Dr. Eva Feldman to address Michigan Israel Business Bridge Nov. 12 in Grand Rapids
Taubman Institute Director Dr. Eva Feldman will address a special event at the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids on Monday, Nov. 12. The meeting is a special networking luncheon with the Michigan Israel Business Bridge, a non-profit association that promotes economic growth in Michigan and Israel.
Dr. Feldman, the Russell N. DeJong professor of neurology at the University of Michigan and leader of the first-ever stem cell trial in patients with ALS, will tell the groups about her groundbreaking collaboration with another stem cell pioneer, Benjamin E. Reubinoff, M.D., Ph.D., of Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. Her talk is entitled "U-M and Hadassah: Engineering stem cells to decode a deadly disease."
The luncheon will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m.; registration is required by Nov. 6. The charge for MIBB members is $30 or $35 for non-members. For complete details, click here.
Visiting Professor lecture to feature genetics expert
Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D., a genetics expert from Baylor College of Medicine, will headline the Pediatrics Research Symposium Oct. 6 at the U-M Medical School.
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New U-M President visits Taubman Institute
The Institute hosted a fellow clinician-scientist when the University of Michigan’s new president paid a visit to the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building.
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Institute welcomes new gift officer
Maria Muller has been appointed to work with connect donors with funding opportunities at the Taubman Institute.
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Institute symposium set for Oct. 10
The A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute will award the 2014 $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science at its 7th annual symposium at 10 a.m. on Oct. 10.
Dr. Carl June, a physician-scientist who developed a personalized immunotherapy for leukemia using patients’ own T cells, will receive the honor and deliver the symposium's keynote address.
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Drug cuts risk of bone-marrow transplant side effect
Taubman Emerging Scholar Sung Won Choi, M.D., is the lead author of a new study that finds a new way to help prevent graft-vs-host disease in cancer patients receiving bone-marrow transplants.
Study: Two types of cancer stem cells lead to metastasis
Breast cancer stem cells exist in two different states and each state plays a role in how cancer spreads, according to a new study published by Taubman Senior Scholar Dr. Max Wicha.