Taubman Prize Nomination Period Open

Biomedical researchers worldwide are invited to apply for the Taubman Prize, which recognizes and rewards translational research that has made a significant difference to patient care. The awardee will receive $100,000 and be hosted for a two-day visiting professorship to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Deadline for nominations is February 1; the recipient…

Emerging Scholar tapped for featured lecture

Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD, has been selected to deliver the “Rising Star” lecture at the International Investigative Dermatology conference in May. Rising Star lectures celebrate the best of emerging dermatological science throughout the world; prominent young researchers engaged in high-impact science are invited to provide a short overview on their current work.   Dr. Gudjonsson is the…

Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD selected for a prestigious lectureship by the Rheumatology Research Foundation

Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD, recently was selected for a prestigious lectureship by the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Dr. Kahlenberg is a rheumatologist and assistant professor of internal medicine at U-M. In addition to caring for patients, she runs a research laboratory that specializes in the study of systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune…

Charles Burant appointed as Taubman Institute director

Diabetes and obesity researcher Charles Burant, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at Michigan Medicine.

He succeeds Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., who has served as director since the institute was founded in 2007 with a gift from the late philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman. Its mission is to enhance the support of physician-researchers at the University of Michigan through financial grants, mentoring programs and a collaborative community of Taubman Scholars.

“I’m thrilled to take the institute into its second decade,” said Burant. “I’m especially honored to be following my friend and mentor Eva Feldman in this position. As founding director of the institute, Dr. Feldman has built a world-class center that has helped multiple clinician-investigators in a critical stage of their careers, and led to discoveries that already are making a difference in people’s lives.

2017 Taubman Prize awarded to Stephen Hauser, MD

2017 Taubman Prize winner’s research led to new drug treatment for MS

Ann Arbor, Mich —  A physician-researcher whose work challenged conventional thinking about multiple sclerosis (MS) is the 2017 recipient of the $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Research, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute announced.

Stephen L. Hauser, M.D., director of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, will receive the honor in recognition of his paradigm-changing discoveries that paved the way for a highly effective drug in the treatment of MS.

Hauser will accept the award and deliver a keynote talk at the Taubman Institute’s annual symposium on October 20 in Ann Arbor.

2018 Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar Symposium

2018 Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar Symposium April 13, 2018 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 5050 Brehm Tower The Taubman Institute is pleased to showcase the work of four outstanding clinician-scientists at its 2018 Emerging Scholars Symposium on April 13. The newest Taubman Scholar, Donna Martin, MD, PhD, will present the keynote talk, “Novel Insights into…