Taubman Tech Talks launch September 13

All U-M community members are welcome to attend a new series of monthly lectures to be sponsored by the Taubman Institute. Taubman Technology Talks will feature thought leaders from across campus, providing updates on the ongoing technology advances in their fields, from metabolomics to artificial intelligence to RNA sequencing. The inaugural presentation by Fei Wen,…

Taubman Scholar John M. Carethers, MD, takes helm of physicians’ group

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP, has begun his term as president of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).  The association is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The association is composed of members who are leading senior physician scientists and are competitively selected. Dr. Carethers is…

Lab study may power new treatment to correct crossed eyes

By learning how zebrafish regenerate their eye muscles, researchers could help figure out how to help humans do the same. University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center (link is external) researchers have published findings in PLOS One (link is external) on the role of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) in promoting extraocular muscle repair and regeneration in zebrafish. If the process…

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.