Giving to Learning Health Sciences
Doctors performing simulation exam

Leveraging Data and Simulation Training to Improve Care

The 10 years it typically takes for relevant knowledge to make its way out of scientific journals and into the hands of physicians is too long for patients suffering with an illness.

Our Department of Learning Health Sciences is developing a solution to drastically shorten the cycle of health care improvement. 

The aim of this leading-edge initiative is to leverage information generated at the point of care to achieve continuous improvement by providers and better outcomes for patients. We also are training existing and future clinicians through the use of sophisticated simulation tools and approaches. 

Your gift will help us: 

  • Improve the accessibility of biomedical information and rapid sharing of best practices
  • Advance innovative concepts of teaching and learning for health professionals
  • Train researchers and practitioners to lead health system innovation

The need to transform health care in our country is a top priority. As the first-in-the-nation department exploring this innovative work, we are impacting health care at all levels. Your gift will help us create learning health systems that elevate care for everyone.

Giving Opportunities
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.
Enhance graduate education
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.
Support talented scholars
Clinical Simulation Center Simulator Fund
Support the purchase of new high-fidelity simulators used by medical students, residents and practicing health professionals to practice and master their skills in physical exams, diagnosis, surgery and interprofessional team coordination.
Advance state-of-the-art training
Roland "Red" Hiss MD 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.
Help continue the Hiss Lecture
Partner With Us

We would be pleased to discuss your interests and goals — and the impact your gift can have. We can connect you with faculty and staff, identify where your help is most needed, and share how giving can provide personal satisfaction as well as financial and tax benefits.

John Copeland
Senior Director, Medical Education and Alumni Relations
Phone: 734-763-1431