Cardiac failure in diabetics: Taubman Institute brings leading expert to Ann Arbor March 15
Visiting Professor lecture series continues with Dr. E. Dale Abel
Dr. E. Dale Abel of the University of Utah School of Medicine will present two talks on the U-M campus on March 15, hosted by the Taubman Institute's Visiting Professor program and other U-M medical school departments.
Dr. Abel will speak about "Insulin Signaling and Cardiovascular Disease" at noon at the U-M Health System's Ford Auditorium as part of a grand rounds series.
At 2 p.m. he will presents "Molecular Insights into Diabetic Cardiomyopathy" in Room 5050 of the U-M Brehm Tower at 1000 Wall Street in Ann Arbor. This lecture is presented by the Endocrinology Research Seminar.
Dr. Abel, a professor of medicine, biochemistry and human genetics, also is the chief of the division of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at the University of Utah School of Medicine; the H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair in Diabetes and Endocrinology and a senior investigator in the university's Program in Molecular Medicine.
The events are open to the public; no registration is required. CME credit is offered.
New Taubman Prize trophy debuts
The new trophy for the Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Research, which was designed in consultation with institute founder Mr. A. Alfred Taubman, was presented at the institute's Oct. 11 symposium. The modern sculpture was created using a novel 3D printing technique.
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.
U-M offers new early detection prostate cancer test
Research by Taubman Scholar Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan has let to the development of a new test for prostate cancer that is far more accurate than the standard PSA test, the University of Michigan has announced.
Click here to read more.
news & events
Is there a link between tonsils and psoriasis?
Trial tested the effect of tonsillectomy on the skin disease
Taubman Emerging Scholar Dr. Johann Gudjonsson and colleagues found that people who had their tonsils removed showed improvment.
Click here to read the entire story
Fall Visiting Professor Lectures schedule
Distinguished guest speakers include experts in lung, muscle and nerve diseases
Click here for the lineup
Breast cancer clinical trial enrolling patients
Research by Taubman Scholar Dr. Max Wicha into breast cancer stem cells is the basis for a new human clinical trial of the drug Reparixin, which scientists hope will curb the growth of the tumor-fueling cells.