Founded in 2008 by philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman, the institute is dedicated to fundamental discovery, and to advancing our knowledge of the causes, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions that affect mankind.


New findings about the immune systems of patients with lupus

Research supported in part by the Taubman Institute has developed new findings about the immune systems of patients with the autoimmune disorder lupus erythematosus. Investigators including Taubman Emerging Scholars Michele Kahenberg, MD, PhD, and Johann Gudjonnson, MD, PhD, note in a recently published paper that the normal-appearing skin of lupus patients contains the same inflammatory…

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Tracking COVID through wearables

Taubman Institute Innovation Project finds new use for heart rate data By Morgan Sherburne Michigan News If you become ill with COVID-19, your smartwatch can track the progression of your symptoms, and could even show how sick you become. That’s according to a University of Michigan study that examined the effects of COVID-19 with six…

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Emerging Scholar Elected Vice Chair of SACUA

Kanakadurga (Durga) Singer, MD has been elected to a one-year term as vice chair of the university’s Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA). SACUA advises and consults with the president, provost and other executive officers of the university on issues that affect faculty interests. Dr. Singer is the Valerie Castle Opipari, MD Professor of…

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Congratulations to Taubman Institute Managing Director, Grace Wu

Grace Wu, managing director of the Taubman Institute, has received the 2022 Research Staff Leadership Recognition Award from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research.  Ms. Wu, who was appointed managing director in 2017, is among 10 honorees university-wide by the program that spotlights those who play a key role in supporting research…

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