Applications being accepted for U-M/Israel research partnerships
A program aimed to promote medical research partnerships between University of Michigan scientists and colleagues in Isreal is currently accepting grant applications. The program's co-director is Dr. David Pinsky, a Taubman Senior Scholar, the division chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at U-M and the scientific director of the U-M Cardiovascular Center.
Awards of $50,000 will support a collaborative research project which requires one principal investigator from U-M and one principal investigator from the Technion Institute of Technology or the Weizman Institute of Science.The purpose of the award is to support meritorious research, to foster innovation and to spur collaboration between two great academic institutions in the areas of medical and life sciences.
Save the date for the third annual University of Michigan – Israel Partnership for Research Symposium on Oct. 18 – 21 at the Samuel & Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan and the Scientific Symposium on Monday, October 21. More details to follow.
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.
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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.
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Fall Visiting Professor Lectures schedule
Distinguished guest speakers include experts in lung, muscle and nerve diseases
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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.