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LHS Collaboratory-LHS as a Driver of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

September 21, 2020

Healthcare and health remain unconscionably inequitable. This year, the disproportionate toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on those historically least well-served by our health system, has highlighted the pressing societal challenge of health disparities. Beyond simply striving to do no harm, Learning Health Systems (LHSs) have the potential to serve as forces for justice in healthcare and health; indeed, they can be powerful drivers of diversity, equity, and inclusion. LHSs are anchored in multi-stakeholder consensus Core Values that explicitly incorporate principles such as inclusiveness, transparency, and accessibility. Their proximal goal is "to efficiently and equitably serve the learning needs of…

Older Adults, Tech Use, and Social Well-Being during COVID-19 and Beyond

September 21, 2020

Nearly one in three older adults in the U.S. experienced some form of loneliness in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly restricted older adults’ (ages 65+) in-person social interactions, likely increasing loneliness among this demographic. Due to these restrictions, older adults have started to change their relationships with technology to communicate with family and friends at a distance using smartphones and computers. However, these technologies may not be accessible for all older adults. Voice-based technologies such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can be more accessible to those with motor challenges or vision loss/blindness, yet have not been studied in-depth for…

CHEPS Alums and their Experience Fighting COVID-19

September 21, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic became widespread, health systems had to adjust and problem-solve rapidly. On this panel, alumni of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety will discuss how they and their institutions responded to COVID-19 and worked to address new operational challenges while keeping patients and healthcare workers safe. Joe East is Director of Patient Flow at Maine Medical Center where he is using systems engineering to improve patient care. He holds an MHSA in Health Care Administration/Management and an MSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering with a concentration in Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety from the University…

Alfred S. Evans Memorial Lecture

July 27, 2020

Alfred S. Evans Memorial Lecture Wednesday, July 29, 12:15 PM Topic: Hot Topics in Obesity Epidemiology Cynthia L. Ogden, PhD Branch Chief, Epidemiologist, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. Password: 142203

Philip Brachman Memorial Lecture

July 16, 2020

Philip S. Brachman Memorial Lecture Wednesday, July 22 at 12:15 p.m. Topic: Triangulating Evidence from Different Methods to Improve Causal Understanding Deborah A. Lawlor, CBE, FMedSci, PhD, MSc, MPH, MBChB Professor of Epidemiology, Bristol Biomedical Research Center, Population Health, Bristol Medical School (map) Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. Password: 354712

David Schottenfeld Lecture

July 10, 2020

Sir Richard Peto, FRS Emeritus Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. David Schottenfeld Lecture Wednesday, July 15 at 12:15 p.m. (EST) [5:15 p.m. (GMT+1/BST)] Topic: Halving Premature Death   Zoom Webinar Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. Password: 001443 Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799…

Digital Health Opportunities: Improving Healthcare through Telemedicine Innovations and Partnerships

June 4, 2020

Dr. Mark Cohen, Department of Surgery, Michigan Medicine, along with a diverse panel of speakers will focus on unique opportunities for how industry/startups/academic medical centers can work together to move university technologies out and incorporate new technologies. New technologies include artificial intelligence/machine learning processes, remote patient monitoring and novel telemedicine and digital health technologies including Apps and App/devices. Michigan Medicine, Department of Surgery Hosts: Mark Cohen, MD, FACS - Professor of Surgery, Pharmacology, and Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Medical School Pathway of Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Director of the Michigan Surgical Innovation Prize Program Ton Wang, MD -…

Workshop: Seeing Your Study Through Your Study Participant’s Eyes

May 22, 2020

This 90-minute workshop uses interactive activities to give you tangible strategies for gaining insights into your study participants through human-centered design. This workshop is for individuals or teams working on human subjects research studies who would like to: Align with your team around how to set up touchpoints with your study participants Effectively strategize how to increase participant recruitment Inform the way you operate your study to improve participant retention Learn more:

The Summer Session in Epidemiology

March 11, 2020

For more than 55 years, the Summer Session in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan has been one of the nation's most highly regarded summer epidemiology programs. The program can give you a career boost in just one to three intensive weeks.