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Current and legacy contributions to biomedical research from the University of Michigan

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The Changing Face of Critical Care Cardiology
Shashank S. Sinha, M.D., MSc
Prologue: It's not your father's coronary care unit anymore. Which patients comprise the modern cardiac intensive care unit (CICU)?
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In this video, Dr. Shashank Sinha examines comprehensive national data on the number, types and outcomes of patients admitted to CICUs over the past decade. Temporal trends demonstrate a rise in primary non-cardiac diagnoses, leading to important training and staffing implications.

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"What? So What? Now What?" - An Educational Perspective on the Learning Health System
Johmarx Patton, M.D., M.H.I.
Prologue: "People talk about the Learning Health System, but what is it really? The goal of the Learning Health System is to not only to put actionable knowledge in the right person's hands at the right time to make an informed decision, but also to take advantage of the ever-increasing volume of patient data that's being generated as health care becomes more and more digital." - Johmarx Patton, M.D., M.H.I.
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In this video, Dr. Johmarx Patton describes his vision of the Learning Health System (LHS), with particular emphasis on impact of the LHS on the education of medical students and residents. He identifies opportunities that the LHS will provide to learners and educators to empower them to improve education and health care. He also voices important questions that will need to be answered before leadership can move fully forward with implementing possible capabilities of the LHS.

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Contributions to Knowledge
Reflections on Doctoring and Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Change
James O. Woolliscroft, M.D.
Prologue: "One patient... [had] bad sarcoid, so I was going through the complications. And he stopped me, because I said, 'You know, there's a five percent chance of this, a three percent of this, a seven whatever'. He said, 'No, no, no, no. It's zero or one. For me, I get it, I don't. I get the complication, I don't. I live, I die. It's zero or one.' That was really, that was a very powerful lesson to me." "Caring for and Learning from Patients" - Dr. James O. Woolliscroft, Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine and Learning Health Sciences, former Dean of the University of Michigan Medical School (2006-2015).

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In this collection of interview segments, Dr. Woolliscroft shares experiences and insights gained from a career in academic medicine. Topics range from treating patients to leadership to the future of medicine.

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