The A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute supports some of today’s most aggressive medical science researchers with three-year grants that they use to fund their laboratories and scientific investigations. Our current roster includes eight Taubman Scholars, four Emerging Scholars and four senior Taubman Scholars in their second round of funding.
The Taubman Scholars
The Taubman Scholars are senior level scientists at the University of Michigan Medical School, who are doing discovery-driven research.
Their laboratory teams are working to combat a wide array of diseases: childhood and adult cancer, diabetes, ALS, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and many other debilitating diseases.
Scholars also serve as advocates for research by taking part in U-M efforts to educate the public about the importance of biomedical research and the need to provide support for scientific study.
Nicholas Boulis, M.D.
Frank C. Brosius III, M.D.
Charles F. Burant, M.D., Ph.D.
Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D.
Thomas Gardner, M.D., M.S.
David Ginsburg, M.D.
Theodore Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.
Henry L. Paulson, M.D.
Senior Taubman Scholars
Through the progress of their research and their public stewardship of the cause of medical science, these former Taubman Scholars have earned renewed funding.
Emerging Taubman Scholars
The Emerging Scholars Program provides support for clinician scientists on the U-M faculty who are in the early stages of their research careers.
There is a pressing need in the scientific community to do more to support early-career researchers who are increasingly choosing to leave the laboratory. We are at risk of losing the next generation of our best and brightest scientists.
The Emerging Scholars Program offers an opportunity for them to establish their credentials in order to secure traditional funding in the future.
Ronald J. Buckanovich, M.D., Ph.D.
James Dowling, M.D., Ph.D.
Bradley Foerster, M.D., Ph.D
Katherine Gallagher, M.D.
Johann E. Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D.
Alon Kahana, M.D., Ph.D.
Erika A. Newman, M.D.
Parag Patil, M.D., Ph.D.
Sung Won Choi, M.D.
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.