2015 Taubman Prize
For Excellence in Translational Medical Science
This award is presented annually by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan. It is meant to recognize work in the crucial field of translational research being conducted by the clinician-scientist who has done the most to transform laboratory discoveries into clinical applications for patients suffering from disease.
- International scientists are eligible.
- U-M scientists are excluded.
- Self-nomination is permitted.
- The recipient must be available to deliver the keynote speech at the Taubman Institute annual symposium Oct. 16, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Significant contribution to translating basic research findings into medical practice
- The manner in which nominee’s clinical activities connects to his or her laboratory research
Deadline: February 1, 2015
For a nomination to be considered by the selection committee, the following items must be submitted with the completed nomination form:
- A one-page letter of nomination detailing the individual’s extraordinary or sustained contribution to the field of translational research
- The curriculum vitae of the nominee
- A bibliography of 5 most significant publications
- Two additional letters of support
Electronic submissions are encouraged. Incomplete nominations will not be presented to the nomination committee.
11 Taubman Scholars named to "Best Doctors in America" list
They're among 493 U-M physicians to receive the honor from their peers.
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New Emerging Scholar named
Scott Tomlins, M.D., an assistant profesor of pathology at U-M, has been designated the A. Alfred Taubman Emerging Scholar. Dr. Tomlins is an expert in prostate cancer research.
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
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.