators. 

RISE innovators participate in a 12-month development program aimed at promoting translational education within Michigan Medicine. They work to develop and implement a health science education innovation idea and participate in monthly sessions to learn innovation strategies, translational education and pedagogical principles.

Members of the third RISE cohort of innovators include:

Michael Brenner, M.D., FACS, an associate professor of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery at the U-M Medical School. As a RISE innovator, Brenner will address fragmented health care by integrating learning and patient care across medical, dental, nursing, social work and pharmacy health professions.

Heather Burrows, M.D., Ph.D., a clinical professor of pediatrics and associate chair of education in pediatrics as well as the pediatrics residency program director at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Burrows will create and implement a leadership curriculum for the graduate medical education community. 

Ivan Co, M.D., a clinical assistant professor in emergency medicine and internal medicine, critical care. He serves as the assistant program director of the Emergency Medicine Critical Care Fellowship at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Co will continue creating MI-DIVA (Michigan- Difficult IntraVenous Access Model). This model will allow trainees to practice challenging central venous catheter placement in a simulated environment through a deliberate practice model.

Melanie Donahue, M.D., a fourth-year med-peds resident at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Donahue will develop a novel curriculum for internal medicine and pediatric physicians to facilitate patients transitioning from pediatric to adult providers. 

Chelsea Fisk, a clinical researcher in cardiothoracic surgery at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Fisk will develop The Health Equity Literature Archive (HELA), an employee-centered initiative to foster independent, self-paced learning about the social determinants of health through memoirs, literary fiction and other works.

Glenn Fox, Ph.D., M.S., the director of the Anatomical Donations Program and co-director of the first year (M1) medical anatomy course at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, he will develop and integrate eXtended Reality learning experiences into M1 gross anatomy sessions.

Alton R. Johnson Jr., D.P.M., an assistant professor of internal medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, podiatric surgeon and wound care specialist. As a RISE innovator, he will develop and implement scalable utilization of augmented reality to enhance medical training education and patient care experiences.

Elissa Patterson, Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Patterson will develop a curriculum focused on interprofessional core competencies of pain management.

Vitaliy Popov, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences with a courtesy appointment at the School of Information. As a RISE innovator, Popov will implement a validated radar graphical tool mapping the four constructs of shared decision-making (SDM) to provide real-time visualization of care provider/team and patient/family perspectives on a given SDM situation. 

Andrew Wong, M.D., a third-year internal medicine resident at Michigan Medicine. As a RISE innovator, Wong will develop a novel curriculum (DATA-MD) to teach and empower healthcare professionals to use and appraise machine learning decision tools in the clinical setting. 

RISE specifically supports HSEI ideas that will impact science, health and/or health care. All Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners are eligible to apply.

Learn more about RISE and the RISE innovators at https://michmed.org/3AQn9.