Founded in 2008 by philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman, the institute aims to empower medical scientists to expand the boundaries of discovery, to develop new therapies for disease and to alleviate human suffering.


New Taubman Scholars Appointed

Two eminent clinician-scientists at the University of Michigan have received Taubman Scholar appointments, the Taubman Institute announced. Vibha Lama, MD, MS, is a pulmonologist whose research focuses on fibrosis pathways in the lung that are common to several pulmonary conditions. She is an expert on the mesenchymal cell and its fibrogenic transformation regarding lung transplants.…

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Taubman Scholar honored by American College of Physicians

Michigan Medicine Headlines reported that John M. Carethers, MD, MACP, has been awarded the Harriet P. Dustan Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine by the American College of Physicians (ACP), a national organization of internists. Established by ACP’s board of regents in 1958, this award recognizes outstanding work in science (non-clinical…

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Patients fear routine eye care during pandemic, study finds

Kellogg Eye Center physician-researcher, Rajesh Rao, MD, collaborated with ophthalmologists from Emory University Medical School to study concerns patients have about safely getting treatment for their ongoing eye disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology, showed that doctors and clinics need to…

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Taubman Scholar to head neuroscience institute

The U-M Board of Regents has appointed Taubman Scholar Henry L. Paulson, MD, PhD, as interim director of the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI), effective March 1, The MNI, which evolved from the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute in the Medical School, was approved by regents in January 2020 to engage researchers from multiple disciplines and…

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