2014 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. 10, 2014 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, 2014
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.
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.
Call for applications
Taubman Institute to offer six new scholar grants
The institute is accepting applications through Dec. 1 for its flagshop Taubman Scholar grant program, which is open to clinician-scientists on the U-M Medical School Faculty. Grants are $150,000 per year for three years.
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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.