Charles Friedman is the Josiah Macy, Jr. Professor of Medical Education and chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. He joined the University of Michigan in September 2011 as director of the Michigan health informatics program. Dr. Friedman’s primary academic interests intertwine biomedical and health informatics with education and learning. His department is a “first in the nation” medical school academic department dedicated to the sciences of learning at all levels.